This article provides removal for Good-search.ml browser hijacker. By following the step-by-step instructions presented at the end, you will remove the infection completely from affected browsers and system.
The domain Good-search.ml may start to appear in your browser after unintended installation of a potentially unwanted program. Due to its capabilities of modifying essential browser settings without your prior consent, Good-search.ml is classified as a browser hijacker. As a one, it changes the settings of your preferred homepage and new tab page. Afterward, you see the main page of Good-search.ml each time you open the affected browser. As the website collects sensitive information stored in your browser and then use the data for advertising purposes it is advisable to remove it from the affected system as soon as possible. Otherwise, some serious issues related to your privacy may occur.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The suspicious domain Good-search.ml hijacks the homepage and new tab page in each affected browser. A rogue search engine is set as a default one.|
|Symptoms||Affected browsers display the main page of Good-search.ml hijacker as homepage and new tab page. Many redirects occur during browsing sessions. The browser becomes sluggish due to an increased number of online advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Good-search.ml |
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Good-search.ml – Ways of Distribution
The distribution of browser hijackers like Good-search.ml is often realized with the help of shady techniques. One of the most preferred invasion techniques is via the installers of third-party programs. The owners of the hijacker choose this way of distribution as many freeware apps are attractive and easily accessible by the users. However, during the installation process of such an app, you may install additional potentially unwanted programs that have been incorporated into its installer. Compromised installers are usually designed to hide all integrated components in the Advanced/Custom options. At the same time, the installers may be configured to install the unwanted apps by default. Happily in some cases when you enter the Advanced/Custom configuration options, you can see information if any undesired software will be installed and cancel the installation on time.
A possible way for the distribution of Good-search.ml is Chrome web store. The hijacker may be pushed by a suspicious browser extension that is designed to modify browser settings and this way set the suspicious domain as homepage, new tab page and default search engine.
Good-search.ml is believed to harass Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari browser users.
Good-search.ml – Infection Details
Once Good-search.ml accesses your system it infiltrates targeted browsers to modify essential settings there. The domain may hijack your browser homepage as well as new tab page. In addition, its dubious search engine replaces your default one. All these modifications usually happen without your prior consent. Afterward, each time you open the affected browser you see that the main page of Good-search.ml:
The hijacker affects your online searches by replacing your default search engine with the suspcious one provided on its main page. This way Good-search.ml forces you to use its services. The main page of the hijacker has a simplistic design that mimics the main page of Google. Even the colors of Google’s logo are used for the Good-search.ml’s logo. However, do not get tricked that the searching services of the hijacker are as reliable as those of the popular search engines.
The displayed results are limited as they present only websites based on your recent searches and visited websites. Furthermore, they provide more advertisements than usual as each click generates revenue to Good-search.ml owners. Various types of advertisements may flood your browser and make it sluggish one the hijacker is running on your system. Be careful with all these ads because they may land you on corrupted web pages that install malware infections through the browser. The ads may also open a variety of phishing web pages that aim to steal your credentials or convince you to install rogue software.
Remove Good-search.ml Hijacker
The detailed guide below shows how to remove Good-search.ml hijacker from all affected browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Interner Explorer, Safari) and the Windows system. In some cases, the manual removal may not be enough to eliminate completely the redirect as some leftovers may remain on the system. For maximum efficiency, it is advisable to complete both the manual and the automatic steps.