What is Goinf.ru?

Goinf.ru is your typical Russian search engine that comes bundled with a potentially unwanted application, called Currency Calc. Now, you might want to remove this search engine, because you probably did not want it in the first place and we are going to help you do it if you do not know how. Goinf.ru does not appear to be a malicious website, but the malicious installer that it comes with certainly is, because it does not let you choose whether you want it or not. Since this search engine is in the Russian language, it is of no relevance to non-Russians. In any case, we are going to provide you some information about this search engine and its accompanying browser hijacker, so if you are interested, please continue reading.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Goinf.ru come from?

Currency Calc and by extension Goinf.ru are distributed using software bundles. These bundles are probably targeted towards the Russian-speaking people, so there is little to no chance that they are featured on freeware sharing websites that target English-speaking PC users. If you have this hijacker, then you probably got it by downloading software or other material from Russian language websites. You might be asked if you want to install additional software, but in some cases the setup will not warn you about additional content. So remember to always check for software surplus by opting for custom installation settings. That way you will be able to avoid getting Goinf.ru.

How does Goinf.ru work?

This browser hijacker is used to generate web traffic. Once this hijacker enters your computer it will immediately spring into action and replace your old browser homepage with Goinf.ru. The search engine itself is sort of useless, because all search queries are redirected to another popular Russian search engine called Go.mail.ru. At any rate, Goinf.ru unreliable advertisements that might redirect you to a shady websites such as Lp.xforex.com, which will ask for your personal details, such as your name, email address, and phone number. The search engine also features a news subpage that, at the time of writing, last was updated was on the 9th of April 2015. It also features a non-working link to currency rate table. Furthermore, the hijacker prevents the user from changing the browser settings. If you try to change your browser’s homepage it will automatically be reset to Goinf.ru the next time you launch the browser. On top of that this search engine might collect Internet browsing-related information, such as visited websites, search queries, IP addresses, and other non-personally identifiable data. And there is no way of knowing where this data might end up being used.

How do I remove Goinf.ru?

Removing Goinf.ru is not that simple and may be quite difficult for novice computer users. You must first go to The Control Panel and Uninstall any affiliated applications that may vary. Then you should go to your browser’s list of extensions and do the same there. Finally, you may tackle the issue of removing Goinf.ru as your browsers homepage. If you encounter any difficulties and you cannot perform the above-mentioned steps, then we recommend using a capable antimalware tool that will fix these issues for you.

Uninstall Currency Calc from Windows

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the unreliable application.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Open the Start Screen.
  2. Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
  3. In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the unwanted program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find the extension.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Fix the modifications made to the Brower’s Target line

  1. Right-click on the browser’s shortcut.
  2. Select Properties and open the Shortcut tab.
  3. Fix the Target line by erasing the address to Goinf.ru.
  4. Click OK.

Remove all Goinf.ru-affiliated extensions and reset you homepage

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox.
  4. In the dialog box, click Reset Firefox again.
  5. Click Finish.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  4. Mark the Checkbox.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+F.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Select Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings and click Reset again. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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