What is Domain Trust Checker

Domain Trust Checker has been determined to be a browser hijacker. It is a dubious browser extension claiming to help users verify website domains for their safety in a couple of seconds. While Domain Trust Checker may be actually able to do this, such features are usually only a veil disguising its shady activity. The browser extension may change your search engine and startup page to cause unwanted redirects and generate ads. It may also have access to what you enter in the browser during the sessions – e.g. passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, browser history, etc. Users that got Domain Trust Checker without their permission should take the initiative and delete it as soon as possible. Note that deleting the unwanted browser extension sometimes is not enough to get rid of the changes. There can also be an unwanted application installed inside of a system that hinders manual removal. Thus, we recommend you follow our guide below to remove it correctly and without residual traces.

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How Domain Trust Checker infected your computer

Extensions like this tend to appear on users’ computers without permission. They sneak into the system along with program installers that people download from third-party resources. It is usually pirated, cracked, or simply freeware software promoted in repacks with additional offers. Such offers can be hidden inside of advanced or custom settings that can be tweaked prior to installing a program. Unfortunately, because many users neglect to check these sections, they end up infected with unwanted software. Another possible way of how Domain Trust Checker could end up installed on your PC is after following requests of dubious pages asking to click some buttons or links. The solution is pretty simple – pay more attention while installing software and avoid suspicious pages asking to do something. It is also worth reading our tutorial below to learn more tips and recommendations on how one can protect himself against such threats in the future.

  1. Download Domain Trust Checker Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Domain Trust Checker from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Domain Trust Checker extensions from browsers
  4. Remove files, folders and registry keys of Domain Trust Checker
  5. Block Domain Trust Checker search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Domain Trust Checker

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Domain Trust Checker completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Domain Trust Checker and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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To remove Domain Trust Checker completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Domain Trust Checker and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Domain Trust Checker manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Domain Trust Checker removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Domain Trust Checker installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Domain Trust Checker from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Domain Trust Checker you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names, but commonly “Domain Trust Checker”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller or CleanMyMac to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Mac.

Remove Domain Trust Checker from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Domain Trust Checker.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Domain Trust Checker from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Domain Trust Checker and click Uninstall.

Remove Domain Trust Checker from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Domain Trust Checker, click Uninstall.

Remove Domain Trust Checker from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Domain Trust Checker from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Domain Trust Checker in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Domain Trust Checker in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Domain Trust Checker from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Domain Trust Checker in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Remove Domain Trust Checker from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Domain Trust Checker might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Domain Trust Checker from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Domain Trust Checker in Windows

In some cases, Domain Trust Checker won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Domain Trust Checker. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Domain Trust Checker folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Domain Trust Checker in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Domain Trust Checker

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Cannot uninstall Domain Trust Checker in MacOS

If you can’t uninstall Domain Trust Checker from MacOS using the instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Domain Trust Checker. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Domain Trust Checker from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Domain Trust Checker.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Domain Trust Checker from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has a browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Domain Trust Checker extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Domain Trust Checker extension.
  4. Click the Remove button to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Find Domain Trust Checker extension.
  4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Domain Trust Checker extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
  3. Find Domain Trust Checker extension.
  4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Domain Trust Checker from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling the program from Control Panel. To disable Domain Trust Checker, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Domain Trust Checker related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Domain Trust Checker does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Extensions > Extensions.
  3. Find Domain Trust Checker related extension.
  4. Click Details button and scroll down to the bottom.
  5. Click Remove extension link and confirm the action by clicking Remove button on opened dialog window.
  6. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:


C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\acpeimiplhoapnlpldgapfbhgfnblgdp

Registry keys


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings
"acpeimiplhoapnlpldgapfbhgfnblgdp"="REG_SZ", "D6082339746C7BF48534C47330FAB3067C47F68BDAABEA8129B9FCCF70508E15"

How to block ads and pop-ups from Domain Trust Checker

Domain Trust Checker push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or an add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Domain Trust Checker” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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How to protect from threats, like Domain Trust Checker – final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Domain Trust Checker, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Domain Trust Checker.

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