Dazzlinga Scam

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Dazzlinga

Dazzlinga is categorized as a browser hijacker that changes the browser’s settings without the user’s permission. Dazzlinga is known for aggressively promoting various sites, making it unwanted by most users.

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The Dazzlinga Scam online shop

What makes Dazzlinga particularly insidious is that it can be installed on virtually any browser compatible with the Windows operating system. This means that regardless of the browser you use, it can be susceptible to Dazzlinga’s harmful effects. The most commonly targeted browsers are Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera, but other browsers can also be affected by this hijacker.

It is crucial to stay informed about the dangers of junkware and online scams such as Basicsprogram.com, Gokoayz to protect oneself from harm. Installing a reputable anti-malware program can help prevent the installation of junkware like Dazzlinga, while exercising caution when shopping online can help avoid falling victim to scams like Dazzlinga.

SUMMARY:

NameDazzlinga
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Dazzlinga!

How to remove Dazzlinga

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Dazzlinga in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Dazzlinga from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Dazzlinga.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Dazzlinga.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Dazzlinga from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Dazzlinga extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Dazzlinga and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Dazzlinga on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Dazzlinga extension
  4. Get rid of Dazzlinga by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Dazzlinga” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Dazzlinga

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Dazzlinga process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Dazzlinga
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Dazzlinga” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Dazzlinga

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Dazzlinga in there
    4. Uninstall Dazzlinga from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Dazzlinga-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Dazzlinga in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Dazzlinga?

    This particular e-commerce store Dazzlinga sets off alarm bells for many savvy online shoppers due to its questionable authenticity. The layout design of Dazzlinga and its logo are uninspiring and appear unrelated to the range of products on offer. Additionally, the store’s inventory seems limited, with undisclosed discounted items, and an absence of vital company details – all pointing to a high-risk shopping experience that requires caution before committing to any purchases.


    Is Dazzlinga dangerous?

    Dazzlinga purports to offer a wide selection of fashionable clothing items, including suits, tops, rompers, sandals, t-shirts, caps, and hats. Regrettably, however, Dazzlinga is a fraudulent online store that operates with the sole purpose of deceiving unsuspecting customers. Those who make purchases on the site put themselves in danger of receiving fake or counterfeit products, or worse, nothing at all. It is crucial to be aware of the risks posed by such fake online stores and to exercise caution when considering a purchase from any unfamiliar website.

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