This article aims to help users remove Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.
Dear reader Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage (动态网) is a typical unwanted Hijacker which takes over your browser homepage without authorization. . As long as you are browsing on the internet you will be harassed and redirected to the same page. What we are trying to do is explain how this virus operates as well as how it may have gotten into your PC in the first time, with the hope that we may help you not only remove it but prevent similar occurrences in the future.
|Symptoms||Redirects to the target website.|
|Distribution Method||It can be many things – but primarily software bundles and trojans.|
As we already mentioned and you have probably encountered already enough of them to know that you will be dealing with lots and lots of Ads. They may be presented in different forms – pop-ups, pages or banners. Also be on the lookout for highlighted parts of texts and/or numbers, Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage may use hyperlinks to transform parts of your web browser with the purpose to redirect to some nefarious web place filled with more malware creations.
Watch out for:
Any executable files (basically the ones with .exe extension) that Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage (动态网) may prompt you to run. Keep in mind that the file name may not correspond to what you will be in fact installing. This is a typical trick that malware applications often employ. Also be especially careful when you are installing any form of freeware programs or games, very often together with them would be bundled something you may not notice is being installed as well. We know it’s pretty annoying and irritating but please start reading the EULA’s or at the very least before hitting the “I, Agree” button check if something else is not being marked for installation too.
Most importantly only download .exe files from sources you know and trust. For official programs and updates we strongly urge you to download from the official developer websites. Try to avoid file sharing and torrent sites for these type of files. Sometimes some files might be disguised as something else- do not run any files that try to install something you are not aware of.
Now let’s move on to showing you how to remove this malicious software.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Next you will need to remove all copies of the virus that have plagued ALL web browsers you have installed. Keep in mind that you cannot remove Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage just from the 1 or 2 browsers that you usually use. You will need to be absolutely thorough and exterminate every copy of the malware or you risk it reappearing it right back after the next system reboot.
There is a chance you might be greeted with a message in the vein of you are being offered “you name it” software for free to deal with some unspecified problem with your computer. Definitely you need to stay clear of any such fraudulent downloads, it’s just the malware’s latest attempt to infect you again.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
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Right ahead is probably the trickiest part of them all. Without completing successfully the next steps you can’t effectively get yourself rid of Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage. On the other hand the final part of this whole process is especially difficult, even more so if this is your first time trying to delete malware manually. Be warned that failure to execute correctly our instructions may lead to very significant detrimental effects for your operating system and even complete device shutdown.
If you are not utterly sure that you are willing to risk it all then we would like to encourage you to try a professional program for malicious software removal. Not only it will take care of your problems with Dongtaiwang Redirect Homepage but it might very well come in handy in the future if you are attacked by a virus again, as the software comes with a build-in scanner not only for viruses but for all types of malware applications as well.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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