If you are using your web browser and you find it automatically redirecting to the Digitaldsp.com website, it is likely happening because you have adware installed on the computer.
Adware is advertising that has been injected into your web browser without your permission. It’s normal for you to see advertising when you visit websites, but only when those ads are being shown by the websites that you’re visiting. When you have adware, the advertisements are injected from your web browser and will follow you around the Web to collect as much revenue for its developer as possible before you find out about them.
When you see ads on the internet, there is no problem with that. The people who own the websites choose to display them, and the ads are hosted by the websites that you visit. Adware, on the other hand, is another layer on top of the usual ads you see since its injected from your browser. Sometimes adware can block the ads you would have seen on the webpages that you visit to increase the click through rate on the adware for maximum revenue potential.
The adware usually doesn’t harm your computer, but it does harm the internet by giving advertising a bad name. Most websites advertise in such a way that you aren’t bombarded with ads, but adware often has little regard for user experience since it is not associated with any website. If a webmaster were to abuse advertising as adware does, most traffic streams would be lost. Because adware has nothing to lose apart from you finding out about it, it takes advantage of the situation by showing as many intrusive ads as possible. If you find yourself constantly complaining about the number of advertisements on the internet, it could be because you’re viewing adware.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to remove the Digitaldsp.com web browser redirect from computers.
Part One: How to Reset Browser to Default Settings and Clean Up Browser
If you’re seeing some of these problems, you might have malware installed on your computer. If the malware is secluded to the browser, you should be able to remove it by resetting the browser’s settings.
- Pop-up ads that won’t go away
- New tabs loading websites that are different from your defaults selected
- Unwanted web browser extensions and toolbars keep coming back
- The web browser redirects to webpages or ads that you didn’t request
- Fake alerts about a virus or an infected device
You can avoid this unwanted software in the future by only downloading files from sites that are secure.
To Reset Google Chrome
Here is how you can reset the browser settings from the More menu in Google Chrome:
1. Click on the More button and then click on the Settings link from the menu. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
2. Scroll down and then click on Advanced at the bottom of the page. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
3. Under the Reset and cleanup heading, click on the Restore settings to their original defaults link. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
4. From the Reset settings overlay, click on the Reset settings button.
5. Under the Reset and clean up heading once again, click on the Clean up computer link. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
6. Next to where it says Find and remove harmful software, click on the Find button. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
You can now close the Google Chrome web browser and continue using your computer if you like.
To Reset Mozilla Firefox
Here is how you can reset the browser settings from the More menu in Firefox:
1. Click on the More button and then click on the Help link. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
2. Click on the Troubleshooting Information link. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
3. Click on the Refresh Firefox button. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button when you get the confirmation dialog box.
You can now close the Firefox browser and continue using your computer if you like.
To Reset Microsoft Edge
Here is how you can reset the Microsoft Edge browser settings directly from the Settings application in Windows 10:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Click on the Apps icon from the Windows Settings menu.
3. From Apps’ left side, click on Apps & features and then scroll down the right side until you get to Microsoft Edge, click on it once to reveal its menu and then click on the Advanced options link. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
4. Click on the Reset button. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
You can now close the Settings app and continue using your computer if you like.
Note: While resetting and cleaning up your web browser may remove the malware from the browser directly, it’s possible, depending on the malware, that there are still associated malicious files left over on the Windows operating system. These leftover files can cause malware to change the browser’s settings again. If you need to take further action because you suspect malware is continuing to change your browser’s settings, follow the next part of the guide.
Part Two: How to Remove Malicious Programs from Control Panel
You can uninstall the program that may be causing the redirect from the Control Panel when you’re using one of the latest version of the Windows operating system.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. From the Control Panel’s main category menu, click on the Uninstall a program link under the Programs heading.
3. Scroll down the list of installed programs and highlight any programs that you think match up with the malicious program that is in your computer.
4. Click on the Uninstall button above the list of programs to remove the program from the computer.
You can now close the Control Panel if you like.
Part Three: How to Remove Digitaldsp.com Redirect Using Malwarebytes
1. Visit the Malwarebytes website and then click on the Free Download link for your operating system.
2. If your web browser shows a message that says “this type of file can harm your computer. Do you want to keep the executable file anyway?,” click on the Keep button.
3. If prompted by User Account Control and asked: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?,” click on the Yes button.
4. Select between Personal computer and Work computer for where you are installing Malwarebytes ad then click on the Continue button.
5. Click on the Agree and Install button to accept the license agreement.
6. Click on the Finish button when the Malwarebytes installation is complete.
7. The Malwarebytes interface should open on its own. If it doesn’t, click on its application that is now on your desktop.
8. Click on the Scan Now button to bring the scan.
9. Malwarebytes will then take a few moments to run a quick scan of the computer.
10. Place a tick on the boxes next to the malware threats and then click on the Quarantine Selected button.
11. If Malwarebytes hasn’t solved the malware on your computer, you can visit their website and contact them to let them know of the issue that their software is not yet fixing.
You can now close the Malwarebytes application.
Part Four: How to Repair Browser Settings Using CCleaner
You can use third-party tools such as CCleaner to repair the web browser settings. This is optional but should be done if your redirect keeps coming back or isn’t yet completely fixed.
1. If your web browser shows a message that says “this type of file can harm your computer. Do you want to keep the executable file anyway?,” click on the Keep button.
2. If prompted by User Account Control and asked: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?,” click on the Yes button.
3. Click on the Install button.
Note: CCleaner may offer an additional program for you to install. Choose to check or uncheck the box for installing any additional programs.
4. Check or uncheck the box for viewing the release notes based on your preference, and then click on the Run CCleaner button.
5. Click on the Analyze button.
6. Click on the Run Cleaner button once the analysis is completed.
7. The scan is now complete.
8. Click on Tools from the left menu and then click on Startup and looks through the tabs for any startup programs that have the word “search” in the title or name.
9. If you find any, click on the Disable and then Delete buttons.
10. You can now close the CCleaner application if you like.
This article was last updated on May 13, 2019.