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Danger level 5
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Computer

7go.com

7go.com is a website representing Free Online Games. It provides you with a search engine box and the categories section which can be used to find games. While playing games on the website you may discover that the 7go add-on by PurpleTech Software Inc. has been attached to your browsers. Do you remember agreeing to install any programs linked to the website? As research shows, the installer is silent meaning that it could have been planted with one meaningless click. If this happens, you should notice a new icon on the desktop routing you to the online gaming site. As research shows, the add-on can collect personally identifiable information, which is why it is strongly recommended that you remove 7go.com plugin from your browsers as soon as possible. Here are a few statements from the Privacy Policy:

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the type of browser you used to visit […] We may collect personal information at various times when you use our website or plugin.

Browser plugins are often used to collect certain information about your virtual activities; however, you should never trust those which admit collecting private personal information as well. It is unclear who PurpleTech is affiliated to and who eventually could have use out of this data. In the worst case scenario cyber criminals could use it to scam you. Note that this is the risk behind the various advertisements which are present on 7go.com as well, which is why we do not recommend you click them at any point. As a matter of fact, it is unlikely that you will be able to visit the website or view the advertisements after the add-on in installed because it has been noticed to create multiple processes on the computer and so it starts running almost unbearably slowly. These are just a few reasons why you should remove 7go from the PC.

It has been discovered that in some cases the add-on related to 7go.com is not visible on the Extension list of your browsers or Uninstall a program/Add or Remove Programs utilities. This means that the manual removal instructions below do not suit you in this case. Luckily, you can utilize automatic malware detection and removal software to locate and delete the undesirable application. In fact, this is the better option of the two because the installed application can also delete 7go.com related malware, which may have been infiltrated if the plugin came bundled with other software, and it can ensure full-time Windows security.

Delete 7go from the PC

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Move the cursor to the left of the Task Bar and click Start to open the menu.
  2. From the list on the right select Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and locate the undesirable program.
  4. Click the unwanted program and select Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu located on the Task Bar.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove.
  4. Select Uninstall to complete the task.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key (on keyboard) to access the Metro UI start screen.
  2. Right-click on the background and then click All apps (bottom of the page).
  3. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click the undesirable application and select Uninstall.
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How to manually remove 7go.com

Files associated with 7go.com infection:

component_652.exe

7go.com processes to kill:

component_652.exe
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