Browser Scam "Dregol"

Known As: Dregol
Damage: Moderate
Danger: Medium danger

Dregol removal instructions

What is Dregol?

Dregol is a type of scam that installs on a user's computer into their browser. Once installed, it will quickly take control of the browser and alter a number of settings which include changing the browser's homepage, changing the browser's search engine and provider and making other adjustments to DNS redirections, "page not found" redirection and other browsing related pages. Dregol affects the major Internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Depending on the browser, a different type of program is installed. In Chrome and extension is added to "manage" and control search and home page assets. In IE, a browser helper object (BHO) is added to control browsing and search. And in Firefox, a plugin or searchplugin is added to force the default search to use the one that Dregol decides to add.
Stop Dregol Scamware
Browser scams are not something new and dubious scamware developers have been using this technique for years to generate traffic to their sites, gathering search terms and redirect users to websites from where they receive a commission from advertisers and search engines. Dregol is just another such scam in the ecosystem and should be promptly removed. To do so, follow the instructions below.
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Quick Removal Menu

What is Dregol?
STEP 1. Uninstall Dregol application using Control Panel.
STEP 2. Remove Dregol from Internet Explorer.
STEP 3. Remove Dregol from Microsoft Edge.
STEP 4. Remove Dregol from Google Chrome.
STEP 5. Remove Dregol from Mozilla Firefox.

Dregol Adware Removal

This step will use the Windows Uninstaller (Add/Remove Programs) to attempt to remove this software. In some cases using the software' uninstaller will completely remove this scam. Depending on which version or Windows your run, follow the steps below to uninstall Dregol.

Windows 10 Users

Windows 10 Dregol Scam Removal
  1. Right-click the Windows icon (Start) in the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. In the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel.
  3. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
  4. In the uninstall programs window, look for "Dregol (remove only)", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

Windows 8 Users

Windows 8 Dregol Scam Removal
  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. In the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel.
  3. Choose Programs and Features.
  4. In uninstall programs, look for "Dregol", select this entry and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 Users

Windows 7 Dregol Scam Removal
  1. Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop).
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
  4. In uninstall programs, look for "Dregol", select this entry and click Uninstall.

Windows XP Users

Windows XP Dregol Scam Removal
  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Locate Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Look for "Dregol", select this entry and click Uninstall.
After uninstalling Dregol from your computer, if you still find the same behaviors and symptoms your PC was suffering from before, you will need to scan your computer for adware and spyware using. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
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Remove the Dregol Scam from Internet Browsers

Remove from Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer Dregol Scam Removal
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer.
  3. Select Manage Add-ons.
  4. Locate Dregol browser extension.
  5. Select this entry and click Remove.
Reset Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer Reset Settings
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the gear icon.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the Reset button.
  6. Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Remove from Microsoft Edge

  1. Open File Explorer and type C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Packages and hit Enter. (Replace "Username" with your user account name.)
  2. Delete the folder Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Once you've tried deleting all the content, go inside the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and try deleting the remaining folders.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Re-register Microsoft Edge in your account. Open the Start menu, search for Windows PowerShell, right-click it from the result, and select Run as administrator.
  6. Type the following command and hit Enter cd C:\Users\Username. (Replace "Username" with your user account name.)
  7. Type the following command exactly and hit Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}.

Remove from Google Chrome

Google Chrome Dregol Scam Removal
  1. Click the Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome).
  2. Select Tools and click on Extensions.
  3. Locate any recently installed add-ons, select such entries and click the trash can icon.
  4. In the opened window, select Settings (left corner of the screen).
  5. Click the Show advanced setting... link.
  6. Click the Reset browser settings button.
  7. Confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

Firefox Dregol Scam Removal
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Click the menu icon (top right corner of the main window).
  3. Select Add-ons.
  4. Click on Extensions.
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  6. Click the Open Help Menu icon.
  7. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  8. Click the Reset Firefox button.
  9. Confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Summary
Dregol is a potentially unwanted program and scam that infects your computer by installing harmful and unwanted software without your permission. This type of scamware invades your privacy and should never be running on your computer. Be very careful when installing free software or any software that is recommended to you through online advertising as in many cases this software such as Dregol comes installed with bundled software and all sorts of other unwanted programs. Publishers get paid to distribute unwanted software through such methods in order to make money. Make sure to always read the full terms of service and privacy policy and always opt-out of unwanted scamware. Also, download software from the publishers web site directly and stay away from non-reputable download portals or online adverts telling you to "upgrade" Flash or Java.
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