The Digginst.com is a site that displays annoying ads and can redirect to other ad web-sites. If the FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge opens this page then most probably that your system is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software is an unwanted software that is going to display you a large number of pop ups and deals. Of course, it is not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It’ll not delete or damage your files, but it can change some machine’s settings or download and install other malicious applications. So, you’d better to remove ad-supported software using the step by step instructions below and thereby get rid of Digginst.com ads.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as this adware on your system. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The adware can also be used to collect personal information that can be later sold to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any Digginst.com pop-ups.
Table of contents
- What is Digginst.com
- Remove Digginst.com advertisements
- Remove Digginst.com popups without any tools
- How to remove Digginst.com pop ups with free software
- Use AdBlocker to stop Digginst.com and stay safe online
- Where the Digginst.com pop-up advertisements comes from
- Finish words
Most often, the ad supported software affects the most common internet browsers like the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the internet browser, it will reroute to the unwanted Digginst.com web page. Even if you setup a new homepage, an intrusive page will be the first thing you see when you open the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
It’s important, do not use Digginst.com site and don’t click on ads placed on it, as they may lead you to a more malicious or misleading web sites. The best option is to use the guidance posted below to free your computer of adware and thereby remove Digginst.com ads.
Remove Digginst.com advertisements
We can assist you get rid of Digginst.com from your internet browsers, without the need to take your machine to a professional. Simply follow the removal guide below if you currently have the unwanted adware on your machine and want to remove it. If you have any difficulty while trying to delete the adware that designed to redirect your browser to various ad web-sites like Digginst.com, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Some of the steps below will require you to close the web page. So, please read the guide carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Remove Digginst.com popups without any tools
The steps will help you delete Digginst.com redirect. These Digginst.com removal steps work for the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted applications using MS Windows Control Panel
First method for manual ad supported software removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your system and see if there are any suspicious and unknown applications. If you see any, you need to delete them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an World Wide Web search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Fix internet browser shortcuts, altered by ‘ad supported’ software
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will open an intrusive web site.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can rewrite it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown below.
Once is finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an intrusive web pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Digginst.com from FF by resetting web browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to Digginst.com web-page.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove Digginst.com ads from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings such as newtab page, startpage and search engine by default having been changed by ad-supported software which redirects your internet browser to unwanted Digginst.com web page, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Digginst.com pop-up advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the ‘ad supported’ software, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s newtab, start page and search provider by default that have been changed by adware that causes a huge number of intrusive Digginst.com pop-up ads.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your computer, it will open Digginst.com intrusive site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove Digginst.com pop ups with free software
There are not many good free anti-malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, ad supported software, hijackers and other PUPs. We recommend to use several applications, not just one. These programs that listed below will help you remove all components of the adware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove Digginst.com popup advertisements.
How to get rid of Digginst.com pop ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your PC of Digginst.com pop ups. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove PUPs, malware, toolbars and hijackers that your PC may be infected too.
Download Zemana anti malware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the download is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the screen below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana anti-malware on your PC.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to begin checking your personal computer for the adware which cause undesired Digginst.com ads to appear. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your machine.
Once the scan is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will begin removing adware related files, folders and registry keys.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Digginst.com redirect
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find ad supported software and thereby remove Digginst.com redirect from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
After the download is done, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software which cause unwanted Digginst.com pop-up advertisements to appear. This task may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
Once the scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing ‘ad supported’ software and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of ad-supported software, adware and other malware.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Digginst.com pop-ups
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your machine for ad supported software that causes unwanted Digginst.com popup advertisements, PUPs and browser hijacker infections and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also help you remove any harmful web browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 19, 2017
- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When the download is complete, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that redirects your browser to undesired Digginst.com page. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- When the system scan is complete, it’ll display a list of detected threats. In order to delete all items, simply click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your system, click “OK”.
The step by step guidance shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to stop Digginst.com and stay safe online
Run ad blocker program such as AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC performance and impact your system security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
Once the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup advertisements, pages such Digginst.com, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
Where the Digginst.com pop-up advertisements comes from
Now your personal computer should be clean of the adware that causes tons of annoying Digginst.com pop up ads. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and annoying malicious web sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your system for new malware, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, malware and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Digginst.com redirect from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.