The IE homepage is replaced by Govome2.inspsearch.com? You can’t go to the web sites you are interested in when you surf the Internet because it keeps popping up? You may have realized that it is a browser hijacker. So it should be removed as soon as possible from your computer.
Govome2.inspsearch.com is defined as a browser hijacker which has brought a lot of annoying problems to computer users from all over the world. The hijacker will redirect your site visiting and online search without your approval, so it is also called browser redirect. Once you click on the links and web sites it provides, you will get an adware installed in the computer and soon many ad windows pop up constantly to harass you. What is worse, spyware, Trojan horses and other viruses can hide in those links and sites waiting for a chance to get into your computer. It looks like a smart search engine, but actually it is able to help the developers collect your private data stored on the computer.
How can Govome2.inspsearch.com get into your computer? It is spread widely on the Internet. If you click on a phishing web site, install an unknown free program or open a spam email, you probably get the infection. How does it affect your computer? First of all, it resets your browser and computer system settings sp that it can appear again and again until you completely remove it. Then it appears in the web browser(s) as the default homepage and search engine. If you use it to start your online activities, a large number of pop-up windows will show up on the computer screen, some of which you even cannot close. Search results it offers are to promote its sponsors instead of giving you useful information. When you find the browser hijacker on your computer, it is a wise decision to get rid of it as soon as possible.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Before you start the removal, you are suggested to take some time to make a backup of the important data so as to prevent data loss due to any critical error. Because Govome2.inspsearch.com can’t be detected and removed by antivirus tools, you need to remove it with some manual steps.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Govome2.inspsearch.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Govome2.inspsearch.com’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Govome2.inspsearch.com through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Govome2.inspsearch.com is a hateful browser hijacker which lets many computer users encounter annoying redirect issues. With it in the system, your computer will have to face the risk of being infected by Trojan viruses, malicious software and ransomware. Don’t take it as a common search engine according to its appearance. It is specially designed to deceive inexperienced computer users. It is called browser hijacker because it can take over your browser completely. It changes your homepage as well as search engine without your permission. Instead of providing accurate search results, it redirects you to some suspicious sites. You should not click on any of them. Most importantly, you should have the Govome2.inspsearch.com removed as early as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on January 29, 2015 8:50 am