Are you run your favorite web-browser and do not see usual home page, which is set earlier? Or, the go2vulcan.com ads is the first thing that pop up once you open your browser? It means that your PC has become the victim of malware from the group of adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). If you get it on your PC system, this adware can alter the web browser’s settings such as startpage, new tab page and default search engine and install malicious extension that will open lots of unwanted pop-up ads within the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge screen. It is important, don’t click on these ads, as they can lead you to more malicious or misleading web-pages. The best option is to use the guide posted below to free your machine and thereby delete go2vulcan.com pop-up ads.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but often that a dangerous software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the web browser to see go2vulcan.com annoying ads.
The ‘ad-supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad-supported software can install additional web-browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad-supported software may install a browser hijacker that once started, will change the web browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the ‘ad-supported’ software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware as soon as possible. Use the free instructions below. This guide will help you clean your computer and thereby remove the go2vulcan.com unwanted pop-up ads.
How does go2vulcan.com ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove go2vulcan.com pop-ups
This step-by-step guide will help you remove go2vulcan.com ads. These go2vulcan.com removal steps work for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web browser or reboot your personal computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of go2vulcan.com advertisements from Firefox
- Remove go2vulcan.com redirect from Google Chrome
- Delete go2vulcan.com pop-up ads from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove go2vulcan.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up your browser from ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It’ll display the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Get rid of go2vulcan.com advertisements from Firefox
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove go2vulcan.com redirect from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to go2vulcan.com annoying ads which is caused by the adware.
At first, start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning. Once it is done, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Delete go2vulcan.com pop-up ads from IE
To remove the go2vulcan.com redirect you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove go2vulcan.com redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying go2vulcan.com page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove go2vulcan.com with free malware removal program
Manual removal go2vulcan.com pop-up ads requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system. Moreover, the freeware will help you to remove malware, browser hijackers and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click the Download button. Your web browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- Once the download process is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- Once the Setup wizard has complete installing, the malware remover will start and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which redirects your internet browser to the go2vulcan.com annoying web-page. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- Once the scanning is finished, it will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your PC. Once the task is done, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block go2vulcan.com ads and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, pages such as go2vulcan.com, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove go2vulcan.com redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the annoying go2vulcan.com pop-ups from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner using the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is opened, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out malicious extensions and adware which opens ads from go2vulcan.com page. When it has finished scanning, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
After completing the steps above, your personal computer should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer open go2vulcan.com annoying advertisements or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.