Good-search.ml is far from a legitimate search provider, so if you ever find it set as your new homepage and/or search provider, you should get rid of it as soon as possible. Researchers working at 411-spyware.com say that they do not consider it a reputable search provider because it alters browsers’ settings without permission, i.e. it hijacks users’ browsers. On top of that, even though it did not show any modified search results during analysis, our specialists say that it might start showing them later. These are serious drawbacks, especially when there are so many reputable search providers available, so our piece of advice for you would be to remove Good-search.ml from your browsers without further consideration and then start using a new reputable search provider instead. Do not expect its removal to be a piece of cake – it is not an ordinary application. Of course, it does not mean that users cannot get rid of the undesirable search provider. If you have zero experience in the removal of browser hijackers, you should read the rest of this report to find out how this can be done easily and quickly.
As our researchers have observed, the majority of users who visit Good-search.ml live in India, Egypt, Pakistan, Italy, and Indonesia, so it is very likely that this browser hijacker is the most popular in these places. Since it sets itself as a new homepage and default search tool on users’ browsers, it is opened to them automatically when they launch the web browser they use. Even though this search tool appears in front of them when they open their Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome, users should not use it to search for the information on the web. We do not call it malicious, but you might be provided with the modified search results if you perform web searches with it because Good-search.ml uses Google Custom search. If you click on a sponsored search result, it will definitely not redirect you to the page with the information you are looking for because its primary function is to drive traffic to certain websites. It is very likely that these websites pay money to the author of Good-search.ml for advertising. On top of that, if you use Good-search.ml, it will record your search queries and might access certain non-personal and technical details. You should not let a browser hijacker record various details about you because they might be all shared with disreputable third parties.
The Good-search.ml browser hijacker was first detected on the 3rd of March, 2018, which clearly shows that it is a new threat. As a consequence, talking about its distribution is not easy. Even though researchers still do not have much information about distribution tactics used to promote this browser hijacker, there is already no doubt that it manages to enter users’ computers illegally and then immediately alters all installed browsers’ settings. According to researchers who have analyzed Good-search.ml, it should not differ much from other browser hijackers. That is, it should also be spread bundled with various free applications that can be downloaded from the web. Browser hijackers are, surely, not the only threats spread in software bundles, so you should always carefully install new software downloaded from the web. In most cases, users are informed about the installation of additional software in small letters, but they simply do not notice that and agree with its installation. In some cases, untrustworthy software is installed on users’ PCs silently, i.e. they are not informed about it and thus cannot prevent it from entering the system. As you can see, malicious software might enter systems unnoticed, so you should always keep security software enabled on your computer.
If you have found Good-search.ml set on your browsers, you should get rid of it ASAP because it is not a fully trustworthy search provider. Using it might result in some problems because you might end up on untrustworthy websites by clicking on any of the so-called modified search results it might present you with. The undesirable search tool cannot be removed from browsers through Control Panel, but you could still get rid of it without an antimalware scanner – reset your web browsers to default to make it gone. Of course, if you want a quicker result and clean other threats from your PC at the same time, you should acquire an automated malware remover and then perform a full system scan.