(spam) - Jul 2021 update Removal Guide

What is

Geeker is the platform that leads to scammy advertising pages

Geeker website screenshotThe scam website screen picture.

Geeker is a scam site that offers unlimited video and movie streaming services. However, it’s not one of those free services. To watch content users have to obtain one of the membership plans. However, if you want to binge-watch another season of your favorite TV show, it’s better to get a Netflix subscription instead of this platform because you can find yourself out of money.

The answer to the main question – is Geeker a legit service? – is short and simple: no. This website is fraudulent and used for phishing.[1] Nevertheless, the official website says that users can register for a free trial; they still are charged for the services. Usually, it happens without their knowledge and permission.

Name Geeker
Type Adware, potentially unwanted program
Issues PUP exposes users to possibly malicious material online that can redirect to damaging program installations
Danger Ad-supported programs and related sponsors can track and record various information about users' habits online. This information is useful in later advertising campaigns and can be misused by PUP creators or scammers
Distribution Freeware installation processes that rely on software bundling, deceptive methods, and other misleading content online like promotional ads
Removal A program like this can get terminated fully with the help of anti-malware tools that detect and remove infections
Repair Your device gets further damaged if the PUP manages to run on the system and affect various functions. By running a tool like FortectIntego you can solve those issues and repair altered files

Numerous reviews confirm that this service is a scam. Users who were tricked to log in and enter their credit card information reported being charged for the services or even “donated” 1 dollar for charity. It’s doubtful that it was a real donation, but not a scammers’ trick to get user’s money.

Users report that they were charged $7, $29.95, $35, or more. Contacting the support team that is actually the team of scammers cannot help as well. If the transaction was recent, only the bank was able to reject it and stop further payments.

Thus, people are advised to stay away from this scam website. However, if you already made a mistake, you should remove the subscription immediately. We highly recommend contacting your bank and informing them about this problem. Besides, run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware to make sure that your computer is free of data tracking software.

Geeker can be promoted by Adware programs

The app was also noticed being promoted using adware programs. This type of potentially unwanted program (PUPs) might sneak inside the computer in the software package and alter the browser’s settings. Then it can initiate redirects to the website that asks to create an account to gain access to their movie, books, and music database.

Thus, if your browser forces you to visit this site and log in to this service, you should check your computer for adware or other cyber infections. In this case, you should perform automatic Geeker removal with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes to get rid of adware-related files.

The image of Geeker is a fraudulent website that is used for getting user's credit card information in order to swindle their money. might reach you via text messages

The scam has a phone support line 1-646-213-1438. However, calling this number is not recommend because you do not get any necessary help. But this website is also associated with 410-200-500 phone numbers.

If you look up for 410200500 number online, you will see numerous people's comments about being targeted by scammers who pretended to be from banks, police, or other institutions. Some people report that they were asked to visit a phishing site or call and “confirm” their credit card information.

Therefore, reviews online do not lie. This website is widely exploited by cybercriminals who want to swindle money from naive computer users. Thus, you should be vigilant and do not trust this service.

Tips to avoid scammers hiding behind the popular platform

It’s easy to say that you have to stay away from suspicious pages and do not use the promoted service. This website might be promoted using adware programs that might trigger redirects to this site or offer to visit it by clicking on ads. The ad-supported applications responsible for this activity usually arrive on the system in a software package.

Therefore, users have to be careful with the installation of freeware or shareware. The most important thing you have to do is to use Advanced/Custom settings instead of Quick/Recommended setup. The advanced installation wizard will show you the list of additional programs that are often pre-selected. Thus, you have to unmark those ticks.

After installation of such apps, you might suffer from redirects to various suspicious websites, including this platform. Cybersecurity specialists from LosVirus[2] remind you that you should never enter your credit card details or other personal information into any website unless you did a security check. Always check for the reviews online and never trust sites that have lots of negative feedback.[3]

Steps to take after scam

If you have subscribed to the service, you should unsubscribe to it immediately. If their support service does not help, you should contact the bank and inform them about unauthorized transactions from your account.

However, if you are continuously being redirected to this site or see ads promoting this shady service, you have to check your computer’s security. You should employ professional anti-malware and run a full system scan. Your chosen tool will remove Geeker malware and all its related components.

Additionally, you can check the system manually and lookup adware yourself. Our team has prepared manual Geeker removal guidelines at the end of the article. However, if redirects do not stop, you should opt for automatic elimination.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Getting rid of Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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