- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you notice Gotsearch.co.uk in your browser after launching it, you should not hesitate to act because it is a clear indication of being infected with a browser hijacker. You may not even think that you need to remove Gotsearch.co.uk, but let us tell you that its presence in your browsers is totally illegal by breaching your privacy. By letting this hijacker stay, you lose your control of your browsing experience. You also need to know that this search engine is not reliable, so being exposed to it and its search results may cause multiple system security issues for you. It is also important to note that this browser hijacker may not even be the only malware threat on-board. Failing to eliminate all the infections might result in a crippled operating system. If you want to regain your control of your browsers and protect your machine, we advise you to read our report.
Although Gotsearch.co.uk does not use redirection, i.e., a third-party search engine to display search results, you still cannot trust it because it can modify the results. This hijacker can also collect sensitive information about you, which may be used to send customized ads and links to your screen. Of course, this information might also be misused in online scams, which is a worst case scenario, but still possible. Cyber criminals might pose as third parties and try to trick you into clicking on their ads in order to lure you onto their infected websites. All in all, there is no happy ending if you keep this hijacker on your computer. If you do not want to find out what might happen, you should remove Gotsearch.co.uk as soon as possible. The longer you keep it on-board, the more you may expose your system and yourself to schemers and scams.
We have discovered that this hijacker may not even be the only threat you may be facing. As a matter of fact, Gotsearch.co.uk is distributed in bundles that may be packed with a couple of other malware infections, such as adware programs and browser hijackers. But you may also find potentially unwanted programs in such bundles, which are not really dangerous infections, yet they may cause some harm indirectly. Most users download these suspicious bundles from equally suspicious freeware or torrent websites. You can easily get confused on an unfamiliar website about where to click and what to click on if you want to download something. However, even if you download an infected package, you still may have a choice to say no to unwanted components if you carefully view all steps of the installation. If you fail to do so, deleting Gotsearch.co.uk will not sort out all your threat issues; you will need to run a malware scan on your system in order to figure out how many more infections are endangering your computer.
If you want to make sure that you fully remove Gotsearch.co.uk from your system, it is best to reset all your browsers except for Microsoft Edge, which does not seem to be affected by this hijacker; well, not yet, at least. Please follow the guide we have prepared for you if you are unfamiliar with the steps. Also, you always have a more effective way to protect your PC, and that is called an antimalware application. If you install a reliable security tool and keep it updated and active, you will feel safe in your virtual world. We can recommend SpyHunter, which we have tested and used, and found a reliable and powerful tool. But, of course, you can find the tool of your choice on the web, just make sure you go for a trustworthy solution.
Remove Gotsearch.co.uk from browsers