The Go.sumosearch.net is categorized as browser hijacker. It rewrites your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge’s startpage, new tab and search engine by default and can redirect your internet browser to certain undesired web sites. Of course, it’s not a malicious software or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It will not delete or damage your files, but it can alter some PC system’s settings or download and install other harmful applications. So, you’d better to remove Go.sumosearch.net hijacker using the guidance below and thereby restore your favorite start page and search engine.
Besides the fact that Go.sumosearch.net hijacker infection replaces your homepage, this intrusive web page can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a large number of ads, links to unwanted and ad web pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search providers. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the World Wide Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Go.sumosearch.net hijacker can collect your data, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Often, the computer which has been infected by Go.sumosearch.net hijacker infection, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which displays tons of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious ads that will offer to download and install malware and unwanted programs or visit the various dangerous and misleading web pages.
A malicious software that makes some changes to settings of web browsers on Go.sumosearch.net usually affects only Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The Go.sumosearch.net browser hijacker infection can change the Target property of internet browser’s shortcuts, so every time you open the web-browser, instead of your home page, you will see a completely different web-site.
Therefore it’s very important to clean your PC of hijacker infection as quickly as possible. Follow the guide below to get rid of Go.sumosearch.net search, as well as other malware and adware, which can be installed onto your machine along with it.
The Go.sumosearch.net is a browser hijacker that you might have difficulty in removing it from your PC system. Luckily, you have found the effective removal tutorial in this blog post. Both the manual removal way and the automatic removal solution will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need help then type a comment below. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your PC or exit the web-site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Go.sumosearch.net home page removal
The useful removal instructions for the Go.sumosearch.net home page. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Go.sumosearch.net let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete Go.sumosearch.net associated software by using Windows Control Panel
In order to remove Go.sumosearch.net, first thing you need to do is to remove unknown and suspicious programs from your personal computer using MS Windows control panel. When removing this browser hijacker, check the list of installed programs and try to find suspicious applications and uninstall them all. Pay special attention to recently installed applications, as it is most likely that the Go.sumosearch.net browser hijacker сame along with it.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all applications which has the name like “Go.sumosearch.net”. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker infection, adware or PUPs, then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your personal computer.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to delete Go.sumosearch.net
When the hijacker is started, it can also alter the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will show an annoying site.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The browser hijacker can replace it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the image below.
Once is done, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of Go.sumosearch.net startpage from IE
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove Go.sumosearch.net from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the browser hijacker, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s start page, newtab and default search provider that have been modified by Go.sumosearch.net browser hijacker.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the process of cleaning. After it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including home page, newtab and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Get rid of Go.sumosearch.net from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If your Firefox browser startpage has changed to Go.sumosearch.net without your permission or an unknown search engine opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Go.sumosearch.net search
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users may not completely remove hijacker from the infected personal computer. So, we suggest to scan your personal computer for any remaining malicious components with free hijacker removal applications below.
How to automatically delete Go.sumosearch.net with Zemana Anti Malware
We recommend using the Zemana Free. You can download and install Zemana to detect and delete Go.sumosearch.net startpage from your machine. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
Download Zemana AntiMalware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana utility will start scanning the whole PC to find out hijacker that created to reroute your web-browser to the Go.sumosearch.net web site. Depending on your PC system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
As the scanning ends, Zemana Free will show a scan report. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove hijacker which designed to redirect your browser to the Go.sumosearch.net web-page. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
Automatically delete Go.sumosearch.net redirect with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find and remove Go.sumosearch.net homepage from your personal computer. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
After downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker that cause Go.sumosearch.net web-page to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the MalwareBytes is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After the scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now start to remove hijacker infection which designed to reroute your web-browser to the Go.sumosearch.net page. After finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains step-by-step tutorial on how to delete hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Delete Go.sumosearch.net from web-browsers with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti malware or Zemana Anti-Malware cannot remove this browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for malicious software, ad supported software, PUPs, toolbars as well as browser hijacker infection which cause Go.sumosearch.net page to appear.
Download AdwCleaner utility on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 1, 2017
After downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as displayed below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan for the hijacker which developed to reroute your browser to the Go.sumosearch.net web-site.
As the scanning ends, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your computer as shown in the following example.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove browser hijacker which alters internet browser settings to replace your newtab, startpage and search provider by default with Go.sumosearch.net page and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the clean-up is finished, the utility may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
How to block Go.sumosearch.net
It’s also critical to protect your web browsers from malicious web sites and advertisements by using an adblocker program like AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll 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.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as displayed on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, web-sites such Go.sumosearch.net, 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 can be found on your desktop.
Why has my start page and search provider changed to Go.sumosearch.net?
Many browser hijacker infections such as Go.sumosearch.net are included in the freeware installer. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are made to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an adware or potentially unwanted software. Anyway, easier to prevent the browser hijacker rather than clean up your computer after one. So, keep the web browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus applications, double check a free programs before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown pages.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the hijacker which developed to reroute your internet browser to the Go.sumosearch.net web page. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop ups and intrusive harmful web-sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, malicious applications and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Go.sumosearch.net search from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.