This article explains the issues that occur in case of infection with g.results.supply hijacker and provides a complete guide on how to remove harmful files from the system and how to restore affected browsers.
In case that you see the domain g.results.supply to load during your regular browsing sessions, this is a warning that your computer has been affected by a potentially undesired program. Once this program finds a way to run its configuration files on your system it could access settings of installed web browsers in order to alter them and hijack target browsers. So after the changes occur the domain of this hijacker may be set to appear as browser start page, new tab page and default search engine. Keep reading and find out how to fix this issue.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||Domain that hosts questionable search enigne. Its configuration files hijack main browser settings without your permission and you start see the main page of this search engine each time you open an affected browser.|
|Symptoms||Affected web browsers have their settings modified by the hijacker. Their homepages, new tab pages and default search enigne in preferred web browser are set to dislay the main page of Safesearchprotect.com hijacker. Browser slowdowns occur due to increased number of online ads.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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g.results.supply Redirect — Distribution
The g.results.supply redirect is distributed using the most popular techniques in order to maximize the number of infected hosts. One of the main ones is the coordinated distribution of email messages that contain various phishing tactics. They are designed to impersonate well-known companies or Internet services and manipulate the users into opening them. The code that can install a malicious browser extension or link the site can be directly placed in the body of the messages. An alternative way is to attach infected payloads to them.
They can also spread on specific hacker-made pages that can impersonate well-known companies or Internet portals. Two of the most popular types are the following:
- Infected Documents — The scripts that can lead to the browser hijacker can be embedded in documents of all popular types: presentations, databases, spreadsheets and rich text documents. Once opened a notification prompt will appear asking the users to enable the built-in scripts. This will lead to the virus infection.
- Setup Files — The hacker operators can embed the script into application installers of popular software. Examples include productivity tools or system utilities.
The files can additionally be spread on file-sharing networks like BitTorrent. They are widely used to spread both legitimate data and illegal content which makes it a very effective medium.
To achieve a higher number of infected hosts the criminals behind the threat can spread it via browser hijackers. They are malicious web browser extension that are usually made for the most popular applications. Their descriptions contain promises of adding new functions or enhancing the already existing features. Whenever they are installed the built-in code will modify the default settings: home page, search engine and new tabs page in order to redirect the victims to a hacker-controlled page. Following this action the hijacker code will be delivered.
g.results.supply Redirect — Impact
One of the first actions employed by the hijacker is to modify the default settings of the affected browser. This behavior is necessary in order to redirect the victims to a specific hacker-controlled site. Commonly the following values are altered: the home page, search engine and new tabs page.
When the victim users access the related g.results.supply redirect page they may face a series of dangerous elements. Every single infection can be different as the script built into the main engine can randomize the addresses in case several end points are configured.
A typical infection is the one with tracking cookies — they will be deployed onto the infected browsers and will actively monitor and collect all user interactions and site activity. In some cases this can be further enhanced by combining it with a separate data collection module. Together they will be able to harvest data that can be grouped into two main categories:
- Private User Data — This type of information can directly expose the identity of the victim users by searching for strings such as their name, address, location, interests and any stored account credentials.
- Anonymous Metrics and Hardware Information — The engine can also hijack a report of the installed hardware components and other metrics such as certain operating system values and user settings.
The collected information can then be used by another component used to bypass the security measures. This can scan the infected computers for signs of anti-virus engines, sandbox environments and virtual machine hosts.
At this point the virus will be able to obtain administrative privileges on the compromised systems. This allows them to control every single aspect of the infection process. Usually the most common actions are related to modifications of the Windows Registry. This is done in order to severely alter the way the computer normally works. This can be related to a persistent installation of the redirect. This means that manual removal instructions may not help with its deletion as specific strings related to it will be created. If any entries related to the operating system or third-party applications are changed then this can lead to serious performance issues or troubles when using certain functions.
Threats like the g.results.supply redirect primarily deals with browsing web pages, so it can institute the display of various sponsored content. For every click the operators will receive a small income and the placement can include various forms: banners, pop-ups, redirect code or in-line links.
The design of the redirect site itself reflects that of common search engines. A main search engine followed by links to popular services are placed in the center of the page.
WARNING! Any interaction with the site or the placed links can redirect the users to bad content, not reflecting the best possible results. Many of them can lead to the display of fake login pages that will steal the account credentials of the victim users.
How to Remove g.results.supply Browser Hijacker
In order to remove g.results.supply hijacker and all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you need to complete all removal steps below in their exact order. The removal guide below presents both manual and automatic removal steps. Be notified that only combined they could help you to get rid of this undesired program and provide for the overall security of your device as well. Have in mind that files associated with this hijacker may be stored with names different than g.results.supply.
In case that you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment under the article or contact us via email.
- Guide 1: How to Remove g.results.supply from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of g.results.supply from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove g.results.supply from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase g.results.supply from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall g.results.supply from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove g.results.supply from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate g.results.supply from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove g.results.supply from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove g.results.supply
Step 2: Uninstall g.results.supply and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by g.results.supply on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by g.results.supply there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of g.results.supply from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall g.results.supply and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove g.results.supply via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove g.results.supply files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as g.results.supply, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove g.results.supply from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase g.results.supply from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall g.results.supply from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove g.results.supply from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the g.results.supply will be removed.
Eliminate g.results.supply from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.