Web browser has been replaced by Searchgol.com? Don’t know why you got this hijack virus? Have no idea about how to remove it from your browser so that you can use your computer freely again? Have tried many ways but can’t set back the homepage and the browser keeps popping up some ads to annoy you? If you have this  Searchgol.com trouble, it’s time to read this post for help!

Searchgol.com Hijack Virus Introductions

Searchgol.com hijack virus is indeed a web site that offers PC users to use it to search for something online. However, it’s not a good program like many famous search engine web sites such as Google and Bing. It doesn’t have the real search functions. It actually displays you much false information as the search results to let you click them. On this occasion, when you click the search results it provides, some malicious web sites will be opened to show you. Most of those web sites contain lots of viruses. Some of those redirected web sites are always advertisement web sites. Thy will keeps coming up no matter you want or not. So we call it as a Searchgol.com Hijack Virus.

Of course, people always wonder how they got Searchgol.com Hijack Virus because they think that they didn’t do anything wrong and they have anti-virus programs installed in their computers. This kind of browser hijack just make use of the weakness of your computer operating system to invade into your computer. On the other hand, it can also make use of your carelessness when you operating your computer to access your computer. When some people install something, they won’t read the terms carefully. Some other bundled software will also be installed into your computer if you don’t uncheck the related terms during the installation panel. This is also one reason why people got this fake search virus installed on web browser.

People will also wonder why their anti-virus programs are not effective for this Searchgol.com Hijack Virus. This is because the virus is disguised as a search engine web site. What’s more, it can make use of the weakness of the anti-virus program and escape from scanning. If you leave this Searchgol.com Hijack Virus in your computer and don’t remove it in time. This is to give the virus a chance to bring in much more other malware or viruses. You know, all the redirected web sites are not safe, those malicious web sites are also the source of some Trojan viruses. So as time goes on, your computer may have more an more other kinds of viruses. Remove this virus before your computer has been broken!

To quickly fix your computer, Live Chat with YooSecurity Experts Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

How to know if your computer has been infected with Browser Hijack Virus

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages such as Searchgol.com.

D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.

E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.

Best Way to Remove Searchgol.com Hijack Virus Step by Step

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe (related to Searchgol.com Hijack Virus) . Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Searchgol.com Hijack Virus.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Searchgol.com Hijack Virus

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry to Remove Searchgol.com:

Summing-up: Searchgol.com Hijack Virus is really a hateful one that can totally mess up your web browser even your computer. Before it goes to worse condition, you really need to remove this virus asap. It will never leave your computer as time goes by, so don’t have fluke mind. And you’d better don’t download those so called free software to take a chance. Those so called free software can’t remove this virus completely. What’s worse, those so called free software may contain lots of viruses as well. If you install those free software, your computer will have risks. Those free software will hack your computer without mercy. You can follow the instructions to remove this virus. However, please bear in mind. The instructions requires professional skills in IT filed. And different computers may have different conditions. If you are not confident enough to remove  Searchgol.com Hijack Virus, contact an expert to help you.

Note:If you failed to remove Searchgol.com Hijack Virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on October 6, 2013 2:47 am

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