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Doc Assistant Removal Manual

The pop-up ads by Doc Assistant appearing in your web browser are a result of an active adware extension on your PC. The latter is distributed via bundled downloads of freeware and shareware. In order to display advertising content in the web pages you visit, the Doc Assistant adware may use a plug-in, BHO (browser helper object), an extension or an add-on. The main purpose of the Doc Assistant ads is to generate pay-per-click revenue for the adware’s developers. The promoted marketing materials can be in the form of banners, coupons deals, pop-ups and in-text ads. Experts recommend Doc Assistant’s removal with a competent anti-spyware tool.

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Doc Assistant Distribution and Symptoms

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The Doc Assistant adware uses a stealth installation technique called “bundling”. The add-on arrives in the targeted machine as a part of a freeware bundle and is often unnoticed by the user. The Advanced installation options allow full transparency of the process and give the user the option to unselect any unwanted browser extensions.

The Doc Assistant adware may cause the following issues:

  • Load a number of advertisements (banners, ad panels, pop-ups, deals, coupons, offers, etc.) in the web pages you visit.
  • Doc Assistant may place the adware’s files in the AppData folder in order to avoid detection.
  • May insert a registry key in Windows, so the program is launched every time the user opens a web browser.

Additionally, Doc Assistant may use tracking cookies to gather information about your online habits and display advertising materials matching your interests.

The Doc Assistant adware is capable of reading your software configuration and suggesting the installation of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) like free media players, system repair tools or video codecs.

The marketing materials displayed by Doc Assistant are not considered safe. Malware experts warn that they may contain links to corrupted web pages and expose your system to security risks.

How to Remove Doc Assistant Adware from Your PC?

Doc Assistant can be removed manually or with a reliable anti-malware utility. The detailed removal manual below will help you delete the Doc Assistant adware permanently from your computer.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Doc Assistant

1. Remove/Uninstall Doc Assistant in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Doc Assistant.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Doc Assistant from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Doc Assistant and click “Remove

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    After Doc Assistant is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Doc Assistant and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Doc Assistant is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Doc Assistant to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Doc Assistant has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Doc Assistant
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Doc Assistant. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Doc Assistant will be removed.

    3. Remove Doc Assistant automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Doc Assistant automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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