- Slow Computer
- Annoying Pop-up's
- System crashes
- Slow internet connection
DoubleClick can affect most recent Windows versions, like XP and Vista, but it has also been noticed to breach the security of older operating systems starting with Windows 95. The program may be considered as harmless, because it is a legitimate service supported by Google. Despite this, the malicious tracking cookie is not something you should let run within your personal computer, because various intrusive processes have been linked to this seemingly harmless piece of software. Please continue reading the report to find out how to delete DoubleClick and what kind of disadvantages it could bring to your personal security and computer’s integrity.
As you may already know, many web sites, including the legitimate, highly popular ones, employ tracking cookies to collect statistical data, which then can be passed on to Internet marketers. This, however, is not as secure as it may sound. Once a tracking cookie has collected your browsing habits it may become targeted by cyber criminals. This is extremely dangerous, because if cyber crooks managed to employ the program for their malicious scams, they could easily produce deceitful advertisements that, at first, may seem extremely attractive. For example, if DoubleClick records that you are looking to download cheap Windows protection tools, you could be offered a free installation, behind which rogue antispyware could hide. Additionally, these cookies could expose your system’s vulnerabilities to other malware infiltration attacks or could help schemers spam your social networks or email accounts.
It is very important to get rid of any malicious infections corrupting the computer, and in this case you need to delete DoubleClick. It may be enough to remove it from your browser’s add-ons list; however, since there is no way of telling how much damage this application could have already done – it is strongly recommended that you remove DoubleClick with legitimate tools, which have been developed for this very purpose.
How to manually remove DoubleClick
Remove DoubleClick registry entries:
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved (doubleclick.com)
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved (doubleclick.net)