How to remove Gooblesearch.com Pop-up Ads
What is Gooblesearch.com:
Threat Classification: Adware/PUP
If you hear some strange message telling you, that your computer is infected by a virus if you see pop-ups, then it seems that your computer is indeed infected, but not by some virus, but by an adware, that plays this audio warning. The cyber criminals are trying new tricks for getting your money and are getting better. We recommend you to check your computer for malware, but it appears that your current anti-malware program is not good enough when it had allowed the playing of this message, on the other side – the cyber crooks are getting smarter and that’s the reason why you need several layers of defense. All these messages, pop-ups and warnings had infiltrated your system silently and stealthy without your consent. The Gooblesearch.com infection could regenerate itself and could hijack your browser over and over again, making the regular uninstall and removal procedures useless.
Usually these infections are distributed using the “bundle” method and their primary goal is make you believe, your system is at risk and you need really to call the number on your screen, where somebody will ask you for your credit card number and/or other financial information, which could later be used to rob you! Another goal of these cyber terrorists is to drive as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which could then easily be converted to cash by one of the many online marketing platforms. The Gooblesearch.com Pop-up Ads are caused by a malicious browser extension, often distributed through various platforms including the software “bundle” method. Once activated the malware starts loading unwanted and annoying ads, warning messages and even audio warnings. The Gooblesearch.com will show pop-up ads into all well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might see various pop-ups, stating that there is an important software update missing on your system. The Gooblesearch.com pop-up adware is set to display FAKE UPDATE ALERTS on the victim’s computer. The most common scenarios are “Your Web Browser needs to be Updated”, “There is a critical Flash Player Update” or “Media Player Update”, however, all these alerts are FAKE! Actually, Gooblesearch.com is trying to cheat you and offers you and offers you nothing more, but malware infections.
Gooblesearch.com is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. That is why you should be very careful what you agree to install and always opt for a custom installation and skip or deselect the software you don’t want to install or you are not familiar with. The possible distribution of Gooblesearch.com bundle varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free PDF software, free Video editors or other free software products or downloading e-mail attachments etc..
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove Gooblesearch.com Pop-up Ads:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove Gooblesearch.com Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Gooblesearch.com and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find SpyHunter Install Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or you can purchase a subscription, which will allow you to use the automatic removal feature and to receive free professional help with any malware related issues by an expert technical.
Remove Gooblesearch.com Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove Gooblesearch.com Browser Hijacker manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove Gooblesearch.com Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to Gooblesearch.com, Vaudix, Optimizer Pro, YoutubeAdBlocker, BuyNSave, Free Video Converter, Youtube Downloader HD, Video Media Player 1.1, Fast Free Converter, DIVX Player 3.2 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind, that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
2. Remove Gooblesearch.com from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit the Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit the Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-left corner), click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.
3. Check for arguments added by Gooblesearch.com in any Browser shortcuts or links to web pages:
Gooblesearch.com might also hijack your web browser shortcuts in order to force-load its home page. This causes the Gooblesearch.com`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that Gooblesearch.com uses in order to hijack shortcuts looks like or is similar to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut`s target line.
4. Delete any folders or files related to Gooblesearch.com by checking the following locations: