I think I have an adware on my browser. Now every time I try to search something online, I keep getting this gon.driveopen.net pop up that I can’t erase. It shows me lots of unwanted ads pop ups. At first I thought it was something about an unfriendly toolbar. But the same thing still happens even after I got rid of some toolbars on browser. Now I can’t surf online properly. Please help me restore my browser from this problem.
Gon.driveopen.net Popups – How to Remove?
Gon.driveopen.net pop-up domain on your browser is categorized as a browser hijacker (also known as browser adware). It has become a big problem for many computer users for they are unable to use their browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) properly. This pop-up hijacker is able to affect most browsers on both Windows OS (mainly) and Macbooks. Through bundling with freeware, the hijacker gets on your browsers without consent. Then it starts to affect their abilities by automatically modifying their default settings. It is warned that security is poor while browsing online for the hijacker is capable of recording users’ browsing histories. Lots of personal data stored on the browsers will be stolen by this hijacker to help online third party with unknown cybercrime activities. When encountering this specific adware domain, remove the pop up ASAP to keep both the system and privacy secure.
Can anti-malware programs get rid of this Gon.driveopen.net hijacker? Many users will run a security scan through the system hoping to end this adware problem on their browsers. But soon they will find out it is useless. This pop up is not picked up by anti-virus software as a virus. It is more of an adware domain that’s filled with lots of misleading information. By compromising your browsers, the hijacker can hack your private information as well as bring in potential threats including malware and spyware. Soon as the adware gets on your browser(s), it will completely mess them up by creating constant disorders:
Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Annoying pop-up ads are everywhere on the webs.
Users are constantly redirected to unwanted results.
Browser is slow in loading pages.
How to get rid of Gon.driveopen.net adware pop up on home page?
To remove the hijacker pop up and restore your browser(s), manually delete the potentially unwanted adware on your system for anti-malware removal is not appropriate enough to guarantee a complete removal. Besides from resetting the browsers and uninstalling unwanted extensions, users also need to check for potential malware or spyware problems and registry errors. Due to the changeable characters of the problem, certain levels of computer skills are required during the process in order to accurate the removal.
Suggestions: Not a computer tech and can’t eliminate the pop up from browser on your own? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for help to delete this Gon.driveopen.net now if you don’t want to make things worse:
The Adware Popup Screenshot
* The above screenshot is about a random pop-up advertisement displayed by this browser adware. Users will receive such pop-up ads constantly whenever surfing online. They are either told that some programs are out of date and require some updates or their PC performance is poor and certain program is suggested to install to improve the operation. It is with these misleading popups that the browser hijacker is able to get malware onto the computer to infect the system. Users need to ignore them. The only way to stop these annoying popups is to completely remove the adware on the system.
How to erase the unwanted Gon.driveopen.net pop up adware from computer?
Manual removal, compared to anti-virus removal, is much efficient and guarantees a successfully uninstall of this adware from computer. Records and surveys have shown that users normally can’t get rid of such browser adware by running security programs on the systems. The browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry values to make its effect last longer. Thus, advanced computer skills are required during the manual removal of this adware problem. A guide is contained below to walk you through the basic steps to remove the pop up hijacker.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker popups manually from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Right click on items you want to end, select Go To Process
Click on End Process
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/Gon.driveopen.net hijacker
2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-
* Files and registries of the Gon.driveopen.net pop up adware can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.
3. Reset Firefox.
Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories
4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.
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This pop-up Gon.driveopen.net on your browser is categorized as an adware problem which mainly affects browsing applications on Windows and Mac computers. By getting installed on browsers in a bundle with freeware, the hijacker webpage doesn’t need permissions from users to open. It will keep popping up whenever you are surfing online. By displaying constant pop-up ads, the hijacker is trying to trick computer users into potential scams which may lead to further malware problems on the system. What’s worse, privacy is not safe when browsers are hijacked by this pop-up adware for it’s able to record your browsing histories via third-party tracking cookies. To avoid further consequences on the system, users need to remove the pop up adware via manual process.
Note: Get stuck on certain step(s) of the manual removal? Can’t find a suitable solution online for your browser or system? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for help now to completely remove the adware to restore your browsers:
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 10, 2014 10:21 am