Ways to remove Goqrench.net hijacker

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Goqrench.net is a browser hijacker that infected your computer via free software. You must have missed this hijacker being attached when you installed free software. Thankfully, it is not malicious and is seen as a rather low-level threat so there is no need to worry about it damaging your computer directly. It will, however, make changes to your browser and set itself as your homepage. Browser hijackers aim to redirect users to sponsored sites so do not be surprised if you end up on some weird web page. You should be careful as some hijackers can lead you to malware. This hijacker will bring nothing of use to your computer, so we suggest you remove Goqrench.net.


Goqrench.net
Goqrench.net

Browser hijacker all spread the same way and that is via free software. Despite many warnings to change installation habits, there are still many users who end up installing plenty of unwanted items just because they unaware of how to correctly install software, especially the one you obtain for free from the Internet. When installing freeware, you need to use Advanced or Custom settings. You will see everything that has been added to the freeware and you will be given the option of deselecting everything. If you want to avoid having to uninstall Goqrench.net or similar, you need to deselect them in the first place. Do not use Default settings as that will allow the added items to install.

Goqrench.net automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Goqrench.net from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Goqrench.net infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Goqrench.net, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Goqrench.net pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Goqrench.net manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Goqrench.net from the system.

To delete Goqrench.net extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Goqrench.net extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Goqrench.net extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Goqrench.net extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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