What is Gobrowser.xyz?

Gobrowser.xyz is a potentially unwanted program that redirects users’ searches to Bing or Yahoo search engines. It usually arrives together with freeware programs and is installed as a browser extension without the user’s knowledge. Following infiltration, it starts modifying the browser’s settings to set Gobrowser.xyz as a primary search provider. As a result, all your search queries will be redirected to Bing or Yahoo – legit search engines. Nevertheless, these results might be filled with ad links, clicking on which, you can find yourself on hazardous websites. Moreover, the user might notice an increased amount of various and intrusive ads on websites he or she visits. Therefore, you are advised to stay away from clickable content until you completely remove Gobrowser.xyz from your device. It is not an easy task so we have a guide below that helps do things properly and quickly.

Brief overview:
NameGobrowser.xyz
Type of threatBrowser hijacker
URL addresshttps://gobrowser.xyz/
SymptomsBrowser hijacker changes homepage and search engine of browser so that users are forced to use them. It fills the targeted browser with commercial content in form of pop-ups, banners, in-text links, audio/video ads, etc. Also, hijacker can occasionally cause redirects to third-party websites
InfiltrationFreeware programs, illegal software, software cracks, torrents, fake updates
Manual RemovalTo eliminate threat manually, you should remove all files and applications related to the browser hijacker
Removal ToolTo completely get rid of hijacker, We recommend using SpyHunter. This is the only way you can be 100% sure that all components of the threat are removed from the system.

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Also, you can try to remove Gobrowser.xyz manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Gobrowser.xyz from Mac

Gobrowser.xyz may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Gobrowser.xyz or Gobrowser.xyz.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Gobrowser.xyz or Gobrowser.xyz Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Gobrowser.xyz from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Step 2: Remove malicious entries from Profiles (Mac)

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on unsigned and suspicious profiles on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

mac profiles

Step 3: Get rid of Gobrowser.xyz using Terminal (only for Google Chrome)

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy and paste the following entries one by one each time by pressing “ENTER”:

    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
    defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName

  3. Relaunch Chrome

Step 4: Delete Gobrowser.xyz from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Gobrowser.xyz or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the Chrome menu (3-dots icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Gobrowser.xyz or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Gobrowser.xyz or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 5: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

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