Dimakadima.com Browser Hijacker Complete Removal Guide

Home.dimakadima.com is a browser hijacker which changes your homepage and search provider. It pretends to be a legitimate browser component but actually is just a fake search engine designed to generate as much traffic from infected computers as possible. The only purpose of this website is to earn its creators money by displaying sponsored search results, advertisements and affiliate product links.

The hijacker is a part of an extension called Dima Kadima which is created “to search for and take the most interesting quizzes to you”. In reality it is just a parasite which targets your browser and changes settings so it would drive traffic to home.dimakadima.com and fun.dimakadima.com.

Having such adware on your computer means that your browsing activity can be tracked and used for marketing purposes or even sold to other parties. Such hijackers often lead to more infections as well. Therefore, you should remove home.dimakadima.com as soon as possible.

We recommend using the automatic tool provided below as it is the easiest option to scan your system and remove this hijacker or any other threat. It will also protect your computer in the future by acting as a full antivirus solution.


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What is Home.dimakadima.com browser hijacker?

This hijacker enters your system with a browser extension called Dima Kadima. The extension’s website dimakadima.com states that its main purpose is to provide you with interesting quizzes. However, together with quizzes you also receive unwanted homepage and search engine which is very hard to remove.

The fake search website is accessible through home.dimakadima.com. It may look like a legitimate provider, however, it simply redirects to services.findwide.com and then once again to another provider, usually Yahoo.com. This means that your queries go through at least 3 websites in total and each of them is able to track your activity and use it for unknown purposes later. This slows down the process and you receive suspicious search results.

Browser hijackers usually get installed by being bundled with other free software. It is very popular to embed such unwanted programs in various setup files and disguise their “Accept” buttons so that users would get confused and install adware unknowingly. This distribution method is technically legal as users “choose” to install the software themselves. However, in most cases such programs use unethical promotion ways and hijack browser settings so you could not modify them. This is why many users believe that home.dimakadima.com is a virus and not just an unwanted program.

We recommend removing this parasite from your system as soon as possible. Its only purpose is to generate revenue to the creators by utilizing traffic from infected browsers. The website has unwanted advertisements and links as well as provides biased sponsored search results. It can also track your activity and redirect to other pages. Finally, it takes control of your browser settings and makes it impossible to revert them back.

We recommend using the automatic tool provided above as it is the easiest and most reliable option. It will scan your system for this and any other threats and remove them immediately. It will also protect your computer from malware in the future.

We also have a manual guide for experienced Windows users. However, this option is not as reliable and requires knowledge in editing important system files and settings.

Screenshots of this hijacker:

   


 Manual Removal Instructions:

NB: Make sure you are familiar with editing important Windows settings and files. In order to not only remove the symptoms but also any possible leftovers of the adware as well as other possible infections we recommend using the automatic tool provided above.

Bookmark this page, print it out or simply open on another device in order to access it after a browser or computer restart which will be required during the removal process.

Step 1:

Remove any suspicious programs that might contain the adware.

Start by opening the Programs and Features window using the following method:

Hold Windows () key and click R key while holding.

Enter the following in the field:

appwiz.cpl

Click OK.

You might have to wait a bit before the list of all programs is loaded as it displays a list of all programs installed on your PC.

We recommend sorting the programs by “Installed On” column (simply click on the column name in order to sort by this value).

Look for any recently installed suspicious programs that might contain the adware as a bundle or could be the adware itself. Such programs also have the word “search” in their name. If you have never seen or used an app chances are that it is an unwanted software.

Example of a program name:

Dima Kadima

Uninstall all suspicious programs by right-clicking on them and choosing Uninstall…

Repeat this process until no more suspicious programs are left.

Step 2:

Delete registry values created by this adware.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

regedit.exe

Click OK.

 

Search for virus entries by pressing keyboard buttons CTRL + F and entering the virus name. Here is an example:

Kadima

Click Find Next.

Delete any registry entries associated with the virus.

Repeat the search until all entries are cleaned.

Step 3:

Clean up Windows temporary files.

You can safely remove all temporary files without posing any risk to your computer.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

%Temp%

Click OK.

All temporary files will be listed in the directory.

Select all temporary files by simultaneously pressing CTRL + A and delete them.

Step 4:

Remove suspicious programs from your startup config so they would not launch as soon as you boot your computer.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

msconfig.exe

Click OK.

Go to the Startup tab and uncheck all suspicious entries. Look specifically for “DimaKadima” as well as other similar programs.

You will see locations of the files in “Command” column. Navigate to the location and delete it if a suspicious file is found.

If you are unsure you can simply leave it unselected but not delete it.

Click OK when you are finished unselecting and deleting all potentially dangerous processes.

Step 5:

Delete the shortcuts for all browsers on your computer as they might have been changed by the hijacker.

Remember that there are shortcuts not only on your Desktop but also in other places (for example, Start Menu).

Then create them again in order to have clean browser start.

Alternatively, you can click Properties on each of the shortcuts and remove any additions made to the Target field by the adware.

Step 6:

Search for additional files created by this adware.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming

Click OK.

Find a folder called “Browsers” or any other recently created folder with a suspicious or random name and open it.

Delete all .bat, .vbs and similar files created by the virus.

Step 7:

IMPORTANT: Now you will have to reset browser settings for each browser individually that you have installed on your computer. Alternativelly, you could simply reinstall them.

The unwanted addons are usually named similarly to the program you have just uninstalled using Add or Remove Programs.

 Google Chrome:

Launch the browser and select More Tools, then click Extensions.

Check for any suspicious extensions.

Click Remove From Chrome for each unwanted or suspicious toolbar or extension (the trashcan icon on the right).

Go to Settings.

Scroll to the very bottom of the settings page and click Show advanced settings…

Scroll to the very bottom again and click Reset settings.

Click Reset.

 Mozilla Firefox:

Launch the browser and go to Add-ons.

Search for any suspicious toolbars and add-ons and Remove them.

We recommend going to Options (input about:preferences in your address field and press Enter) and clicking Restore to Default near the Home Page field.

You can also completely refresh the browser settings by entering the following in the address (URL) field:

about:support

Press Enter.

Click Refresh Firefox… and then click Refresh Firefox again.

 Microsoft Edge:

Since Microsoft Edge is not a separate program and is a core component of Windows 10 you should backup your computer or at least create a Restore Point before continuing.

Navigate to the following folder (where %username is your computer user name):

C:\Users\%username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Clear all contents of the folder. Click CTRL + A to select everything and delete the contents.

Click Start (Windows logo).

Search for Windows PowerShell.

Right-click on the result.

Choose Run as administrator.

Paste the following command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

Press Enter.

The settings should now be reset to default.

 Internet Explorer:

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

cmd

Click OK.

Enter the following command in the appeared window:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults

Press Enter.

Check Delete personal settings.

Click Reset.

Alternatively you can run this command to delete all caches and settings:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

After removing the virus

When you have finished removing the “DimaKadima” adware and reverting your browser settings make sure to protect your computer by installing a good antivirus suite that would identify the threats online and in programs you have downloaded. Also, never install suspicious programs. If you are installing a new software, make sure it has nothing bundled in it by following the install wizard as well as searching for user reviews online.


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