Hi, I have tried everything to get rid of Goldensearch.org… but it’s still coming back. This crap has been on my computer for about a week. My default search engine is Google, but if I type things on search bar, the search engine appear to be the goldensearch, also there are plenty of pop-up ads while I’m using the Firefox browser. What can I do now? I don’t want it on my computer any longer. And could you please give me some tips to help me out of this issue?

Description of Goldensearch.org Hijacker

Goldensearch.org is not a reliable search tool but instead a kind of browser hijacker and cannot give you any correct search result. This browser hijacker takes place of your homepage and default search engine without your permission. Goldensearch.org redirect can compromise such Internet browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Once your web browser is hijacked by this infection, the default settings will be totally changed and you cannot change it back. When you look up anything via this tool, it just gives you wrong result, strange links or malicious websites. However, don’t click to open those stuff things, as it will point you to malicious websites where pop ups are here and there. And usually those malicious websites are carried some unknown threat, if you visit or click something from these websites, infection will get into your computer. Besides, Goldensearch.org redirect can change the DNS settings to block you access to the Internet. With help of this browser hijacker, many other infections may have opportunities to login infected system to create more damages. In this case, computer will get stuck and crash down often. So you should remove Goldensearch.org redirect timely to keep a safe situation for your computer.

Goldensearch.org hijacker gets into your machine via many ways without any notice even though your computer is installed advanced antivirus program, as this redirect malware is not a virus technically but a kind of plugin or extension. It can be bundled into those free downloading software by remote hacker. And when PC users download and install the software they need, this browser hijacker will naturally be installed into your computer meanwhile. One way to help you block Goldensearch.org hijacker access to your computer is to choose customized installation. In this way, you can know clearly that what additional apps are asked to install into your machine. Then you can block unwanted and suspicious apps. In addition, don’t visit those malicious websites. Those websites are usually carried suspicious infection. For example, many pop ups are coming from those websites as a form of flash picture, fake update message or computer security warning or discount ads and so on to attract you to click on them. Don’t be a fool to trust it. One click will bring evil into your computer.  Goldensearch.org redirect infection as well as other threats is spread online, so you should be careful of what you do on the Internet. To keep a good habit of surfing on the Internet is to keep computer safe.

Main Traits of Goldensearch.org Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Goldensearch.org and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of Goldensearch.org browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Goldensearch.org hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Goldensearch.org Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Goldensearch.org hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Goldensearch.org hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Goldensearch.org hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Goldensearch.org hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this Goldensearch.org redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Goldensearch.org hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on April 3, 2015 8:05 am

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