What is Gobrowser.io?

Gobrowser.io is another browser hijacker, in other words, malware coming without user consent. This potentially unwanted program comes in the form of a browser extension and changes the settings of Chrome, Mozilla, Edge and other things. First of all, this changes the start page on Gobrowser.io. In addition, the hijacker makes changes to the search engine settings and constantly redirects the user to third-party sites to promote advertising.

Gobrowser.io hijacker

If the user looks at Gobrowser.io from the side he can believe the developers and gets the impression that he sees a legitimate search page with useful buttons for accessing popular sites, social pages, online stores and so on. In fact, this is a delusion. Moreover, the hijacker collects and analyzes the user data, then transfers it to third parties. Remove this annoying hijacker right now to avoid the theft of your private information.

How Gobrowser.io gets on your PC?

Basically, developers are choosing the way of packaging, as the main for penetrating user computers, so this comes with free programs, utilities and other downloads from the Internet. The user needs to follow the installation process as closely as possible. Try to scrutinize the list of items included in the package installer, selecting the advanced type. Use proven and reliable antivirus and other software that can protect your computer from such potentially unwanted programs. If this hijacker has already infected your browsers, then use our recommendations to remove Gobrowser.io.

How to remove Gobrowser.io from your computer?

To uninstall Gobrowser.io remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Gobrowser.io

Or uninstall Gobrowser.io manually.

Step 1: Remove Gobrowser.io from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Gobrowser.io.
  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 Gobrowser.io 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 Gobrowser.io, 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 Gobrowser.io 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 Gobrowser.io from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Gobrowser.io from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Gobrowser.io.
  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.io.
  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 Gobrowser.io.
  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 Gobrowser.io:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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