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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Cybersecurity info you can’t do without

Want to stay informed on the latest news in cybersecurity? Sign up for our newsletter and learn how to protect your computer from threats.

Select your language