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Remove redirect (Removal Instructions) - Sep 2016 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Browser hijacker

How dangerous can be? virus and goMovix browser extension are browser hijackers that claim to be capable of enhancing people’s searching. They claim that they can show you improved search results and make your browsing sessions better. However, these search results that are displayed by should never be considered “improved”. The only thing that they can be called is “sponsored”. When using such commercial search engine, you can start seeing sponsored links injected to your search results. You should be careful with them because their aim is to redirect people to third party websites and earn the money for its developers. The main point here is that you can never know how trustworthy these parties are. If they are trying to infect users with malware, you can become one of their victims. To protect yourself, you should remove which is, in fact, just a simple browser hijacker.

Besides, you may find it on your web browser right after rebooting your system. In most of the cases, it appears instead of your default homepage and search engine there is another page called This website seems like a reliable website suitable to generate your searches while in reality simply employs Yahoo search engine and adds sponsored links in order to direct web traffic to specific websites. Therefore, you might understand that it is neither beneficial nor advisable to have such application on your computer and you should get rid as soon as possible. If you are not convinced yet, there is another thing you need to know. Namely, goMovix tracks your browsing-related information and sends it to third-party advertisers.

Questions about redirect

It means that your search queries, some data about your system, IP addresses, computer location and similar information will be transferred to third parties without your explicit permission. What is more, you should never click on the links provided by this application because you might end up on some highly unreliable websites and get your computer infected further. What is more, potentially unwanted programs tend to be distributed in packages so it is highly likely that your computer has been compromised and there are now more potentially unwanted applications that might have negative effect on your system’s performance. Therefore, in order to prevent the risk of redirects, you should perform a full system scan with some reliable anti-spyware tool. This will ensure that goMovix is removed and that there are no other potentially unwanted programs or infections on your computer. For this, we would advise you to use Reimage or something similar.

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How can I get infected with the browser hijacker?

GoMovix might be distributed together with some free applications. This means that if you have just recently downloaded some free application, there must have been some other additional options as regards the installation of these potentially unwanted programs. There might also be some adware-type applications lurking on your computer as well. So if you want to keep your computer protected, you should use always check each step of the installation process and get rid of all programs that you might deem unsuitable to stay on your computer. What is more, you should avoid third-party download managers and installers as they tend to lead people to hijack and similar problems. Another useful tip to you from us is that you should download programs from their official websites in order to avoid bundled packages of programs. This will save you from a lot of trouble.

How to remove virus?

After discovering this browser hijacker on your web browsers, you try to remove this program manually. In this case, you can use steps that were prepared by security researchers. However, we should warn you that virus might try to initiate additional problems on your computer without asking your permission. It can not only change your browser’s settings, such as the start page and the default search engine. It can also install browser helper objects and similar components helping it prevent removal from your computer. In this case, you should think about another way helping you restore your default settings back to normal. We highly recommend you to remove from the system using automated tools that are list right here:

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove redirect, follow these steps:

Uninstall from Windows systems

To uninstall from your computer, you have to get rid of every entry that belongs to this browser hijacker. Make sure you remove all GoMovix-related entries from your Windows operating system and jump to the next step.

  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 and related programs
    Here, look for 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 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 '' 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.

Eliminate 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 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 removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase redirect 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, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove 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 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 removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of from Google 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 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 removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. Grheghory says:
    December 16th, 2015 at 5:23 am installed without my consent. Adobe was the only thing I updated today, so can only assume it was bundled with that.

    This is some pointless and deviously distributed software. Totally a waste of my effort :/

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