Remove Desktop Dock Ads from Chrome/FF/IE

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Desktop Dock is considered adware and a potentially unwanted program. It causes the usual damages an adware can cause once it has infiltrated your system. Desktop Dock takes over your browsing experience by interfering every time you try to use your browser. How it interferes you might ask? Well, by supplying you with a never-ending array of pop-up ads, of course. And “never-ending” is a quite accurate depiction, as the application will not stop displaying ads, until you remove it from your system altogether.

How did I get infected with?

Desktop Dock uses the typical method of infiltration. Through deception and finesse it tricks you into letting it in your computer. More often than not that happens with the help of freeware. While installing freeware most users fail to pay attention when they should and end up giving their permission for the additional installation of Desktop Dock on your PC. That’s why, in order to avoid such unpleasant surprises, you should be attentive when dealing with freeware, especially if it comes from a suspicious source. Naturally, one more way for Desktop Dock to enter your system would be if you purposely opted to install it by downloading it from Needless to say, this is not recommended.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Desktop Dock can not only bring you frustration during your browsing experiences, but it’s highly probable that once it latches onto your system, it will end up slowing it down. Another quite common trait for adware is the fact that it monitors your browsing habits and then sends the collected information to third parties that might choose to use it for their own malicious purposes. Bear in mind that all adware is unreliable and not to be trusted, and Desktop Dock makes no exception. As soon as the first pop-up ad makes an appearance, do what’s best for you and your PC and remove the program from your system.

How Can I Remove Desktop Dock ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Desktop Dock infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs. Be sure that you are comfortable editing your Windows Registry.

STEP 1: Delete Desktop Dock from your Startup folder

STEP 2: Disable Desktop Dock from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Desktop Dock

STEP 1 : Delete Desktop Dock from your Startup folder

Press the windows logo button and open your startup folder.

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Delete the Program Shortcut and the Program listed in your Start Menu.

STEP 2 : Remove Desktop Dock from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove the unwanted add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Desktop Dock Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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