If you’re reading this blog post, it means that you are seeing the D.agkn.com unknown site and your browser began to show a large number of intrusive pop up advertisements. All of these problems with your PC caused by adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software), which is often installs on the computer with the free applications. You probably want to know how to remove this ‘ad supported’ software as well as remove D.agkn.com pop ups. In the instructions below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
While the computer is affected by the adware responsible for redirects to D.agkn.com, when you use the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for D.agkn.com’, ‘Transferring data from D.agkn.com’, ‘Looking up D.agkn.com’, ‘Read D.agkn.com’, ‘Connected to D.agkn.com’.
The ad supported software that causes web browsers to show undesired D.agkn.com page, is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional web browser plugins and modules that will inject advertising links within the Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer’s screen.
Even worse, the ad supported software can collect your confidential data such as what pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This personal info, subsequently, may be sold to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also modify all web-browsers shortcut files that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut file will try to reroute your web-browser to unwanted ad sites like D.agkn.com, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Thus, the adware is quite dangerous. So, we recommend you remove it from your PC system ASAP. Follow the tutorial presented below to remove D.agkn.com pop-ups from the Internet Explorer, Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome.
Remove D.agkn.com pop up ads (removal tutorial)
The adware is a form of malware that you might have difficulty in deleting it from your system. Thankfully, you’ve found the effective D.agkn.com pop-up ads removal guide in this blog post. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal way will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need help then type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your machine.
To remove D.agkn.com, perform the following steps:
- How to manually remove D.agkn.com
- Delete PUPs through the Windows Control Panel
- Remove D.agkn.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove D.agkn.com advertisements from Google Chrome
- Get rid of D.agkn.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts that have been affected by adware
- Scan your machine and delete D.agkn.com ads with free tools
- How to block D.agkn.com pop up advertisements
- How can you prevent your system from the attack of D.agkn.com redirect
- Finish words
How to manually remove D.agkn.com
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually get rid of ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirecting your web-browser to D.agkn.com web-site. Even if the step-by-step instructions does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such ‘ad supported’ software that causes lots of undesired D.agkn.com pop ups.
Delete PUPs through the Windows Control Panel
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all PUPs, adware programs and hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Make sure you have closed all internet browsers and other applications. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something questionable that is the ad-supported software that responsible for browser reroute to the annoying D.agkn.com web page then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In many cases, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Microsoft Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it is taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, uninstall any unwanted and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the ad-supported software that developed to redirect your browser to various ad pages such as D.agkn.com. Select the questionable application or the application that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, choose “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the dubious or any unknown apps, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this undesired application from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an undesired program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove D.agkn.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings such as homepage, default search provider and newtab page having been modified by ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for the appearance of D.agkn.com pop-up advertisements, then you may return your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete ‘ad supported’ software that designed to reroute your browser to various ad sites like D.agkn.com, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like default search provider, newtab page and home page to default state.
Remove D.agkn.com advertisements from Google Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web browser’s settings like default search provider, startpage and new tab that have been replaced by the adware that responsible for the appearance of D.agkn.com pop-ups.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The browser will show the settings screen. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt as on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will launch the task of cleaning. After it is done, the web browser’s settings including start page, newtab and search provider back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of D.agkn.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will delete redirects to annoying D.agkn.com site, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web browser settings to their default values.
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 start your machine, it will display D.agkn.com unwanted site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all malicious tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This displays a prompt 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts that have been affected by adware
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will show an undesired web-site.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and choose Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Scan your machine and delete D.agkn.com ads with free tools
There are not many good free antimalware 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 malicious software, ad supported software, hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs. We suggest to run several programs, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you delete all components of the adware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of D.agkn.com popup advertisements.
Delete D.agkn.com advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to scan for and remove D.agkn.com popup ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on your PC.
Click the link below to download the latest version of Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) for MS Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When the download is finished, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as on the image below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as displayed on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC for the adware responsible for redirects to D.agkn.com. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
Once Zemana Free has completed scanning, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will show a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found. All found threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will begin to remove ad-supported software that redirects your web browser to intrusive D.agkn.com site.
Use HitmanPro to remove D.agkn.com popup ads from browser
HitmanPro is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to remove ad-supported software that responsible for browser redirect to the undesired D.agkn.com web-site, browser hijackers, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You may use this tool to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Once downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to start the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software which created to reroute your web-browser to various ad web sites such as D.agkn.com. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After the scan get finished, you’ll be shown the list of all found threats on your computer like below.
Next, you need to press “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will remove adware which cause intrusive D.agkn.com ads to appear and move items to the program’s quarantine. When disinfection is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your machine.
Automatically get rid of D.agkn.com pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC of the ‘ad supported’ software. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove intrusive D.agkn.com pop-up advertisements from your web-browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Download MalwareBytes Free on your system by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC system for the ad-supported software which cause annoying D.agkn.com ads to appear. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we advise you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
How to block D.agkn.com pop up advertisements
If you browse the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocking program. AdGuard is an ad blocker that can filter out tons of of the malvertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is done, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop up advertisements, D.agkn.com redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your system from the attack of D.agkn.com redirect
These days certain free software developers bundle third-party software which could be potentially unwanted apps like this adware, with a view to making some money. These are not freeware as install an unwanted software on to your MS Windows computer. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual setup option, disable all bundled software.
Once you have done the steps above, your PC should be clean from this adware and other malware. The MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer show undesired D.agkn.com site when you surf the Web. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive D.agkn.com ads.