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

Govome Search

Govome Search is a browser hijacker that presents itself in a shape of customized search engine. Chances are that you get infected with this application when you download freeware from third party websites, because the website itself at does not provide any file to download. Also, the customized search engine at looks absolutely legal. Nevertheless, if you find yourself redirected to this website, you need to remove Govome Search from your computer to avoid more serious problems.

The reason why Govome Search looks legal is because it has all the search engine attributes common to genuine search engines. For example, you can perform a simple Web search, or go for Image, Video or News search on Govome. However, if you perform direct Image search, you will see that Govome Search is just a customized version of Google search and it cannot offer anything outstanding. What is more, when you perform web search, the first thing that catches the eye are commercial advertisements displayed first. The fact that these links are ads is not emphasized as in Google search, for example. Therefore, if you do not notice it is an advertisement, you may end up in a commercial website that might as well be related to malware.

What is more, the infection modifies your browser settings by changing your default home page and search engine into Govome Search. It is definitely annoying especially if you have not authorized the change. By changing your default home page, Govome Search also potentially exposes you to commercial advertisements that constantly spam you with intention to redirect you to particular websites.

Although Govome Search is not a genuine computer virus, it does pose certain risks do your computer security as a browser hijacker, so the sooner you remove Govome Search from your PC the better.

Manual Govome Search Removal

Delete from Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet Options.
  2. Remove from home page section under General tab.
  3. Enter a new home page address and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+X again and go to Manage add-ons.
  5. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  6. Set a new default search engine and remove Govome Search from the list.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  2. Delete from home page section under General tab.
  3. Enter a new home page address and click OK.
  4. Click search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box (top right corner).
  5. Select Manage search engines and remove Govome Search from the list.
  6. Click OK and restart Firefox.

Delete from Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Select Open a page or list of pages under On Start-up. Click Set pages.
  3. Remove from the list and enter a home page address you prefer. Click OK.
  4. Click Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Remove Govome Search from the list and select a new default search engine. Click Done.

Manual removal is usually not enough to ultimately remove Govome Search and all other programs that could have entered your system together with this browser hijacker. Therefore, perform a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to see what other programs you must remove, and invest in computer security tool that will protect your PC from other possible infections.

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  1. GG Apr 28, 2013

    It doesn't work, Govome doesn't appear in Mozilla Add Ons Manager Panel, but is still there when I try to search something in the browser :(

  2. Pcthreat Apr 29, 2013

    Check the shortcut properties for your browser (Click on the icon, press Properties)

  3. rk sharma Apr 2, 2015

    very funny

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