Remove Search.Golliver.com redirect (Removal Instruction)


Search.Golliver.com  “Search.Golliver.com” is a Browser Hijacker which redirect your favorite browser and replace your default homepage and default search engine with Search.Golliver.com. Search.Golliver.com is known to be bundled with free software and offered during the installation process.

It’s often the user itself which allowed the Search.Golliver.com homepage on their computer. When you install free software from for example; CNET, Download.com, Softonic look at what is offered during installation. The installation of free-software is build to trick you into installing bundled software.

It is advised to always read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.


Remove Search.Golliver.com

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Follow all steps in this instruction to remove Search.Golliver.com.

windows 7 logoRemove Search.Golliver.com software – Windows 7

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
  2. Select Golliver and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or Repair.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software.
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Example: unwanted software, remove anything you don’t need (your program-list might look different)

 

windows 8 logoRemove Search.Golliver.com software – Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
  3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features.
  4. Tap or click Golliver, and then tap or click Uninstall.
  5. Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software.
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Example: unwanted software, remove anything you don’t need (your program-list might look different)

Remove Shortcuts hijacked by Hijack

Hijack hijacks all shortcuts from your browser(s) on your computer and adds a argument behind the executable. You need to manually remove this argument from the executable.
Notice: the easiest way to get rid of this shortcut hijack is to remove all shortcuts from your browser(s) and create hem again.

Internet Explorer.lnk – C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe http://Search.Golliver.com/
Google Chrome.lnk – C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe http://Search.Golliver.com/
Mozilla Firefox.lnk – C:Program Files (x86)Mozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe http://Search.Golliver.com/

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  1. Select the shortcut from your browser
  2. Right click the shortcut and select Properties
  3. Goto tab Shortcut
  4. At Target: remove anything behind the executable.
    Example: “C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe” http://Search.Golliver.com/
  5. Remove the text in red, notice the closing quote after iexplore.exe, do not remove it.

Internet Explorer

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Google Chrome

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Mozilla Firefox

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 Remove Search.Golliver.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button , and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
  3. Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then select all unwanted browser helper objects.
  4. If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.

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Change Home Page Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Click the Tools button Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. On the General tab, under Home page, enter the URL of the site you want to set as a home page.
  4. Click Apply, and then tap or click OK. The next time you open a new browsing session or window (or tap or click the Home button), your home pages will be loaded automatically.

Change Search Provider Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Click the Tools button Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Select Manage Addons
  4. Select Search Providers
  5. Right Click BING Select Set as Default
  6. Optional: Search for any other Search Provider you do not need and right click select Remove

google chrome logoRemove Search.Golliver.com from Google Chrome

Uninstall an extension to remove it completely from the Google Chrome browser. Extensions are extra features and functionality that can easily be added to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don’t use. Unfortunately there are also extensions that are used to collect personal and internet behavior from your computer for revenue. Make sure you delete all extensions from Google Chrome that you do not need, know or trust. Keep the extensions in Google Chrome clean for the best internet experience while using Google Chrome.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon Remove an extension from Chrome by all unwanted or unknown extensions you’d like to completely remove.
  5. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove. If the extension is Installed by Enterprise Policy follow this guide.

Change Home Page Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
    • Add the home button to the browser toolbar
      Homepage button is off by default. Select the “Show Home button” checkbox in the “Appearance” section to show it on the browser toolbar.
    • Set your homepage
      When the “Show Home button” checkbox is selected, a web address appears below it. If you want the Homepage button to open up a different webpage, click Change to enter a link. You can also choose the New Tab page as your homepage.

Change Search Provider Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
  2. In the “Search” section, select Google from the drop down menu.
  3. Now when you search, you’ll be taken to Google!
  4. Optional: If you would like to remove the malicious search engine click the Manage Search Engines button
  5. Hover over Google as select the blue Make Default button
  6. Hover over the malicious Search Engine and select the X button next to the Make Default button to remove the Search Engine.

mozilla firefox logoRemove Search.Golliver.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  3. Select all unwanted or unknown extensions you wish to remove.
  4. Click the Remove or Disable button.
  5. Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

Change Home Page Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Options
  2. Select the General panel. In the Startup box, click Restore to Default or set yourself a new homepage next to Home Page: .
  3. Click OK to close the Options window

Change Search Provider Mozilla Firefox

In the Search Engines Manager, you can add new search engines that have been released for use with Firefox.

  1. To open the Search Engines Manager, click the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines….

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  1. To add a search engine, click Get more search engines…. The Mozilla Add-ons Search Tools page is displayed.
  2. To add one of the displayed search engines, click the Add to Firefox button. The Add Search Engine dialog is displayed.
  3. To begin using the search engine immediately after you add it, click Start using it right away.
  4. To add the selected search engine, click Add.
  5. The search engine is now available through the search engines list in the Search bar.

adwcleanerRemove Search.Golliver.com redirect using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner developed by Xplode is a very easy piece of software to remove unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, redirects and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. AdwCleaner requires no installation and can be ran in a instant to scan your computer for malicious software.

Nowadays many free downloadable software is bundled with all sorts of additional software such as toolbars and other dubious software that you do not want on your computer. The main cause of such unwanted software (PUPs) are the download sites that offer free software that is bundled with adware. CNET, Download.com, Softonic offer software with a custom installer. It’s this custom installer that offers additional software in order to keep the software and services they offer for free.

We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from Adware, Pop-ups, Browser Hijackers, Toolbars or Potentially Unwanted Programs.

Download AdwCleaner (Download will open in a New Window)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer.

If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

Remove Search.Golliver.com

Reboot your computer.

After the reboot a log file will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started.
To open the log file in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop mode by selecting WINDOWS KEY + D on your keyboard.

If you want to check the AdwCleaner log for further analyse, you can find the report log in your system drive and then the Adwcleaner folder.
for example: C:adwcleaner

Goto the next step.


malwarebytesRemove Search.Golliver.com software with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (free)

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free’s industry-leading scanner detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more. All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It’s that simple. Or if you want even better protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC. Either way you’re crushing malware and foiling hackers

Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using the installation wizard.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs no configs or specific settings, just install and you are ready to scan your computer for malware and free removal.

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  • Perform a Threat Scan

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SurfRight - HitmanProRemove Search.Golliver.com software with Hitman Pro (Second opinion Scanner)

Download HitmanPRO (free – direct download)

  • Run HitmanPro.exe

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  • Click Next button

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  • Select checkbox “I accept the terms of the license agreement
  • Click Next button

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  • Make sure checkbox “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro” is checked.
  • Click Next button

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  • Free scan is running, please wait. This malware scan might take a while.

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  • After the scan is complete, leave the found results as they are. Consider reviewing the items before continue.
  • Click Next button

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  • Click “Activate free license“. This free license is valid for thirty days.

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  • Enter your e-mail address to complete the free registration.
  • Click Activate button

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  • Your free license is activated successfully!
  • Select OK button

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  • Review your results or save the log file with the “Save Log” link.
  • Save all your work, click Reboot button

(Optional) Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings

Occasionally it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this threat is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of this threat. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

internet-explorer-logo Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  • Select Internet Options

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  • Goto tab Advanced
  • Select Reset button

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  • Enable Delete personal Settings
  • Click Reset button

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  • Restart Internet Explorer

google-chrome-logo Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  • Select Settings

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  • Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings

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  • Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button

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  • Click Reset once more

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mozilla-firefox-logo Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Goto the three stripes in the top right corner
  • Select the Question Mark

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  • Select Troubleshooting Search.Golliver.com rmation in the menu.

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  • Click the Reset Firefox button and confirm Reset Firefox again the pop-up.

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Notice: Old data from Firefox will be placed on your Windows Desktop in a folder called “Old Firefox data”.
As restoring to default settings for Firefox didn’t work out as expected you can restore this folder, otherwise delete this folder from your desktop.

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