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Go-Search.ru Removal Report

go-search.ruIn case you see a suspicious search engine in Russian that redirects to mail.ru search results, there is a good chance that it may be set as your home page and new tab for the web browser you are using by a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). This is usually done by a browser hijacker software that average users tend to allow it to slip onto their machines. Since such software may pose some indirect threats to the user computer, experts advise taking precautions.

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How Does Go-Search.Ru Work?

This mysterious search engine may slip onto user PCs via several means. The most common, however is when someone downloads an open source software they need to use. Such can be media players, file converters, photo editors, etc. If such software is being downloaded from third party websites that distribute it separately, there is a chance that what you installed may have had a browser hijacker program that is included as a ‘free extra’. This type of distribution method is called bundling, and many third party software sites prefer it since it can generate them profits. As you may have assumed, they could care less what they bundle.

The same strategy goes for browser hijackers. When we examined the domain go-search.Ru, we have found several types of cookies from this domain that were tracking various information.


When we looked up into this web domain, we have established that it may be associated with Counter.Yadro.Ru, since the search domain go-search.ru had a counter on it. Security experts report that this domain name is associated with many PUPs and may have been created with profit generating purposes through advertisements schemes. This behavior is very common with ad-supported applications. Experts want that in case you have Yadro.ru associations on you web browser that you may be a victim of adware or a browser hijacker. Such usually come as toolbars or extensions.

Once installed on your computer, go-search.ru may appear as your home page and new tab page. As visible above it situates tracking cookies that may collect and monitor location information, browsing history, search history, clicks and other non-personal information. However, this is no guarantee that your personal information is safe since such software is usually connected with many third parties that also collect information, such as Yadro.ru.

Also, this software may prove to be quite annoying with time because it might display pop-up advertisements, ad-supported search results, and the most dangerous – web page redirects to third-party sites. Such sites may contain absolutely anything, varying from simple advertisements to malicious domains that may infect your PC with malware.

More so, there is the possibility that go-search.Ru associated software may run background processes on the victim’s computer. Such may modify various PC settings and preferences that ensure the program restoration of some of its files on the victim PC after it has been uninstalled manually. More to it, they might cause PC performance slowdown.

Remove Go-Search.Ru Associated Software from a PC

Experts recommend eradicating traces of any software that may be associated with go-search.ru. This is why you should follow the removal manual below to uninstall the program and clean up your computer. However, this may prove to be a tricky process since not only may the software be able to modify certain settings. And also there is a possibility that you may not find the PUP that set this search engine as your default and might delete the wrong program.

This is why the best method for removal is to use a professional anti-malware program that will scan all sectors of your computer and delete any traces of go-search.ru connected files, keys, and values. By doing so, you also insure yourself for a stable, daily updated protection against any future threats to your machine.

Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

1. Remove/Uninstall Go-Search.ru

1. Remove/Uninstall Go-Search.ru in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Go-Search.ru.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Go-Search.ru from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Go-Search.ru and click “Remove


    After Go-Search.ru is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Go-Search.ru and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Go-Search.ru is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Go-Search.ru to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Go-Search.ru has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Go-Search.ru
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Go-Search.ru. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Go-Search.ru will be removed.

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    3. Remove Go-Search.ru automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Boyana Peeva

    Boyana Peeva

    Believes that the glass is rather half-full and that nothing is bigger than the little things. Enjoys writing, reading and sharing content – information is power.

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