Hi, my web browser MSIE 11 has been invaded by this browser hijacker called Gohomego.com. I can’t go anything further on the internet as this browser hijacker always redirects me to some strange and unwanted websites. I want to search some information about my study, but I can’t finish any tasks. It is very annoying and always displays different kinds of ads to disturb me. I don’t how can I get this crap into web browser. I tried to uninstall it from browser settings there, but it fails. I have no clue deleting it. Could you please help me out of this issue?
Belief Introduce of Gohomego.com Hijacker
Browser hijacker like this Gohomego.com is very annoying and nasty as it usually will pop up different ads, deals, discounts, coupons, fitness, software updates and ‘Security’ prompt on the website you opened. That is what browser hijacker or redirect infection usually will do to web browser like IE, Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Opera etc. at first sight, PC users will not suspect that if this domain is vicious or not as it also offers such quick search as Images, Maps, Videos and News etc. It seems normal. However, once this Gohomego.com hijacker gets installed into your web browser, some unwanted even malicious extension, toolbar and bookmark will somehow be added. Web browser will be always controlled by this web page and its URLs. Gohomego.com hijacker use its cookies to monitor what you perform online and collect your important data like paypal, credit card and debit card information. According to what you usually view on the internet, this redirect infection will display specific ads of product items to attract your purchase these promoting goods. In fact, Gohomego.com hijacker can be treated as a platform to promote sponsor’s products even malware software. Therefore, you should remove this hijacker as soon as possible.
Gohomego.com hijacker will usually be added into those free-charging softwares as a normal part. When users download and install the software they need, the virus may also be installed into system. A Cyber criminal likes to choose this method to spread browser hijacker together with other computer threats. So if you want to install software online, you should go to office and legit site to get the application and select customized installation to install the application. Only in this way can stop such kind of Gohomego.com browser hijacker getting into the computer system. Beside, cyber hackers also can create some sites and then put computer threats there in a form of popup like ads, deals, coupons and banner messages. These popups will keep showing up to attract you to click. But one click will activate and install this Gohomego.com redirect infection or other computer infection. Spam email, toolbar, extension, shareware or links will be good place for browser hijacker to hide. Don’t click on anything mentioned above, or you will bring malicious programs.
Symptoms Caused by Gohomego.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine 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 browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Gohomego.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Gohomego.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Gohomego.com 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: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Gohomego.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Gohomego.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Gohomego.com browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Gohomego.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Gohomego.com is not a normal webpage and a useful search tool. If you keep this fake search site a long time on your computer, many computer problems will happen in future. Your web browser first will perform improperly. Browser often gets stuck, hang or unresponsive. DNS server settings of some websites are changed and you’re blocked to access the site. Strange and unexpected toolbars, bookmarks, add-ons will stay on your web browser. When you’re browsing online, you will be disturbed by tons of endless irrelevant pop-ups. But you don’t click on any of them as your computer system can be attacked by more other virus or malware. Gohomego.com hijacker also has a bad effect on computer performance. It will slow down performance of computer, which will let computer run slower than before. Your computer may get hang or frozen for some time while you runs many programs or perform many tasks at the same time. even worse, this browser hijacker can assist cyber hackers to collect your personal information stored on the Internet and computer disk in order to gain more illegal benefits. Please get rid of this browser hijacker as soon as possible before any damages and data loss caused by it.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Gohomego.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on November 3, 2016 5:05 am