GOinf is a new hijacker infecting the majority of widely used browsers today. For example, it may penetrate into Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox. When the attack is successful, you will see goinf.ru site to appear when you start your browser. It may also be that the initially you will see some other third-party site when opening the browser, but eventually it will be redirected to goinf.ru.
GOinf hijacker plays the role of adware in your computer. You may notice that the home page of your hijacked browser already displays tons of intrusive advertisement banners. In the similar way, the search results redirected through the hijacker and its related search engines may be additionally diluted with ads and sponsored links leading to third-party pages. In many cases these will be sites of really poor reputation, which may be involved in distribution of other malicious programs.
GOinf has another function – to work as spyware in your computer. When you make certain search queries through it, this information will be collected and transferred to third parties for different illegal purposes. Most likely this has to do with further distribution of other dangerous software or some potentially unwanted applications.
Going.ru is a pseudo search engine, which is not able to provide users with any decent search results. We recommend you to get rid of this hijacker from your browser by carefully scanning your computer with decent malware removal program as explained in the guidelines below.
Anti-malware software necessary to delete GOinf virus automatically.
Detailed automatic removal milestones:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware using the download button (above).
- Install the software and scan your system with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this hijacker:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Anti-Malware after you delete GOinf malware. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Note! GridinSoft Anti-Malware is a free scanner to identify malware traces in your computer. This means that its 15-day free trial version is only able to detect infections and remove 2 sole malicious items from your infected PC. If the computer is deeply contaminated with viruses, you need to purchase its full version to delete them.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
Instructions to prevent your system from being contaminated with GOinf again:
GridinSoft Anti-Malware renders an excellent tool to prevent malicious applications from being started in your computer ahead of time. By default, this feature is disabled after you install GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To enable the Real-Time Protection mode click on the “Protect” button and hit “Start” as demonstrated below:
As soon as this feature is enabled, your PC will be protected against all possible malware targeting your computer and attempting to launch and install itself. You may click on the “Confirm” button to continue blocking this infected file from being started, or you may ignore this warning and launch this file.