How to remove (uninstall) Go.searchlock.com

In this article we'll explain you all needed info about an adware, called Go.searchlock.com. If you have some experience with adware or browser hijacker - you may just proceed to the removal guide and get rid of Go.searchlock.com. If you haven't faced with this type of programs before - believe, this tool surely isn't good choice to keep in your system. We are saying so since Go.searchlock.com not only brings inconveniences while you spend your time on the web, but can cause a serious viral infection of your computer. Do you mention the increased amount of advertising in browser, or the switched start page? How do you think, is it normal that the basic search system is changed to the suspicious website, and it opens every time when you launch the browser? The symptoms that are described above tell us one thing: the computer is infested with some sort of adware, and this program should be uninstalled.

What is Go.searchlock.com

Go.searchlock.com

Each tool has its aim, and this adware is no exception. Unfortunately, the true purpose of Go.searchlock.com doesn't coincide with the declared ones. Usually, the description of adware declares that it will be super helpful. 95% of suchlike tools promise to support in web-browsing. Tracking the activity of friends in Twitter, search for deals, sales and discounts online and help in the search for recent games, music or movies - these are the most prevalent features of advertising programs. The first thing you should do when you want to download any program - to take thought, is it really useful? Don't you wonder why the functions of advertising tools are so vague? The "faster", "safer" or "better" web-surfing is a perfect sample of suchlike features, because these options are very blurry and almost impossible to supervise. So, adware do not do anything, and just take up space on your hard drive? No, they have one main function and it is to cheat you and to earn money from online advertising.

 

There is an opinion in the Web that almost all viruses are created just "for fun". It makes sense, right? Malware developer thinks about an operator that is struggling to delete his adware, and it feels really good! This was a joke, of course. The dangerous programs are always aimed for some goal, and even if the aim isn't clear - you'll understand it later. It is weird that adware shows so much pop-ups, but when you get it, it looks very simple. All this advertisement is displayed to earn money from clicks. Many users heard that advertisement in the Web is paid on the pay-per-click system, which means that the client pays for every transition from the ad to the site. Thus, the more ads advertising program is showing you, the bigger is the possibility that you will take an interest in it and pass the link. Actually if you don't take interest in hacker's suggestions - you may click on advertising, at least in order to close an inconvenient intrusive ad. Each referral costs money and depending on the sort of advertising it can be worth up to 5 cents and in some cases even more. Although the reward isn’t large, do not neglect the amount of infected computers! Confiding man can take the advertising provided by virus in earnest, and try to find something interesting among these propositions, making tens of clicks daily. Anti-virus vendors and malware-fighting forums receive tens of thousands of complaints on Go.searchlock.com, so swindlers make really nice profit on it.

Methods to remove Go.searchlock.com

And finally, there is another feature in Go.searchlock.com which in the long perspective may call huge damage to your system. The point is that Go.searchlock.com changes browser settings on purpose to distribute advertisement more efficiently that makes it extremely assailable to all sorts of hazardous software. Adware aims to switch three items: the blocking of intrusive ads, homepage and default search engine. Suchlike changes clash with the fundamental rules of Internet security, and make the browser highly assailable to all types of threats. According to the user's working on the Internet, the PC can be completely infected in a 2-3 weeks, and eventually appear so retarded that it is nearly impossible to do anything. There is only one method to hide advertisement and shield your system from adware danger - to delete Go.searchlock.com.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Go.searchlock.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Go.searchlock.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Go.searchlock.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

Hackers use two main ways of advertisement tool spread: the deployment on the infected websites and bundled installation with free software. Infected web-pages are very easy to recognize: they appear on the last positions in search, and they are filled with annoying advertisement and suspicious links. In addition, listen to the notifications that your browser and antivirus show. To defend yourself from the infection via the second method, you have to attentively observe the installation of any software. Bundled installation is simple: adware is integrated into installation packages of useful tools. User installs some software and in one of the windows during installation appears an offer to download some additional programs. In many versions you just cannot cancel the process, and in some - there's no notification about extraneous programs. Remember: if Go.searchlock.com had penetrated your machine with help of installation in bundles, you, probably, have some more advertising programs or viruses. So, if you see the option between “recommended install” and “partial installation” – choose the second option. Do this every time you install new program - and your computer will be noticeably cleaner.

Go.searchlock.com removal tool

The elimination of Go.searchlock.com in manual manner requires approximately 5-10 minutes, and might be performed even by a newbie. Both hand and automatic ways have their own advantages and weaknesses. The elimination in manual mode is very safe and completely toll-free, but there are cases when you just can't eliminate the undesired software manually. Anti-viral tool is the smartest decision for those people who wish to decrease the amount of efforts spent on the security of their machines. Spyhunter anti-viral program is dedicated to remove such software as Go.searchlock.com, and easily copes with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Go.searchlock.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Go.searchlock.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Go.searchlock.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Go.searchlock.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Go.searchlock.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Go.searchlock.com" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Go.searchlock.com from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Go.searchlock.com and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Go.searchlock.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Go.searchlock.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Go.searchlock.com from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Go.searchlock.com from the browser

How to remove Go.searchlock.com from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Go.searchlock.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Go.searchlock.com from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Go.searchlock.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Go.searchlock.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Go.searchlock.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Go.searchlock.com from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Go.searchlock.com and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Go.searchlock.com from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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