How to remove (uninstall) GoPlay

The advertising tool that we're going to talk about is called GoPlay. If you know what is adware or browser hijacker - you can just proceed to the uninstalling guide and remove this undesired tool. If you haven't faced with this type of programs earlier - trust us, this software really must not be kept on your computer. We say so because this unwanted software not just provides inconveniences during web-surfing, but might call a dangerous adware infection of your PC. Have you noticed the increased amount of advertising on each website, or the shifted start page? Have you suffered of the total retardation of system’s and browsing speed, or irrelevant search results and continuous redirections to the untrusted webpages? The symptoms that are described above tell us that the computer is affected by some kind of adware, and this tool must be uninstalled.

What is GoPlay

Scammers don't make unwanted programs just to irritate users, and every virus has precise goals. However, if you believe that the description of this software is really useful - you're wrong. Commonly, the depiction of the malicious software promises that it will be highly helpful. 95% of advertising tools declare to support in the search for something on the Internet. Performing some functions in Facebook, assistance in the search for recent movies, games or music and search for discounts, deals and sales in the Web - that's the features that most of adware state to implement. The first thing you need to do if you're going to download some software - to think, is it really helpful? By the way, the goal of hackers is to state that their adware performs a function which is impossible to check. The "better", "safer" or "faster" search on the Internet is a excellent sample of suchlike feature, since these parameters are really vague and almost impossible to supervise. Does this mean that adware do not do anything, and just take up space on your hard drive? No, they have one main feature and it is to cheat the users and to make money on ads.

 

It's hard to understand where it came from but today some users think that hackers create the harmful programs without any particular reason. It makes sense, right? Web-scammer thinks about an operator which is struggling to eliminate his malware right now, and it feels very good! In fact, each perilous program has their feature, and it is, in most cases, applies to money. It is hard to understand why advertising program displays so much ads, but when you understand it, the scheme looks really plain. All this advertisement is generated to earn money on referrals. Some people know that advertising in the Web is paid on the pay-per-click system. It means that the advertiser pays for each transition from the pop-up to the web-page. All advertising software's actions are aimed at making you pass the link. Even if user is not interested in any of the offers - the click may still be made, at least to hide an unwanted intrusive ad. Any referral costs money, depending on the type of ads it can be worth from 0.1 to 5 cents and sometimes even more. Although this price isn’t large, do not neglect the amount of infected machines! Gullible man can take the ads shown by GoPlay in earnest, and search for something entertaining among adware offers, making tens of referrals daily. According to our data, the number of victims of GoPlay is counted on tens of thousands of people, and if each of them is making five to ten clicks daily, the swindler's earnings don't seem so low.

Methods to remove GoPlay

Actually, there is another effect of GoPlay that in the long term may call serious issues with your machine. This feature is GoPlay's ability to change browser controls in order to distribute advertising more efficiently that makes it very vulnerable against all threats. Adware seeks to modify three items: the filtering of annoying ads, default search engine and home page. Suchlike changes tangle with the key rules of Internet security, and make your browser extremely vulnerable to all sorts of dangerous programs. The adware will overwhelm your PC, because user helps it to do so. If you don't want your PC to be in such state you have to eliminate GoPlay from the machine ASAP.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove GoPlay manually

Step 1. Uninstall GoPlay from the operation system

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

 

Advertisement software is being distributed in many ways: through viral web-sites where the undesired download might begin at each click, and via installation in bundles. Malicious web-pages are very easy to know: they are on the last positions in search, and they intrusively suggest to download something. Besides that, your browser and antivirus program will show the notification, if the website is suspicious. The bundled installation way is a little bit different: you have to be aware of it only if you are installing some programs. Bundled installation is simple: adware is integrated into installation packages of useful tools. User installs some program and in one of the windows during installation appears a suggestion to install some additional tools. In many versions you just cannot decline the process, and in some - you don't even see that you're installing something wrong. You need to know that: if GoPlay had penetrated your machine with help of installation in bundles, you, probably, have other adware or viruses. According to this, if you see the option among “safe installation” and “install for practiced users” – pick the second option. Remember about this every time you install new program - and your machine will be noticeably cleaner.

GoPlay removal tool

If had enough of redirections and advertising in browser - we have good advices on GoPlay elimination. In spite the fact that manual removal is very easy, it has few disadvantages, comparing to the automatic elimination through antivirus tool. If you remove the malicious program manually, you cannot intercept it (or any other program) from entering the machine again. If you have an AV-tool - it will grant you the protection for a long time. We offer you to download the software named Spyhunter which not only removes all viruses from your system but also shields it from all other hazardous software until Spyhunter will remain on your PC.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall GoPlay from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select GoPlay and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\GoPlay
  • C:\ProgramData\GoPlay
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\GoPlay

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "GoPlay" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove GoPlay from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select GoPlay 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 GoPlay from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select GoPlay and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall GoPlay from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove GoPlay from the browser

How to remove GoPlay from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove GoPlay

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 GoPlay from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove GoPlay

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall GoPlay from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove GoPlay

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 GoPlay from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose GoPlay 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 GoPlay 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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