Golsearch.com is a low quality search engine that, in many aspects, plagiarizes the iconic look and feel of the Google search engine. However, the similarity is only superficial. The goal of Golsearch.com is to generate advertisement revenue and expose computer users to affiliate marketing links and similar sponsored content. Golsearch.com is coupled with a browser hijacker that is used to drive traffic to the Golsearch.com website. If your computer is affected by Golsearch.com redirects and pop-ups, it is important to remove any browser extensions and toolbars associated with Golsearch.com and use a reliable anti-malware program to search your computer.
Typical Sources of PUPs Associated with Golsearch.com
The most common sources of PUPs associated with Golsearch.com are freeware or shareware applications that have been bundled with these types of PUPs. The purpose of PUPs associated with Golsearch.com is to expose computer users to advertisements or convince them to click on sponsored links. One of the ways Golsearch.com does this is by displaying a large number of sponsored search results whenever computer users try to use Golsearch.com to carry out online searches. Browser redirects and pop-up windows are also used to force computer users to visit Golsearch.com repeatedly as a way of increasing Golsearch.com's page ranking and traffic.
Stopping Golsearch.com Redirects and Pop-Ups
If your Web browser is redirecting you to the Golsearch.com website repeatedly, ESG security analysts recommend the use of a strong anti-malware program to scan your computer. These symptoms can be stopped by uninstalling any recently installed browser extensions of add-ons. In most cases, it may be necessary to undo any changes made to your Web browser settings manually, such as restoring your homepage and default search engine, which
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