Dragon Honey

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Dragon Honey

You won’t really be able to use your browser normally if a browser hijacker like Dragon Honey is attached to it. Dragon Honey is a software application that, although not harmful, can be quite irritating and can also cause certain issues with your browser.In most cases, apps of this kind ( Hericard.co.in , Chromstera) can get added to different browsers and not only to one. Hijackers are usually compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari, as these are the most popular and frequently used browsing programs.

Dragon Honey virus

Dragon Honey virus

In and of itself, this form of activity isn’t really something harmful and it will not mess with your system, files, online profiles or with anything else since hijackers aren’t related to ransomware, spyware and other nasty viruses. Despite that, it can still be risky to keep a hijacker on the computer you are using. Besides, the annoyance coming from such an app can be quite intolerable and this is actually the reason why most users who get a hijacker in their browsers are eager to uninstall the invasive application and all of its customized components that it has enforced upon the browser’s settings.As far as the removal of Dragon Honey is concerned, you can find instructions on how to remove it below. Make sure to follow them as it’s best to keep ad-generating software away from your computer so that you do not accidentally get exposed to Trojans, spyware, ransomware cryptoviruses or other nefarious malware programs.

Dragon Honey safety

What is Dragon Honey?

Once Dragon Honey inserts itself into the browser, it is likely to bring along a new search engine tool and set a new homepage and new-tab page to the user’s browser. This is all done in order to turn the browser into an advertising platform for banners, page redirects, pop-ups, pop-unders, new-tabs and other intrusive commercial messages. Of course, the idea is that the ads and the redirects will make money for the creators of Dragon Honey on the basis of Pay Per Click and Pay Per View remuneration models.

Dragon Honey on Chrome

Dragon Honey is a relatively new software piece, yet there are already many users who seem to have had it installed on their machines. If you are among these users, you may not really remember installing Dragon Honey yourself. This is because the representatives of the browser hijacker category are usually “hidden” inside installer files of other programs. By hidden, we mean that such hijackers are likely to get added to software installation packages as bonus elements that may not be properly disclosed. In many instances, the only way to see that an app like Dragon Honey is included in a given installer is by accessing the Custom setup settings. Most users, however, rarely (if ever) do this, which is why it’s so easy to get Dragon Honey installed without even realizing it. However, if you actually do access the Custom/Advanced setup menu, you will be able to leave out any potentially unwanted components and only install the program that you want.

Dragon Honey Extension

Dragon Honey extension is a term increasingly encountered by users experiencing unwanted behaviors on their browsers, manifesting as a browser hijacker or adware. This malicious software coerces users into repeatedly installing the Dragon Honey extension under the guise of necessary functionality. Victims report being redirected to installation prompts when attempting to use search engines, resulting in disrupted browsing experiences as tabs close unexpectedly. Solutions include scrutinizing installed browser extensions and applications for unfamiliar entries. For instance, the presence of applications with unrelated or deceptive names might indicate the source of such hijacks. A recommended remedy involves accessing browser settings to remove unrecognized extensions and performing a factory reset of the computer while ensuring personal data is backed up. This process, although drastic, effectively eradicates the underlying issue, restoring control to the user.

SUMMARY:

NameDragon Honey
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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How to get rid of Dragon Honey

To try and remove Dragon Honey 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 Dragon Honey extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Dragon Honey by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Dragon Honey and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Dragon Honey 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 Dragon Honey 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 Dragon Honey. 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 Dragon Honey, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious Dragon Honey apps

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

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 Dragon Honey 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 Dragon Honey changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Dragon Honey 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 Dragon Honey

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

    Delete Dragon Honey IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Dragon Honey startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Dragon Honey scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Dragon Honey services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Dragon Honey items

    Step3 Remove Dragon Honey from your browsers

    • Delete Dragon Honey from Chrome
    • Delete Dragon Honey from Firefox
    • Delete Dragon Honey 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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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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