What is Dregol.com

Dregol.com by ClientConnect LTD and is adware and browser search hijacker that installs in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Dregol.com replaces search, newtab and homepage settings of all installed browsers to http://www.dregol.com. Sometimes browsers shortcuts can be hijacked as well. When you remove Dregol from Control Panel and extensions from browsers settings will still remain unchanged and you need to restore settings manually or using free Avast Browser Cleanup utility. Dregol search uses Yahoo search engine, but search results page can contain extra advertising. Learn how to remove Dregol.com search from your browsers with this tutorial.

dregol.com search

How Dregol.com infected your PC

Dregol.com can be offered as free installation option, when you install some freeware from the internet. Especially, free small utilities like media downloaders, torrent clients, file archivers. Developers of Dregol.com earn on your clicks on its search engine results. Also it can be distributed with fake adobe flash updates (usually offered on live on illegal streaming websites). Checkboxes during installation say “set Dregol.com search as default homepage, search engine, newtab”. Uncheck those checkboxes or terminate installation of this program.

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Remove Dregol.com manually for free

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

Remove Dregol.com from Control Panel

To start removing Dregol.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Dregol” or “Run_Dregol”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Dregol.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Dregol or Run_Dregol.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Dregol.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Dregol or Run_Dregol and click Uninstall.

Remove Dregol.com 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 Dregol or Run_Dregol, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Dregol

In some cases Dregol won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Dregol. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Dregol folder and files. This happens, because process Dregol.exe or service DregolSvc.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Dregol 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 Dregol

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Dregol from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Dregol related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Dregol extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  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. Choose Dregol extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Also remove other 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 Dregol from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Dregol, 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 Dregol.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Dregol.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Dregol extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Dregol.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Remove following files and folders

Dregol files:


dregol.exe
cltmng.exe
SPtool64.exe
VC32.dll
VC32Loader.dll
VC64.dll
VC64Loader.dll

Dregol folders:


C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Dregol

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including related to Dregol.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Dregol 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 antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Dregol.com.

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