Searchgol.com (can also be found as Search-Gol) is annoying search engine, which may show up on your computer instead of your favorite search engine. Typically, it replaces homepage and default search engine without an appropriate permission asked. No matter that there are numerous websites that call this program a virus, it can only be called a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it sneaks inside the system in a bundle with other programs and initiates some changes on the system. In a long term, Search-Gol starts displaying advertisements and sponsored links in user's search results, and may also be used to collect information about user's browsing habits. In order to avoid that, you should remove Searchgol.com from your computer.
Searchgol.com is distributed just like any other PUP – it can infiltrate computer in a bundle with freeware and shareware. For avoiding it, you should pay attention to the whole installation process of the program you want to install and uncheck the check box that agrees to change the start page or default search engine to Searchgol.com. If it manages to get inside the PC, it immediately settles down there and starts working on what it is created for – advertising revenue. Just like always, we recommend using more reputable search engines. If you want to remove Search-Gol from your computer, follow this guide:
If you want to get rid of Searchgol.com, follow these steps:
You can remove Searchgol.com automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Searchgol.com and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Searchgol.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Searchgol.com from Windows shortcuts
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
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Information added: 08/13/14 08:42;
information updated: 08/13/14 08:42