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Removal instructions for Gatmog Search hijacker.

Gatmog Search is a new browser hijacker, the masterpiece of malware developers. This is a potentially unwanted program that may attack the majority of contemporary browsers and modify their home pages. So, after the attack is successfully accomplished and you open your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers, you will see Gatmog Search to be set in their home pages. Likewise, opening each new tab automatically give you Gatmog Search hijacker again, instead of the blank page, or the domain personally selected by you from which you intended to start your search. Additionally, the default search engine is also modified, being set to gatmog.com. In this guide we will help you to remove Gatmog Search virus from your computer.


Gatmog Search
Gatmog Search

Gatmog Search fake search page brings profit to its developers, so they aim to infect as many computers as possible. Users tend to switch for this page without knowing that something is wrong, they start using gatmog.com and their sensitive information is in danger. Viral advertising, bundles, wrapped downloaders and fake program installs help to spread Gatmog Search page around the Internet.

What is Gatmog Search?
Gatmog Search

The main goal of Gatmog Search page is to find the data they can use further to obtain benefits. This collected information is used to substitute your search and show you items of particular vendors concerning concrete goods. The installation of Gatmog Search hijacker will be without your permission or direct intention, in most cases. During the installation, some the browser settings will be changed to Gatmog Search website, and you won’t be able to change them back as the hijacker controls browser. That will make your browser show this page on every start. And now the worst part of this hijacker – not every user sees just a new homepage. The fact that your data went to the third-party users should alert you and motivate to reconsider the actual state of computer’s protection.

Such unwanted processes must last long on your device. We advise you to remove Gatmog Search hijacker page from your browser with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware. Follow the removal guide for more detailed instructions about removal steps.

Gatmog Search 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 Gatmog Search 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! 🙂

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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 Gatmog Search 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 Gatmog Search, 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 Gatmog Search pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Gatmog Search manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Gatmog Search from the system.

To delete Gatmog Search 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 Gatmog Search 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 Gatmog Search 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 Gatmog Search 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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