Ad.doubleclick.net Removal (For Mac And Windows)

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This page aims to help you remove Ad.doubleclick.net. These Ad.doubleclick.net removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows and Mac.

Ad.doubleclick.net is a suspiciously acting software, credited with the unfavorable recognition of being labeled an Browser Hijacker computer virus by a number of security experts. At any rate you should avoid clicking on the Ads regardless of what form they appear at, because this is the one way Browser Hijacker might stop being just annoying and might become quite damaging and dangerous. Why is that, you might ask. By interacting with the Ads you are exposing your device and yourself to the very real possibility of contracting more virus applications, ones that might be a lot more threatening than Ad.doubleclick.net.

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Ad.doubleclick.net Browser Redirect

SUMMARY:

Name Ad.doubleclick.net
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level High. Your browser has been hijacked and numerous dangers are awaiting.
Symptoms Changes to your web browser, unwanted Ads and annoying and potentially dangerous redirects.
Distribution Method Software bundles, downloaded infected executable files.
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Navigation:
1: Remove Ad.doubleclick.net From Mac (If you are a Mac User).
2: Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the threat from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.

Negative impacts on your PC

Here we are going to list all adverse effects that your devise might be subjected to until you manage to remove Ad.doubleclick.net completely. Also we will provide a brief explanation what exactly is causing the issues.

  • General slowing down of the entire system.
  • Reduced performance and “lagging”.
  • Momentary “freezing” of the entire device and on older systems even complete OS crushes.
  • In some cases the dreaded BSOD (blue screen of death) might appear.

We are not going to bore you with overcomplicated technical mumbo jumbo but instead try to explain all of the above as briefly and simply as possible. Any time you task your computer to perform something as simple as opening your web browser or a new word document for example, a certain amount of computing power goes into that process. Due to the malware presence any time try to perform even a simple process your CPU will be tasked with times the amount of “power” required to execute it than it normally did before the infection. This is due to the fact that a web page, pop-up or banner is being created at the same time you open a new tab in your browser, for instance.

Ad.doubleclick.net Mac Removal

ATTENTION! If you are a Mac user, use this guide instead.

What is Ad.doubleclick.net?

What is ad.doublec.click.net is what is typical for this type of malware – it is not generally perceived to be a high priority threat and you will have to endure being swarmed with tons of unwanted advertising materials. They might be in the form of pop-ups or whole windows that can be quite hard to close down.

Ad.doubleclick.net Removal From PC

Step1

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This is just the first preparation.

Step2

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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The first mandatory thing is to Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders. Read here more how to do it. Each version of Windows does this slightly differently.

  • I repeat – it’s extremely important you do this. XXX may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them to delete them. 

Be fully prepared for the sad fact that Ad.doubleclick.net has spread its contamination to all software that goes for a web browser and is located at your hard drive. What this basically means for you is you will need to be absolutely thorough in your extirpation of the virus. The only way for you to accomplish that would be to repeat the steps in our guide corresponding to browser removal for each and every last one (browser) you have on your computer. That can be quite an irksome and lengthy undertaking but you have no choice if you don’t want to risk this threat returning stronger as ever after your next reboot.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply. Also, Reset Your IE Settings

firefox-512 Remove XXX from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.


chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove XXX from Chrome:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.

Step3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

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Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, delete EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for the virus and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Hold the Start Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:

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If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.

Step5

Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! READ FIRST!

The next few steps are extremely crucial for the successful and full removal of Ad.doubleclick.net. At the same time they are quite a lot harder and trickier to accomplish compared to all steps up to this point. You will be asked to dabble in sensitive system files. Please take notice that even a small mistake or a simple wrong click of your mouse might lead to catastrophic consequences for your device. We always urge our readers to consider other measures if they don’t feel 100% sure in what is going to be asked of them to perform. Especially if this is your first rodeo in manual malware removal it might be a good idea to rethink your whole approach to the whole thing. One such other option – download and install a professional application to scan for and deal with all malicious threats.

Whatever you chose be quick about it. Multiple reports have emerged that this is the type of pest that can access and gather your private information – including you banking and credit card details!

 

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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.

Step6

Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.

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Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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