Hello there, my browser homepage has been changed to Tgmgo.com. I think this domain is a useful search engine so I keep it in my computer. To my surprise, it brings many troubles to my computer instead. Recently, I have got many pop-ups since this domain sticks in my computer. My computer now is not working well, because it runs very very slow! I figure out that all are caused by this domain. Is it a virus？ How can I remove it?
What is Tgmgo.com? How is it works in your computer?
Please note that don’t judge this Tgmgo.com is useful or not from its name, and also don’t think it is a good search engine like Google. Tgmgo.com is when your internet browser (eg. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) Settings are modified. Your default home or search page might get changed or y0u might get a lot of advertisements popping up on your computer. This is done through malicious software called browser hijacker. Don’t ignore this hijack, it can make your computer slow or even collapse. A browser hijacker is usually installed as a part of freeware, but it can also be installed on your computer if you click on an attachment in an email, visit an infected site (also known as a drive-by download), or download something from a file-sharing site. Once your browser has been hijacked, the cybercriminal can do a lot of damage. The program can change your home page to a malicious website, crash your browser, or install spyware. Browser hijackers impede your ability to surf the web as you please.
Technically speaking, Tgmgo.com belongs to a potential threat but not a virus. However, it still can generate many malicious troubles to the infected computer like virus does. This hijacker is designed by those cyber criminals who want to achieve some evil purposes. This redirect infection can mainly be spread from the Internet. Innocent people can be lured to click on some dubious links which can redirect to this webpage, once people come to this website, their computers can get trouble. Also, many free software for common used can be implanted with this browser hijacker by cyber criminals. During the installation process, this hijacker can infiltrate into target computers without approval. Anyway, do not trust this Tgmgo.com Hijacker. Once you download the content from this webpage, your computer can be flooded with different kinds of computer viruses and threats. It can mess up the computer registry, so that it can start its work from the startup. In this case, PC user will receive many useless pop-up ads. Also, many other computer threats like key logger can be installed. Under this circumstance, computer can perform slowly. What’s worse, the sensitive information like bank details, passwords and other personal content can be leaked out. Hackers can use the privacy for illegal use.
Suggestion: To safe your computer, this hijacker have to remove quickely. If you are not qualified with sufficient computer knowledge to deal with this malware, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for help now to delete this browser hijacker to restore your browsers successfully.
The harm of Tgmgo.com Hijacker
Like other malware and scams, Tgmgo.com Hijacker can bring in a good chunk of money for the hacker. For example, one browser hijacker, CoolWebSearch, redirects your homepage to their search page and the search results go to links that the hijacker wants you to see. As you click on these links, the cybercriminal gets paid. They can also use information on your browsing habits to sell to third parties for marketing purposes. Browser hijackers are annoying and sometimes they can be tough to get rid of. Here are some ways to prevent your browser from getting hijacked:
• Carefully read end user license agreement (EULA)documents when installing software. Often times, mentions of browser hijackware are hidden in the EULA, so when you accept the user agreements, you might be unknowingly accepting malware.
• Be cautious if you download software from free sites. As the old saying goes, free is not always free—you may be getting additional items with your free download.
• Keep your browser software up-to-date.
• Use comprehensive security software, like the McAfee LiveSafe™ service, to keep all your devices protected.
Guide of Remove Tgmgo.com Hijacker Manually
Sometimes, running antivirus software will not solve the browser attack like removing other viruses on the computer. In this case, a manual removal is introduced in this passage as an efficient way that guarantees a complete restore of the affected browser. Other than resetting browser defaults, you will also need to get rid of unknown extensions on browsers and check for potential malware.
Step 1: Restore your browser settings in Chrome or others browser and your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
1. Open Chrome. At the top right, click More Settings.
2. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
3. Under the section “Reset settings,” click Reset settings.
4. In the box that appears, click Reset.
Please note that these steps won’t provide a full reset. For example, some settings like fonts or accessibility won’t be deleted. Reset browser cannot remove the java popup completely. You computer is still in danger, so you need to continue to operate the following steps……
Step 2: Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys at the same time, and then click Star Task Manager. One-click “Processes” tab on top, then find relevant process and click “end process”.
Step 3: Double-click “my computer”, then click “Organize button”. Click folder and search options. Click “View” button. And choose Show hidden files, folders and drives .then click “OK”.
Step 4: Click “Start” button, then click “Control Panel”. Click “Uninstall a program” (on the Programs section), select the suspicious program and uninstall it.
Step 5: Open Registry by Typing in the Run box and Hit Enter Key.
Once you find this Tgmgo.com pops up on your browser, do not trust it can update your media player to the latest version. It has nothing to do with your media player. It is a browser hijacker which can bring many troubles to your computer if you don’t remove it in time. PC user will get a slow computer with many unwanted pop-up advertisements. What’s worse, this redirect infection can create backdoor download for other computer threats to come and make further damages.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Tgmgo.com Hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by James B. Gonzalez & last updated on January 24, 2017 8:31 am