About this infection
Govtsearches.com is classified as a browser hijacker. It must have sneaked into your computer when you were installing freeware. You shouldn’t worry too much about these kinds of infections because basically these are not serious, they’re more an annoyance than anything but it’s still smart that you eliminate it the moment you notice them. It will modify our browser’s settings and set some dubious website as your homepage, new tabs and search engine without consent.
Basically, it tries to redirect you to sponsored web pages through the provided search engine so you should refrain from using it or at least pay more attention to everything you click on than usual. Many of the browser hijackers are also able to lead users to malware and highly infectious viruses, so be very cautious of that. Seeing as it provides no benefits to you and it did not even ask your consent to install, you definitely have to remove Govtsearches.com.
How does it spread?
Browser hijackers are distributed through free software bundles and shareware. It basically means is that they are attached to free software as extra offers that you can deselect. In order to do this, you need to access Advanced or Custom settings. Those settings will allow you to see what has been added and you will also have the option of deselecting everything. Make sure you uncheck all the extra boxes because otherwise, you will be allowing all kinds of unwanted programs to install onto your computer, unknowingly. Refrain from using Default settings because it is much easier to uncheck a couple of boxes than it would be to delete Govtsearches.com or similar later on.
Why uninstall Govtsearches.com?
The browser hijacker will basically modify your browser’s settings and set its promoted website as your homepage, new tabs and search engine. These changes will come out all of the sudden and you will not be able to revert them to desired setting, unless you first eliminate Govtsearches.com, so do not procrastinate, do it as soon as you are able. All the commonly used internet browsers you have installed will be affected, such as the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox so bear in mind if you select to ignore the hijacker. We highly suggest to refrain from using the provided search engine because you will encounter links of sponsored websites that have little to do with what you were actually looking for. Hijackers aim to redirect you because generating traffic for those websites as well as generating income is what they intend to do. The biggest problem with this is that they can also lead you to malicious and dangerous websites where you could end up picking up malware and all sort of viruses if you wouldn’t be careful. If you want to protect your computer and the system, be sure you get rid of the Govtsearches.com completely.
Removing the Govtsearches.com
If you have decided to uninstall Govtsearches.com, you might need to obtain reputable and real-time anti-spyware software. The program would simply locate and make sure to eliminate of the hijacker completely, without you having to do anything. You can also perform manual Govtsearches.com removal but you will have to find the hijacker yourself and other than that manual removal is risky and may damage your system.
How to automatically remove the Govtsearches.com?
Use an anti-malware program
We recommend using SpyRemover Pro, a highly effective and widely used malware removal program to clean your computer of Govtsearches.com. In addition to Govtsearches.com, this program can detect and remove the latest variants of other malware.
SpyRemover Pro has an intuitive user interface that is easy to use. To get rid of Govtsearches.com, the first step is to install it, scan your computer, and remove the threat.
To remove Govtsearches.com from your computer using SpyRemover Pro, you need to perform the following steps:
Basic steps of SpyRemover Pro:
Step 1. Run SpyRemover Pro installer
Click on the .exe file that just downloaded in the lower right corner of your browser window.
Step 2. Click Yes
Click Yes to accept the User Account Control settings dialog.
Step 3. Foll0w setup instructions
Follow the instructions to get SpyRemover Pro set up on your computer and you will be good to go!
Why is automatic removal more recommendable?
- You know only one virus name: “Govtsearches.com”, but the truth is you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
The SpyRemover Pro program detects this threat and all others.
- SpyRemover Pro is quite fast! You need only few minutes to check your PC.
- SpyRemover Pro uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module, it takes hours and may damage your PC. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module which you don’t want.
- SpyRemover Pro is compatible with any antivirus.
- SpyRemover Pro is convenient to use.
Preventive Security Measures
- Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
- Invest, install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
- Secure your web browser.
- Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
- Disable macros in Office documents.
- Use strong passwords.
- Don’t open attachments from unknown sources or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
- Backup regularly your data.