What is Palikan.com

Palikan.com is nasty browser search hijacker that infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Palikan.com hijacks search, newtab and homepage of all major browsers to http://www.palikan.com. Although, its searches are redirected to Yahoo, Palikan is considered to be PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). It installs persistent module of self-protection and prevents users from changing browser settings. That is why removal process becomes more complicated. Here is exact and complete guide to remove Palikan.com from computer.

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How Palikan.com infected your PC

Palikan.com distributes through low quality advertising networks, free downloads, torrents etc. Usually it happens while installation. Some program offers you to set Palikan.com as your default search engine with “Accept” and “Decline” options. Or it has advanced installation options with check-boxes, and if you don’t uncheck the, will install Palikan.com in browsers. Security software on your PC likely cannot detect it. Use special tool, like SpyHunter 5 or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to get rid of Palikan.com.

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To remove Palikan.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Palikan.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Palikan.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Palikan.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Palikan.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Palikan.com from Control Panel

To start removing Palikan.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Palikan” or “Go_Palikan”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Palikan.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Palikan or Go_Palikan.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Palikan.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Palikan or Go_Palikan and click Uninstall.

Remove Palikan.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Palikan or Go_Palikan, click Uninstall.

Remove Palikan.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Palikan.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Palikan or Go_Palikan in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Palikan or Go_Palikan in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Palikan

In some cases Palikan won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Palikan. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Palikan folder and files. This happens, because process Palikan.exe or service PalikanSvc.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Palikan in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Palikan

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Palikan from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Palikan related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Palikan extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Palikan extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Palikan from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Palikan, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Palikan.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Palikan.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Palikan related extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Palikan.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Remove following files and folders

Palikan files:


palikan.exe
Sqlite3.dll
uninstall.exe

Palikan folders:


C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Palikan
C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\{970fa153-b3a7-cdeb-de3f-e803fa57149b}

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Palikan may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Palikan.com.

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