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Articles about removing unwanted and malicious toolbar and hijackers and resetting your browser settings. Instructions for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera.

How to remove Go.mail.ru

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Although Go.mail.ru (inline.go.mail.ru) is a legitimate search engine and news portal originating from Russia, it is often promoted using deceptive distribution techniques. Many users seek to avoid it due to the bad reputation that has accumulated over the years. The website provides a variety of easy-to-access services like e-mail, news, games, social media, and others promoted by the mail.ru group. In addition to that, this resource has its own searching algorithms for generating unique results upon users' queries. It is also able to analyze your geolocation to provide relevant news and better search results. Because of its wide popularity in the Russian community, many software developers put the mail.ru search as an offer to choose within third-party installers. You are likely to meet it when downloading pirated, cracked, or simply free programs from various pages. Such program setups offer users to replace their default search engine (or homepage) with Go.mail.ru. This search engine is also set by default when you have an Atom browser installed on your Windows, or comes along with the following extensions: Counter of letters Mail.ru, Homepage and search from Mail.Ru and Add Mail.Ru as homepage.

How to remove Really Good Search (rgoodsearch.online)

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Really Good Search is likely to be a browser hijacker that changes browser settings to promote its features. Although there is not a lot of information on this browser hijacker, we know it assigns the new rgoodsearch.online URL address that is visible from the very homepage. It is also a fake search engine based on legitimate platforms like Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other engines like these. Very often, browser hijackers are highly doubted in their abilities to provide a good and flawless browsing experience. Their presence promotes a bunch of suspicious features leading to various threats. New ads and other content can be spammed on various pages to bring additional profit for the developers. The same works with Really Good Search as it might analyze your IP location and show different coupons, offers, and sale banners from poor advertising networks to gain money. It may also distribute redirects to unwanted or malicious pages trying to impose fake programs designed to fix ostensibly existent errors. Browser hijackers are usually operated by Potentially Unwanted Programs that could be downloaded unwillingly from third-party websites.

How to remove Smart Search

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Smart Search is a browser hijacker presented as a useful browser extension. According to its name, developers wanted to instill that it can generate wiser searching queries based on users' preferences. It has a relatively minimalistic interface likewise other legitimate search engines like Google, Yandex, and Yahoo. If your computer is infected, Smart Search will, therefore, alter browsing settings and change your homepage address to searchsmarters.online, search.hsearchsmart.co, smartsearch.pw or searchsmart.com which will be displayed each time you open the browser. There were also found a couple of similar domains like smartsearch.top and thesmartsearch.net that look pretty same. The set-ups of the browser allow hackers to collect browsing information. IP addresses, geolocations, passwords, and other valuable data can be transmitted and used by third parties for revenue purposes. Smart Search has been spotted on all popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, and Safari targeting its victims. Fake search engine extensions can also disturb your browsing experience by redirecting to other infectious pages and showing intrusive pop-ups that force you into inadvertently downloading adware. The presence of Smart Search can spread malicious content that can cause potential privacy issues. This is why we strongly recommend removing Smart Search from your computer by following the guide below.

How to remove Search1.me

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Search1.me is the name of a dubious search engine promoted by a browser hijacker named Better Search. It can be brought by potentially unwanted programs that alter browsing settings to replace default search engines and homepages with their own. Usually, the majority of such changes are useless or fake. Users infected with this browser hijacker will see their homepage URL migrate to search1.me and display new search results. There is also a heading like Custom Search Google added next to the search bar. While many browser hijackers cannot generate their own results and tend to exploit already popular and stable search engines like Yahoo, Google, or Bing, Search1.me is a real engine able to generate and display the entered queries on its own. Even so, it is heavily doubted in quality and security of the provided content. Additionally, browser hijackers may put your privacy under risk by running data collection of passwords, IP-addresses, or geolocations and promoting other internet threats as well. One of the methods is to display excessive amounts of ads on various websites and tempt users into clicking on them. Sometimes they may look helpful or legitimate, but deliver malware and insecure content instead. Unfortunately, it is often impossible to undo the affected changes unless you delete the culprit program itself. The Managed by your organization feature gets enabled and stops users from reverting the changes. If you spot any weird activity similar to the above, use our instructions below to find the unwanted app and delete it as soon as possible.

How to remove UltraSystem (Mac)

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UltraSystem is a potentially unwanted application (PUA), that comes in form of extensions for Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers on Mac systems. The app is classified as adware because it displays pop-up ads and unwanted advertisements, that do not belong to the sites you are browsing. Such UltraSystem advertisements may look differently: boxes with coupons, underlined words (in-text ads), pop-up ads, or banners. Also, UltraSystem can modify search engine and homepage settings, which can result in search redirects to doubtful websites. As an add-on, UltraSystem gets permissions to access your browser history and, what is more dangerous, sensitive information from web pages including passwords, phone numbers, and credit cards. This data can be used with bad intentions, and to avoid much more serious problems we advise you to remove UltraSystem as soon as possible. The following tutorial will assist you in this.

How to remove Better Search (bettersearchtr.com)

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Better Search is an annoying browser extension, classified as a browser hijacker, that installs in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Safari, or Internet Explorer and modifies default search engine, homepage, and new tab settings to bettersearchtr.com (according to some sources it can be also better-search.net). This third-party search engine may redirect users' queries to various sites: Yandex.ru, Bing.com, Yahoo.com, or some unknown doubtful resources, depending on the location of the victim. According to its user agreement extension and website belong to "Sovkrad Media LTD" (according to some sources "Trelles Media"). With a silent agreement of the victim these services, have assumed the authority to display ads and collect personal data of the users. It is strongly recommended to remove the Better Search add-on, bettersearchtr.com search, and restore browsers settings to protect your privacy and maintain safe browsing habits. The tutorial below explains the procedure.