Goonsearch virus belongs to the type of viruses that redirect all the search results that you type in your web browser. This virus changes some browser settings in order to make you use its search engine, which will show you only the search results that its creators want you to see. It is impossible to use Goonsearch to find anything. All the search results will be commercial or malicious, so it is better not to use it at all and remove Goonsearch virus as soon as possible.
Goonsearch virus could penetrate into your computer from any malicious website and after the next reboot you noticed something new in your browser: the strange browser settings that do not let to change them. The virus does not let to change the settings. Also you will never see the websites you want to open, because Goonsearch virus will show you something else. The more Goonsearch virus exists on your computer, the more infections are installed on your computer and the more money will be got by the creators of this infection for the number of clicks you made in the fake search results and on some special advertisements.
If you are tired of the malicious search results and the inability to use search engine as you like it, then you should remove Goonsearch virus, using the instructions from this article.
Remove Goonsearch virus manually
- Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. For that you should reboot your computer, then begin to press F8 repeatedly before you will see the startup Windows logo. If you will do everything right, then you will see the black screen with the menu. You should use arrow keys on your keyboard in order to select the needed line in the menu and press Enter.
- Then you should remove the following registry entries:
In order to remove these entries you should press Windows+R buttons, then type regedit in the line and press Enter. This action will open Registry Editor, where you should find the enumerated entries and remove them. In order to find them you can use CTRL+F buttons.
- Remove the following files and folders:
In order to find the files and folders you can navigate them or use Search field in the Start menu.
- Then you should scan your computer with any available antivirus software, new-installed and updated.
Material provided by: Alesya Orlova