What is Dounty.com?
Dounty.com is a truly intrusive program that travels bundled with malicious software. The application is usually classified as a browser hijacker, because it changes your browser settings without your permission. It also displays various adverts on your screen no matter which page you visit. Dounty.com is signed by BR Software LLC, but there is no additional information to be found about the developers of the hijacker. The program exposes you to unsafe content and can not be trusted.
You should not keep it on your system if you do not wish to lower its security level. Terminate Dounty.com as soon as you can and return to normal Internet browsing.
How does Dounty.com work?
Dounty.com does not have an official website where it could be downloaded. That means that the hijacker travels bundled with other freeware. It is important to be careful what free programs you download online as they may not be safe. You should only stick to official websites and avoid downloading applications from suspicious sources like pop-ups and other ads that redirect you to unfamiliar pages.
Once Dounty.com enters the computer system, it starts displaying advertisements on almost all websites. The only page that stays ad-free is Google.com. All other sites are filled with banners and pop-ups. What is worse, a lot of these adverts are fake. If you click on a fake ad and get redirected to a corrupted site, you could infect your PC with malware. That may lead to system damage, personal data loss and financial consequences.
It is very likely that Dounty.com is linked to Bing Redirect Virus. If you try using this search engine, you will get redirected to Yahoo Search Brazil. If you try searching for information with Bing you will also be redirected to br.search.yahoo.com. The hijacker affects your home page as well. Every time you open your browser you will be redirected to dounty.com/hp7/.
How to remove Dounty.com from my system?
In order to get rid of Dounty.com we recommend you use a malware removal tool. The anti-malware application will scan your system and detect all malicious components of the hijacker. It will then eliminate Dounty.com completely. You will be able to browse the Web safely from now on. Alternatively, you can try to delete Dounty.com via Control Panel. Manual Dounty.com removal is not as reliable, however, if you choose this option you can use the instructions below.
Manual Dounty.com removal
Remove Dounty.com from Windows XP
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Choose the software and click Remove
Eliminate Dounty.com from Windows 7 & Vista
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program
- Pick the program and click Uninstall
Uninstall Dounty.com from Windows 8
- Right-click the lower left corner
- Choose Control Panel
- Go to Uninstall a program
- Delete the unwanted software