How to remove DreamCompress from the computer and browsers

Here we'll explain you everything about DreamCompress and how to defend your computer. Except that, we will give you information what is the goal of such programs as DreamCompress and why they are so hazardous.


DreamCompress adware

What is DreamCompress. Removal reasons and methods

DreamCompress is an advertising utility that was created to bring money to web-criminals and inconvenience to users. There are plenty of ways for unwanted tool to infect the computer, but the best of them is affiliate installation. This method is so perfect because scammers do not even risk anything. Users willingly download malware and become acquainted with all its features. All that hackers need to do is to spread the malware bundle once for most possible quantity of file hosting providers as possible, and look forward for the effect. Let us describe this scheme step by step. The first important thing is the decent program whose name can be used for package. The more popular it is the more users will download the bundle. It could just be a cracked copy of the trusted program. The very important quality of a bundle is that you cannot open it and see what is inside. The only possible action is the installation. In fact, it is a clean deception, since Internet-criminals promise you that you will get a fine utility but you get viruses in addition. It is the answer why adware victims do not remember installing it and are amazed that this tool exists in their computers.



After infecting the computer, DreamCompress begins to modify the browser settings in order to provide ads most effectively. Such alterations generally involve pop-ups and warnings about file downloads. Then malware switches the search engine and homepage, substituting the default addresses with the address of hacker's webpage. The finishing stroke is the addition of viral strings to the registry. Due to suchlike measures, virus protects itself from removal, and continues to show advertising even if user switches the settings of browser. After accomplishing all these actions, adware continues to work. Now you realize that none of the browser hijacker functions was not developed to be useful. The only thing fraudsters care about is money, so they will continue to show ads until you clean your browser from DreamCompress.

Many victims of advertising programs are interested in the answer to the question: are advertising programs profitable for fraudsters and how they work? The answer is quite simple: scammers gain a direct profit for every link shown to you. Every time you click the links on the pop-ups provided by browser hijacker, you just promote the pages you are switching to, and make clicks and referrals, by the number of which advertising is paid for. Do not forget that intrusive ads usually appear in the most unexpected spots and it cannot be hidden and there is many incidental clicks that allow adware developers to gain profit and make more spam programs.

DreamCompress removal tool

It is clear now that malware will not stop until you clean the system from dangerous software. This operation isn't highly difficult although you will still require to execute it properly to make it work. During the manual uninstalling process, you'll need to check the registry, cancel the scheduled objectives for reinstallation of DreamCompress, change the properties of browser shortcuts, erase undesired software from the control panel and modify the browser settings. Uninstalling is a very substantial process, and if you want to simplify it - please follow the advices that we've placed in the next part of an article. We cannot check your actions, so we advise you to make a backup of the important data before beginning the uninstalling. If you prefer more efficient and safe manner of removal - antimalware program could be the thing that you are looking for. With its help, you will not only eliminate DreamCompress, but also defend your workstation from other adware. We recommend Spyhunter program by Enigma. Its most major advantages are high speed, reasonable price, 24/7 technical support and compatibility with other anti-viruses. If you are interested in using Spyhunter - click the button below.


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DreamCompress removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.



Step 1. Uninstall DreamCompress from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the DreamCompress, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select DreamCompress and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove DreamCompress from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the DreamCompress, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove DreamCompress from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete DreamCompress from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall DreamCompress from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select DreamCompress and press Disable

How to uninstall DreamCompress from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove DreamCompress from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete DreamCompress from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the DreamCompress, press Remove

How to uninstall DreamCompress from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete DreamCompress from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove DreamCompress from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete DreamCompress from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall DreamCompress from Safari. Step 2 How to remove DreamCompress from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose DreamCompress and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove DreamCompress from Opera. Step 1 How to delete DreamCompress from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall DreamCompress from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove ads from the browser




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after DreamCompress deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type DreamCompress in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'DreamCompress'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system





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