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Author Topic: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry  (Read 26916 times)

Kurt63

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Always very careful where I search and websites when using the computer.  Picked up googleads.g.doubleclick.net and do not know how to remove.  I had something similar a few years ago Atdmt.com and found a link to remove from registry but now I do not remember how to remove and cannot find by searching.  You can't just go in and reset your internet and delete or block as I have done that and it comes back. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 08:36:59 PM »
What do you mean by "Picked up googleads.g.doubleclick.net ?  What exactly are the symptoms?
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 09:00:17 PM »
When you go to a website and then try to go back to the original and click the back arrow, it will not let you leave the website you are on.  If have to click on the dropdown and bypass or click home.  It is a type of cookie that never goes away.  My virus scan will not remove. 
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 09:08:22 PM »
I don't think you can use Google search without getting that, but never knew it to cause problems. It does pick up ads in the Google search, though.

I didn't think it was in the Registry either, but maybe...  If you edit it out, it probably comes right back the next time you Google.

But if something is blocking or interfering with doubleclick.net, e.g. you have blocked the domain in your router, the browser can hang waiting for the doubleclick.net ad to load. Could that be what you are experiencing?
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 09:51:39 PM »
I never use google as a search, always Bing.  When I had atdmt.com which acted the same, I removed through the registry.  I tried to search the registry but nothing comes up.  I blocked the domain but it came back. 
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 10:14:26 PM »
How did you find out it's a problem?   There's no solution in the "malware" search?
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 10:34:22 PM »
Found when I hit the back arrow and it would not go back a page.  Checked the drop down menu and there it was. 
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 01:16:29 AM »
From the fixes I checked you can 1.) Run 'Spybot Search & Destroy'; It's good and free 2.) Run FireFox browser with AdBlock as your browser

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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 07:24:19 AM »
When you try to back out of a page and it doesn't work, double-click rapidly and see if that will work. If necessary, do it two or three times in succession. I've encountered the same issue from time to time. Kind of a pain, but I really don't think it's anything to worry about.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 08:07:17 AM »
Found when I hit the back arrow and it would not go back a page.  Checked the drop down menu and there it was.
What "drop down menu" are you refering to?
 
As Brother Bill stated, sometimes you must double-click to go back.  This is caused by websites that redirect you to a second webstie (or page).  When you click the back button once, it backs up to the page that just redirected you, so you wind up right back where you were.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 08:19:08 AM »
Try Alt-LeftArrow instead of the back button.  Press twice instead of double clicking the back button, that doesn't always work.  The keyboard does.

You didn't say what browser and version, but in most you can click and hold on the back button to see a list of the previous pages.  Does that work?
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 08:52:10 AM »
Sounds like OP already knows how to work around it but finds it irritating and wants it removed.

I believe malwarebytes anti-malware will remove it. It is free and heavily used.
The softwre Spyware blaster blocks many sites that install it and other malware. It's also heavily used and works with both IE and Firefox.

I have had good luck at the forum bleepingcomputer.com They have step by step instructions for removing many forms of malware and offer free and helpful support just like this site does for RV issues.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011, 09:35:18 AM »
Thanks.  I use IE and msn as my home page.  I use Vipre and just renewed my yearly subscription.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2011, 09:44:50 AM »
 googleads.g.doubleclick.net is not a virus or malware. It is a way of delivering ads to you that are targeted to your likes and dislikes. You will get it every time you visit a web page that uses doubleclick to push ads to your browser. You can't get rid of it in the registry because it never gets into the registry.

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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2011, 10:04:43 AM »
Tom is correct, the registry has nothing to do with your problem and I doubt you have picked up any malware.  If you were using Firefox, there are several addons that can block all content from doubleclick, but not so much for IE.  You could look up Ghostery and Simple Adblock Class, both addons for IE9, that may help.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2011, 12:39:24 PM »
Found when I hit the back arrow and it would not go back a page.  Checked the drop down menu and there it was.

If you are talking about the drop down menu for the browser's back/forward buttons.. That is not registery, that's browser history.. Simply closing the page will get rid of it.

However if you want to sweep the history clean CCLeaner will do the trick  IT can also dump your cookie jar.

Now, if you want to never visit a web site (This my cause issues but is easily fixed)

In Windows | System32 | Drivers | Etc (This is for xp) there should be a file called simply HOSTS,,   Not Hosts.txt or hosts.abc or anything with a dot extension just plain HOSTS

Open it for edit, NOTEPAD can do it just fine

There is a line in there

Local host 127.0.0.1 or
127.0.0.1 local host (Forget which)

Copy that line, only replace "Local host" with the site you want never to visit

IE: 127.0.0.1   googleheds.doubleclick.com
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2011, 12:42:16 PM »
How did you find out it's a problem?   There's no solution in the "malware" search?

He does not have a problem per-say.. What it is is a page that re-directed him somewhere. IT is not mal-ware, it's not in the registery, it's in the browser history as he passed thrhough on the way to somewhere else.

Now when he's on the page it handed him off to and he back arrows, it returns him to the doubleclick page, which then re-forwards him to the target page. so it APPEARS he has  problem..   Happnes to me all the time on survey sites.. I just go to the drop down, drop down TWO, (Past the re-direction page) and it works.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2011, 12:47:53 PM »
One thing you could try that might help at least temporarily is to delete your browser history and cookies. Could still come back, but might give you a bit of a break.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2011, 12:51:42 PM »
Try super anti spyware it does a good job and free download
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2011, 01:25:29 PM »
One thing you could try that might help at least temporarily is to delete your browser history and cookies. Could still come back, but might give you a bit of a break.

Unfortunately, that won't solve the problem -- it just deletes the current cookies. The culprit cookies will return as soon as you then visit another website.

John, I have seen the fix you posted on a number of websites -- and am curious as to whether it works or not. Have you tried it and does it work?
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2011, 02:14:03 PM »
I don't think you can get to many web sites if you block doubleclick somehow . Its about the first thing that loads if you watch.Super anti spyware takes it out  every time you run it,but its back the next time  you scan.
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2011, 02:35:29 PM »
I have doubleclick (and many other ad servers) blocked using AdBlock Plus and all it does is stop the ads.  It has no effect on the other features of any web site.  Deleting cookies will have no effect either.  They are just text files.  You do want to configure your privacy settings to block all third party cookies, they serve no useful purpose for you, just for the advertisers.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2011, 03:35:50 PM »
Is there a reason that adding 127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net or even just 127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net to their HOSTS file wouldn't work?
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2011, 03:46:03 PM »
It would work, but just for those specific domains.  Addons like AdBlock Plus block all of the numerous domains used by companies like doubleclick.  You need something that will block *.doubleclick.* for starters and the HOSTS file can't handle wild cards.
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2011, 05:18:42 PM »
If by "The fix I posted" you are talking about an entry in the hosts file.

This sort of works.. By that I mean if you absolutly do not want to visit that web site then by putting it in your hosts file and re-directing to 127.0.0.1 you block it, by name 100%

127.0.0.1 is the loop back address for YOUR computer. since the page is not there it can not load.

THe problem is: IN this case the page that bothers him is a redirect page.. When he does a search the search engine sends him to the doubleclick page which then passes him on to his desired page.

IF he blocks the doubleclick page he will "Kill" that search engine for all intents.

But when it comes to blocking a URL.. that does work and work well.   Just causes a lot of 404 errors.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2011, 07:23:20 PM »
Thanks for all the input. I only click on sites that I am familiar with and do not want to block any sites since the ones I do go to I know.  I will look at the Adblock Plus.  There are other sites that claim to remove.  I found this on the internet that explains what this does.

Googleads.g.doubleclick.com is added by a nasty browser hijacker that modifies Windows hosts file to redirect yahoo, google, bing and other search engine queries to http:// Googleads.g.doubleclick.com or other random spam sites. The hijacker may install additional threats and alter system files to prevent its detection. When activated, Googleads.g.doubleclick.com may use security holes to attach itself to files or programs inside the system. Googleads.g.doubleclick.com may monitor your surfing actions and lead to your computer to run sluggishly.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2011, 07:34:22 PM »
Googleads.g.doubleclick.com is added by a nasty browser hijacker that modifies Windows hosts file to redirect yahoo, google, bing and other search engine queries to http:// Googleads.g.doubleclick.com or other random spam sites. The hijacker may install additional threats and alter system files to prevent its detection. When activated, Googleads.g.doubleclick.com may use security holes to attach itself to files or programs inside the system. Googleads.g.doubleclick.com may monitor your surfing actions and lead to your computer to run sluggishly.
If this is correct, then check your hosts file to see if there is an entry there.  If so, delete it or "rem" it out.  Open hosts file with Notepad.
 
For XP, it is usually located here - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc  You'll have to turn on hidden files view in Explorer to get there.
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Re: Compter Help needed to remove googleads.g.doubleclick.net from registry
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2011, 08:33:08 PM »
I've been running a HOSTS file for several years, and it makes third party ads simply disappear.  I'm using the one available from mvps.org, there are others also available on the Net.  Just Google Hosts File.

The MVPS Hosts file, along with detailed instructions on how it works, how to install it, etc. is at http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2011, 09:14:08 PM »
For those of you who want to use hosts.mvps (or something similar) as a hosts file and develop a web site on your computer, you may have anonymous user set to off.  If so, you will get beaten to death with prompts for username and password for each request that goes to the local host.  You will have to allow anonymous user to avoid this.  If you don't know what I'm talking about then your probably won't encounter the problem.
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