What is Dounty.com?
Dounty.com is a browser hijacker that travels bundled with other freeware. The hijacker has been in particularly associated with BRApp, which is an ad-supported application. Dounty.com changes your browser settings without your permission and causes other undesirable effects like the appearance of ads, redirects, slow downs and so on.
The main purpose of adware programs and browser hijackers is to generate web traffic and that is why you will see the advertisements and sponsored links. We assure you, there is nothing beneficial about the application and you should not hesitate to remove Dounty.com.
How does Dounty.com work?
Once in the system, Dounty.com will be set as your home page and you will also be forced to use it as your default search engine. If you try to search for something using this so-called search tool, you will simply be redirected to Yahoo Search Brasil. Moreover, the hijacker is also capable of redirecting you to unfamiliar pages in the middle of your browsing and presenting you with various commercial data. You will not be able to surf the Web uninterrupted and you will no longer be safe as some of the ads brought to you by the hijacker may not be legitimate. Since the program exposes you to unsafe data, there should be no question that you need to terminate Dounty.com.
As it has already been mentioned, Dounty.com is linked to BRApp, an adware program that is signed by BR Software LLC. The ad-supported application can enter your computer unnoticed together with other freeware or shareware. That is why it is very important that you pay attention when installing free software. More often than not, it comes bundled with potentially unwanted applications. You should always choose Custom installation and deselect all unnecessary programs from the list. It is better to avoid adware and browser hijackers altogether than to deal with them afterwards.
How to remove Dounty.com?
There are two ways you can eliminate Dounty.com from your browsers: manual or automatic removal. If you choose manual removal you will have to delete the program that the hijacker arrived bundled with and then reset your browsers. If you do not have BRApp on your PC, then you should look for another recently installed suspicious application. Manual Dounty.com removal instructions are provided below. If, however, you would like to delete Dounty.com automatically, you will have to use a malware removal tool. Download the anti-malware, let it scan your PC and eliminate all detected threats. Afterwards, enjoy your infection-free system and surf the Internet without any worries about your online security.
Guide on Dounty.com Removal
Delete Dounty.com and the related program:
- Right-click on the lower left corner of the screen
- Select Control Panel -> Uninstall a program
- Pick the software and click on Uninstall
Windows 7 & Vista/Windows XP
- Click on Start and open Control Panel
- Go to Uninstall a program/Add or remove programs
- Choose the application and click Uninstall/Remove
Uninstall Dounty.com from browsers:
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox
- Menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset settings → Reset.