If the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge are redirected to the previously unseen web site named the Dolohen.com then most likely that a potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) category get installed on your personal computer.
While the system is affected by adware, when you use the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome and Firefox or open any site, you may see in your web browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for Dolohen.com’, ‘Transferring data from Dolohen.com’, ‘Looking up Dolohen.com’, ‘Read Dolohen.com’, ‘Connected to Dolohen.com’.
By definition, adware is a piece of software that shows ads on a PC. However, people basically use the word ‘adware’ to describe a form of malware that presents undesired advertisements to the user. Most often, this kind of adware do not have any uninstall procedures and can use technologies that are similar to those used by malicious software to penetrate the computer.
Even worse, it has the ability to collect your browsing history and user data, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, sensitive info can be sold to third parties.
If you are unfortunate have adware or malicious software running on your system, you can follow the suggestions here to remove Dolohen.com pop-ups from your web-browser.
How to remove Dolohen.com redirect (Virus removal guide)
The following few simple steps will help you to remove Dolohen.com from the Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Moreover, the step-by-step guide below will help you to remove malware, browser hijacker infections, PUPs and toolbars that your machine may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your browser or reboot your computer.
To remove Dolohen.com, use the following steps:
- How to manually get rid of Dolohen.com
- Scan your personal computer and get rid of Dolohen.com pop ups with free tools
- Use AdBlocker to block Dolohen.com and stay safe online
- How does your PC get infected with adware
- Finish words
How to manually get rid of Dolohen.com
These steps to remove Dolohen.com advertisements without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully remove this ad-supported software that cause annoying Dolohen.com pop-ups to appear.
Delete PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the personal computer cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious software. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome from ads, hijackers and so on.
- 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 press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all programs installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete dubious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Get rid of Dolohen.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
This step will help you remove Dolohen.com pop up ads, third-party toolbars, disable harmful plugins and return your default homepage, new tab and search engine settings.
Click 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 below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to their default values.
Get rid of Dolohen.com pop up advertisements from IE
By resetting IE web browser you revert back your web-browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software that causes web browsers to display undesired Dolohen.com popups.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware that causes internet browsers to show intrusive Dolohen.com pop up ads, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as default search provider, homepage and new tab page to default state.
Remove Dolohen.com redirect from Chrome
If you have adware problem or the Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we will show you a way to reset your Google Chrome settings to original settings without reinstall. This will also help to remove Dolohen.com ads from your internet browser.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Scan your personal computer and get rid of Dolohen.com pop ups with free tools
After completing the manual removal tutorial above all unwanted software, malicious web browser’s extensions and adware that causes a large number of undesired Dolohen.com popup ads should be removed. If the problem with Dolohen.com pop up advertisements is still remained, then we recommend to scan your machine for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free ad supported software removal applications below.
How to automatically remove Dolohen.com popups with Zemana Anti Malware
Download Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Dolohen.com advertisements automatically from all of your browsers. This is a free program specially designed for malware removal. This tool can remove adware, hijacker infection from Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Mozilla Firefox and MS Windows registry automatically.
- Please go to the following link to download the latest version of Zemana Free for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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- When the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is done, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware related to Dolohen.com advertisements. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- After the scan is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next”. When the process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
Scan your PC system and remove Dolohen.com pop-up advertisements with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a free portable application that scans your personal computer for adware that causes a large count of unwanted Dolohen.com advertisements, potentially unwanted apps and browser hijackers and helps get rid of them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you get rid of any harmful internet browser extensions and add-ons.
Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you will need to download HitmanPro by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: June 28, 2018
After downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will run the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to start the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to start scanning your personal computer for the ad supported software related to Dolohen.com redirect. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted software are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once HitmanPro has completed scanning your PC, a list of all items found is created as on the image below.
All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will delete adware related to Dolohen.com redirect. Once disinfection is done, the utility may ask you to restart your machine.
Run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove Dolohen.com pop-up ads
We recommend using the MalwareBytes that are fully clean your computer of the adware. The free tool is an advanced malware removal application made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove unwanted Dolohen.com ads from your web browsers, potentially unwanted applications, malware, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
- Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for MS Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
- Once downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that cause intrusive Dolohen.com pop-up advertisements to appear. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) tool is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- After MalwareBytes Anti Malware completes the scan, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will open a list of found items. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected”. When finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video offers a tutorial on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Use AdBlocker to block Dolohen.com and stay safe online
If you surf the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and use an ad blocking program. AdGuard is an adblocker that can filter out a huge count of of the malvertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Click the link below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired ads, block Dolohen.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web 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, that can be found on your desktop.
How does your PC get infected with adware
Most often, adware software is bundled with the installers from a free hosting and file sharing sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find a bundled ad supported software. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the install, select the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, press ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install optional applications. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any applications or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted application on your system.
Now your PC system should be clean of the adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted harmful web pages) and Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your machine for new malicious software, hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious software and ad supported software are released.
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