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Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com Entirely

Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com is a malicious website. It is a page redirect that can be triggered by a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the DoublePimp internet service. The service specializes in creating adware content for websites making them profit on a pay-per-click basis. Mainly, the browser redirects lead to ad-supported sites. You may be redirected to malicious sites, as well. Your browser homepage may be changed, a toolbar may be added, and you can experience many ads and banners in your browser. Also, a browser extension may be added.

NameEngine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com
TypeMalicious Domain
Short DescriptionBrowser settings may be changed and you can be redirected to potentially malicious sites.
SymptomsYour browser can have a custom homepage, extension and a toolbar set, so you can have browser redirects, pop-up and pop-under ads and banners.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling, Suspicious Sites
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com
User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com.

This is how the main page redirect of DoublePimp looks like:

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Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com – Distribution

Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com is normally distributed from ad-supported, third-party installers. It can affect your computer and modify settings without your knowledge, by hiding itself in freeware installations and bundled packages. In such packages, additional components for installation are in most cases not disclosed properly, and you can get tricked into installing PUPs that cause Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com redirects. Installing such PUPs can be avoided by checking the “Advanced” or “Custom” setting in an installation setup to see what you are getting.

You can also get redirects to potentially malicious sites from Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com by clicking on different advertisement pop-ups and banners. They might have malicious content that can install a toolbar and a browser extension.

Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com – Details

Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com is a malicious domain. If you see it, and you are getting redirects, you have some ad-supported program installed on your PC, even a browser extension or a toolbar. Most likely that ad-supported PUP is hosted from the DoublePimp official website at doublepimp(.)com. Here is a picture of how the page looks:

STF-doublepimp.com-doublepimp-com-main-page

DoublePimp can redirect you to sites with potentially malicious content, and also uses the following domains for webpage redirects:

  • https://Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com
  • https://doublepimp(.)com/Account/LogIn
  • https://69.89.69(.)101

Once your browsers have been affected by the ad-supported software that distributes the Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com domain, you will begin to see it a lot. All browsers can be affected, especially the most popular ones, like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

The links used by DoublePimp may redirect to sites that are potentially malicious, and sites with advertisement pop-up and banners. It can also implement itself in the form of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, message boxes, toolbars etc. The developers use that to get revenue on a pay-per-click basis for themselves, affiliates and everybody using their service intentionally too.

DoublePimp has made the following statement about their services:

STF-doublepimp.com-doublepimp-com-service-extension

The “Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com” redirect or advertisement message boxes may be activated from a toolbar, a browser extension or from websites that also make redirects. We advise you to avoid suspicious sites and anything related to the DoublePimp service.

Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com – Removal

To remove “Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com” manually from your computer, follow the instructions provided below. Keep in mind that, in many cases, such unwanted applications leave leftover files that can still modify computer settings and may potentially infect you with malware. You should locate and remove all of them with an advanced anti-malware application. Installing such an application will prevent other threats from affecting your computer in the future.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com.

    Step 2: Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com 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

    uninstall-fig4

    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

    uninstall-fig5

    Select Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com and click “Remove

    uninstall-fig6

    After Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com 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

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com 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’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • 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’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com 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’.

    uninstall-fig12

    After Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com 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.
    uninstall-fig13

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
    2. Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    3. Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com with STOPZilla AntiMalware
    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com in the future
    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com threat: Manual removal of Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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