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Suddenly Dongtaiwang.com took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
How much do you know about browser hijackers? If you’ve been fortunate enough to have never had to deal with such infections, dongtaiwang.com (动态网) will surely open your eyes to a whole new world of issues, threats and troubles. Today’s article is focused on this Chinese virus and the mess it creates all over the PC after successful installation. Parasites of this kind are notorious for their sneaky, stealthy techniques and dongtaiwang.com. is no exception. The hijacker gets installed behind your back, it modifies all your browsers behind your back, then it gets in your way every single time you attempt to use the machine and to top it all, dongtaiwang.com steals personal information like nobody’s business. As you can see, your permission is extremely irrelevant once you’ve crossed paths with this parasite. Even the quickest glance at dongtaiwang.com’s official website can give you a pretty decent idea what to expect out of this virus. The entire page is in Chinese so it comes as no surprise that most PC users find it rather difficult to deal with the virus. However, if you take quick measure, there’s nothing to worry about. dongtaiwang.com is a relatively stubborn and aggressive parasite that could easily fill in your PC with more issues. Would you like to see the whole range of problems that this hijacker brings along? We assume not.
How did I get infected with?
The most commonly asked question that gets asked in this situation is “How did I get infected?”. Well, we would love to provide a categorical answer but it’s almost impossible to know for sure how this pest manages to sneak in and to land on your machine. One of the many bad news when it comes to malware is the fact that parasites have a huge variety of tricks in store. For example, dongtaiwang.com might have entered the PC via some spam email-attachment or a spam message that you were careless enough to click open. This is about as much as you need to end up effectively infected with malware. Another possibility is that you came across a corrupted third-party web link (the Web is full of those) and you made the rookie mistake to click it. One more option in front of hackers is to attach their malicious creation to some freeware/shareware bundle and to let you do the rest. Unless you have the habit of checking in advance the programs you’re about to download (which not many people do), you’re always on the verge of danger when you install software. Quite unfair, isn’t it? At the end of the day there is no one to blame but yourself when you fall victim to such a cheap trick. To protect your machine, make sure you select the Advanced or Custom option in the Setup Wizard. That way, you will be able to pay close attention to everything included in the bundle so you don’t accidentally give green light to malware. Remember one thing and remember it well – skipping installation steps is a terrible idea that could have some catastrophic consequences regarding your safety.
Why is this dangerous?
You see, hijackers are quite a pest. There is simply no scenario in which dongtaiwang.com is the perfectly safe and useful program that is was originality supposed to be. Once it gets installed, this parasite goes straight after your browsers and successfully messes them up. In order to redirect you towards the specific web pages that hackers want you to see, they first need to modify Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer according to their preferences. We already established that at this point your consent isn’t important. dongtaiwang.com is compatible with the most popular browsers out there so avoiding its manipulation becomes quite difficult. Right after it manages to land on your PC, the virus replaces both your default search engine and default homepage with its own domain. None of the search results you will be seeing on the PC screen from this moment on will be reliable enough to deserve your click. So, stay away from them. The hijacker only generates sponsored web links and some of them are downright corrupted. Hackers are attempting to generate web traffic for the questionable websites that pay crooks to have their pages advertised and as you could image, it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved except for you. The sneaky monetizing schemes that cyber criminals use are entirely at your expense so even though you can’t expect anything beneficial out of dongtaiwang.com, it’s pretty clear that you should expect quite a lot of dangers. The parasite is also known to be stealing your personal data including IP addresses, email-addresses, passwords, usernames, pages visited, search queries, browsing history, etc. You should also know that dongtaiwang.com could even gain access to some personally-identifiable data of yours and it’s not hard to image the potential problems this sly tactic may lead to. It’s enough to mention the possibilities of financial scams and identity theft. Are you nervous yet? This rogue program doesn’t give you any reason whatsoever to keep it on board. On the other hand, dongtaiwang.com gives you plenty of reasons to get rid of it. You could uninstall the hijacker completely manually and to help you do so, we’ve provided a detailed removal guide you will find below.
How to Remove Dongtaiwang.com virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Dongtaiwang.com 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.
The Dongtaiwang.com adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Dongtaiwang.com from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window
navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the string with a value data and set it to google.com for example.
STEP 2 : Remove Dongtaiwang.com homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Dongtaiwang.com by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Dongtaiwang.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.