If you have ever found your web browser homepage inexplicably changing to Search.searchgofind.com web-site, or notice that the default search provider in your internet browser has modified, then you could say that your computer has been a victim of the hijacker. The creators of hijacker do so in order to make money via Google, Yahoo or Bing search provider. Thus, in order to force you to use Search.searchgofind.com search services as often as possible the hijacker can change your internet browsers settings like new tab page, homepage and search engine by default.
The Search.searchgofind.com browser hijacker can alter settings of installed internet browsers, but often that the unwanted software can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Search.searchgofind.com unwanted web page every time open the web browser.
Table of contents
- What is Search.searchgofind.com
- How to get rid of Search.searchgofind.com redirect
- Manual Search.searchgofind.com search removal
- Removing the Search.searchgofind.com, check the list of installed software first
- Fix infected browsers shortcuts to remove Search.searchgofind.com homepage
- Delete Search.searchgofind.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser
- Get rid of Search.searchgofind.com from Chrome
- Delete Search.searchgofind.com homepage from Internet Explorer
- Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Search.searchgofind.com
- Manual Search.searchgofind.com search removal
- Use AdBlocker to stop Search.searchgofind.com and stay safe online
- Where the Search.searchgofind.com browser hijacker comes from
- Finish words
The browser hijacker infection, which set the Search.searchgofind.com search as your start page can also set this unwanted web page as your search provider. You will encounter the fact that the search in the browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of tons of advertisements, links to ad and unwanted web-sites and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search providers. Therefore, look for something using Search.searchgofind.com page would be a waste of time or worse, it may lead to even more infected system.
Also, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the PC system together with Search.searchgofind.com hijacker infection. It will insert a lot of ads directly to the web-sites which you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the makers of the web site. Moreover, legal ads can be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Moreover, the Search.searchgofind.com browser hijacker has the ability to collect a large amount of personal information about you, which can be later sold to third parties.
The guide below explaining steps to delete Search.searchgofind.com start page problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the browser hijacker that may attack Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE and other popular web browsers. The step by step instructions will help you restore your settings of browsers that previously changed by browser hijacker.
How to get rid of Search.searchgofind.com redirect
The following few simple steps will help you to delete Search.searchgofind.com start page from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the step-by-step instructions below will help you to get rid of malware like PUPs, adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need a help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below.
Manual Search.searchgofind.com search removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Search.searchgofind.com home page from the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge.
Removing the Search.searchgofind.com, check the list of installed software first
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking applications and adware can be deleted by uninstalling the free applications they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all programs installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Fix infected browsers shortcuts to remove Search.searchgofind.com startpage
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to start your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the internet browser which is redirected to the Search.searchgofind.com or other annoying page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The browser hijacker infection can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you run your web-browser. Depending on the browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, like below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Search.searchgofind.com page or any other unwanted pages. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Delete Search.searchgofind.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If your Mozilla Firefox web-browser start page has modified to Search.searchgofind.com without your permission or a an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, press the Help button () as on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the Search.searchgofind.com browser hijacker infection. Once, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Search.searchgofind.com from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, dangerous and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s start page, newtab and search engine by default that have been changed by Search.searchgofind.com hijacker.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Search.searchgofind.com start page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings like homepage, newtab page and default search provider having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove Search.searchgofind.com hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as new tab, home page and search engine by default to default state.
Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Search.searchgofind.com
Manual removal instructions does not always help to completely delete the browser hijacker, as it is not easy to identify and remove components of browser hijacker and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you use malicious software removal utility to completely remove Search.searchgofind.com off your personal computer. Several free malicious software removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the browser hijacker infection. The optimum way would be to run Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Scan and free your PC system of Search.searchgofind.com with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to detect and remove Search.searchgofind.com home page from your personal computer. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
Download Zemana antimalware on your personal computer from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the download is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, launch the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana anti malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana antimalware will automatically run and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the hijacker . A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
Once the checking is finished, you’ll be opened the list of all found items on your computer. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana anti-malware will begin removing Search.searchgofind.com hijacker infection and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
Get rid of Search.searchgofind.com with Malwarebytes
You can delete Search.searchgofind.com automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily delete hijackers, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After the download is done, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker and other malware and adware. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When it has finished scanning your personal computer, it’ll open a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing Search.searchgofind.com browser hijacker related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
The following video explains instructions on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Get rid of Search.searchgofind.com hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that may be downloaded and run to remove browser hijackers, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and other threats from your system. You may use this tool to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is launched, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Search.searchgofind.com hijacker infection which redirects your web browser to the Search.searchgofind.com annoying web page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. Once the scanning is complete, it will display you the results as on the image below.
In order to remove all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. When your system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop Search.searchgofind.com and stay safe online
It’s also critical to protect your web-browsers from malicious web-sites and advertisements by using an ad-blocking application like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the download is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup ads, web-pages such Search.searchgofind.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Where the Search.searchgofind.com browser hijacker comes from
Once you have finished the tutorial above, your system should be clean from browser hijacker, adware and malware. The Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer display Search.searchgofind.com annoying startpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.