Golsearch.com Removal

What is Golsearch.com Removal?

Golsearch.com is a website that will be set as your default homepage and search engine when you install SearchGol Toolbar on your computer. This browser plug-in is not supposed to be allowed to stay on your system, because it could easily expose you to a variety of potential security threats. Golsearch.com itself is presented as a custom search engine that can help you improve your online search experience. However, there are countless of search engines like that out there, and most of them contribute to various security issues rather than improving your search experience. Thus, you need to remove Golsearch.com and SearchGol Toolbar from your system in order to ensure that no cyber threats manage to enter your PC.testtesttest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Golsearch.com come from?

According to our security research, Golsearch.com is an old infection that is no longer available on its official homepages. The main homepage for the browser plug-in can be accessed at info.golsearch.com, but there is also another page at searchgol.com. Searchgol.com and Golsearch.com are both absolutely identical and they look like custom search engines.

Due to the fact that the download is not available at the official web pages, we can infer that Golsearch.com and related plug-ins are installed on a target computer bundled with freeware. It is very common for third party applications to be bundled with additional software that is not exactly useful.

It also means that you can avoid Golsearch.com being installed on your computer if you are attentive enough during third party app setup. Nevertheless, if you go through the installation automatically, you will get a set of additional applications you neither need nor want.

What does Golsearch.com do?

In a way Golsearch.com functions as a browser hijacker, because it changes your default homepage and search engine to Golsearch.com or searchgol.com. However, you most probably have allowed for these changes to occur during third party software installation without even realizing it.

Golsearch.com affects Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Apart from modifying the basic search settings, this application also installed SearchGol Toolbar on your computer. The toolbar is supposed to add specific functions to your browser, but the truth is that the plug-in merely slows it down.

What is more, Golsearch.com displays a lot of commercial content and functions as adware. It connects to ams1.ib.adnxs.com advertising server and the ads are displayed on the toolbar and right below the search box that you see when you open Golsearch.com.

How to remove Golsearch.com?

Constant exposure to commercial third party content is not only annoying, but it can also prove to be dangerous. Therefore, it is necessary to remove Golsearch.com from the system if you want to protect your PC from any potential threats. Remove Golsearch.com via Control Panel from Internet Explorer and then delete the plug-in from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome manually. After manual removal you should also consider running a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to make sure that no other potentially unwanted programs are installed on the PC.

How to terminate Golsearch.com

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove SearchGol Toolbar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove SearchGol Toolbar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall SearchGol Toolbar.

Restore your browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T again and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Golsearch.com. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go to Options.
  2. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  5. Remove Golsearch.com from the list and click OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab appears.
  7. Disable and remove SearchGol Toolbar from Extensions. Restart browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove SearchGol Toolbar.
  3. Press Settings on the left pane.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  5. Click Set pages and change your homepage address. Press OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine, delete Golsearch.com and click Done.
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