How to Remove Search-goal.com Redirect Virus

Search-goal.com adware is a redirect installed by browser hijackers in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Such hijacker are part of a download client that comes with free programs distributed over the web or part of an adware program installed on your computer. You may agree to install Search-goal.com by yourself if you believe that it offers some value. More often, Search-goal.com is deceptively installed without your knowledge and true consent. Search-goal.com is not malicious, and anti-virus software usually do not warn you on this potential threat while assuming that computer users read all the information placed in a download client. In fact, many users just keep clicking on buttons without taking a close look at screen contents. Later they often think that Search-goal.com is virus and want to remove it. The first is not true, and the last is a good idea because web pages that look like search engines and used for link promotion present potential threat to your security and privacy.

Search-goal.com installation is often deceptive because this adware is promoted as one that will improve your search experience. It is likely that you will not even notice Search-goal.com presence because the announcement about this optional program is not separated from other information and looks like a part of a free program that you had download. Search-goal.com is set for automatic installation, and if you do not disable it, then Search-goal.com replaces your default search engine or/and homepage with a different web address used for making money on a deceptive link promotion and advertising.

Search-goal.com redirect virus

Search-goal.com has a component installed as a Windows application and components installed as Search-goal.com BHO (browser helper objects), extension, or add-on in your Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. However, Search-goal.com redirect might be set without installing any components on your computer or set by other affiliated adware programs. If you want to get rid of the redirect to Search-goal.com and remove ads that it runs in your web browser, then you need to uninstall Search-goal.com application and remove extensions related to Search-goal.com from your web browsers if they are present. Then you need to change browser settings and restore your preferred ones.

You can manually remove Search-goal.com or use SpyHunter for automated removal and future protection against malicious programs and browser hijackers. This security tool is reliable and free scanner let you see all the details. Real-time protection feature let protect your web browser against future infections.

 

What is Search-goal.com?

Search-goal.com is a search page used for link promotion that helps owners and developers to collecting income on pay-per-click basis. This redirect is usually installed on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer as the most used web browsers. Search-goal.com is promoted as a plugin that extends your web browsing with additional functionality. However, results that you will get from your search queries will become less relevant, and more ads will appear in your web browser. Components that belong to Search-goal.com might track your web-browsing history and threaten your privacy if such information will be shared with potential email spammers or used by cyber criminals.

Search-goal.com consist of a Windows program and web browser plugins and extensions installed in your web browsers. It also changes web browser settings for search engine, homepage, and possibly new tab. This makes removing Search-goal.com more complicated than removing other Windows programs. Be careful while you install free programs from the web because it takes less time to prevent installing unwanted program than to remove Search-goal.com from your computer. This guide will help you to remove Search-goal.com and similar threats if you can identify them.

Protection against deceptively installed hijacker:

Protect your computer against malware. SpyHunter can block malware before it will infect your computer and remove over 3 000 000 malicious elements that are found on computers connected to the web. Otherwise, read EULAs and look for marked check boxes and other suspicious messages placed in setup wizard and download clients that come with free programs that you need. This will help you to find browser hijackers and block them before installing a free program that you need. Use “custom” and “advanced” installation options instead of “typical”, “normal”, or “recommended” ones because the last might hide adware components and browser hijackers.

 

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Remove Search-goal.com Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall Search-goal.com related adware programs using “Add/Remove programs” system utility. Then you need to remove all suspicious web browser extensions and reset your web browsers home page and new tab to different address other than Search-goal.com.

Use the following guide for removing Search-goal.com from your computer. Then scan it with antivirus and anti-spyware programs for removing other threats that infected your computer.

 

Uninstall Search-goal.com on Windows 8

  1. On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.

  2. Access Uninstall from Metro on Windows 8

    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"

    Access Uninstall from Windows 8 Desktop

    Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.

  3. Select "Search-Goal and suspicious" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.

  4. Uninstall Programs on Windows 8

 


Uninstall Search-goal.com on Windows 7, Vista

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right

  2. Access Control Panel from Windows 7 Start Menu

  3. Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel

  4. Access Uninstall from Control Panel on Windows 7

  5. Search the program list and highlight Search-Goal and suspicious program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.

  6. Uninstall Programs on Windows 7

 


Uninstall Search-goal.com on Windows XP

Uninstalling Search-goal.com from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  2. Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
  3. Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
  4. Search the program list and click on Search-Goal and suspicious program. Then, click "Remove" button.

 


Remove Search-goal.com from Chrome

Remove Search-goal.com extensions from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.

  2. Access Chrome Settings from Chrome Menu

  3. Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Search-Goal and suspicious extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.

  4. Remove Chrome Extension

  5. Restart your browser.

Remove Search-goal.com serarch engine address redirect from Google Chrome

  1. Select Settings in the drop-down menu list as shown above.
  2. Find "Search" and click on Manage search engines button.

  3. Manage Search Engines for Chrome

  4. Select Search-goal.com search engine and click on "Remove" icon.
  5. Remove Unwanted Search Engine from Google Chrome

  6. Select your preferred search engine and click Make default option.

 

Remove Search-goal.com homepage redirect on Google Chrome

  1. Find "On Startup" section and click on Set pages link.

  2. Replace Homepage for Chrome

  3. Select Search-goal.com or other unwanted address and click Remove icon.

  4. Remove Unwanted Homepage Address on Chrome

  5. Select or add your preferred homepage address and click on OK button or leave google.com as your default.

 


Remove Search-goal.com from Firefox

Remove Search-goal.com add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.

  2. Access Add-ons from Firefox Menu

  3. Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Search-Goal and suspicious add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.

  4. Remove Add-on from Firefox

  5. Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove Search-goal.com serarch redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and enter "about:config" in address bar and press Enter.
  2. In a warning box press "I'll be careful, I promise" button.

  3. Access Advanced Functions on Mozilla Firefox

  4. Find and double-click on "browser.search.defaultenginename" item in the list.
  5. Type preferred search engine name in the box and click OKbutton.

  6. Replace Search Engine for Firefox

    li>Find and double-click on browser.newtab.url item in the list.
  7. Type preferred URL or "about:newtab" for a blank one and click OK button.

  8. Replace New Tab for Firefox

  9. Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 


Remove Search-goal.com from Internet Explorer

Remove Search-goal.com extensions from Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on Manage add-ons option.

  3. Access Add-ons from Internet Explorer Menu

  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Search-Goal and suspicious, and then click Disable option.

  5. Remove Extensions from Internet Explorer

  6. Restart your web browser.

Replace Search-goal.com with a preferred search engine for Internet Explorer

  1. Open Tools menu and click on Manage add-ons option as shown above.
  2. Click on Search Providers tab located on left side.
  3. Find and click on unwanted search provider name in the list of providers. Then click on Remove button.
  4. Find your preferred search provider and click on Set as default button.

  5. Replace Search Engine for Internet Explorer

Replace Search-goal.com homepage with a preffered one for Internet Explorer

  1. Open Tools menu and click on Internet Options menu item.
  2. Open General tab, find Home page section, and replace Search-goal.com with a preferred homepage address. Then click on Apply button.

  3. Replace Homepage for Internet Explorer

 

Note: This manual removal procedure is quite time consuming. If your value your time, then you can save it by using  Search-goal.com Removal Tool instead of the manual removal and scan your system with bundled free anti-spyware program to get rid of other computer infections.

 

Remove Search-goal.com Search Redirect Completely

For now, Search-goal.com do not use infected links as a mean of self-protection against removal. However, if you cannot remove Search-goal.com completely, then check it out if your browser links are infected or not. This trick is often used with rogue search engines. For removing this tricky redirect, you need to find any link on your desktop and in Windows menus and fix them.

  • Right-click the link or the menu item related to your web browser.
  • In the popup menu click Properties option placed at the bottom.
  • In the opened dialog box click Target. Anything placed after [browser name].exe is a redirect that has to be removed.
  • Remove the malicious tail attachment with a redirect.
  • Do it for all shortcuts on your desktop and all menu items in the Start menu.

Search-goal.com redirect might come along with other unwanted programs. They display ads and redirect your web search, and you need to remove all of them and scan your system for identifying and removing other threats. Use decent and powerful antivirus software for protecting your system, and scan your system with a free anti-spyware program that comes with this removal tool for removing hidden threats that are legitimate in nature and are not addressed by antivirus products.

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