Do Search virus is also referred to as do-search.com browser hijacker. The very domain name do-search.com is not malicious or dangerous. However, it is widely used by hackers who created a special type of computer infection that is capable of hijacking all major browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. As a result, users see Do Search once they open each new search tab. Plus, this do-search.com is now set as the search engine.
Is do-search.com search engine any good? No, not at all. This is a truly primitive search engine which simply steals the search results obtained via search giants, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. The reason why Do Search malware has been developed is because this earns money for its owners. How do they do it? Well, the very start page of your browser is now set as do-search.com as well, and it is loaded with a lot of annoying ads. By the way, clicking these ads is dangerous and not safe! These ads often prompt users to download some fake video codecs or players that are simply designed to collect a lot of personal information about you, the owner of your PC.
This Do Search hijacker gets so deeply integrated into browser that many users find it really difficult to get rid of it. The problem with this hijacker is that it often amends the Start menu items and Desktop icons associated with browsers, by adding do-search.com attribute to the destination path of the respective icons and start menu items. So, for effective cleanup of your PC please follow this guide that will help you reset your browser settings to their default parameters.