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Dentgibber “Virus” Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Dentgibber “Virus”. These Dentgibber “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Due to a lot of recent complaints regarding “Virus”, we have decided to write this article where our readers can get themselves acquainted with what this piece of software actually is, what it does once it gets installed on the computer and how one can avoid it. The most common issues with “Virus” is that it integrates itself with the user’s Chrome, IE or Firefox browser and starts to introduce changes to the program. Most commonly, the unwanted program would try to add a new search engine/toolbar, cause annoying page redirects or replace the previous starting page of the browser with some other website that Dentgibber “Virus” tries to promote. When taking into consideration the problems that most users encounter with this unpleasant piece of software, we have concluded that the program in question is to be categorized as a Browser Hijacker. There are a lot of Hijackers out there and most of them share similar traits and characteristics which is means that what applies for Dentgibber “Virus” would also apply for most other applications of the Hijacker type.


Contrary to what many people might think, the majority of Browser Hijackers are not actually created with the purpose to harm the users’ computers or attack their personal files. It is important to know that programs like Dentgibber “Virus” are not actually harmful viruses. Instead, they are mostly used as an advertising tool. Of course, this is not to say that the methods employed by the Hijackers aren’t unpleasant and oftentimes aggressive, but despite their intrusiveness, software of this type is normally not harmful on its own.


A Browser Hijacker might not be as dangerous as a Ransomware virus or a Trojan horse, but it is still something that you should be careful with. Setting aside how annoying they can be, there are other reasons why programs of this kind are regarded as unwanted and could sometimes expose your computer to danger.

  • Some Hijackers are known to display deceitful ads and banners within the browser program of the user. For example, a banner that says you’ve won an iPhone could start appearing on our screen every time you open your browser. Obviously, this is a ruse, but the greater problem is that in case you click on it, you might get redirected to all sorts of shady websites with content that might be dangerous.
  • Another very unpleasant trait of a lot of Hijackers is that they might be capable of altering Registry keys or adding new ones to your computer’s Registry. At first, this might not seem as much but keep in mind that unauthorized changes to your Registry can heavily compromise the online protection of your system and even make it susceptible to Ransomware or Trojan horse attacks.
  • Next, it is important to know that many Hijackers gather marketing data directly from your browser history. The information is used to make the ads displayed by the unpleasant program look more appealing. However, once the information is obtained by the Hijacker, anything could happen with it and you’d have no control whatsoever.
  • Finally, a program such as Dentgibber “Virus” might also cause performance issues to your computer, especially if it is not a particularly powerful one. This is because some Hijackers are known to require high amounts of CPU time and RAM, which might lead to significant slow-downs and sometimes even freezes/crashes.

You must secure your PC

Down below, we have prepared for you a detailed removal guide to help you uninstall and eliminate Dentgibber “Virus” in case you’ve already had it installed onto your PC. However, prior to going there, we advise you to read the following short list of tips that will help you avoid any more unwanted Hijackers from now on.

  • Avoid visiting any websites that have any overly invasive and intrusive ads and banners throughout their pages or if you frequently get redirected to other addresses when visiting those sites.
  • Do not open a new e-mail if it looks suspicious. A very common technique for spreading Hijackers is with the help of spam.
  • If you want some extra protection for your PC, you might want to equip it with a specialized anti-malware program that will boost the overall security and safety of your machine and will make it less likely to get invaded by unwanted Hijackers.
  • File bundling is yet another very frequently employed method for distributing such unwanted programs. In order to avoid falling for that, always check the installation menus of new programs to see if there is anything added. If you see any bundled applications, determine whether or not they are safe and if it turns out that they might be potentially unwanted, leave the out before launching the installation process of the main program.



Name Dentgibber
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Unwanted and unauthorized browser changes, page redirects, intrusive browser ads, etc.
Distribution Method Spam online messages, software bundling, fake Internet ads and fake online requests, torrent and file-sharing websites, etc.
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Dentgibber “Virus” Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

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


This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Dentgibber “Virus” successfully!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Dentgibber “Virus” from Internet Explorer:

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

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Dentgibber “Virus” from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Dentgibber “Virus” from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

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

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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