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Remove go.mennythanks.com (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Removal Instructions

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Go.mennythanks.com is a sneaky program that aims to take over your regular browser

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Go.mennythanks.com is classified as a browser hijacker that is capable of taking over most popular ones, like Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and others. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) operates as a fraudulent web directory which tricks computer users into believing its legitimacy.

Name Go.mennythanks.com
Type Browser hijacker
Compatible browsers Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc
Potential dangers May install other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), display advertising content and lead to unsafe pages
Symptoms Changes the new tab URL, homepage and default search engine to hxxp://go.mennythanks.com/
Removal Usually computer users struggle with PUPs elimination. Likewise, you can avoid the difficulties by using ReimageIntego for Go.mennythanks.com removal

Browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)[1] cannot be called viruses. Although, their features of promoting affiliate websites and/or software can lead to potential harm to your system. Here is the fraction of MennyThanks Terms of Use:

During your use of the Software, it may offer you during the installation to use and install additional software by other software providers.

Note that even though a vast of the additional software offers might only be annoying, others might be capable of collecting personal information and putting your privacy at risk or also have malware-like features. Thus, Go.mennythanks.com is not a safe search engine to use.

Furthermore, this software can significantly deteriorate your browsing experience by displaying ads. Such activity not only is annoying but can also make your browsing unbearable as the advertising content will continuously disrupt you and flood with banners, in-text, and pop-ups.

Despite the fact that many people believe that advertisements are harmless, there is a high risk that once you click on them, they can redirect you to less than reliable websites where hackers distribute their malicious applications[2]. Likewise, your computer is not safe when Go.mennythanks.com is operating. 

Go.mennythanks.com takes over regular browsersGo.mennythanks.com is a browser hijacker which can trick you into installing additional software.

If you want to protect your PC, we strongly advise you to remove Go.mennythanks.com first. You can quickly do so with a professional anti-malware software, such as ReimageIntego, or by using the manual elimination guidelines. They are attached at the end of this article.

After Go.mennythanks.com removal, make sure that there are no additional components left by this software. Since this procedure might be complicated, we suggest scanning your computer files automatically with an antivirus.

Bundling — the method used to deliver browser hijackers

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) can enter the system without a direct permission since they are bundled with other software. This allows deceiving users who install free applications inattentively and rush through the procedure by clicking “Next.”

Therefore, you should follow these steps to prevent the browser hijacker from entering the system:

  1. Avoid Quick/Recommended settings and only choose Advanced/Custom ones;
  2. Carefully read the Privacy Policy, EULA, and Terms of Use;
  3. Search for pre-selected boxes that give your permission to install additional software;
  4. Uncheck them and run a full system scan with an antivirus.

Uninstall Go.mennythanks.com right now

If you are no longer able to use your preferred search engine and instead redirected to Go.mennythanks.com, your system is infected with a browser hijacker. In this case, you need to immediately clean your computer and check for other potentially unwanted programs.

You can remove Go.mennythanks.com manually. Although, this an advanced elimination method which also consumes more time. Thus, NoVirus.uk[3] team suggest it only for more experienced computer users. 

However, you can easily complete Go.mennythanks.com removal with the help of a professional security software. This is a great way to protect your PC in the future as purchasing antivirus is a long-term investment in your computer's security that could help you avoid data loss in case of ransomware or private information leaks. 

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. 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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To remove go.mennythanks.com, follow these steps:

Get rid of go.mennythanks.com from Windows systems

Windows users who are suffering from go.mennythanks.com hijack can use the guide below to get rid of this potentially unwanted program.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall go.mennythanks.com and related programs
    Here, look for go.mennythanks.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove go.mennythanks.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

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.

Uninstall go.mennythanks.com from Mac OS X system

If the browser hijacker has managed to sneak into your Mac computer, follow the instructions here:

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove go.mennythanks.com from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for go.mennythanks.com-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 go.mennythanks.com, 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 related to go.mennythanks.com and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the go.mennythanks.com-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase go.mennythanks.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for go.mennythanks.com and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete go.mennythanks.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete go.mennythanks.com 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 go.mennythanks.com-related 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

Reset MS Edge if that 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 DeleteAdvanced 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” -VerboseAdvanced 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 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 go.mennythanks.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select go.mennythanks.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete go.mennythanks.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate go.mennythanks.com from Google Chrome

The final step to uninstall go.mennythanks.com completely is to delete all suspicious entries that might support the activity of this PUP on Chrome.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select go.mennythanks.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete go.mennythanks.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of go.mennythanks.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for go.mennythanks.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by go.mennythanks.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete go.mennythanks.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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