Short Bio

This is the detection for a family of adware that installs modified versions of popular browsers on affected systems. These browsers have different start pages, new tab settings, and search settings than the original browser.

Adware.Ghokswa is a subfamily of the Fireball family.


Malwarebytes can remove these threats without further user interaction. It may take a reboot to completely remove these threats, and Malwarebytes will prompt you to do so if necessary.

Associated threats

  • Adware.Ghokswa.Generic

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