Do you know what Duba.com is?
Duba.com is a strange search provider because it is cluttered with suspicious links to all kinds of sites. Considering the amount of third-party links this search tool shows, it would be a miracle if all of them were reliable and harmless. Unfortunately, it is possible that misleading links associated with scams will be shown to you as well. Of course, you do not need reasons to delete Duba.com if it hijacks your web browsers, as illegal infiltration is considered to be one of the most important reasons when it comes to the removal of any kind of software. Nonetheless, if you wish to learn how Duba.com works, and which removal methods should be employed, you can read this report.
The first thing we want you to ask yourself is how did Duba.com enter your browsers? If you chose to replace your regular homepage with Duba.com yourself, were you offered this option when installing other programs? Software bundling is used for the distribution of both reliable and malicious software, and it would not be surprising to find the suspicious search tool packaged with third-party programs. Of course, if that happens, it is crucial to scan your PC to see if the programs installed deserve removal. It is just as important to inspect your operating system if Duba.com comes out of nowhere. According to research we have conducted, Trojans could be used for the infiltration of this hijacker. As you probably know, Trojans can be very secretive, and it might be extremely difficult to find them manually. Needless to say, if you find that you need to delete malware, you have to initiate their removal immediately.Duba.com screenshot
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Have you found that Duba.com routes to Sogou.com as soon as you enter keywords into the search box provided? This search engine is very popular in China, and this is why some users dismiss Duba.com as a harmless search tool. Sure, we do not claim that this hijacker will route you to corrupted sites or collect personal information, but it would be naive to trust a tool that was – or can be – installed without permission. On top of that, reliable search tools would not change the settings of your browsers to stop you from removing them. If that is not enough, think if Trojans can install trustworthy search tools. If you understand that you need to remove Duba.com – and we are sure you are – follow the removal guide below. Also, do not forget to implement a malware remover to eliminate Trojans and other potentially present threats.
Modify the Target
- Identify the browser shortcut infected with the hijacker and right-click it.
- Select Properties, click the Shortcut tab, and find the Target section.
- Erase everything after firefox.exe”, chrome.exe”, or iexplore.exe” (depending on the browser).
- Click OK and change the homepage settings.
N.B. All shortcuts could be modified, which is why you have to check all of them.
Delete Duba.com from browsers
Delete from Mozilla Firefox
- Tap Alt+T to access the Tools menu and click Options.
- In the General menu edit/remove the Home Page URL.
- Restart your browser.
Delete from Google Chrome
- Tap Alt+T open the menu on the left and click Settings.
- Navigate to the On Startup section.
- Select Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages and edit/remove the URL of the unwanted search tool.
- Click OK and restart your browser.
Delete from Internet Explorer
- Tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and click Internet Options.
- Click the General tab and find the Home Page section.
- Edit/remove the URL and click OK.
- Restart Internet Explorer.
In non-techie terms:
Although Duba.com provides you with a web browsing tool, it can act as a hijacker, and this is the main reason why we advise deleting it from your browsers. Because this hijacker changes the settings of your browsers, you might have trouble removing Duba.com from the home page manually. Fortunately, all you need to do is modify the Target (shown in the removal guide), and this will open the door to homepage changes. Since there is a possibility that Duba.com was installed by a Trojan, it is imperative to install an automated malware remover to clean your system and protect it from malicious attacks in the future.