When using Google or other major search engine like Bing, Yahoo or MSN to search for something, you keep being redirected to Www.govome.com? Homepage is changed to Www.govome.com without permission? Have tried various antivirus programs but they all failed to remove it? How to get rid of it completely?
Www.govome.com is a notorious redirect which hijacks browsers and causes many other problems on the infected computer. It is able to attack all major browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This redirect pretends to be a legitimate search website with a search box. In fact, it is a deceptive website and cannot provide any useful information. It is easy to have the computer infected with it if you download or install unknown “free” software, open unknown e-mail attachments and visit malicious websites.
Www.govome.com is able to take over your browser, change default homepage as well as search engine and prevent you from changing back by modifying browser settings, DNS settings and HOST files. Besides, it keeps redirecting you to its own domain to inflate domain’s traffic or some other websites with a lot of ads and even malware programs. It slows down your computer considerably and damages the computer system. What is worse, Www.govome.com may drop rootkit, Trojans and key-logger into the infected computer, which facilitates the cyber criminals to record your online behaviors. To protect your computer and your privacy, you shall remove it as quickly as possible.
No antivirus programs can detect Www.govome.com redirect for it is hiding deep in the computer system. Therefore, manual removal can be the best choice. Please note that the process of manual removal is cumbersome and requires expertise. Any wrong operation will lead to mistakes damaging your system seriously.
Www.govome.com is a high-risk redirect which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of this redirect.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
In a word, Www.govome.com is a horrible redirect that is capable of sneaking into your computer without your awareness and also secretly performing obnoxious activities. Typically, it is able to occupy your browser and you keep getting annoying redirections to malicious websites containing fake ads and malware when you are using the browser. Moreover, it enables the cyber criminals who created it to access the infected computer to collect your personal information. Thus, it is recommended to remove Www.govome.com immediately.
Published by & last updated on April 5, 2013 9:33 am