Ghokswa Browser does not differ from a legitimate Google Chrome browser regarding its appearance. Even the official website of Ghokswa Browser, which is ghokswa.com, immediately redirects users to google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html, so users do not even suspect that they are going to download the slightly modified version of the Google Chrome browser. If you have already detected Ghokswa Browser on your computer and noticed that it has set itself as your default browser, you should decide what to do with it yourself. If you want to hear our opinion, we do not think that it is worth keeping potentially unwanted programs installed, especially, when the original Google Chrome browser exists. Even though Ghokswa Browser is just a potentially unwanted program that should not cause much harm to the system, it is impossible to remove this program via Control Panel. Of course, it is still possible to remove it manually. This article will focus on that in the 2nd part because thousands of users find the removal of Ghokswa Browser challenging.
The majority of users do not even understand that they download a clone of Google Chrome because it looks and works exactly the same as a legitimate browser. Of course, it is still possible to find out whether you have Ghokswa Browser or a legitimate Google Chrome browser on board. The easiest way to do that is to try to find such files as 45.17.2454.18.manifest, .delegate_execute.exe, wow_helper.exe, chrome_100_percent.pak, chrome_child.dll, and metro_driver.dll in ghokswa Browser directory. This directory is located in %PROGRAMFILES%, if you use 32-bit Windows OS, or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, if you use 64-bit Windows OS. Of course, Ghokswa Browser PUP will not only add a folder to the system. Specialists at 411-spyware.com have also noticed that it applies other changes too.
Changes which Ghokswa Browser applies are not very visible. In fact, the only thing that users can notice is the modified Google Chrome shortcut. If you open it and check the Target line, you will see that the \ghokswa Browser\ghokswa\chrome.exe line is added. If you have already noticed this modification, it means that Ghokswa Browser will be opened every time you click on the Google Chrome shortcut. In other words, Ghokswa Browser will be launched from the ghokswa Browser folder instead of a legitimate browser. Researchers have also managed to find out that Ghokswa Browser uses service.ghokswa.com which is not associated with Google Chrome in any way. It simply means that there is a slight possibility that this clone will act somehow differently.
It seems that the official website of Ghokswa Browser exists; however, this clone of Google Chrome is usually distributed via bundled malicious installers. Generally speaking, Ghokswa Browser travels in a package with other applications, which, unfortunately, are not necessarily reliable. We highly recommend that you check your system and remove other existing infections too, if it turns out that they are installed. In most cases, unreliable programs reveal that they are present by adding an uninstall in Control Panel and putting extensions in the Add-ons Manager. You can also find them by scanning your system with a reputable diagnostic tool.
As we have already mentioned in this article, Ghokswa Browser does not have an uninstall in Control Panel, which means that it cannot be removed in the same way as other regular applications. Luckily, you can find the Uninstall.exe file in its main directory. Go to the %PROGRAMFILES%\ghokswa Browser\ or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ghokswa Browser\ directories, depending on the version (32-bit or 64-bit) of Windows OS you use, and you will be able to find the file for the Ghokswa Browser removal. We understand that not all the users can remove Ghokswa Browser themselves. If you are one of them, you can use an automatic malware remover to implement the full Ghokswa Browser removal. We recommend using the SpyHunter antimalware suite if you want to be sure that Ghokswa Browser and other unreliable programs are gone from your system.