Adware.Ghokswa

Short bio

Adware.Ghokswa is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware that installs modified versions of popular browsers on affected Windows systems.

 

Symptoms

The browsers installed by Adware.Ghokswa have different start pages, new tab settings, and search settings than the original browser.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Ghokswa by using real-time protection.

block Adware.Ghokswa

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Ghokswa

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Ghokswa without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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