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Go.paradiskus.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Browser hijacker

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 Reimage 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 Reimage or another anti-malware software.

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.

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To remove Go.paradiskus.com, follow these steps:

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Eliminate Go.paradiskus.com from Windows systems

To eliminate Paradiskus virus entirely, follow these steps:

  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.paradiskus.com and related programs
    Here, look for Go.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.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.

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Remove Go.paradiskus.com from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Go.paradiskus.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Uninstall Go.paradiskus.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Go.paradiskus.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Go.paradiskus.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Delete Go.paradiskus.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Go.paradiskus.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Uninstall questionable ecxensions and reset Mozilla Firefox:

  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.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Go.paradiskus.com from Google Chrome

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

  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.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Eliminate Go.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.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.paradiskus.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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