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Monday, November 24, 2014

How to Remove Yahoo! Search by Pay-by-Ads - Delete dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup

I am getting "dsrlte.exe"/"dsrlte.setup" on my taskbar frequently. As I understood this software enhances the advertisement. But I do not want ads while surfing. Can I remove this software ? How do I remove it ?

In this post, you can get more information about dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup. You can also get the useful tips to get rid of dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup.

Description of dsrlte.exe

Dsrlte.exe Ads  and dsrlte.setup are digitally signed and developed by Pay By Ads LTD. dsrlte.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\pay-by-ads\yahoo!search\\' folder. Some of the anti-virus scanners detected dsrlte.exe as Paybyads.340, Virus.Win32.Heur.n, Adware.Toolbar.251, a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.K, PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A, Artemis!BA73D8DC5DD1, Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT, etc. Usually this kind of adware can gets into your computer after you download some free software from the suspicious resources, such as Java update, Video update, Browser update,  rogue antivirus programs and many other free programs from hacked websites which bundle with the adware package.

dsrlte.exe is the executed file of Yahoo! Search browser hijacker. dsrlte.setup is the installation package of the Yahoo! Search. This browser hijacker is NOT associated with Yahoo. Yahoo! Search by Pay-By-Ads is an adware web browser application that displays contextual link ads on user's web page. This adware is mainly developed by the malware creators to display a lot of ads on your browser so as to make profits through generating web traffics. Once this malware  infiltrates the computer, it is capable to change the browser settings and install extension  or add-on on your browser without your permission and awareness.

When you open the browser, Yahoo! Search will redirect you constantly to its domain and search engine. It can affect Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, etc. Yahoo! Search  will show a lot of pop-up advertisements on your search result. More over, it is capable to collect your browsing information such as browsing history, search key words, enter information for marketing. It is suggested to remove all the component of Yahoo! Search including the extension, dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup from your computer as soon as possible. And it is highly recommended to keep a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter on the computer to remove and block viruses.

Solutions to remove dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup:

1. Remove dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup manually.
2. Remove dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of Dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup

Method 1: Dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup Manual Deletion

Step 1: Reset your browser setting

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 2: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Dsrlte.exe, dsrlte.setup and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal Dsrlte.exe and dsrlte.setup refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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