Goinf.ru sets itself as your default search engine but is it a safe or useful tool for you? Judging by the way it processes your every search query, you are always redirected to go.mail.ru site. It is very obvious that Goinf.ru is trying use you to promote that third-party webpage. Moreover, this browser hijacker comes to your computer unnoticed, and may even track your browsing data.
We have decided to take a closer look at the Goinf.ru webpage and noticed that the News of the Day section always comes with the same Top-5 news articles dated April 9. In our opinion, this fact alone shows how useless the program is. Besides, no matter what you will search for, you will be shown the results of the go.mail.ru search engine. The reason for this is simple: Goinf.ru works as an affiliate of go.mail.ru and its creators are paid each time your search is redirected. Another reason not to keep this browser hijacker is that every time you open the Goinf.ru website, you will encounter numerous ads, and this is really disturbing. As your Internet browsing activities are probably tracked, you may even see customized ads. The fact that you are shown countless advertisements is one more proof that this search tool was created only to bring profit by any means, and not to enhance your Internet browsing experience.
Our team has found that Goinf.ru travels together with freely distributed Russian software. It is possible to decline this program during the installation process. However, the majority of users are not very careful about their safety, and they just go through the installation wizard without paying attention to the details. By acting this way, they leave the door open for programs that are much more hazardous than Goinf.ru. It is important to implement the maximal number of security measures in the cyberspace. One of the measures is to always opt for the custom installation and decide on the necessity of every program that comes in the package.
Goinf.ru cannot be removed separately from the program it came bundled with. In the case of our conducted research, it came with the bogus currency converter Currency Calc, but, as has already been mentioned, the search engine may also come with other Russian software. Open your programs list via Control Panel and remove all the suspicious applications. You can sort them by installation date and, most likely, Goinf.ru came with a recently installed program. However, it is possible that more dangerous intruders also entered your computer in the same bundle. We recommend that you scan your system with the help of a reliable antimalware tool. It will detect all the risks and then clean your computer from them.
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