The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Doctor-Adware" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • malware

Doctor-Adware claims to be an antispyware solution. When it is installed on the computer it shows a lot of harmless cookies, browser helper objects and autorun entries as high risk spyware problems. These entries has been installed by Doctor-Adware itself. When the user wants to fix this false positives he has to purchase a licence.
Removal Instructions:


Please remove the following files from your desktop.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Shortcuts named "Doctor Adware.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\DoctorAdware.exe".
  • Shortcuts named "Doctor Adware.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\*.exe".

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.
  • Products that have a key or property named "Doctor Adware".


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\Doctor Adware\Doctor Adware.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\Doctor Adware\Uninstall.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\Doctor Adware\Website.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\Doctor Adware.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\DoctorAdware.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\uninst.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\Logs\debug.log".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\Logs\ObjectsFound.log".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\spydb.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\version.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\AdRoar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\AdRoar\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\AdRoar\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\AdRoar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\AdRoar\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Alexa Related\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Alexa Related\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\BroadcastPC\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Browser Hijack\helper.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cookies\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cookies\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cookies\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cookies\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cydoor\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cydoor\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cydoor\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cydoor\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cydoor\registry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cydoor\registrypaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eAcceleration\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eAcceleration\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eUniverse\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eUniverse\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eUniverse\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eUniverse\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eUniverse\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eUniverse\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\FSG\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\FSG\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\FSG\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\GAIN\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\GAIN\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\GAIN\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\GAIN\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\GAIN\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\HuntBar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\HuntBar\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\HuntBar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\HuntBar\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\MarketScore\cookies.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\MarketScore\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\MarketScore\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\MarketScore\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\MarketScore\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net\providers.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net\uninstallers.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar\fixedfiles.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TV Media\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TV Media\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TV Media\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TV Media\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TV Media\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Twain-Tech\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\VX2\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\VX2\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\VX2\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\VX2\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\VX2\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebHancer\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebHancer\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebHancer\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebHancer\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebHancer\processes.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebHancer\providers.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\description.html".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\files.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\filespaths.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\fixedregistry.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar\processes.txt".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Doctor-Adware uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMS>\Doctor Adware".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\Logs".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\AdRoar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Alexa Related".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\BroadcastPC".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Browser Hijack".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cookies".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Cydoor".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eAcceleration".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\eUniverse".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\FSG".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\GAIN".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\HuntBar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\IBIS Toolbar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Keen<$Key>\.PerfectNav".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\MarketScore".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\New.Net".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\StartNow.HyperBar".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TopMoxie(WebSavings)".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\TV Media".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\Twain-Tech".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\VX2".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebHancer".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Doctor Adware\SpyWares\WebSearchToolbar".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Doctor-Adware uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!


You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry key "Doctor Adware" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\".
  • Delete the registry key "DoctorAdware.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\".
If Doctor-Adware uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.