How to remove gosearch gg malware?
kilonovember last edited by leocg
how to kill gosearch gg virus on opera browser
blackbird71 last edited by
@kilonovember The best place to start is to check your Opera extensions to make sure there isn't anything unknown or suspicious there... if there is, try removing it. Adware like this often starts by adding itself as an extension and then hijacking your search engine. Depending on how the adware got onto your system in the first place, it's possible (but less likely) that its infection runs deeper into the system. If a removed extension keeps "coming back", that's a sign of a deeper infection.
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burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
Scan your system with the free version of Malwarebytes.
In Opera, goto the URL
opera://extensionsand remove any extensions that shouldn't be there. Then, restart Opera and make sure the extensions you remove don't come back.
If the extensions come back, goto the URL
opera://about, take note of the "install" path, and close Opera. Then, uninstall Opera (do not choose to delete your data when uninstalling) and delete the install folder if it remains. Then, reinstall Opera.
If the problem extensions still come back, goto the URL
opera://about, take note of the "profile" path, goto the URL
opera://extensions, remove all extensions, close Opera, delete everything in the "Extensions" folder in the profile folder, start Opera, goto the URL
opera://settings/resetand reset your settings.
If that doesn't work, while Opera is closed, rename your profile folder so that Opera creates a fresh one.
If none of that works, until you can find the infection on your computer, go into Opera's install folder, right-click launcher.exe, choose to create a shortcut, move that shortcut to your desktop, right-click the shortcut and rename it "Opera GX Safe Mode", right-click the shortcut again, goto "properties", switch to the "Shortcut" tab, and edit the target field's value to be:
"C:\Program Files\Opera GX\launcher.exe" --disable-extensions
(Adjust the path to your Opera GX's launcher.exe using the "install" path in
opera://aboutas a base.)
Then, only open Opera with that shortcut until things are fixed.