Remove Goonsearch.com from IE/FF/Chrome (A Complete Removal Guide)

Goonsearch.com has installed itself as my homepage, and startup page of new tabs, am I under a malware attack? How did this domain capture my browsers? I have reset my homepage as google.com, but repeatedly, http://www.goonsearch.com/?q=&region=cn&lang=en comes back after I restart my browsers. I keep re-settings it, but all in vain. Any brilliant ideas to fix this redirect problem? Help, please.

 

The screenshot of Goonsearch.com:

 

 

Disadvantages and risks of having gonsearch.com:

 

* It will change the default homepage and search provider of your browsers.
* It may open vulnerabilities to third-party toolbars, applications, etc.
* It may display annoying unwanted pop-up advertisements.
* It may keep record of your browsing activities and interests, and send such sensitive data to remote hackers.
* It may cause your search queries being frequently redirected to unrelated, wrong, and even malicious websites.
* It may take Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources

 

This article is going to help you through this problem. We provide a detailed removal instruction of goonsearch.com (http://www.goonsearch.com/). Check to see whether it will help solve your problem.

 

Goonsearch.com Quick Removal Guide:

 

A detailed explanation on how to terminate goonsearch.com redirect virus and remove it from your installed web browsers permanently.

 

Step 1: Ensure your PC is disinfected with virus or malware

 

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Step 2: Remove goonsearch.com related toolbars from the Control Panel:

 

Please note that Goonsearch.com may change the title anytime, so just search for items that are unknown or suspicious.

 

• Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Find goonsearch.com related toolbars/applications > Click on Remove.

• Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Find goonsearch.com related toolbars/applications> click on Uninstall.

 

Step 3: Repair your browser settings.

 

Internet Explorer

 

1. Remove goonsearch.com from the homepage:

 

Tips: Press the Alt key to reveal menu bar of IE& FF

 

Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace goonsearch.com/ with a desired domain like www.google.com> Click Apply to complete the operation

 


2. Change default search provider, and remove Goonsearch.com from the list.

 

Tools> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers> Choose to set a preferred one as default search provider by clicking Set as default button> Remove goonsearch.com from the list.

 


Google Chrome

 

1. Remove goonsearch.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the goonsearch.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.

 


2. Remove goonsearch.com from the homepage.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Appearance section click Change

 

Remove goonsearch.com/ from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.

 


3. Change default search provider, and remove Goonsearch.com from the search engines list.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove goonsearch.com from the list.

 

 

4. Remove goonsearch.com associated add-ons through managing Extensions.

 

Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Tools > Extensions > Find and delete Goonsearch.com related add-ons from the list.

 

Note: The extension may under a different name, thus search for and delete programs that are suspicious or under similar file name.

 

Mozilla Firefox

 

1. Remove goonsearch.com from the homepage.

 

Tips: Press the Alt key to reveal menu bar of IE& FF

 

Tools> Options> General> Replace goonsearch.com with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.

 

 

2. Reset changed items of your Firefox.

 

Changed items include: the default search engine, browser startup & homepage, new tab page, and installed extensions cache, etc.

 

Type about:config into the address bar> Press Enter> Accept the Warning

 

 

Search for goonsearch.com, goonsearch or other related key words in the search bar >Right click on each item and select Reset> Hit OK to apply the change.

 

3. Remove goonsearch.com from the search provider list.

 

Click on the Google icon and select Manage Search Engines…. Select goonsearch.com and hit Remove, then click OK to complete the change.

 

 

Step 4: Remove goonsearch.com registry entries.

 

Run Anvi Smart Defender and switch to PC Tuneup tab, and hit Care Now. Wait the progress to complete, and follow ASD’s instruction to remove all items found.

 

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