Every time you launch the web browser(Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), you are forced to visit Goong.info? Why does this happen? Is Goong.info a useful search engine? How can it take control of the browser completely without allowing you to make any change? You have tried to use some antivirus programs to remove it but they even cannot detect the existence of Goong.info in the computer? Is there a good way to get rid of Goong.info thoroughly?
Goong.info is a fake search engine which can cause annoying browser issues and threat your private information. Most major browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can be easily hijacked by it. It makes full use of existing system security defects to get into your computer without letting you know. In addition, Goong.info is also distributed via some free software from some unsafe resources or attachments of spam emails.
Once Goong.info has finished its installation into your computer system, it will modify your browser settings, DNS settings, HOSTS settings as well as important system settings. You will find that the default homepage and search engine are changed. All your search results will keep being redirected to some unwanted websites. Some of those websites display a lot of fake ads from which the cyber criminals can make money. Some other websites even contain dangerous Trojan viruses or malware. Furthermore, it also will slow down computer performance considerably, which makes you feel like that the computer works like a snail. What is worse, Goong.info is bundled with rootkit and Trojans which can monitor your online behaviors to collect your sensitive information and confidential data including finical information and social security numbers. Thus, it is recommended to remove it as quickly as possible.
So far there is no antivirus program that can handle Goong.info completely, since it uses complex methods to hide deep in your computer and it can reanimate itself automatically. Manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of it completely. But please note that manual removal requires expertise and please be more careful during the removal in case of any mistakes damaging the system.
Goong.info is a high-risk browser hijacker 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. 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.
2. Delete virus files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Goong.info is a fake search engine with a fraudulent Google search bar which can affect your web browsing experiences constantly. Whenever you open the web browser, it will pop up as the default homepage. If you search via its search box, you cannot get accurate search results but some weird sites containing unreliable advertisements and even dangerous viruses that are able to further mess up the computer. The cyber criminals can make use of Goong.info to access the computer with the purpose of recording your personal information. Therefore, Goong.info is annoying and dangerous. Please take some measures to get rid of it timely.
Published by & last updated on June 18, 2013 9:53 am