When you go online, do you notice that your browser keeps getting redirected to Gahsoft.com? If so, proceed with caution, because your computer is infected with a hijacker. Gahsoft.com is a malicious site, and it is very important that you do not buy anything it claims to be selling, or download anything there, since doing so would put your security at even greater risk.
What is Gahsoft.com, Really?
The Gahsoft.com hijacker can find its way to your computer with the help of a Trojan. The Trojan will typically be hidden in something that you download, something that looks completely harmless, and you don't notice that anything malicious has just gotten onto your computer. Once the Trojan is downloaded, it installs the Gahsoft.com hijacker. Then, you will see a variety of symptoms that make it apparent that something is wrong. Aside from having your browser constantly redirect you to Gahsoft.com, you may also see pop-up advertising promoting Gahsoft.com or a fake anti-virus program called Antivirus .Net. You may even find yourself redirected to websites that look like free online system scans, but which are actually the hijacker's attempt at installing Antivirus .Net on your computer. Ultimately, the purpose of Gahsoft.com and the hijacker that redirects is to get you to install another piece of malware, Antivirus .Net.
The Gahsoft.com hijacker has the capability to do serious damage to your computer. It changes some things in the Windows registry, and it alters the proxy settings in your web browser. Gahsoft.com also has the potential to include other malware components, and these can put your system and your own information at risk. Even if the only malware present on your system is the hijacker, it draws on system resources and can make the whole thing unstable or possibly cause your computer to crash.
Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to visit the website Gahsoft.com. In order to protect yourself, remove the hijacker as soon as possible.
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- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.