Short bio

Adware.DotDo is the generic detection for a family of advanced adware targeting Windows systems. This family has evolved into malware from the old PUP.Multiplug family.


Adware.DotDo shows advertisements on affected systems that are not related to the sites they are visiting. Sometimes victims may be unable to install security software, because some variants of this family actively prevent that.


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.DotDo using real-time protection.

block Adware.DotDo

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.DotDo


Once installed, Malwarebytes can remove this adware without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Visit our blog or our forums to learn about methods that will allow you to install Malwarebytes on an affected system where this adware blocks the installation.

Associated threats

  • Adware.DotDo.DotPrx
  • Adware.DotDo.Generic
  • Adware.DotDo.Generic.TskLnk
  • Adware.DotDo.NSIS
  • Adware.DotDo.TskLnk
  • PUP.Optional.DotDo

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