What is GolSearch.com?
If your home page and default search provider have been recently replaced by GolSearch.com it means that you have probably installed SearchGol Toolbar onto your PC. GolSearch.com, also known as SearchGol.com, behaves like a browser hijacker and changes you preferred settings during the installation process. In most cases, however, it asks for permission to make those alterations in the installation wizard.
If you do not pay enough attention when you are installing freeware you could have unwittingly agreed to those changes. In any case, GolSearch.com is not a useful program and keeping it on your browser will only slow down your Internet connection. You should eliminate GolSearch.com from your PC.
How does GolSearch.com work?
GolSearch.com does not offer much. It has a search box and different search options like images and videos. It also has a Top Sites button that is supposed to open top 100o of the most popular online pages. Advertisements are presented on the website as well. Clicking on any ads presented to you by GolSearch.com is not advisable as they may not be safe. Browser hijacker’s main function is to promote various webpages regardless of their content. If you click on one of the countless ads, pop-ups or banners presented to you by GolSearch.com you may end up on a page that belongs to cyber criminals. If you do, you may infect your PC with malware or be tricked into participating in a fake lottery the purpose of which is to obtain your personal details. You should not be exposed to these cybersecurity threats. Delete GolSearch.com and improve your Internet safety.
GolSearch.com is not a trustworthy search engine. It will alter your settings and present you with modified search results. The program will also track your cookies and record your browsing habits. Next time you install freeware make sure that no unnecessary programs are added to your system. Select Custom Installation and remove all unwanted software from the list.
How to remove GolSearch.com?
In order to get rid of GolSearch.com you will have to terminate Search Gol Toolbar. You can either do that yourself or let the anti-malware tool take care of your PC. If you want to to remove GolSearch.com manually you will have to uninstall Search Gol Toolbar via Control Panel, reset your browsers and edit your browser shortcuts. Instructions on how to do all of that are provided below. If, however, you want to terminate GolSearch.com and make sure that your computer stays safe and protected in the future we recommend you implement a powerful malware removal and prevention tool.
- Press Win+Q to open Search box
- Type in Control Panel and tap Enter
- Click on Uninstall a program
- Delete SearchGol toolbar
Windows 7 and Vista
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Open Uninstall a program
- Choose the unwanted toolbar
- Click Uninstall
- Open Start menu
- Go to Control Panel
- Pick Add or remove programs
- Select and uninstall SearchGol
Reset Internet Explorer
- Alt+T -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab -> Reset -> Delete personal settings -> Reset
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Mozilla menu -> Question mark -> Troubleshooting Information -> Reset Firefox -> Reset Firefox -> Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Menu -> Settings -> Show advanced settings -> Reset browser settings -> Reset
Edit browser shortcuts
- Right-click on the shortcut
- Click Properties and then Shortcut tab
- Find the Target line
- Delete everything after “exe”
- Click OK.