Gl-search.com Removal Guide

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Gl-search.com will come forth as your next best friend, offering you the most relevant search results and shortcuts to the hottest websites out there. However, you probably did not want this search engine, and you have no idea why it is set as your homepage, do you? If that is so, you most certainly have to remove Gl-search.com from your system because keeping an unwanted program on your computer is never a good idea. Do not worry, it is not hard to remove a browser hijacker, but if you think that this is too much of a task for you, you can always acquire a licensed antispyware tool that will do it for you.

It is important to note that browser hijackers cannot enter target systems unless users allow them to. Of course, you probably would not install his application if you knew what it is, but Gl-search.com has ways of tricking unsuspecting users into adding it to their browsers. That is, the people behind this hijacker employ bundled packages to distribute the program. It means that users often do not know they download the browser hijacker when they launch some freeware installer. It also means that it is possible to avoid installing Gl-search.com on your computer if only you remain attentive during freeware installation.

Where can we get freeware that carries the browser hijacker? There are tons of file-sharing websites that host freeware installers. Those installers tend to carry more than one application, even though they get promoted as setup packages for one certain program. If you check all the installation steps carefully, you will probably notice a number of additional features offered to you. And please remember that you can ALWAYS choose to deselect them, especially if the features and additional programs are listed.

What will happen if Gl-search.com gets added to your browser anyway? Well, the hijacker will obviously change your homepage address, and you will have to use the search engine provided by Gl-search.com. Of course, the search engine will work to some extent, and you will receive the search results that you will find relevant, but the browser hijacker will also modify those search results. They will be customized in a way that they will cater to your likes and preferences, and you will feel more inclined to click them.

Everything will be customized because Gl-search.com monitors your online activity and then tailors the content based on your web browsing history. While it might seem that it is a good idea because it should allow you to access the content you want faster, there is always a risk that you would get exposed to corrupted content, too. Please remember that Gl-search.com does not review the links and the content it promotes. The browser hijacker could be easily exploited by cyber criminals for malware distribution!

Naturally, malware infections through browser hijackers do not occur often, and we are only letting you know the worst-case scenario here. But it is possible, and you should not take such risks. So the sooner you remove Gl-search.com, the better. Should you have more questions about the matter, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

How to Delete Gl-search.com

Chrome

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %LocalAppData% into the Open box. Click OK.
  3. Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  4. Remove the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and enter regedit. Press OK.
  2. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. Right-click the Start Page value on the right pane.
  4. Choose Modify and edit your homepage address. Press OK.

Firefox

  1. Press Win+R and enter %AppData%. Press OK.
  2. Navigate to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique User ID].
  3. Open the prefs.js file with Notepad.
  4. Delete the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "Gl-search.com");
  5. Save changes and exit the file.
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