goMusix Start(Search.wowmusix.com) Browser Hijacker

GoMusix Start(Search.wowmusix.com) is categorized as a malicious and an annoying browser hijacker that can replace the default homepage and search engine without asking for the user’s permission. goMusix is advertised as a program that will allow you to access latest music, different genres of music and so on, but it is classified as potentially unwanted program (PUP) or browser hijacker. It displays a variety of pop-ups or add-ons, hyperlinks and banner-type advertisements. Basically, this virus is programmed to ensure that you receive pop-up ads. Most of the browser hijackers change the default home page and search engine to the one, from whom they are getting money for bringing in the traffic and downloads on their site or automatically redirects it to new tab.

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How does it enter into your system?

When you download a free software, this browser hijacker gets a free passage to enter into your system and it starts working in the background. It enters into your system by bundling itself with other third party software. It can come bundled with some spam emails as well. You should always pay attention when installing any software, because often a software installer includes optional installs such as goMusix adware or browser hijacker. Be careful about what you agree to install.The same behavior can also be seen in (Search.searchdconverter.com) browser hijacker.

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Detected behaviors and malicious effects:

  • A browser add-on, that manages to make itself invisible in control panel.
  • Generates automatic ads and infected pop-up links.
  • The PC slows down on start-up, when typing, when launching any other programs and while browsing internet.
  • Tracking of your browsing activities.
  • Modification of browser settings in the way, the hijacker wants it to function.
  • Browser redirects to different search engine.

Targeted browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox

How to remove goMusix?
You can remove it using the given methods:

  • Automatic:Removing goMusix using our tool goMusix RemovalTool
  • Manual:Removing goMusix Manually.

Scan your PC with:

  1. Download GoMusix Start RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
    GoMusix Start RemovalTool.

  2. As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
    NOTE:
    You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.

    Run Pop-Up
  3. Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.

  4. A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
    Setup
  5. Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
    Detection
  6. To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
    NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.Removed
  7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

How to remove goMusix manually

chrome Google Chrome

Steps to remove ‘goMusix’ from Google Chrome:

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box which appears, type this path: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
  3. Search for Default folder and then Extensions folder.
  4. Delete the folder that would be named somewhat like this: ‘elmbellnejnajbokkjokedldcgnmiean’.
  5. Go back to Google Chrome.
  6. Now go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions.
  7. Delete the extension named ‘goMusix’.

mozilla Mozilla Firefox

Steps to remove ‘goMusix’ from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, type this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles‘.
  3. Click on the folder with ‘.default’ appended in the folder name. For e.g.: ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
  4. In this folder, delete ‘search.json.mozlz4‘.
  5. In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions’ folder and delete the file named ‘ar1er-ewrgfdgomusix@jetpack.xpi,
  6. Set your favorite homepage.
  7. Now restart your browser.

IE Internet Explorer

Steps to remove ‘goMusix’ from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer (IE).
  2. Go to Tools  Click on Internet Options.
  3. From the listed tabs, click on ‘Advanced’ tab.
  4. Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’ option, click on ‘Reset…’.
  5. Set the homepage of your choice.
  6. Browser settings changed to default and the browser hijacker is removed.

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Tips to Prevent goMusix From Infecting Your System:

  1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like goMusix. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
  2. Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Malware Crusher. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.

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