GoWebSearch Removal Guide For Mac OS (April 2020 update)

Research on GoWebSearch Virus

GoWebSearch can be classified potentially unwanted program (PUP) and it would disguise as a system helper for PCs. However, it would not provide you extensive information about its discoveries. Moreover, it will scan PC quickly , which means its result is superficial and useless. If you decide to keep it, your desirable life will just begin.

GoWebSearch is produced in recently. Its main target is for English market. And it knows the habits of English users. It knows how to steal your information, including your accounts, passwords, your ID , your phone number, even your signature, and so on. All they can be caught from your online activities.

What will GoWebSearch use these information for? It is flexible. Some of them may be used to form a scam or fraud for your friends or your families, especially for your families which may have little experience in surfing internet and they will easily believe in everything online. Besides, these information could make up a fake debit cards which will be able to withdraw your money from banks directly. That is substantial financial lose.

If you have encountered GoWebSearch on your PC, your system will be broken in a foreseeable future if you try to keep this on your PC. It is time to get rid of it, and please check the removal guides in the below and we believe it will help you a lot.

Troublesome activities caused by GoWebSearch

  • It keeps showing phony notifications to mislead you to install malware or buy spam services.
  • It reroutes you to unsafe domain when you open a website or click a link.
  • It drops more infections silently to further mess up your machine.
  • It changes browser settings and crucial system settings without consent.
  • It damages registry files to make your system filled with security bugs.
  • It tracks your operations to steal information about you and provide to cyber criminal.
 How to Manually Remove GoWebSearch From Mac OSX? (Steps)

 

Step 1 Uninstall GoWebSearch related apps or potentially unwanted apps from Mac OSX
  • In Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar
  • In the applications folder, right-click on GoWebSearch related apps or other suspicious apps and click Move to Trash. 

uninstall GoWebSearch on mac

 

PLEASE NOTE

GoWebSearch may reinstall itself multiple times if its core files and related malware are not removed completely.

Therefore we recommend, after uninstalling the potentially unwanted apps, you’d better downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.

Step 2 – Remove malicious files generated by GoWebSearch or related malware from your Mac

1. Click the Finder icon from the menu bar  >>  choose “Go” then click on “Go to Folder“:

2. In the Go to Folder… bar, type the name of the following four folders to open them one by one:

~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/Application Support
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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3. In each folder, search for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Here are some examples of files generated by malware:

“installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, GoWebSearch”,  “com.genieo.completer.download.plist” “com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist” “com.genieo.engine.plist” “com.adobe.fpsaud.plist” , “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”,

PLEASE NOTE

Manually check and remove malicious files may take hours and you may delete healthy files by mistake.

To do it safely and efficiently, we recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any malicious files generated by GoWebSearch or malware.

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.


Step 3 – Find and remove malicious extensions and browser hijacker from Safari and Chrome.

Safari

On Safari

1. Start Safari: Select Safari menu and click Preferences:

delete GoWebSearch from safari

2. Select Extensions tab>> Look for the unsafe or suspicious extensions and click Uninstall:

delete GoWebSearch from safari

3. Select Search tab >> click the Search Engine menu and make your choice. Safari lets you use Google, Yahoo, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.

delete GoWebSearch on safari

4. Select the General tab >> In the Homepage bar, type the URL you want to set as the Safari homepage.

remove GoWebSearch on safari

Google Chrome

On Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions;

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2. Search for suspicious extensions and click trash icon to remove it:

remove GoWebSearch on mac chrome

3. Reset default search engine on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings
  • Scroll down until you locate the Search engine section
  • Click the drop-down menu accompanying the option labeled Search engine used in the address bar
  • Select Google, Bing or Yahoo! as your default search engine.

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4. Reset homepage on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings;
  • In the “On Startup” section, click the “Set pages” link near to the “Open a specific page or set of pages” option.
  • Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example SearchMine.net) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

delete GoWebSearch on mac chrome

PLEASE NOTE

If an unwanted extension or search engine can’t be removed manually from web browsers, it may be caused by malware.

We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac and see if it will detect malware.

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Step 4Re-check your Mac with Combo Clean Antivirus.

To be sure that your Mac is not infected at all, it’s recommended to run a full scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus.

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a professional Mac Antivirus and Mac OSX Optimization Tool for users. It is equipped with powerful detection engine against virus, malware, and adware. Thus it is able to protect your machine from the latest out-breaking threats and infections. Moreover, its Disk Cleaner can detect and clean up all junks and always keep your Mac’s performance at the peak. 

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.

Once Combo Cleaner is installed, run a scan to diagnose your Mac and solve all problems: