How to remove DragonBoost Adware
What is DragonBoost:
Threat Classification: Adware/PUP
The DragonBoost is an adware, which infiltrates user’s systems using software bundle and once successfully installed, it starts the adware. The DragonBoost adware is designed and build by the AltoCloud company, which has already built such applications like the AdVPN adware. Our malware researchers ran multiple tests and performed many experiments on the DragonBoost and at the end, they classified it as an adware. According to the majority of the reputable malware researchers in the IT sector, the DragonBoost could make your browser to start opening various pop-ups or do random redirects to various websites, full of very questionable or even dangerous web ads. The DragonBoost adware is usually distributed using software bundles, that often contain some shareware and freeware products, configured to install as default when the user accepts the terms. If you suspect, that you have the DragonBoost adware installed on your computer, our security experts strongly recommend running a full system malware scan, using some reputable and reliable anti-malware product, just like the award-winning anti-malware product SpyHunter 4.
Usually, users that have DragonBoost 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.
DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost adware Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect DragonBoost adware, by clicking the download button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but 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.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We strongly recommend you to read and follow the SpyHunter’s Installation Instructions. SpyHunter‘s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Remove DragonBoost adware Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove DragonBoost Adware manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk. Any of the manual removal steps might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove DragonBoost 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 DragonBoost, like the ShowBox Ads, Traffic-Media.co, KMSpico, Ludashi, Dashlane, Search Manager, Playbar.biz, TheProfitsMaker.net, StartNewTab.com, Popads.net, Chum Search, 1.loadblanks.ru, insightlk.com, Search Manager, NewTab.club, Outbrain.com, Searchguide.level3.com, FullTab, TTWiFi adware or any other third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. We recommend you to look for any suspicious programs, installed near the date your computer was infected or within a day or two after that! If you find any – just right-click on it and try to uninstall them. Although, please mind that these are real infections and you may 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 DragonBoost 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 the 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 the 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 top-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 will reset. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Remove any folders or files related to DragonBoost by checking the following locations: