Remove Dopig Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove Dopig Virus. This Dopig Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Are you familiar with the browser hijacker type of infections? If yes, you know exactly how annoying and, at the same time, dangerous these pests are. If no, you are about to find out as you are currently stuck with one of the most recent developer infections. Dopig is a hijacker and having in on board is bad. Hijackers are not meant to be beneficial to you in any way. In fact, all they bring you is unpleasantness.

The longer Dopig stays on your machine, the more problems it causes. However, its stay is up to you as you are the once who makes the decision. You can let it wreck your PC or you can delete it for good. We suggest you do the latter. The sooner you remove the pest, the better. It has no place on your computer. If you grant it time, it will use every second to cause you harm. Make the right choice. Find where the infection is hiding and delete it upon discovery.

As a classic hijacker, as soon as Dopig enters your system, it goes after your browsers. It adds its pesky plugin to Mozilla, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer thus injecting them with ads. Your entire experience changes and your permission was neither needed nor required. The pest makes reshuffles as it sees fit. It replaces your previous homepage and search engine with its own malicious domain. Now, every time you use one of your browsers, you are forced to deal with the hijacker.

Your brand new search engine is no fun, though. It doesn’t generate safe and accurate results as advertised. On the contrary. In mostly shows you corrupted and sponsored search results which crooks use to boost web traffic and make money via the pay-per-click mechanism. The same is with the countless ads you are bombarded with. They also serve hackers` malicious purposes. Each of your clicks on a link/ad helps cybercriminals make profits. However, there is something else. Needless to say, nothing the pest throws at you can be trusted.

A single click on the wrong ad, for example, and a drive-by download is executed. It is automatic which means that you automatically download more infection on your already compromised device. You are constantly one click away from malware. And your online experience is ruined. You cannot find anything you search for as you are interrupted all the time. You are either redirected or buried with ads or both. You simply cannot get any work done. And your underperforming machine is not helping. Because of the adware`s shenanigans, your PC is slow. It lags and crashes frequently. Your browsers free too. Even your Internet connection may become unstable. But there is something much worse that these issues. The security risk you are taking by hosting Dopig.

The hijacker spies on you and monitors everything you do online. It has access to your private information and if it has access so do the crooks who published it. Everything the pest finds, it sends it to them to use as they see fit. Do you think cybercriminals possessing your private data is a good idea? Of course not. End this while it is not too late. Use our removal guide below and get rid of Dopig once and for all.

How did you get stuck with Dopig? Do you know how the pest infected you? It tricked you. Infections like this are bound to seek your approval on their installment and they are using trickery and deceit to get it. They still ask but in the sneakiest way possible. For example, they hide in spam email messages and their attachments, corrupted links, shady ads/torrents, freeware/shareware bundles, fake program updates, unverified download sources, etc. Using any of these tactics, a parasite secretly asks you for your permission and you, being distracted and inattentive, give it. Be more vigilant.

Don’t open every email you receive especially if it is from an unknown sender. Don’t click on suspicious ads. Be careful when installing programs/bundles. Don’t rush by pressing “next/next/finish”. Take the time to actually read the Terms and Conditions/EULA unless you want to accidentally agree to something you are totally against. Be smart and don’t make yourself an even easier target for crooks by being careless.

Dopig Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Dopig Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Dopig Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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