What is Go.leadgid.ru?

Go.leadgid.ru is advertising software, constantly redirecting the user to a third-party Go.leadgid.ru site, infested with advertising. Moreover, it can redirect to other third-party sites with suspicious content. The main danger of this adware is that it collects private user information, for example, it analyzes visited pages and browsing history, can steal stored passwords and other account information. It should be noted that Go.leadgid.ru makes changes to the settings of the browser and the system registry, which can provoke a spontaneous launch of the browser or the opening of new tabs in it that contain advertisements. We recommend that you uninstall it right away.

Go.leadgid.ru hijacker

Often, Go.leadgid.ru is part of the malware or adware that penetrated your PC earlier. Also, quite often, it comes bundled with free downloads from the Internet through their downloaders or installers. In such cases, the penetration is due to the user’s inattention, since such unwanted software is hidden in the installation package as an additional program element. You must choose a full or extended (it can be called otherwise) installation type to see all the hidden components of the installation package. Do not neglect the use of antivirus software to prevent the penetration of potentially unwanted programs. If you find Go.leadgid.ru, then remove it using our guides.

How Go.leadgid.ru gets on your PC?

Like most such malicious software and adware, Go.leadgid.ru comes bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet via special downloaders, installers, web clients and the like. The user must carefully monitor the installation process. Sometimes it’s easy enough to choose an extended type of installation and uncheck the unwanted item of the installation package. Also use paid versions of antiviruses to protect your personal data. If Go.leadgid.ru has already penetrated your computer, then use our guides to remove this hijacker from your browsers.

How to remove Go.leadgid.ru from your computer?

To uninstall Go.leadgid.ru remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Go.leadgid.ru

Or uninstall Go.leadgid.ru manually.

Step 1: Remove Go.leadgid.ru from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Go.leadgid.ru.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Go.leadgid.ru and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Go.leadgid.ru, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Go.leadgid.ru and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Go.leadgid.ru from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Go.leadgid.ru from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Go.leadgid.ru.
  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 Go.leadgid.ru.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Go.leadgid.ru.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

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.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Go.leadgid.ru:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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