Adware.SearchGo

Short bio

Adware.SearchGo is Malwarebytes' detection for a family of browser hijackerstargeting Windows systems.

Protection

block Adware.SearchGo

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.SearchGo

Remediation

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

  1. Please download Malwarebytesto your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exeand follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windowsinstallation 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 Quarantineto remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.
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:

Malwarebyteswww.malwarebytes.com-Log Details-Scan Date: 8/4/17Scan Time: 9:12 AMLog File: mbamSearchgoi.txtAdministrator: Yes-Software Information-Version: 3.1.2.1733Components Version: 1.0.160Update Package Version: 1.0.2505License: Premium-System Information-OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser:{computername}\{username}-Scan Summary-Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 320447Threats Detected: 10Threats Quarantined: 10Time Elapsed: 1 min, 29 sec-Scan Options-Memory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: Enabled-Scan Details-Process: 2Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [421085],1.0.2505Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [419654],1.0.2505Module: 2Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [421085],1.0.2505Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE.EXE, Quarantined, [147], [419654],1.0.2505Registry Key: 1Adware.RuKometa, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SvcHost Service Host, Delete-on-Reboot, [147], [421085],1.0.2505Registry 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: 5Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [147], [421085],1.0.2505Adware.RuKometa, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT\SVCHOST.EXE.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [147], [419654],1.0.2505Adware.SearchGo, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\SEARCHGOI.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [3560], [411104],1.0.2505Adware.SearchGo, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\SEARCHGO0.DLL, Delete-on-Reboot, [3560], [411104],1.0.2505Adware.SearchGo, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\SEARCHGO0.NEW.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [3560], [411104],1.0.2505Physical Sector: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)

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