|Short Description||The browser hijacker may have been brought by an ad-supported application.|
|Symptoms||The search provider is changed to gosearch.me.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), freeware pages.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Gosearch.me|
What Is Gosearch.me?
Gosearch.me is a search engine that has a browser hijacker related to it. The browser hijacker can be installed on your computer. After it does so, it will change the settings on your browser so that Gosearch.me is set as your default search provider and homepage. These changes can be performed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Browser hijackers are regarded as unwanted programs as they not only change your browser’s settings without your permission, but their activities may also lead to risk for your system’s security. This is why you should remove Gosearch.me from your computer as soon as possible.
How Did Gosearch.me Get on My PC?
Browser hijackers are distributed through a method called bundling. What this means is that Gosearch.me is attached to installers of free programs. This way, it can be installed without users even noticing it. There is a way to check whether you have come across bundled downloads. To avoid them, we recommend the following:
- Do not use third-party software dispensers as a place for acquiring programs.
- Do not rush through the installation. Instead, carefully read all of the information you are presented with.
- Opt for Custom/Advanced installation. This will give you the opportunity to prevent the installation of any additional software, featured on the installer.
What Does Gosearch.me Do?
Once the browser hijacker has been installed, it will change your browser’s settings. Gosearch.me will be set as the homepage and default search provider. Although the page is currently inactive and it redirects to Google, there is no telling when it will be back online. This search engine is known to show various sponsored search results. It may look as though it is a reliable search engine, but it is not. Using it is strongly discouraged, and here is why.
What Are the Dangers of Gosearch.me?
The problem with Gosearch.me is the fact that it shows sponsored links. There is no way to be sure that any of these are reliable. Cyber criminals are known to take advantage of browser hijackers to advertise their malicious websites. If you are transferred to a web page that is being managed by cyber criminals, then there is a huge possibility that your computer will become a target for malware attacks. Cyber criminals may also attempt to trick you into downloading some infection or into sharing your sensitive data. These risks should not be ignored. Removing Gosearch.me is of the essence and it should be done as soon as possible.
How to Remove Gosearch.me
This browser hijacker can be removed manually. Just follow these steps:
1. Go to Control Panel and access the list of programs.
2. Locate any unfamiliar programs.
3. Uninstall them.
4. Go to your browser and reset its settings. This way Gosearch.me will no longer be your homepage and default search engine.
By removing the browser hijacker, you are making your computer safer, but that does not mean that it still is not at risk. More potentially unwanted programs may be on it. It is also vulnerable to infection. If you want to make sure that your system is secure, then you should invest in a powerful antimalware program. This will remove all intruders from the Pc. AT the same time, it will also make sure that no unwanted software manages to infiltrate it again.
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