Do you know what Goodasfound.com is?
The first symptom that a browser hijacker has slithered onto your computer is the presence of Goodasfound.com search engine on all the browsers. This search engine will set itself as your homepage and search engine, so you will definitely notice if you encounter a browser hijacker. If you have already noticed its presence, it means that you have to hurry to delete Goodasfound.com. We do not recommend keeping it and using it as your default search engine because it is unreliable and might even provide you with the modified search results that can cause harm to your system. This is, of course, not the only reason why you should get rid of Goodasfound.com. If you want to get more information, read this article from beginning to end.
After Goodasfound.com browser hijacker slithers onto computers, it not only applies all those changes but it also starts collecting information about users’ activities in order to be able to provide them with the modified search results. These “modified search results” are comprised of the third-party links and advertisements, so it might be really dangerous to click on them. Nobody can tell you whether you will be taken to a decent website or not, so you should definitely not risk infecting your system. In other words, we suggest that you do not use the search engine installed on Goodasfound.com and rush to erase it because it might still perform other activities behind your back, for instance, it might use your Internet connection and it might still monitor your activities on the web. It should be also noted that you will not be able to set another homepage and search engine unless you remove Goodasfound.com from the system.Goodasfound.com screenshot
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As Goodasfound.com browser hijacker is spread through bundled malicious installers, there is a very huge possibility that you have agreed with all these changes unknowingly. In other words, you have not unchecked the box that was marked by default. It is known that Goodasfound.com often travels with suspicious programs in those bundles, so there is a very huge possibility that you have allowed a bunch of untrustworthy applications to enter your system. If you want to find out whether it is really true, you have to scan your system with a diagnostic scanner. You can, of course, try to check the Control Panel and the Add-ons manager; however, you other unwanted programs might hide deeper on the system and it might not be easy to detect them.
You can get rid of Goodasfound.com browser hijacker by simply resetting all your browsers. We have prepared the manual removal instructions for those you have never tried doing that. You will find them below this article. If you do not have time to get rid of this threat yourself, you can scan your system with an automatic tool, such as SpyHunter, and all the threats will be gone in a minute.
How to remove Goodasfound.com
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and then click the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and check the box alongside Delete personal settings.
- Click the Reset button once again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings and then click the Reset button.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H to access the Help menu.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button once again.
In non-techie terms:
If you want to protect your system from similar threats in the future, you have to install a security tool on your computer and keep it active 24/7. It is also advisable to install new applications carefully because you might agree with the installation of untrustworthy programs without knowing that.