The Goto.searchpro.club page as your search engine should not be underestimated, because the reason for its appearance within your web browser is potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the group of browser hijackers that has ben installed into your PC system. It can bring a security risk to your personal computer. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the Goto.searchpro.club is just a web site, but the hijacker uses it to reroute your browser onto unwanted web-pages, even without your permission and desire to see it. The Goto.searchpro.club as your startpage or search engine can be just the beginning, because your personal computer is hijacked by malicious software, so the amount of problems with your web-browser in the future may increase.
When you perform a search via goto.searchpro.club/v1/hostedsearch, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search that provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you will also be shown a lot of intrusive ads. The developers of Goto.searchpro.club doing this to generate advertising revenue from these ads.
Also, adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) may be installed on the computer together with Goto.searchpro.club hijacker. It will insert a large amount of ads directly to the sites which you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the developers of the page. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake advertisements that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious applications. Moreover, the Goto.searchpro.club hijacker infection can gather your personal information which can be later sold to third parties.
A malware that may introduce certain undesired changes to current settings of installed web-browsers on Goto.searchpro.club usually affects only Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The Goto.searchpro.club browser hijacker can modify the Target property of internet browser’s shortcuts, so every time you launch the browser, instead of your start page, you will see a completely different web site.
We strongly advise you to complete the instructions which follow below. We will show you how to remove browser hijacker and thereby delete Goto.searchpro.club start page from your Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer forever.
Remove Goto.searchpro.club redirect (removal guide)
Fortunately, it is not hard to delete the Goto.searchpro.club hijacker. In the following instructions, we will provide two solutions to free your computer of this browser hijacker. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal way. You can choose the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to remove Goto.searchpro.club right now!
To remove Goto.searchpro.club, follow the steps below:
- Manual Goto.searchpro.club startpage removal
- Removing the Goto.searchpro.club, check the list of installed software first
- Get rid of Goto.searchpro.club homepage from Internet Explorer
- Delete Goto.searchpro.club redirect from Chrome
- Delete Goto.searchpro.club from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by Goto.searchpro.club hijacker
- Scan your personal computer and delete Goto.searchpro.club with free tools
- How to stop Goto.searchpro.club
- How to avoid setup of Goto.searchpro.club hijacker infection
- Finish words
Manual Goto.searchpro.club startpage removal
Steps to remove Goto.searchpro.club browser hijacker without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guide completely to fully delete this annoying Goto.searchpro.club startpage.
Removing the Goto.searchpro.club, check the list of installed software first
In order to get rid of potentially unwanted software such as this browser hijacker, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a software which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your system start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the screen below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and delete all programs that has the name similar to “Goto.searchpro.club”. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker infection, adware or PUPs, then select this program 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 system.
Get rid of Goto.searchpro.club homepage from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addons or toolbars on your internet browser, which installed by a malware.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed on the image below.
Once the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s homepage, new tab and search provider by default to default state.
Delete Goto.searchpro.club redirect from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web-browser start page, new tab page and search provider by default that have been replaced by the Goto.searchpro.club hijacker infection.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google 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 shown in the figure below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will launch the process of cleaning. When it is finished, the web browser’s settings including homepage, new tab and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Delete Goto.searchpro.club from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the FF settings such as home page, newtab page and search engine by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start 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 displayed on the screen below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen 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 FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker that cause Goto.searchpro.club web site to appear. After, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by Goto.searchpro.club hijacker
Important to know, most anti-malware software that are able to get rid of browser hijacker that causes web-browsers to show intrusive Goto.searchpro.club site, but unable to detect and recover modified shortcut files. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcut files for your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge internet browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut of hijacked browser as displayed on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will display the shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are redirected to the Goto.searchpro.club intrusive web page.
Scan your personal computer and delete Goto.searchpro.club with free tools
Many antivirus companies have developed software that allow detect and delete hijacker, and thereby return web browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to use. Your system may have a large count of PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software and hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after restarting the system, then run your computer into Safe Mode and run the antimalware tool once again.
How to get rid of Goto.searchpro.club with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
We suggest you to use the Zemana Free that are completely clean your system. Moreover, the tool will help you to get rid of potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, toolbars and ad-supported software that your computer can be infected too.
Download Zemana from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once downloading is complete, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Free will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti Malware utility will start scanning the whole system to find out browser hijacker that causes web browsers to open undesired Goto.searchpro.club site.
While the Zemana AntiMalware program is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will start to delete Goto.searchpro.club hijacker infection and other web-browser’s malicious plugins.
How to automatically delete Goto.searchpro.club with Malwarebytes
You can remove Goto.searchpro.club search automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily delete browser hijacker infections, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection that causes browsers to show annoying Goto.searchpro.club site. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your system and the speed of your computer. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- Once finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected”. When the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
The following video offers a guidance on how to get rid of browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
If the problem with Goto.searchpro.club is still remained
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove hijacker which cause Goto.searchpro.club web-site to appear, malware, PUPs and adware from PC (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby return web-browsers default settings (homepage, newtab page and default search provider). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Download AdwCleaner on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After downloading is complete, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” for scanning your computer for the hijacker infection which made to reroute your internet browser to the Goto.searchpro.club web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
- After the scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your computer, press “OK”.
The step-by-step instructions shown in detail in the following video.
How to stop Goto.searchpro.club
Use an ad-blocker utility such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web pages. Additionally, adblocker programs will help you to avoid unwanted pop ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
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 guidance like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, web-sites such Goto.searchpro.club, 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 can be found on your desktop.
How to avoid setup of Goto.searchpro.club hijacker infection
The browser hijacker is usually come as a part of free programs and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your PC system. This happens especially when you are installing a free applications. The program setup file tricks you into accepting the installation of third party applications, that you don’t really want. Moreover, some paid software may also install optional programs that you don’t want! Therefore, always download free applications and paid applications from reputable download pages. Use ONLY custom or manual install method and never blindly click Next button.
After completing the step by step tutorial outlined above, your personal computer should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malware. The Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer display intrusive Goto.searchpro.club home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired Goto.searchpro.club redirect.