What is Dozensearch.com?

Dozensearch.com is objectionable browser hijacker that infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It substitute default settings of this browsers (homepage, search engine, newtab) to dozensearch.com, that redirects user searches to Google or Yahoo. Dozensearch.com recalls standard view of popular search engines: minimalistic design with search bar in the middle. This search engine may use additional advertising implemented into search results, show pop-ups. Dozensearch.com misuses private data, such as search queries, website URLs visited, pages viewed, to generate revenue. Dozensearch.com is also hard to uninstall. Sometimes it is protected by special browser extension or hijacks browser shortcuts. Here you can find step-by-step instructions that will explain how to remove Dozensearch.com hijacker from browsers.

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How Dozensearch.com gets on your PC?

Dozensearch.com uses questionable techniques to get installed on PCs. It installs in parallel with setup of free programs. Usually, various small utilities, downloaded from the web, are to blame in installing Dozensearch.com. Users inattentive when downloading and installing stuff. Unscrupulous developers use this situation to fill your computer with unnecessary and harmful software. Use anti-malware programs like Norton and Malwarebytes to remove Dozensearch.com and protect computer from unwanted apps.

How to remove Dozensearch.com from your computer?

To uninstall Dozensearch.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Dozensearch.com

Or uninstall Dozensearch.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Dozensearch.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Dozensearch.com.
  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 Dozensearch.com 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 Dozensearch.com, 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 Dozensearch.com 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 Dozensearch.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Dozensearch.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Dozensearch.com.
  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 Dozensearch.com.
  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 Dozensearch.com.
  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 Dozensearch.com:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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