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This page aims to help you remove the Desirepurplestock.com Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
A general advice for maintaining a safe browser is to use its latest version and to install only apps and add-ons that you trust and really need. Any other components which can make changes to your browser’s settings and negatively affect your overall web experience should be removed. A good example for one such app that you might like to uninstall from your Chrome, Firefox, Safari (or whatever the browser you are currently using is) is Desirepurplestock.com. This app is a typical representative of the Browser Hijacker software category, and is often reported as a potentially unwanted program by the users who find it on their systems. The reason is, Desirepurplestock.com normally introduces some unwelcome changes in their browser’s homepage or the main search engine, and it may also trigger automatic page-redirects to different third-party sites full of ads, pop-ups, banners, and similar commercial content.
If this is something you have been concerned about, and if you don’t want any sketchy ads, redirecting links or security hazards near your computer, you should use the instructions which our “How to remove” team has prepared below or simply scan your system with the professional Desirepurplestock.com removal tool that has been linked in the current page.
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 Desirepurplestock.com.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Desirepurplestock.com.
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 Desirepurplestock.com from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Desirepurplestock.com 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 the malware 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.
How to get rid of Desirepurplestock.com on FF/Edge/etc.
Open the browser and select the menu icon.
From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
Look for the Desirepurplestock.com extension
Get rid of Desirepurplestock.com by removing it from extensions
If using 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:
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 the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Desirepurplestock.com
Open task manager
Look for the Desirepurplestock.com process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Desirepurplestock.com
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 malicious 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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This file is not matched with any known malware in the database. You can either do a full real-time scan of the file or skip it to upload a new file. Doing a full scan with 64 antivirus programs can take up to 3-4 minutes per file.
Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
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 Desirepurplestock.com
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Desirepurplestock.com in there
Uninstall Desirepurplestock.com from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Desirepurplestock.com-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 Desirepurplestock.com in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
Desirepurplestock.com is a Browser Hijacker program (like Track Click Crystal, Pro Captcha Hub) that is often reported as a source of browsing irritation. The annoyed users typically complain that this piece of software has the ability to change their default search engine or the preferred homepage, and to initiate page-redirects to various sponsored websites without asking for an approval to do so. These modifications are usually seen as unwelcome, as they not only force the web users to use browser tools they have not approved, but may also make them visit sites that they may never had the intention to visit. And when visiting unfamiliar web locations, there is always a chance to land on something misleading, or worse – to get infected with real malware such as a Ransomware, a Trojan Horse or a Virus.
Is Desirepurplestock.com a virus?
If you have never dealt with Browser Hijackers before, you should know that simply changing the homepage or switching to your preferred search engine would most probably won’t rid you of Desirepurplestock.com and its imposed settings – the program would re-impose them as soon as you start a new browsing session. Re-installing the browser or changing it with another one may also not do the trick. You will need to dig deep in your system and remove all the ad-generating and page-redirecting components associated with the Hijacker if you want to fully eliminate its annoyance. The guide above can show you the exact steps for that, but in case you are unable to follow the manual steps, or if you simply want to get your browser back to normal in the quickest way possible, you can also use the professional removal tool attached to the guide. That tool can effectively deal with any browser hijacker, and it can also keep your computer safe from some real infections such as Trojans, Spyware, Worms, and so on.
About the author
Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.