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Ad.doubleclick.net

Ad.doubleclick.net, also known as Doubleclick.net, is a service known for its connection to advertising and adware. It is a part of a network managed by Google that allows advertisers to purchase various types of advertisements across different websites, mobile apps, and video channels. While initially a marketing domain used by Google for displaying a range of ads, Ad.doubleclick.net has been noted for redirecting users to suspicious third-party domains and showing pop-up ads, often against the users’ will​​​​​​.

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Is Doubleclick.net bad?


Doubleclick.net itself is not inherently bad, as it is a legitimate advertising service. However, it has been associated with potentially dangerous adware behavior that employs aggressive advertisement techniques. Doubleclick.net can deliver commercial content on various devices, often redirecting users to doubtful third-party domains. While the platform is moderated for the quality of advertisers, it is sometimes used by unscrupulous vendors, leading to potentially dangerous ads. Thus, while Doubleclick.net is more annoying than dangerous, it can lead to exposure to risky content​.


How to get rid of ad.doubleclick.net?


To get rid of Ad.doubleclick.net and related adware from your computer, it’s recommended to use a reliable anti-spyware program or reset the affected web browser. This process involves identifying and uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (PUP) and repairing each of your web browsers. Running a scan with a reputable anti-spyware tool can help eliminate Ad.doubleclick.net registry traces and identify related software or possible malware infections​.

Remove https //ad.doubleclick.net

To remove https //ad.doubleclick.net you need to understand the misleading distribution and behavior of the associated PUP. This software typically enters the user’s computer without their consent and comes bundled with additional free applications that affect your system performance over time. According to the developers, Ad.doubleclick.net helps the user to find the best deals from popular sites like Amazon and others, but once installed on a system, it adds a browser extension to every web browser found on the device. Then, it starts displaying ads that generate pay-per-click revenue for their developers and redirect traffic to unpopular websites that could potentially trick users into purchasing low-quality products or installing fake software updates that hide malware​.

The Doubleclick.net virus

The Doubleclick.net virus is a term that refers to the software that is associated with the Doubleclick.net website. The Doubleclick.net virus is not malicious and does not act like a traditional virus but it can modify the behavior of a legitimate browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, or MS Edge or replace the browser shortcuts with the Doubleclick.net shortcuts. The intrusive software can also prevent you from removing the Doubleclick.net page and accessing other pages from the browser’s search bar, as well as restoring the original browser settings.

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User complaining about Ad.doubleclick.net in a Microsoft forum

What is doubleclick.net?

As an advertising service owned by Google, Doubleclick.net is more accurately described as standard adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Aside from displaying irrelevant ads and causing redirects, the behavior of this software includes tracking the words you searched for that eventually led you to click on a specific ad. The goal is to analyze and understand user preferences to enhance the effectiveness of the advertisements. Additionally, Google benefits from this by receiving a referral bonus when users click on ads that are deemed successful. Ad blockers like uBlock, however, may block the loading of the doubleclick.net page, resulting in the following error message:

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Doubleclick.net blocked in your browser

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from android phone

Removing Ad.doubleclick.net from an Android phone can be a challenging process. Users have reported issues when trying to access web pages through browsers like MS Edge, where clicking on a sponsored ad results in an error message from Ad.doubleclick.net. One user resolved the issue by changing the Private DNS setting to Automatic, which was previously set to a specific DNS provider. Another solution involves enabling or downloading an ad blocker in the browser and checking its settings for ad blocking. These solutions indicate that changing certain network settings or employing ad blockers can be effective in managing and potentially removing the impact of Ad.doubleclick.net on Android devices​. If that does not help, however, you can follow the instructions in the guide below and remove ad doubleclick net along with all of its traces.

SUMMARY:

NameDoubleclick.net
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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How To Remove ad.doubleclick.net

To try and remove Doubleclick.net quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Doubleclick.net extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Doubleclick.net by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Doubleclick.net and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Doubleclick.net removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.


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

Step1 Uninstall the Doubleclick.net app and kill its processes

The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Doubleclick.net. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.

Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.

  • Uninstalling the rogue app
  • Killing any rogue processes

Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.

Click on anything you think could be linked to Doubleclick.net, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious Doubleclick.net apps

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Doubleclick.net.

If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.

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    Delete Doubleclick.net files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo Doubleclick.net changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Doubleclick.net has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
      Scheduler
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by Doubleclick.net

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete Doubleclick.net IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Doubleclick.net startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Doubleclick.net scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Doubleclick.net services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Doubleclick.net items

    Step3 Remove Doubleclick.net from your browsers

    • Delete Doubleclick.net from Chrome
    • Delete Doubleclick.net from Firefox
    • Delete Doubleclick.net from Edge
    1. Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
    2. Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
    3. Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
    4. Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
    1. Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
    2. Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
    3. Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
    4. Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
    1. Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
    2. From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
    3. Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
    4. Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.
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    About the author

    Lidia Howler

    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.

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