Remove Go.paradiskus.com (Removal Instructions) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

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Go.paradiskus.com – a bogus search engine

Go.paradiskus.com virus example

Go.paradiskus.com is a browser hijacker that is presented as a useful search engine. Nevertheless, it redirects search queries to Yahoo; it’s not a secure tool to browse the web. It might trick into visiting questionable or high-risk websites, as well as diminish browsing experience significantly.

Summary
Name Go.paradiskus.com
Type Browser hijacker
Danger level Medium. Affects web browser shortcuts and alters their settings
Symptoms Replaced browser's startup page and default search engine, more ads appear on the browser, redirects to third-party sites
Distribution method Software bundling
To uninstall Go.paradiskus.com, install ReimageIntego and run a full system scan

Go.paradiskus.com virus gets into the system with the help of software bundles.[1] Hence it can sneak unnoticed if users do not pay proper attention to freeware installation. The hijacker immediately modifies Windows registry and alters browser’s shortcuts to cause these issues:

  • setting hxxp://go.paradiskus.com/ as default homepage and search engine;
  • redirect to sponsored websites;
  • display ads, in-text, banners and other types of ads;
  • installation of unknown add-ons;
  • blocking attempts to remove go.paradiskus.com.

The main purpose of Go.paradiskus.com is to control user’s browsing sessions and possibly collect information about him or her. The main page of the search engine includes inactive links to About page, Contacts and Privacy Policy but they are not working.

Once clicked, they redirect to paradiskus.com website that displays 504 Gateway Time-out error. Hence users cannot learn what information might be collected and how it can be used. Researchers warn that such unclarity should not be tolerated because it may lead to privacy-related issues, but that’s not all.

Based on the aggregated information, the hijacker can display targeted ads which might be misleading and redirect to questionable websites. The similar Go.paradiskus.com redirect problem might occur when users click on a link in the results page. The hijacker might trigger redirect to sponsored site any minute.

Some webmasters use hijackers and other PUPs for promoting their services or increasing traffic to their sites. However, malware developers and scammers might take advantage of this service too. Hence redirects to scam, phishing[2] or other shady sites are quite common after the hijack.

For this reason, immediate Go.paradiskus.com removal is recommended. You can follow the elimination guide below the virus description. However, you can speed up the process by scanning the machine with ReimageIntego or another anti-malware software.

Go.paradiskus.com browser hijackerGo.paradiskus.com is a fake search engine that has features of the browser hijacker.

Distribution of the hijacker

As we have mentioned in the beginning, this shady search tool spreads bundled with various free programs. You can find a suggestion to replace your search engine when downloading video players graphic design programs or other programs. However, in order to see these offers, you need to use Advanced/Custom settings.

However, the majority of users rely on Quick/Recommended setup which does not openly disclose about third-party apps spreading with them. Hence, when you use this setup, you let the whole package to be installed. It goes without saying that it’s time to stop using these settings.

Security experts from the LesVirus.fr[3] note that choosing reliable software download sites also helps to avoid installation of undesired apps. Thus, you should stay away from file-sharing networks or unknown free download sites.

Uninstall Go.paradiskus.com and make your browser virus free

Go.paradiskus.com removal can be achieved by following our prepared manual removal guide. However, you have to be careful. Your task is to eliminate all programs browser extensions and similar entries. After that, browser reset is needed.

However, if you fail to remove Go.paradiskus.com manually or you are looking for a quicker solution, you should take advantage of the reputable anti-malware program. All you have to do is to scan the device with an updated program and reset web browser.

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.paradiskus.com, follow these steps:

Eliminate Go.paradiskus.com from Windows systems

To eliminate Paradiskus virus entirely, follow these steps:

To remove Go.paradiskus.com from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  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 entries related to Go.paradiskus.com (or any other recently installed 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.

Remove Go.paradiskus.com from Mac OS X system

Remove Go.paradiskus.com from Applications folder:

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

Uninstall Go.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Go.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.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

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 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

Erase Go.paradiskus.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Uninstall questionable ecxensions and reset Mozilla Firefox:

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 plugins that are related to Go.paradiskus.com 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 Options.
  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

In case Go.paradiskus.com did not get removed after following the instructions above, 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 – this should complete Go.paradiskus.com removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Go.paradiskus.com from Google Chrome

Follow the steps to get rid of Go.paradiskus.com entirely:

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 Go.paradiskus.com 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 like Go.paradiskus.com 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 Go.paradiskus.com-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 to complete Go.paradiskus.com removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate Go.paradiskus.com from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Go.paradiskus.com 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 Go.paradiskus.com 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: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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