I got Searchgol.com redirect when I clicked on a link accidentally. Each time when I want to go online, I will be redirected to this webpage constantly. It hijacks my homepage and doesn’t allow me to change it back to Google which I used before. I try to remove it by myself but after scanning for several hours, my antivirus still detects nothing. And my computer is even worse than before. How do I get rid of Searchgol.com? Any help will be appreciated.
Searchgol.com hijack redirect is new virus that attacks the victims by infected link, process and spam E-mail attachment. Once the victims open these infected processes or files, this browser hijack redirect will be activated soon and the infected PC will be under the attack. It has the ability to change all the Internet settings on the infected machine like homepage and add-on, that is why most of the victims will notice that their browsers are different from before. This Searchgol.com virus has ability to infect all the browsers installed on your computer which include Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Basically, this threat comes together with freeware applications that you download from the Internet by yourself. It also can install itself when you visit illegal or malicious websites. Generally speaking, if the virus comes from freeware applications you downloaded on the Internet, it must inform the user about the oncoming Searchgol.com installation beforehand. However, most users are not careful enough and they forget or never notice to un-check the box during the installation, then Search Gol virus find a best way to invade your PC and then mess up your computer.
Being a nasty virus, Searchgol.com can target on infected PC for malicious purpose. This website pretends itself to be a legitimate website and provide a search engine to users and let them find an easy way to search information they want. However, using this bogus Search Gol won’t get any trusty results. It actually contains rootkit and Trojans which can automatically record your online behaviors in order to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, credit card information, social security number. These confidential information then be transferred to remote server. Your personal information will be in high risk of exposure to public if your PC is infected Searchgol.com browser hijacker virus. Meanwhile, the cookies, history could be tracked by the hijackers as a result. Under such circumstance, the victims may lose their important data without their permission, and the problematic PC will also suffer a slow performance, the victims can not go online normally when this browser redirect virus starts its working. Popping up webpage and constant ads will appear frequently to make the victims annoyed. If the victims search something on this malicious webpage, they can get irrelevant results which contain viruses and Trojan horse. Other browser hijack redirect viruses can even invade the infected PC at the same time, that is the reason Searchgol.com has been one of the most dangerous viruses on the Internet. It needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage and keep your PC safe.
Searchgol.com hijacker may be installed if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. It can cause annoying redirection to disturb users. This problem happen when you use Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, even Google Chrome to browse online. Being as a redirect virus, it keeps tracking of computer users’ online activity and causing web browser to display unwanted advertisements and pop-up windows. It poses huge risk for all the computer systems. If you have been forced to visit those unwanted websites against your authorization, particularly for this domain, you must immediately remove this malicious virus as soon as possible in order to secure your computer.
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
Searchgol.com is a 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 related to Searchgol.com 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 Searchgol.com browser hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Searchgol.com is a high-risk webpage which is created by the hijackers to collect information from the infected PC and victims. This browser hijack redirect virus can slow down the infected PC and bring other computer problems to bother PC users. Some victims may think that running a power anti-virus program can fix this issue but finally they got failed. This browser hijacker can easily escape from the tracking of the security program and even stop them from running at all. So it is strongly suggested that you should remove this Searchgol.com browser hijack redirect in a manual way. Never search anything on this fake search engine and click its webpage, or your PC may face an extremely dangerous situation. Besides, this malware may constantly use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers, as well as receive ads and pop-ups from third party servers, which causes much slower internet connection speed and overall connection instability. Therefore, don’t hesitate to get rid of Searchgol.com hijacker once it is found.
Published by & last updated on October 6, 2013 4:27 am