DoughGo Ads removal instructions
What is DoughGo?
DoughGo is a potentially unwanted application claiming to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, suggesting related content, etc. This browser extension was created by SuperWeb LLC and is optimized for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Although functionality offered by DoughGo may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that this plugin is considered adware. DoughGo installs on Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and users often install it inadvertently together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Following successful browser infiltration, DoughGo generates various intrusive advertisements, including text link, banner, search, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.
Furthermore, this plug-in tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording personal information such as IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, browser information, unique identifier numbers, and other information. Installation of adware such as DoughGo may lead to serious privacy issues, identity theft, and malware infections. Developers of DoughGo (SuperWeb LLC) have released over one hundred identical browser extensions including, for example, CommonShare, BrowseBurst, or Fralimbo. This company intentionally releases identical browser plugins under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus software. The DoughGo plugin adds no real value for Internet users and its real purpose is to generate income by displaying intrusive online advertisements.
Internet users should be aware that most current freeware download websites (for example: softonic.com, download.com, soft32.com, and many others) use 'download managers' to monetize their free services. Download managers are small programs offering installation of advertised browser extensions along with the chosen freeware. Therefore, Internet users should pay close attention when downloading free software, since careless downloading and installation of freeware may result in adware infections. To avoid infiltration of DoughGo, or any other similar advertisement-generating browser plugins, closely inspect each step when downloading or installing freeware. When downloading free software, decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins. When installing freeware, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled browser extensions (or other potentially unwanted programs) and you will be able to decline installation of them. Internet users who observe "DoughGo Deals", "Ads by DoughGo", and "Powered by DoughGo" advertisements when browsing the Internet, should follow this removal guide to eliminate DoughGo adware from their Internet browser/s.
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- What is DoughGo?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DoughGo application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove DoughGo add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove DoughGo plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove DoughGo extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove DoughGo extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
DoughGo adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "DoughGo", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes DoughGo ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove DoughGo ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "DoughGo", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the doughgo virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "DoughGo", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the doughgo virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "DoughGo".
Computer users who have problems with doughgo virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the doughgo virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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