What is Thegoodcaster.com

Thegoodcaster.com a.k.a The Good Caster adware is malicious website, which sole purpose is to display ads, pop-ups, promotional landing pages and other types of advertising content in browsers. It affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Safari and Internet Explorer. Advertisements from Thegoodcaster.com may promote rogue software, goods of low quality, phishing lottery pages and casinos. Adware creates “virtual layer” in your browsers (with help of virulent browser extension or malicious desktop application), that will allow it to show relevant ads on any legitimate website. This threat is extremely dangerous for user’s privacy and computer security. Follow instructions below to remove Thegoodcaster.com and get rid of ads it generates.

Thegoodcaster.com pop-ups

How Thegoodcaster.com infected your PC

Thegoodcaster.com ads appear in your browsers due to activity of installed browser extension or desktop application. Such malware infects computers along with freeware apps, that users download for certain purposes. Adware modifies hosts file to make itself open with every browser launch. This website is related to Wizzcaster advertising network. Use special anti-malware programs, recommended below, to remove Thegoodcaster.com and protect your PC from adware.

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To remove Thegoodcaster.com from Windows completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Thegoodcaster.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Thegoodcaster.com from Mac completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Thegoodcaster.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Thegoodcaster.com manually for free

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

Remove Thegoodcaster.com from Control Panel

To start removing Thegoodcaster.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Thegoodcaster.com”. 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 and Mac.

Remove Thegoodcaster.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Thegoodcaster.com might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Thegoodcaster.com from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Thegoodcaster.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Thegoodcaster.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Thegoodcaster.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 recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Thegoodcaster.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Thegoodcaster.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 recently installed suspicious program 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 recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Thegoodcaster.com

In some cases Thegoodcaster.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Thegoodcaster.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Thegoodcaster.com folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Thegoodcaster.com 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 recently installed suspicious program

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

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Thegoodcaster.com using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Thegoodcaster.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Thegoodcaster.com from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Thegoodcaster.com.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Thegoodcaster.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Thegoodcaster.com related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  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 Thegoodcaster.com related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all 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 Thegoodcaster.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Thegoodcaster.com, 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 or Thegoodcaster.com related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Thegoodcaster.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 Thegoodcaster.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Thegoodcaster.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

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.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Thegoodcaster.com

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Thegoodcaster.com ads, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Thegoodcaster.com” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Thegoodcaster.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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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 Thegoodcaster.com 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 anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter. It can protect your PC from threats like Thegoodcaster.com.

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