I wrote this article to help you remove Good-search.ml. This Good-search.ml removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you have noticed that your previously normal and enjoyable browsing experience has changed lately and if you see the Good-search.ml site all the time when you are online, the news is not good. Your computer is no longer infection-free. It harbors a parasite. A browser hijacker, to be exact. The appearance of the Good-search.ml page is a clear sign of the invasion. Accept it as a warning sign because, for you, that’s exactly what it is. A big, neon warning sign of trouble. Heed it. Once you spot the malicious site, take immediate measures.
There is nasty hijacker in your system which doesn’t belong there. Hijackers are very irritating, meddling, and dangerous. You will gain nothing positive of keeping this pest so do not expect any benefits. What you should expect, though, it tones of problems, headaches, and grievances. And the longer the hijacker remains on board, the worse your predicament will get. Do yourself a favor and cut the pest`s stay as short as possible. Find where it is hiding and delete it without thinking twice about it. The infection has no place in your system and the sooner it is gone, the better.
The hijacker makes a complete mess of your online activities. For starters, the Good-search.ml page doesn’t leave you alone even for a second. It becomes your online shadow and every single move you make is accompanied by the site. It even takes the places of your preferred homepage and search engine behind your back. You are neither asked for approval nor informed of the reshuffle. That’s why the pest is called a hijacker. It literally hijacks your browsers. It also bombards you with ads 24/7.
Each page that you load is completely covered with commercials. Even the sites which use to be ad-free are now heavy on banners, coupons, deals, offers, pop-ups, video ads, etc. You cannot even check your email without having to deal with tons of annoying adverts. Imagine what this does to your web surfing. It ruins it, of course. You are so frequently interruption by the hijacker that you start avoiding using your own machine.
In fact, this is a smart move given the fact that nothing you see on your screen is reliable and that you are always a single click away from more malware. Yet, avoidance is temporary. You cannot not use your PC forever. You need a permanent solution and this solution is removing the hijacker for good. Once you get rid of it, everything will get back to normal. There will be no more ads and redirects and you will be able to get your favorite homepage and search engine back. But the hijacker needs to go. As long as it stays, you are not the one in control of your online experience. Delete it. Nothing good comes out of its existence anyways. Use our removal guide below and clean your PC once and for all.
How did you get infected with this parasite? Usually, hijackers travel bundled to other programs and when you install these programs, you install the hijacker as well. If you want to prevent that, always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. This way you will be able to see if there are any extra apps in the bundle which are about to be installed on your PC and deselect them before finishing the installation. The Standard options don’t give you this opportunity. Under them, all extras get installed automatically and then you are forced to deal with their shenanigans. Remember that it is always easier to prevent a pest from getting in that to deal with it once it has already infected you. Do your due diligence and protect your PC.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Good-search.ml from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.