Sunday, December 1, 2013

Golsearch.com Virus – Remove Search Redirect Virus from Browsers

Is Golsearch.com a Virus?



Golsearch.com hijacks homepage but no other things so far. But methods have been tried cannot help change back the original one. Though computer seems to become more slowly than before, but no threat alert has been given away. No wonder there have been a lot of PC users ask if golsearch.com is a virus.

Actually, golsearch.com is a virus characterized as a browser hijacker as well as search redirect virus. The scene of being infected by golsearch.com can be different. Some see golsearch.com serving just like a normal search engine while some detect vicious behaviors by golsearch.com:

  • golsearch.com takes over every new tab.
  • golsearch.com occupies the original smart web search.
  • Additional web apps are mounted onto the computer that has golsearch.com without permission.
  • Computer as well as browser become tardy in response.
Take add-on as cover, golsearch.com virus manages to commit evil conducts and learn its payload for further damage:
  • Modify database.
  • Bind vicious components to system files.
  • Hijack computer resource to occupy the resource of build-in secure service.
  • Make changes on browser settings.
All these make the computer become vulnerable to be susceptible to virus. that’s why some strange items can be seen out of nowhere.


Conclusion of Golsearch.com Virus


  • Default homepage replaced by golsearch.com without being changed back easily with the normally used methods.
  • Additional toolbar may be mounted onto the infected browser without authorization.
  • Browser becomes slow in responding to the request to open up a new tab or a link.
  • Computer some how becomes tardy in operation.
  • Unrelated search results are increasing generally.
Obviously that golsearch.com needs to be removed for the sake of computer health. Given the fact that golsearch.com virus is not flagged by anti-virus programs, it is advised to adopt manual method to remove golsearch.com virus. Follow the steps below only if you are well equipped with computer skills. If not, you’d better consult VilmaTech Online Support for explicit and expert help.
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Steps to Remove Golsearch.com from Windows and Mac

Step one 

Remove startup item of golsearch.com redirect virus.

Windows 8
  • Hover mouse over the border of Start Screen
  • Type “Task” on the search charm bar that appears to hit Enter key.
  • Hit Startup tab.
  • Search and select startup items of golsearch.com redirect virus and click ‘Disable’.

Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Hold Win key and R key together.
  • Type ‘MSCONFIG’ on the pop-up window and hit Enter key.
  • Check startup items of golsearch.com redirect virus and click ‘Disable all’.


Step two

Modify configurations back to normal on infected browser manually to remove golsearch.com redirect virus.

Internet Explorer:
  • Go to Tools.
  • Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
  • Select General tab to
  1. Empty out browse history.
  2. Select ‘Search’ section to ‘Manage Add-on’ window and heck ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
  3. Locate ‘Tabs’ section to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ and uncheck ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ before pressing ‘OK’.

Mozilla Firefox:
  • Click on Tools menu.
  • Enter Manage Add-ons.
  • Modify settings under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.

Google Chrome
  • Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon.
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • Manage ‘Extension’.

Opera
  • Open up Opera and make it as the current browser.
  • Press and hold Alt+P key at once to initiate a new tab to modify.
  • Locate “Search” section and remove golsearch.com redirect virus from “manage search engine” option.
  • Browse to Privacy and Safety on the left pane to locate “Cookie” which is on the right pane.
  • Click on “all cookies and website data” button there to remove all cookies as recommended.

Safari
  • Click once on Safari menu and choose ‘Reset Safari’.
  • Tick all given options on the pop-up window and press ‘Reset’ to confirm the change.


Step three

  • Remove all suspicious files under C: Windows and System32 to thoroughly remove golsearch.com redirect virus.
  • Delete all executable files identical to systematic ones, such as svchost.exe and winlogon.exe in sub-directories under C: Windows.


Step four

Modify database

Windows 8
Type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ on search charm bar and hit Enter key.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
  • Hold Win key and R key together to launch Search/Run box.
  • Type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter key.

After enter into database, follow the steps below:

For IE users:
  • navigate to Explorer Bars, Extensions respectively under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
to find and select items related to golsearch.com redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Google Chrome users:
  • navigate to Clients, ClientState and ClientStateMedium respectively under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google
to find and select items related to golsearch.com search redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to ClientState under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update
to find and select items related to golsearch.com redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to Common under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\
to find and select items related to golsearch.com redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Mozilla Firefox users:
  • navigate to Extensions under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Mozilla\ Firefox
to find and select items related to golsearch.com redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\MozillaPlugins
to find and select items related to golsearch.com redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins
to find and select items related to golsearch.com redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Opera users:
  • Browse to 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
to find and select items generated by golsearch.com redirect virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.

With the backdoor open and vulnerable configurations on Windows and browsers, golsearch.com manages to transfer the collected information to its appointed remote server so that the cyber criminal behind golsearch.com manages to gain great profit by reselling the collected information to other spammers. Thus, it is a race of time. Quick solution is in desperate need. Manual way is thus advised to remove golsearch.com virus completely and quickly. If there’s something else that you are confused about, you are welcome to consult experts from VilmaTech Online Support for answers and expert assistance.
https://server.iad.liveperson.net/hc/4376723/?cmd=file&file=visitorWantsToChat&site=4376723&byhref=1
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