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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Gnoosi.net

Gnoosi.net is a browser hijacker that looks like a French language based search engine. It modifies your browser settings changing the default home page and search engine without your permission. Although it may seem as though Gnoosi.net provides you with relevant search results computer security experts note that this search engine displays a lot of query results full of commercial advertisements. Needless to say, that such search results are not objective, and they could even expose you to potentially malicious content. Therefore, it is necessary to remove Gnoosi.net from your browser right now, and then scan your computer in search of other potentially dangerous applications.

Although most of the time browser hijackers enter your system without your permission, such infections like Gnoosi.net often make use of user’s negligence as well. For example, Gnoosi.net might be bundled with freeware programs, and it could get installed on your computer automatically when you setup up some new application. It means that you need to be careful when you install third party programs on your PC. For example, a codec might also come with a toolbar or a search engine, or any other extension that you might not even need. The same applies to Gnoosi.net as well – it could come bundled with a useful application, but users do not un-check boxes that allow them to choose NOT to install additional software.

On the other hand, you will know immediately whether you are infected with Gnoosi.net or not, because this browser hijacker will obviously change your home page. The search engine is used as a tool to promote third party content via commercial advertisements. Gnoosi.net is definitely not responsible for a third party content it displays, so that enables even cyber criminals to embed their content in advertisements displayed on Gnoosi.net. Needless to say, that clicking on such advertisements could seriously jeopardize your computer, not to mention that Gnoosi.net obviously tracks your web browsing activity via cookies. Later on the browser hijacker could leak this information to a third party for marketing purposes, and you definitely would not want that.

In order to remove Gnoosi.net from your computer you can reset your browser settings manually, but that does not guarantee that all the malicious files will disappear from your system. Therefore, do consider scanning your PC with SpyHunter free scanner once you have your browser settings reset. Acquire a legitimate computer security tool to remove all the detected malicious infections and protect the system from similar threats.

How to reset my browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Select Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Mark Delete Personal settings option and click Reset.
  4. Press Close when the reset is complete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and navigate to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and click Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up dialog box.
  4. Click Finish and reset is complete.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages, click Set pates.
  3. Remove Gnoosi.net and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine, delete Gnoosi.net and press Done.

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How to manually remove Gnoosi.net

Files associated with Gnoosi.net infection:

setup.exe

Gnoosi.net processes to kill:

setup.exe
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