Adware.SearchGo

Short bio

Adware.SearchGo is Malwarebytes’ detection for a family of browser hijackers targeting Windows systems.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.SearchGo by using real-time protection.

block Adware.SearchGo

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.SearchGo

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.SearchGo 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.

For users that have had their browsers hijacked, we recommend having a look at our Browser Restore page.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

Malwarebytes
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/4/17
Scan Time: 9:12 AM
Log File: mbamSearchgoi.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.1.2.1733
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2505
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 320447
Threats Detected: 10
Threats Quarantined: 10
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 29 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 2
Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [421085],1.0.2505
Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [419654],1.0.2505

Module: 2
Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [421085],1.0.2505
Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [419654],1.0.2505

Registry Key: 1
Adware.RuKometa, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SvcHost Service Host, Delete-on-Reboot, [147], [421085],1.0.2505

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 5
Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [147], [421085],1.0.2505
Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [147], [419654],1.0.2505
Adware.SearchGo, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\SEARCHGOI.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [3560], [411104],1.0.2505
Adware.SearchGo, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\SEARCHGO0.DLL, Delete-on-Reboot, [3560], [411104],1.0.2505
Adware.SearchGo, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\SEARCHGO0.NEW.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [3560], [411104],1.0.2505

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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