I wrote this article to help you remove Dafont.com. This Dafont.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Dafont.com website is dedicated to fonts. Graphic designers can sell their creations, while users can find ideas for posters, logos, emblems, and special occasions. There is a wide variety of fonts to choose from. You can browse per theme or author. Dafont.com provides a handful of tools, used for different purposes. This includes utilities for fonts management, conversion, and creation. Users can learn the craft themselves. The fonts are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10, as well as Mac OS X.
Dafont.com has a forum where you can discuss ideas and share opinions. The website can be used in six different languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese. You may get the impression that the portal is convenient and safe. While the first statement may be true, the second is under question. There are many programs and files up for download on the site. It would appear that the proprietors of Dafont.com do not scan the content, uploaded by users. There have been cases of people contacting malware upon downloading from the site.
Not taking adequate precautions makes Dafont.com a potential source for all kinds of spyware. This has been evidenced by the victims. People have reported contacting adware, potentially unwanted programs (PUP), and Trojans. Some of the victims have contacted more than one virus from a single file. Users’ accounts reveal that Trojan infections have been the most common. This is a concerning tendency, as this type of computer virus is one of the most harmful. Only ransomware programs can compare to Trojans in terms of severity.
It could take a while to realize you have contacted malware through Dafont.com, or it may become apparent right away. The infection may need you to open the file it was contained in, or it could get installed automatically when you download the file. If you get infected with a Trojan, you will have your activity monitored and recorded. The nefarious program will track your browsing sessions and collect the information you enter online. The Trojan can access your history, keystrokes, cookies, IP address, email, geographic location, postal code, user names, passwords, financial details, and other sensitive data. The cyber criminals behind the malevolent program can hack your personal accounts and steal from them.
Another potential threat around the Trojan is having your machine become a botnet. The hackers can turn your computer into a pawn and start using it to launch remote attacks. Cyber criminals do this to hide their traces. They will use a command and control (C&C) server to send orders to your system. The remote attacks can target devices, located in different parts of the world. If security experts trace them, they will be led to your computer. The initial blame could fall on you. Trojan exploits seldom result in legal repercussions for the victim, but it is not unprecedented. If you happen to get infected with malware through Dafont.com, you should take immediate actions. The longer a rogue program stays on your system, the more damage it can inflict.
You should not underestimate the capabilities of adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUP). While they do not pose a direct threat to computers, they can become a mediator for a more serious infection. The term adware is a contraction for advertising software. These applications are used to generate revenue. They use the pay-per-click system. Having people click on supported links raises proceeds for the owners of the tool. Potentially unwanted programs function in the same way. To get users interested, the shady applications show them interesting content in the form of advertisements.
The ads contain redirect links to third party websites with questionable security. They may be unsafe. The Dafont.com domain belongs to a certain registrant. The entity behind the platform is responsible for the content hosted on it. However, there is no information on the owners of the website. A lack of disclosure is a major red flag. All websites should contain information about their proprietors. Since Dafont.com does not, victims are unable to seek liabilities or warranties for any security issues. Our advice is not to download anything from the website.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Dafont.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.