What is Tgmgo.com?
Tgmgo.com is a search engine, but is unreliable because it was developed by an unknown IT company and has a few undesirable features that include showing ads and promotional links in its search results and collecting information about you to tailor and personalize them. We recommend that you remove this search engine as soon as the opportunity arises because it will not provide you with a reliable search service. Instead, it will generate advertising revenue for its developers and their clients. To learn more about this questionable search engine, we kindly invite you to read this whole article.
What does Tgmgo.com do?
Research has shown that the bundled installers through which this search engine is distributed offer to install it on Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It is set to become their homepage address. As a result, it can become your place to go to when you want to search for something online. The way it works is also odd, because it redirects all search queries to Google.com, but opens a new tab on which Google.com is loaded. However, you will not get the same results as you would if you used Google from the very beginning. Our security experts say that Tgmgo.com can show modified search results that feature questionable promotional links and advertisements that come from unknown sources. Therefore, some of the links and ads can be malicious and compromise your computer’s security.
Where does Tgmgo.com come from?
Unlike a browser hijacker, Tgmgo.com is distributed in a legitimate manner which means that its developers have not made arrangements to have bundled software installers secretly install it without your knowledge or consent. Nevertheless, our security experts say that this particular search engine is also distributed through software bundles, but the installers provide you with the ability to choose whether you want to install it or not. In short, when it comes to installing this search engine, there is not deception involved. Furthermore, researchers have received information suggesting that other shady search engines might redirect to Tgmgo.com. Researchers say that, in some cases, startgo123.com can redirect its search queries to this search engine. At present, it is very popular in Mexico, Brazil, and India, so the software bundles that feature it
How do I remove Tgmgo.com?
While Tgmgo.com is not a browsing hijacker, you should remove it regardless of whether you installed it purposefully or accidentally. Our security researchers have found that it can show promotional links and advertisements that come from unknown sources and are, therefore, unsafe. To remove this search engine, we suggest using the guide we have provided below. We also recommend scanning your PC with an anti-malware program to ensure that no malicious content has entered your computer if you used Tgmgo.com for an extended period.
How to remove this search engine
- Press Alt+T.
- Click Options.
- Change the homepage address.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Locate the On Startup list and click Set pages.
- Change the homepage address and click OK.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T keys.
- Select Internet Options.
- Enter a new homepage address in the address line.
- Click OK.
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