Geekto.net Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Geekto.net is a search engine which also falls to the category of browser hijackers because of the way it gets on the computer. The search engine is aimed at Russian-speaking computer users and is used by people in Russia, Azerbaijan, and some other Russian-speaking countries. Additionally, Geekto.net uses the Google engine. The fact that Geekto.net does not generate its authentic search results should be taken into consideration. Some links to unreliable websites might be inserted to your search result pages, so you should be careful with this browser hijacker even though it is seemingly safe to use. If you are interested in how to remove Geekto.net from your browsers, move down to the removal instructions, or continue reading to find how this search provider has been set as the home page of your browsers.

Geekto.net looks like a news website, but the only difference is that it does not have any categories by which you would normally browse news sites. Instead, the website offers an endless scroll-down display of news articles. The more you scroll down, the more news are loaded. The same news display is used by almost identical websites such as Workno.ru, Funday24.ru, Time-to-read.ru, and some other websites. Unlike Geekto.net, their start-up pages contain several third-party advertisements. Later on, such advertisements are changed to ads that are based on the latest browsing sessions, which proves that the search provider or some third parties are monitoring the user.

If you do not see any ads on Geekto.net, that does not mean that you are not being monitored. Search engines do monitor browsing sessions, and the targeted data includes search terms, clicks, IP address, advertisements viewed, browser type, and other non-personally identifiable information. Such information is collected to get the view of what interests users and what their online behavior is like. If you pay close attention to Geekto.net, you will notice that this search provider does not have its terms of use and privacy policy. Even if the engine collected no information, that would be outlined in its privacy policy. In the present case, the absence of essential parts implies that you should be careful with this search engine. You can put an end to Geekto.net by removing it from your browsers, which you should do once you notice that Geekto.net has been set as your home page.

Browser hijacking very often takes place after launching a bundled setup file. Software creators are familiar with the tendency for computer users to pay scant attention to what is displayed by the installer. They take advantage of this fact by placing information about possible changes in browser settings somewhere deep in the text or by using a dimmed font to present opt-out options. Whenever you are dealing with freeware, do not hurry to finish its installation so that you do not inadvertently agree with undesirable terms.

Sometimes it is impossible to name all the programs that spread so-called browser hijackers, but in the present case it is known that Geekto.net has been distributed by Torrent Search, Searchgo, Kometa, and some other applications that are added to the blacklist of some antimalware software.

Keeping the operating system shielded from malware by antimalware is highly essential, because there is no better way to fight off malware attacks. There are multiple methods of malware distribution, including obfuscated email attachments and poor RDP configurations. Sometimes it is not possible to identify a security breach that would be noticed by the antimalware's radars.

Our team at 411-spyware.com advises you to rely on the recommended security tool, which is available below, but if you find manual removal more attractive and want to get hands-on experience, use the following removal guide. The guide below will walk you through the whole removal process, and if you find any parts too complex or unclear, our team is ready to assist you. You are going to remove an auto-run registry value causing the website Geeknet.ru to launch every time you reboot your PC. Afterwards, you will need to reset your browsers to their default settings.

How to remove Geekto.net

  1. Find and remove the shortcut of Geekto.net from the desktop.
  2. Use the keyboard shortcut Win+R to launch the Run utility.
  3. Type regedit and click OK.
  4. Delete a randomly name registry valueafter following the path of the registry key:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. In the upper-right corner, click the Menu button (three lines).
  2. Click the question mark button.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.

Reset Google Chrome

  1. Click three vertically-placed dots in the upper-right of the browser.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Move down to the Reset settings button and click it.

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset button.
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