GoonSearch.com enters into your computer and changes your browser’s homepage and default search engine to GoonSearch.com without your permission? This post shows you a step by step removal guide to get rid of this hijacker.
What is GoonSearch.com and what can GoonSearch.com do?
Similar to the previous Searchnet.com hijacker, GoonSearch.com is also classified as a Browser Hijacker virus which usually promoted via free downloads.
GoonSearch.com seems like it is a genuine and really helpful search providers. Once installed it can corrupts all the most common used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. You may find that your browser home page and default search engine are changed to GoonSearch.com without your consent and knowledge. And the main screen of GoonSearch.com is full of unknown ads.
GoonSearch.com is an ads-supported search providers and the search results from this site are full of advertisements and sponsored links. You may find that when you use this fake search engine you will be redirected to some other unknown site such as this Plusnetwork.com, where ads and sponsored links occupied the results page. On the other hand GoonSearch.com is capable of colleting your daily online traces even your personal informations for unethical marketing. You should not keep this potentially unwanted domain on your computer.
How GoonSearch.com enters into your computer?
Usually GoonSearch.com comes bundled with other free applications from the internet, such as free videos, codes, or free softwares. When you install these free programs you may also agree to change your browser settings. You should always remember that download freewares or free applications from Internet is the most common way for your computer to be infected with malwares. Usually computer users always pay a less attention on the download and installation process. When they install some applications they may also agree to change their system settings.
Considering its way of GoonSearch.com enters into your system and malicious behavior of modifying your system settings, you should remove this GoonSearch.com as soon as possible before it make more damage to your PC.
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GoonSearch.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide Overview
Log on to your computer as an Administrator who has the right to add or remove software.
Click Start Menu->Control Panel (Uninstall a Program for Window 7)-> Double-click Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features for Windows 7)
Scroll down to find GoonSearch.com related or any suspicious programs . Click Uninstall or Remove to uninstall these programs.
* Internet Explorer
1 Open IE and go to ‘Tools‘ → ‘Manage Add-ons’.
2 Choose ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall everything related to GoonSearch.com from the list.
3 Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose the search engine you used before and make it your default search provider. Additionally, select ‘GoonSearch.com’, click ‘Disable suggestions’ to disable it, then right click to remove it.
4 Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’ and select ‘General’ tab. Click ‘Use default’ or enter your own website name, google.com or other. Finally, click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
* Mozilla Firefox
1 Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ → ‘Add-ons’.
2 Choose ‘Extensions’ → click ‘Remove’ to remove unwanted extensions.
4 Click on the Google icon and select Manage Search Engines…. Select GoonSearch.com and Remove it from the list, then choose google as the default search engine.
3 Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’→ ‘General’. Finally, reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com.
* Google Chrome
1 open your Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Tools->Extensions->Uninstall GoonSearch.com related add-ons or extensions.
2 Click on the icon ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’, select ‘Settings’, choose ‘Appearence’, then click on the Show Home button, click on the Change to change GoonSearch.com to a legitimate one, like google.com. Or you can click on the On Startup to set a specific page as your home page.
3 Click the ‘Manage search engines’ button, Choose ‘Google’ and make it your default search engine, and remove the GoonSearch.com from the list.
Optional Troubleshoot–Repair your Browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar(recommended)
Anvi Slim Toolbar is a secure, expeditious and user-friendly tool developed by Anvisoft to better help computer users detect and remove malicious toolbars, browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. Anvi Slim Toolbar is also available for repairing web browser problem caused by malicious toolbars or other malwares such as adware,browser hijacker and redirect virus.
Direct Download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/
1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar. On the main screen of this program, please click on the Scan button to scan your computer.
2 Click on the Manage button to view details about the found extensions and toolbars, remove the unwanted one.
3 To repair your browsers, click on the Browser Repair button on the mains screen. Select the relative browser that you need to repair. Currently, Anvi Slim Toolbar can repair commonly used browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
After the GoonSearch.com has been removed, some residual file may still in your system. Cloud System Booster is initially designed to better help users clean and optimize Windows-based systems by throwing out junk files, disabling unneeded services, cleaning up 3rd party applications generated junks, and repairing registry errors.
Cloud System Booster Download:
Malware Detecting and Pop-up Ads Blocking Tips (VERY IMPORTANT)
To make sure the computer is clean from GoonSearch.com and any potential malware infections, you are highly recommended to use Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to protect your computer.
Anvi Smart Defender is a brand new anti-malware software designed to protect your PC from being infected with computer virus and malware. Featuring with the powerful Cloud Scan Technologies and daily updated database, Anvi Smart Defender can detect, block and remove latest malware threats including Trojan, ransomware, worms, backdoors and malicious adware. Anvi Smart Defender is devote to providing advanced Internet security solution for computer users.
Download Anvi Smart Defender and have a try: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/
Important Tips: To block Popup ads and any unwanted or malicious website, you can take advantage of this ads-block tool–Anvi AD Blocker(which is available and free in Toolbox of Anvi Smart Defender Pro, the picture shown above). Anvi AD Blocker is designed to automatically filter and block malicious websites, phishing sites, pop-up ads, etc. to build a solid browser hijacker defense to your system. Please click the “Free Download” picture below to download this tool directly.
Anvi AD Blocker Download:
For instance, to block the Speedanalysis.net from your web browser, you can just add this Speedanalysis.net to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the Blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter speedanalysis.net in the appeared window->click Add button to add the url and close the add url window-> click Apply on the settings menu to make it and click X to close the window and save the change.
Good luck and be safe online.