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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's

search.GoPhoto.it

You should not think that search.GoPhoto.it is the search engine you need to operate if you have chosen to install software from gophoto.it. Even though the application is advertised as a reliable tool which can help you view and share photos via a plugin on your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, you may be unpleasantly surprised after installing it onto the PC. As our researchers have discovered, the program may install a browser toolbar and change your regular search tools if you are not careful with the installation process. Even though we do not list the search tool as malicious, it certainly does not provide the most useful search results. Therefore, we advise getting search.GoPhoto.it removed.

As it has been discovered, search.GoPhoto.it is controlled by Cool Mirage Ltd, the same company which has developed TornTV adware. Fortunately, this search engine is not involved in personal data collection or sharing. As it is indicated in the company’s Privacy Policy, neither the search engine nor the software can track and share personally identifiable information. Nonetheless, it is possible that you will discover third party advertisements popping up on your browsers. Cool Mirage Ltd. refuses any responsibility related to these advertisements or their content, and so we certainly do not recommend clicking on them.

Third party advertisements are not always malicious; however, they are always suspicious. Third parties may follow privacy policies which could threaten your own virtual security, which is exactly why it is not recommended clicking on any pop-ups, banner offers, in-text links, online surveys, etc. Unfortunately, cyber criminals continuously use online advertising as a backdoor to access your personal computer, drop malicious programs and perform other risky activity. If you do not want to become part of it, you can either choose to tiptoe around the displayed adverts, or install authentic security software to guard your virtual security, or delete search.GoPhoto.it related adware.

To remove search.GoPhoto.it related software from the PC successfully, we recommend that you decide how you wish to handle your own virtual security in the future. If you wish to keep it guarded against virtual threats reliably – install automatic malware detection and removal software which will help you delete undesirable programs. If you wish to handle the security yourself, you have to delete all unwanted programs and files manually. Either way, we suggest following the manual removal guides below first.

Delete the undesirable software

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI menu, right-click and select All apps.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Move to the left of the Task Bar below and open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program you want to remove, right-click it and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Task Bar and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs to find the undesirable application.
  3. Click it and select Remove.

Remove the undesirable search tools

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+F, select Settings and move to On Startup.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Overwrite/delete the URL of the undesirable search engine and click OK.
  4. Under Appearance mark Show Home button and click Change.
  5. Now repeat step 3 to delete the undesirable options.
  6. Go to Search and click Manage search engines.
  7. Remove (click X) the undesirable search engine and click Done.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and navigate to the search box on the top-right corner.
  2. Click the search provider icon and select Manage Search Engines.
  3. Remove the undesirable option and click OK.
  4. Now simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  5. Select Options and click the General tab.
  6. Overwrite/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and then click Search Providers.
  3. Disable the undesirable search engine after choosing a new default one.
  4. Click Close and tap Alt+T one more time.
  5. Select Internet Options and click the General tab.
  6. Overwrite/delete the displayed Home Page and click OK.
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How to manually remove search.GoPhoto.it

Files associated with search.GoPhoto.it infection:

gophotoit.exe
GoPhotoIt_Setup_S.exe

search.GoPhoto.it processes to kill:

gophotoit.exe
GoPhotoIt_Setup_S.exe
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