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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Attacked by Search Donkey Ads? - Remove Them with Easy Steps

Search Donkey is not friendly to your PC

  • Endless ads or fake messages come to annoy you and almost drive you crazy.
  • You may be led to some harmful websites which may let your PC end up with viruses or malware infection.
  • New toolbars or unfamiliar programs can be brought to invade your PC together with it.
  • It eats up your system resources to make your machine act poorly.
  • Search Donkey ads steal your confidential information like login detail and E-bank accounts for commercial purpose

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Search Donkey is classified as a potential unwanted program (also called PUP) at first. Now it's reported by Google as a harmful program. So you should not download it yourself thinking it a useful tool. Usually, this program comes to your PC bundled with freeware or shareware. It claims to help you with your online experience, but it brings troubles instead. After it got to your system, it can deliver you endless ads to generate pay-per-click revenue. Your PC moves slower and it takes ages to open a new webpage. Your confidential information is its target. Get rid of it as fast as you can.

Search Donkey screenshot

Search Donkey ads step-by-step removal guide

Solution 1: Manually remove it yourself by following the guides below.
Solution 2: Automatically remove it by using SpyHunter.

Manual Steps

Step 1: Uninstall related programs of Search Donkey from your system.

For Windows 8:
Click Start Menu first and then click Search. Select Apps and then click Control Panel. Then the Uninstall box will come to you. You just need to find related programs and uninstall them.

For Windows 7:
You also need to find Control Panel by clicking Start Menu. Focus on Uninstall and look for what you want to uninstall. Select the ones you find and uninstall them.

For Windows XP:
Click start and find Control Panel. In the pop-up box, you will see Add or Remove Programs. Click it and find any related programs and then remove them.

Step 2: Remove it from your browsers.

For Google Chrome

Menu icon>>More Tools>>Extensions.
Search for related ones and remove them by clicking on the trashcan icon.

For Mozilla Firefox

Follow the steps as the pictures show you. Remove related add-ons of Search Donkey ads both from "Extensions" and "Plugins".

For Internet Explorer

Do as the pictures tell you to disable and remove add-ons of Search Donkey ads from your IE.

Step 3: Show hidden files and delete associated files in your hard drives. (Be cautious during this step.)

You may not need step 3 and step 4 unless you find the ads coming back again and again.

a. Start>> Control Panel>>Folder Options>>View tab.
b. In the pop-up box, tick "Show hidden files, folders" and deselect "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)", and then save your changes.

Since the hidden files have been shown, you can easily find and then delete them in your hard drives.

Step 4: Remove all harmful registries from Registry Editor. (You need to be cautious during this step.)

Press Win+R key to open the Run box. Type "regedit" in the pop-up box and click OK to open the Registry Editor. And then remove all related or suspicious registries.


Automatic Steps

Step 1: Download SpyHunter to kill Search Donkey ads.


Step 2: After you download it, run the file to install it on your PC properly.

Step 3: Launch it and click "Malware Scan" to make a full scan for your PC.

Step 4: Remove any malicious files or components of Search Donkey ads.

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Developed by ParetoLogic Inc, RegCure is specialized in dealing with registry entries. It has the function of restoring errors like Windows update error, and files with the suffix name "dll" or "exe". This tool can help to check and optimize your PC at the same time.

Step 1: Download RegCure Pro!

Use the safe link here to safely download the tool.


Step 2: Run the file that you downloaded on your PC.

Follow the installation guides to install RegCure Pro step by step.

Step 3: Launch RegCure and scan for Search Donkey ads.

Step 4: Click "Fix All" and then RegCure Pro will do the rest for you.


If you're not confident enough to manually remove Search Donkey ads, you can use SpyHunter. Novices are recommended to take the automatic steps.

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