What is Govome?
Govome, also known as Govome Search or Govome.com, is a browser hijacker. As the program does not have an official website, it is most likely that it came bundled with other freeware that you have recently installed. Govome changes your home page, new tab page and default search engine.
The customized search engine may look legitimate, however, we would not recommend using it. The hijacker is compatible with all popular browsers including IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The only way to return your browsers back to normal is to delete Govome from your system.
How does Govome work?
There are quite a few security related issues that you will notice about Govome. If you try to search for information using this suspicious engine, you will not be provided with legitimate results. In fact, the results may have nothing to do with your search query at all. Moreover, if you click on them you will be linked to the source via click.infospace.com. The results will also be filled with sponsored links that you should avoid as well. These links may also not be related to your query and instead they will redirect you to the promoted sites. As you can see, it is impossible to make use of this so-called search engine.
The search engine is not the only problem when it comes to Govome. The hijacker also fills your browsers with ads, pop-ups and banners that appear no matter what page you try to visit. These adverts belong to third parties and may contain false or offensive data. Avoid clicking on the ads if you want to keep your PC infection-free. If you click on a corrupted link you could end up unwittingly installing malware on your computer. Terminate Govome as soon as you can to stop this from happening.
How to remove Govome from my PC?
Govome may not be a malicious program itself, however, it does expose you to a variety of cyber security issues. There is no need for you to tolerate that. You should get rid of Govome using a malware removal tool. The powerful anti-malware utility can scan your system to detect the program responsible for Govome appearance and delete it. It will also remove Govome from your browsers. Moreover, the anti-malware tool will safeguard your computer from similar and more serious Internet-based infections in the future. Alternatively, you can use the instructions below this article to manually remove Govome from your PC.
Advices on Govome Removal
Uninstall Govome and the related software:
- Click on the Start button/Right-click on the left corner
- Open Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program/Add or remove programs
- Choose the application and click Uninstall/Remove
Delete Govome from browsers:
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
- Menu → Question mark → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
- Google Chrome menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset
Edit browser shortcuts:
- Right-click on your browser shortcut
- Select Properties
- Find the Target line on the Shortcut tab
- Remove all text after the closing quotation mark
- Click OK to save changes.