GoForFiles is an ad-supported program installed with other freeware and offered as file library for downloads. It works as adware program that hijacks your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on GoForFiles advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install GoForFiles. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. GoForFiles is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. While GoForFiles is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of GoForFiles ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove GoForFiles extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove GoForFiles components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove GoForFiles and other malware form your infected computer.
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What is GoForFiles?
GoForFiles is a program and web browser extension that are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads and deals in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. GoForFiles adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins present as web browser extensions, add-ons, and BHO. These GoForFiles components are designed for tracking your web browsing and displaying advertising in various ways. If you click on GoForFiles ads, then the owner gets profit for your click from promoters. That is why GoForFiles is often deceptively installed. It wastes your time, web traffic, and compromises your privacy since gathered information about your habits are often shared among promoters. GoForFiles is often distributed with free program downloads. It is deceptively installed unless you disable this optional program before installing the program that you download. Removing GoForFiles is quite straight, but other adware that might come with it is often difficult to remove without special tools.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom”, or “advanced”, installation option instead of “typical”, or “normal” or “quick” because these options often hide adware programs from your view.
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Remove GoForFiles from Windows
You need to uninstall all the GoForFiles components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to GoForFiles.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall GoForFiles on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "GoForFiles" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall GoForFiles on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight GoForFiles program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall GoForFiles on Windows XP
Uninstalling GoForFiles from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on GoForFiles program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove GoForFiles from Chrome
Remove GoForFiles extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find GoForFiles extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove GoForFiles from Firefox
Remove GoForFiles add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find GoForFiles add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove GoForFiles from Internet Explorer
Remove GoForFiles extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on GoForFiles, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure is not difficult but might be very time consuming if you have other malicious programs on your computer. If your value your time, then you can save it by using SpyHunter for malware removal and get anti-malware protection and free professional support. Scan your system for free and see how many malicious programs are present on your computer.
Remove GoForFiles Adware Infection Completely
GoForFiles adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove GoForFiles adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software offers a free scanner that helps with manual removal, and you can opt for automated removal, professional support, and anti-malware protection.