The Eu.dashboardta.com is a dangerous adware that recently infected thousands of windows based computers all over the world. It is developed by the cyber crooks to gain the financial benefits by promoting the fake Adobe Flash Player. Once this lethal adware infiltrate in the system, it make several changes in your browser settings including your home page, and default search engine. Whenever you try to open a web page, this malicious application stops you from doing that, and your browser will do weird things. You will see a fake pop-up message frequently which shows that you need to install the Adobe Flash Player. This tricky adware is designed to trap users, and when you click on the pop-up message, the hackers make money from the pay per click schemes. You cannot stop this tricky adware program by using your normal antivirus program as it also changes the security settings in the infected computer.
Manual Removal of Eu.dashboardta.com
After knowing that the system is compromised to the Eu.dashboardta.com, you have to make your mind, what method you are going to use to remove this malicious application. There are some excellent automatic removal tools are available for the novice users, but if you are experience enough, you can also try the manual removal method which is described as under:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
The first thing you need to do is, access the safe mode on the infected machine. Terminate the normal mode by restarting the system, and press the F8 key repeatedly to open the boot options list. From that list, you have to select the safe mode, and hit the Enter key to start the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
Open the windows task manager by using the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and click on the Processes tab under the task manager window to see a list of processes running in the system. You have to remove the following associated processes of this adware program: –
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
After completing the removal of the corrupt processes, you have to remove the following malicious associated files of this adware by using the Delete keys:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Clean the windows registry by removing the fake entries to finish the manual removal process. In this regard, open the registry editor by clicking on the Start Menu, select Run, and type “regedit”. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to locate and remove the following corrupt entries before closing the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Eu.dashboardta.com \DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Eu.dashboardta.com \UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Eu.dashboardta.com \ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Restart the computer and see if the adware is removed successfully or still available. If your manual removal efforts are successful, you have to run a complete system scan by using the updated version of any reliable antivirus software.