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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.

Name Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com
Type Malicious Domain
Short Description Browser settings may be changed and you can be redirected to potentially malicious sites.
Symptoms Your 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 Method Freeware Installers, Bundling, Suspicious Sites
Detection Tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware
User Experience Join 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:

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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:

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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.

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How to Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors 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:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com:


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Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Engine(.)phn.doublepimp(.)com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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