The GoGameGo is a browser hijacker. It is a type of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Unlike viruses, it’ll not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your internet browser. This is because that it will get full access to your browsers such as Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer and be able to change their settings. Once your web browser settings will be replaced, you will be redirected to undesired web-sites completely. For this reason, we recommend that you get rid of GoGameGo hijacker sooner and thus restore your previous start page and search provider.
When your personal computer is affected with GoGameGo browser hijacker, every time you open your internet browser you’ll see this webpage. Of course you can setup your start page again, but next time you launch a browser you will see that GoGameGo search return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker infection can alter the default search provider on this annoying website too, so all your search queries will be re-directed to GoGameGo. Thus the authors of the browser hijacker may collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to intrusive sites.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted application such as GoGameGo browser hijacker on your PC system. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The browser hijacker be able to collect a wide variety of user information about you that may be later sold to third party companies. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any advertisements on the GoGameGo web-page.
We strongly recommend you to complete the step-by-step tutorial which follow below. We’ll show you how to delete browser hijacker and thus remove GoGameGo from your Firefox, IE, MS Edge and Google Chrome forever.
Remove GoGameGo (removal guidance)
In the instructions below, we will try to cover the Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer and provide general help to remove GoGameGo home page. You may find some minor differences in your Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: remove all suspicious and unknown programs, reset internet browsers settings, fix web browsers shortcuts, run free malicious software removal tools. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or restart your PC.
To remove GoGameGo, complete the steps below:
- How to remove GoGameGo home page without any software
- GoGameGo automatic removal
- Stop GoGameGo redirect and other unwanted webpages
- Method of GoGameGo browser hijacker intrusion into your personal computer
- Finish words
How to remove GoGameGo home page without any software
Read this section to know how to manually remove the GoGameGo hijacker infection. Even if the steps does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such browser hijacker infections.
Uninstall PUPs through the Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed programs on your PC and uninstall all unknown and recently installed software. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malware removal utility like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Delete GoGameGo from IE
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted plugins or toolbars on your web browser, which installed by a malware.
First, open the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. 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 browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to GoGameGo, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, search provider by default and newtab to default state.
Remove GoGameGo New Tab from Google Chrome
If your Chrome web browser is rerouted to annoying GoGameGo page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. Another solution to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will launch the process of cleaning. After it’s complete, the browser’s settings including start page, new tab and search engine back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Remove GoGameGo startpage from Firefox
Resetting Firefox internet browser will reset all the settings to their original state and will remove GoGameGo, malicious add-ons and extensions. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Run the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker related to GoGameGo redirect. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
GoGameGo automatic removal
If your PC is still infected with the GoGameGo browser hijacker, then the best method of detection and removal is to use an anti malware scan on the PC. Download free malicious software removal tools below and launch a full system scan. It will help you remove all components of the hijacker from hardisk and Windows registry.
Scan and clean your personal computer of GoGameGo with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
We suggest using the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) that are completely clean your system of the browser hijacker. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you delete potentially unwanted apps, browser hijackers, ad-supported software, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Now you can set up and use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to get rid of GoGameGo search from your browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the following link to download Zemana Free installation package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your personal computer. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Start the setup package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your system.
During installation you can change some settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is done, this malicious software removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button for checking your PC system for the browser hijacker responsible for GoGameGo search. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your machine. While the Zemana Free program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
After the scan get finished, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will produce a list of unwanted and adware. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana will begin to remove hijacker related to GoGameGo redirect. After finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to get rid of GoGameGo home page
The HitmanPro utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove browser hijacker responsible for redirects to GoGameGo, malware, potentially unwanted applications and adware from computer (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby revert back web-browsers default settings (homepage, default search provider and new tab). HitmanPro is powerful enough to scan for and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Visit the page linked below to download Hitman Pro. Save it to your Desktop.
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After downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will run the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” to start checking your computer for the browser hijacker infection responsible for modifying your browser settings to GoGameGo. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your personal computer. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When the scanning is complete, HitmanPro will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found as on the image below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will delete browser hijacker responsible for changing your web browser settings to GoGameGo. After the clean up is complete, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC.
Automatically delete GoGameGo search with Malwarebytes
You can remove GoGameGo redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal utility because it may easily delete browser hijacker infections, adware, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware by clicking on the link below.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install MalwareBytes Free on the PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker that created to reroute your browser to the GoGameGo web page. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
Once MalwareBytes Anti Malware has finished scanning, you can check all threats found on your computer. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will begin to remove browser hijacker which redirects your browser to unwanted GoGameGo web site. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware to get rid of browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
Stop GoGameGo redirect and other unwanted webpages
Use ad-blocker program such as AdGuard in order to stop ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC performance and impact your PC system security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. After the setup is finished, you will see a window as displayed on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block annoying advertisements, webpages like GoGameGo, 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.
Method of GoGameGo browser hijacker intrusion into your personal computer
Now your machine should be free of the browser hijacker that responsible for web browser redirect to the unwanted GoGameGo web-site. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and undesired harmful web-pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, browser hijackers and ‘ad supported’ software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, harmful applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove GoGameGo home page from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.