How to Remove Dosearches Search and from IE/FF/Chrome (Removal Guide)? sneaks into your computer and change default search engine to Dosearches search? How to change default search engine and homepage back? Read the following article carefully.

Basic information of Dosearches Search and

Dosearches Search and appear on your computer out of nowhere. In fact, is classified as browser hijacker, which works as an advertising platform. Cyber criminals make full use of to distribute ads to computer users. Once in, is able to invade popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Although Dosearches Search provides looks like a legit search engine, you are recommended to remove it instead of using it.
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Unstoppable advertisements: as an advertising platform, is responsible for promoting tons of ads to computer users. As a consequence, computer users infected by will be bombarded with ads when surfing online. has the ability of slowing down the computer speed and internet speed for ads eat up both of system resources and internet resources. To improve your computer performance, you need to at first.
Trojans and sponsored links: Ads from not only slow down computer performance but also causes other computer issues. makes profits from each click on advertisements displayed in the search results. That means you may pay for each click on sponsored links from platform. Furthermore, if cyber criminals implant Trojans in the websites shown by, you are easy to get horrible computer viruses by clicking the websites. That is the design of cyber criminals. They are able to make money or implant computer viruses on your computer through
Privacy information: after being infected with hijacker, you should pay extra attention to your privacy information. is capable of collecting search queries, recording browsing activities and assembling personal information including important financial data (online bank account and password). When you go shopping online, cyber crooks can make full use of to steal your sensitive information and your money.
In summary, is a huge threat on your computer security and online security. You are recommended to get rid of it from computer completely before it causes more troubles.

How can I Avoid (Browser Hijacker)?

Knowing infection ways of helps you avoid this kind of browser hijacker.
A) always comes bundled with freeware or shareware applications, which smoothly land on your computer while the freeware or shareware applications are installed on your computer.
Prevention tips: you should always opt for custom setup, choose the desired program and ignore the unfamiliar programs.
B) is able to be spread through spam emails, which disguises itself as an attachment
Prevention tips: you should always pay more attention to emails from unknown people, especially, the attachments embedded in the emails.
C) can also be propagated through malicious links. Cyber criminals are able to plant it in hijacked websites.
Prevention tips: If you are redirected to weird and strange websites, you should close it as quickly as you can. These websites are very dangerous, which can automatically download Trojans on your computer.

How to Remove Dosearches Search and from IE/FF/Chrome (Removal Guide)?

Step 1 Remove from control panel
(Remove unknown programs from control panel for can be bundled into unknown programs.)
Step 2 Remove from browser
(It is necessary for you to check whether roots in all browsers installed on your computer. once you find related add-ons and extension in your browsers, remove them immediately)
Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
( has the ability of taking a comeback due to its caches and leftovers. If you want to completely eliminate, you need to delete its registries manually or choose a cache cleaning tool-Cloud System Booster to completely remove
Malware prevention tips
(Redirect virus may bring other malware infections without your knowledge. to make sure your computer security, you need to scan your computer with an antivirus on your computer. this article takes Anvi Smart Defender as an example.)

step 1

Remove from control panel

Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove related programs.
Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find related programs, and hit Remove.
Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find related programs, and click on Uninstall.


step 2

Remove from browser

First of all, choose the browser installed on your computer.

Google Chrome
1 Go to Chrome menu > tools> Extensions >
Find and delete related add-ons from the list.

2 Click Chrome menu > tools>Settings>On startup >Set pages>
mouse-over to and click the X symbol to remove it and add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.

3 Click on Settings>Appearance>Change.
Remove from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol(you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL).

4 Click Chrome menu> Settings>Search>Manage search engines…>
Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default&gt and remove from the list.

5 Please close your Google Chrome, right click on the shortcut, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.
In Shortcut tab, please remove “….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file. Nothing more.



step 3

Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

After removing redirect virus, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
2. Run the Cloud System Booster.
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.

Malware prevention tips redirect may bring further infectious and redirect you to infectious websites. In this case, you are exposed to other horrible computer viruses. Cyber criminals are very possible to dropping Trojans or rootkits on your computer through malicious websites. Therefore, it is necessary for you to scan your computer using an antivirus program to make sure the nonexistence of other malware after you remove
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.
BTW, if you choose the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender, Anvi AD Blocker capable of effectively blocking malicious advertisements and fishing websites is available for you. Compared with free version, the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender increases the functions of Web Guard, Behavior Guard, USB guard and Adware Guard, which prevents you from computer viruses in all directions.
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Or you can Download Anvi AD Blocker (> Install and run the program> Click MORE on top right of the main screen then select Settings> Click on Blacklist> Hit Add URL>Hit Add and close the window> Click Apply to save all changes.
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19 thoughts on “How to Remove Dosearches Search and from IE/FF/Chrome (Removal Guide)?

  1. I have done all of the steps in this guide and i still have dosearches appearing as my home page….anybody have any suggestions?

    • Hi Ema,

      What browser do you use and still have the problem of dosearches redirect?

      Please let us know and we will try our best to help you.

      Should you get any further information, please post here or contact us directly via

  2. Yea…I’ve tried all the steps and it still didn’t work? I really don’t want this as my default search engine, pleas help.

    • Hi Jake,

      After you follow the steps to remove the dosearch engine from your web browser, please check the shorcut of your web browser on desktop and startup menu. In Shortcut tab, please remove the extral entry behind the .exe file.

  3. Hi I read the steps at the top and I have done every single one but the download some program. I usally find a way to get these bogus take over sites off my browers. But I am at a lost. I use both Firefox and Google chrome. Please help

    • After you follow the steps to remove the dosearch engine from your web browser, please check the shorcut of your web browser on desktop and startup menu. In Shortcut tab, please remove the extral entry behind the .exe file.

    • Remove the shortcuts from quick links toolbar and your start up menu
      then go to eset and use their online scanner and then
      adwcleaner….use avast to do a rootkit scan

  4. hello. I just got suckered into something and now I have this stupid doseaches default that wont go away. I have windows 7. I’ve searched in the control panel to delete it but there in nothing of it.

    • Hello,

      After you remove the malicious program from your control panel, please follow steps above to repair your web browser.

      After you follow the steps to remove the dosearch engine from your web browser, please check the shorcut of your web browser on desktop and startup menu. In Shortcut tab, please remove the extral entry behind the .exe file.

      • How can I remove it from my control panel when there is nothing of it? I don’t see ‘doseaches’ for me to uninstall. I’ve delelted all programs I recently installed. everything in my panel dates a few months ago. what do I do? can it be under something else???

        • Hello,

          If you can not find anything related to dosearches, please ignore the step and go to repair your web browser. By the way, what browser do you use? If you have any problem, please let me know.

          You can also contact via

    • Remove the shortcuts from quick links toolbar and your start up menu then go to eset and use their online scanner and then adwcleaner…..then put new shortcuts from program files on your desktop in startup and in quick links

  5. I have edited every instance of this thing from my registry there was no entry of it in control panel so I removed every program I installed in the last month including all new windows updates even though this only showed up in the last 3 days. I removed firefox, there are no add-ons running in IE, none installed at all in fact and even my home page is set to msn but dosearches still comes up. I have used several antivirus software programs over the last 2 days and several malware removal tools and it’s still in my browser. my next step is to edit IE out of my registry. Since I hate wiping the computer there has to be another little corner of the computer this thing has learned to hide itself in, does anyone have any new information?

  6. I see you didn’t want the response to go to another website that gives you a cleaner for your short cuts and that this thing is attached to the icon in your quick links tool bar added to your site so i’ll just urge everyone that is here to search for dosearches override in google…..

    • Yes, you get the point.

      For each browser, repairing the shortcut icon is very important measure to prevent the hijacker coming back again.

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