How to remove DestinyGaze Adware
What is DestinyGaze:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
DestinyGaze is a malicious browser extension/add-on, which claims to provide free online horoscopes just like the QuizCrystal Adware and DestinyHoroscopes Ads, however after several tests and a very thorough review, our malware research specialists classified it as an adware and/or a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Product), that utilizes aggressive advertising technique as well as it suspicious behavior once the extension is activated. The DestinyGaze starts monitoring and collecting various private browsing information, which at the end is sold to some 3rd party company, which will use it for their marketing purposes of course. The majority of the reputable malware researchers around the net classified DestinyGaze as an adware and/or a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), mainly because of the use of intrusive ads marketing and the private data collection. Furthermore, the DestinyGaze adware is capable of infiltrating system & browser settings without user permission or other consent. Our malware researchers and security specialists strongly recommend you to get rid of the DestinyGaze as it seems a significant threat to users’ online safety and cyber security and identity. If you want to remove DestinyGaze, we strongly recommend the use of the latest, award-winning anti-malware product SpyHunter 4. Distribution of these infections is done mainly via suspicious or questionable software bundles, hosted around the world. These software bundles are often configured to do silent or stealth installations to keep the extra installs hidden and away from the eyes of the users/victim. After successful installation, the DestinyGaze will modify your browser & system settings, which actually makes the recovery harder. If you think, you have DestinyGaze installed on your PC, your desktop and browser windows will be filled with intrusive and annoying web ads, banners, pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements. If you start getting various web ads, claiming they are – By DestinyGaze, Ads by DestinyGaze, DestinyGaze Ads, Powered By DestinyGaze, Brought by DestinyGaze or Brought to you by DestinyGaze – you should consider your computer infected by a dangerous malware and we strongly recommend you to remove the DestinyGaze adware as soon as possible. DestinyGaze adware works well with all known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Usually, users that have DestinyGaze adware installed on their computers might experience various intrusive and very irritating pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results have being compromised as well, most likely overloaded with SPAM and other 3rd party advertising.
DestinyGaze is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and has being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of DestinyGaze varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc.
!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please, do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove DestinyGaze adware:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove DestinyGaze adware Automatic:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect DestinyGaze and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
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Remove DestinyGaze adware Manual:
!!! Please note: You can remove DestinyGaze Adware/PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove DestinyGaze Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs List for any entry related to DestinyGaze, Ads by Mgid, Startmain.ru, USB Lock, Search Manager, Search Protect, FunnySiting.com,MyLucky123.com, Traffic-media.co, GetsFormsOnline Toolbar, 2080.hit.buy-targeted-traffic.com, Down.baidu2016.com, GamesFlight, Hohosearch.com, Ludashi, MPC Cleaner,Search.mpc.am, Oziris.Zerohorizon.net, PC Backup 360, Price Fountain,Syndication.exoclick.com, Safebrowsing.biz, SafeSurfs.com, Searchguide.level3.com, YeaBests.ccor any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars, nevertheless we recommend you to look for any suspicious programs, installed on the same date, when your PC got malware infected or within the same week after that! If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that these are real infections and you might not be able to remove them directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
2. Remove DestinyGaze from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that has being imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.
3. Remove any folders or files related to DestinyGaze by checking the following locations: