DoubleClick, a cookie that monitors your Web browser, tracks user activity such as shopping habits and interests and then sends this information back to the developers. Then your computer becomes bombarded with targeted ads based on the collected data. Although not dangerous, DoubleClick can slow down your browser. Remove this tracking cookie as soon as possible.
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Go to the "Start" menu, type "Regedit" in the Start Search box and hit "Enter" to start the Registry Editor.
Browse to and delete the following registry entries:<p>SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun(doubleclick.com) SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun(doubleclick.net) SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionBackup(doubleclick.com) SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionBackup(doubleclick.net) SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShellExtensionsApproved(doubleclick.com) SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShellExtensionsApproved(doubleclick.net) SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionURLPrefixes(doubleclick.com) SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionURLPrefixes(doubleclick.net)
Close the Registry Editor.
Go to the "Start" menu, type "DoubleClick" in the "Start Search" box and hit "Enter."
Delete all search results.
Restart your computer.
Tips and warnings
- Back up the system registry before deleting the registry entries.
- Delete only the listed registry entries to prevent damage to the operating system.
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