Easy ways to find and delete V kontakte browser hijacker in Windows 10/8/7 computer
Here, you will be guided with easy & recommended methods to find and remove Vkontakte DJ adware in Windows computer. Also, you can read this article to know about actually what is V kontakte PUP, what it does, how did you get this infection in Windows computer, and then you can go with our instructions to get rid of it.
Vkontakte DJ is potentially unwanted application (PUA) presented as music & video streaming application. This application claims to help you to access to various popular music and videos, and you can play them on your device.
This software claims to help you for downloading music and videos from ‘Vkontakte Social Network’ (‘VK.com’ or the old name ‘Vkontakte.ru’). This platform contains more than five million songs and is easy and convenient. So if you are looking for music & video streaming software on the web, then this software can be one option for this purpose.
However, it is PUP/PUA designed to redirect you to shady/questionable websites, make several unwanted changes in browser’s settings and/or System‘s settings, and collect your browsing-related data or other sensitive data. So, this dubious application removal is necessary.
V kontakte as browser hijacker – able to make unwanted modifications in browser’s settings
As mentioned, this application is presented as music & video streaming service offers you to listen various popular music and watch videos from Vkontakte Social media platform. It might possible this software helps you in any cases. However, it injects malicious codes in your main browser including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and other browsers.
This dubious application changes the default homepage, new tab URLs, and search engine of your browser with addresses of some fake search engines or ‘Vkontakte.DJ’, and install some fake browser helper objects or unwanted extensions in browser. Also, it prevents you from revert these changes means you can’t undo the changes made.
This bogus search engine attempts to attract you by offering inspiring and intriguing search results. It also promotes that it identifies your personal interests and also attempt to monitor your browsing habits.
Vkontakte DJ collects some non-personal data including IP address, browsing frequency and visited websites and uses these data for general improvement of website and also to deliver targeted ads or popups for you. These collected data can be shared with other attackers or third parties to generate some income from them.
However, this dubious website attempts to tricks you into visiting third parties’ websites that are designed to run malicious advertisements campaigns. Some of these malicious advertisements run certain codes to install other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), adware or malware in computer, while some suspicious advertisements redirects you to shady or questionable websites.
In simple word, this nasty adware is not safe for your online privacy & System security. So, it is important to find and remove V kontakte adware in Windows computer as soon as possible to prevent System from further attacks.
How did you get Vkontakte DJ PUA in Windows computer?
In most cases, browser hijackers, adware or malware like Watch-video.net are downloaded/installed from other software package as additional offers. This false marketing method of packaging regular or legitimate software with PUAs, adware or malware is known as ‘Software Bundling Method’ – is the mostly used mechanism by cybercriminals.
These malicious additions or unnecessary programs can easily be seen in ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ settings in setup during software installation, and can easily be removed by unticking their checkboxes in these settings.
But in case if you ignore terms & conditions given in software installation setup, skip ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ settings, and other necessary settings in setup, then you install all additional programs including extensions or plug-ins, features, tools or other additional programs that are included in software package into computer and this way, all malicious additions can also be installed.
PUAs, adware or malware can also be downloaded/installed from malicious advertisements that are designed to run certain codes. So, you should be careful while browsing internet and avoid installing any applications from unofficial/unknown websites, and stop clicking any hyperlinks/ads/buttons displayed by untrustworthy websites.
System is already infected with V kontakte adware: What next?
Any applications must not be downloaded, installed or updated from unofficial/unknown websites, fake software updaters, installers and downloaders, and other third parties’ sources. You should always try to download any applications from official websites or via direct links, and always choose ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ installation if you want to avoid browser hijackers, adware or malware.
Also, you should keep up-to-date all software installing in computer including Operating System, antivirus software and other software. Updating Operating System and all other software installed in computer can fix any bugs or problems associated with such software and improve performances. So, you should regular check the updates for all software installed in your device.
If System is already infected with Vkontakte DJ or similar malware, then you can go with our automatic method of malware removal to get rid of it. Here, automatic method means you can find all threats including latest malware in computer with some powerful antivirus software, and then you can delete all detected threats with just one-click.
After System scan is completed, please check if the trouble is resolved, or V kontakte related infections are removed, and if not, you can re-scan your computer for malware or viruses with antivirus software to get rid of it. Also, you should keep up-to-date your antivirus software that could helps to detect and delete latest malware in computer.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Vkontakte DJ:
Remove the related items of Vkontakte DJ using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Vkontakte DJ issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Vkontakte DJ) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Vkontakte DJ removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Vkontakte DJ still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Vkontakte DJ plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Vkontakte DJ removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Vkontakte DJ (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.