What is DogBackgrounds Toolbar?

DogBackgrounds Toolbar is browser hijacker (malicious toolbar) that comes on a PC bundled with free software through its downloaders and web-clients. Usually, it gets into PC without user consent. DogBackgrounds Toolbar may seem like a useful toolbar that provides access to useful functions, easy access to popular sites and social pages. In fact, it is hijacker, which is very annoying that delivers a lot of problems. DogBackgrounds hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and displays a huge amount of ads. This advertising content has many forms: banners, coupons, pop-ups, links to ad sites and so on. It changes browser settings such as default search engine and homepage. These changes cannot be recovered or annulled later. DogBackgrounds Toolbar also collects the user’s personal information on the history of browsing, network activity, and so on. This private information is transmitted to third parties for further analysis and other fraudulent purposes. DogBackgrounds Toolbar very malicious program, so you need to remove it right away.

DogBackgrounds Toolbar

How DogBackgrounds Toolbar gets on your PC?

Adware, such as DogBackgrounds Toolbar, comes to PC bundled with free software without user consent. This happens because users rarely follow the installation process. This program can get on the computer along with the archivers, players and other freeware. Always follow the installation process to avoid infecting your computer. Also, read the user agreement, don’t click the “Next” button if you doubt that the program is safe. No need to click “I agree” if the additional software that you are offered is unknown and uncertain. Choose the Advanced installation type to see everything that the installer offers you. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of DogBackgrounds Toolbar right now.

How to remove DogBackgrounds Toolbar from your computer?

To uninstall DogBackgrounds Toolbar remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove DogBackgrounds Toolbar

Or uninstall DogBackgrounds Toolbar manually.

Step 1: Remove DogBackgrounds Toolbar from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find DogBackgrounds Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find DogBackgrounds Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find DogBackgrounds Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate DogBackgrounds Toolbar and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove DogBackgrounds Toolbar from your browser.

Step 2: Remove DogBackgrounds Toolbar from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find DogBackgrounds Toolbar.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose DogBackgrounds Toolbar.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable DogBackgrounds Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of DogBackgrounds Toolbar:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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