Search.gomaps.co Hijacker Removal Tool & Guide

Pay attention when installing any software because, a software installer often includes this browser hijacker. Search.gomaps.co is a distrustful website that professes itself as a legal search engine. But in reality, it tricks the users to click on some unwanted links through which gets into your computer.

GoMaps Removal Tool

 

Behavior Changes in your computer?

  1. Change of the default search engine on your browser.
  2. Change of the default home page and/or new tabs of your browser.
  3. Internet speed starts to slow down.
  4. Adds thumb nails to the home page.
  5. Adds additional search-related services like Facebook login, weather report, gas prices, google maps.
    Home Page

Targeted Browser

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer

 How to Remove search.gomaps.co Hijacker?

You can remove it using the given methods:

  • Automatic: Remove gomaps.co by using GoMaps_RemovalTool
  • Manual: Remove gomaps.co using manual steps.

Remove gomaps.co by using Automatic Method :

  1. Download GoMaps RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
    GoMaps 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.
    Clean
  7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

 

How to Remove search.gomaps.co Manually?

chrome Google Chrome:

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

mozilla Mozilla Firefox:

Steps to remove ‘Go Maps’’ from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box which appears, type this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.
  3. Click on the folder with ‘.default’ appended in the folder name. For eg: ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
  4. In this folder, delete ‘mozlz4‘.
  5. In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions’ folder and delete ‘@Maps.xpi’ named folder.
  6. Now restart your browser.

IE Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Tools à Click on Internet Options.
  3. From the given tabs, click on ‘Advanced’ tab.
  4. Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’ option, click on ‘Reset’ option.
  5. Set the homepage to the one you want to use.

GoMaps Removal Tool

 

Tips to Prevent GoMaps 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 GoMaps. 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 Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.

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