My computer has been hacked by this http://www.golsearch.com redirect thing. I don’t know if it is a virus but I am sure it makes me quite annoying and almost desperate. It was my IE browser first got this redirect and I since I could hardly remove this thing off I began to use Mozilla instead. But later on, Mozilla got the same thing. It began to give me similar popping ups and I cannot stop it! How can I get rid of this redirect completely?
Browser Hijacked by Www.golsearch.com Redirect Virus – How to Remove?
Www.golsearch.com redirect virus causes homepages reset and advertisements popping ups on infected computers. It usually sets the homepage on infected browsers to its own main page and you cannot use the normal way to set your original search engine back. Each time you take any actions it will reset the browser and makes it as the default page as soon as you open the browser. It looks extremely like a normal and fine webpage but since it gets itself installed onto computers without the permission or giving any hints to computer users before it takes actions it is categorized as a browser hijacker virus.
It hijacks browsers and takes over the homepage as well as other default settings on the infected computer. Your bookmarks will be changed and new but unknown ones will be added. Besides that, the browser will give you non-stop pop-ups once the virus gets into the browser. For example, when you are doing some research and you click on a result clip which should redirect you to the result page but you will get another page which displays meaningless things or is full of advertisements. The new popping up will take over the screen and you need to close it to get back to the clip you want. Www.golsearch.com redirect annoys computer users like this. And more than that, it is common that after you get this redirect on your computer the speed of your computer will be slowed down. The reason is that the browser hijacker virus occupies great amount of system resource and leave little for the normal programs to run. Errors may occur when you try to run any programs. That is part of the effects of the virus infection.
Screenshot of Www.golsearch.com Browser Hijacker Virus
Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any soft ware online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to a unsafe page. And on those page you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents. You may see another picture it gives on its page as below:
Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Www.golsearch.com redirect Virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in “regedit” to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this browser hijacker in Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Www.golsearch.com redirect virus on targeted browsers.
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Www.golsearch.com redirect is always bundled to some free or unknown programs and when you install them you may auto install this redirect virus at the same time. Many browser hijacker viruses are spread in that way. And after the installation your computer will be weakened and its speed will be slowed down and other changes will occur out of nowhere. Another damage caused by this infection is the reveal of your personal information and it sometimes takes your name and sends out emails which contain unsafe factors to your contacts. That is a way it make itself spread. As soon as you find this redirect virus on your computer you should get it removed and make your computer clean.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 27, 2013 11:29 am