- Hijacks homepage
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
The name of the suspicious Goo.glesafe.com hijacker is extremely misleading because it uses two words – “Google” and “safe” – to trick you into trusting it. In reality, this search tool has nothing to do with Google, and you will not be safe until you delete it from your browsers. Unfortunately, some users are tricked into downloading this search tool onto their Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers willingly. If you do, you might not realize that this search tool is unreliable. Now, if it hijacks your browsers (i.e., replaces regular search tools) illegally, without any warning, it should not take long for you to recognize malicious activity. In either case, removing Goo.glesafe.com is exceptionally important, and you can learn the reasons why this is so important by reading this report.
Whether Goo.glesafe.com was installed with or without your permission, it is most likely that you have acquired it packaged with other programs. Malicious installers could help this hijacker slither in silently or with your notice, and it could be attached to advertising-supported programs, PUPs, and possibly more malicious threats, such as Trojans, keyloggers, or rogue anti-malware software. Needless to say, if this kind of malware slithers into your operating system, you could become the next victim of cyber criminals. Although Goo.glesafe.com is classified as a threat, it is most likely that it was created by unreliable advertisers rather than malware developers. This, of course, does not mean that this hijacker is harmless. On the contrary, it could open security backdoors, and this is the biggest threat because this vulnerability could be used to expose you to more dangerous infections.
Goo.glesafe.com is unpredictable, but that is not the only issue. This search tool also redirects to third-party search tools. Our researchers have found this hijacker redirecting to br.search.yahoo.com, and we are sure that his well-known search engine is exploited to gain the trust of computer users. In reality, the search results shown to you can be affected by the hijacker, and advertisements could be injected along with regular search results. According to our research, Goo.glesafe.com redirects to Yahoo via search.internetquickaccess.com. Unfortunately, the links shown to you can lead you to unsafe websites, and this could lead to big security problems. These websites could promote malware installers, expose you to fake surveys, trick you into sharing personal data, etc. Are you convinced that this search tool is unreliable? If you are, go ahead and remove it from it from your browsers ASAP.
We recommend resetting your browsers to delete Goo.glesafe.com completely. By resetting your browsers, you will also get rid of the tracking cookies that could have been employed to track you and record information about you. We have also added steps that will help you apply the desired homepage and search tools after your reset your browsers. Once you have your browsers fixed, please scan your operating system with a legitimate scanner. As you know – if you have read this report – other threats might be active on your computer, and you need to be careful about the leftovers of the hijacker itself. If any threats are active, a reliable malware scanner will warn you about them right away. Note that you free scanner available on this page can be upgraded to work as an automatic malware remover.