How to Remove Search-goal.com Redirect Virus and Fix Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - October 8, 2013

Is your home page changed to Search-goal.com? Do various ads pop up on the screen? Does your PC perform much slowly? This post will do you a favor to solve the problem.

Is Search-goal.com a dangerous virus?

Search-goal.com is a baleful browser hijacker which is capable of attacking some popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Usually, this unwanted program gets into your operating system when you mistakenly click any suspicious link or icon to download contaminated free resources.

You will have to deal with many troubles once your machine is attacked by Search-goal.com malware. For example, your machine will perform much slowly for this annoying redirect virus takes up lots of CPU usage when running in the background. Besides, it drops files to some system parts like system registry. Search-goal.com will modify your browser settings without asking for permission and approval. After then, you’ll get this unfamiliar page as the default home page and search provider. It imitates legit search engine to induce you into using it. But actually Search-goal.com will provide you with numerous irrelevant and sponsored links. Meanwhile, it frequently redirects your visits to some unknown and suspicious websites.

Apart from causing constant redirects, Search-goal.com malware displays large numbers of advertisements on the screen during your web browsing activities. You should not click any charming ad for they could contain many risky viruses. What’s worse, Search-goal.com helps the distant hackers gather your online activities and private data day by day. Therefore, the earlier you remove this foxy redirect virus, the better it will be. You can take the following instructions to finish the removal job of Search-goal.com virus.

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Search-goal.com virus Screeshot :

Disadvantages and risks of Search-goal.com Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It would modify the default browser settings and attacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine and provides lots of sponsored links in the search results
4. It causes constant web redirects to misleading websites and displays tons of unwanted ads
5. It records keystrokes and collects Personal user information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It makes the browser run slowly and even makes the Internet browser freeze up

Manually Get Rid of Search-goal.com Virus

According to our research, we found that Search-goal.com redirect is caused by search.us.com toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And search.us.com toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Search-goal.com virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Search-goal.com malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Search-goal.com toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Search-goal.com toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Search-goal.com toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Search-goal.com virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Search-goal.com virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\svflooje\Enum\[random]

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Search-goal.com malware

%UserProfile%\[random].exe

%AllUsersProfile% random.exe

%Windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\[random].exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Search-goal.com virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Search-goal.com virus.

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