Gotsearch.co.uk is a questionable search engine that can show up in your browsers without your permission; therefore, we have categorized it as a browser hijacker. Not too many users pay attention to hijackings and they usually do not even bother to restore their browsers. The only reason behind this is that they are certainly not aware of the risks they take by keeping a browser hijacker in their browsers. That is why our aim is to inform you about the potential threats regarding this hijacker so that you can effectively step up and protect your computer. If you do not remove Gotsearch.co.uk from your browsers, you may get exposed to unreliable web content that might even result in being scammed by criminals. If you want to know how this infection can harm your computer and what you can do to eliminate it, please read our full article.
We have not found a promotional website where you could download a standalone installer for this search engine. That is a clear sign that the developers behind this hijacker most likely use freeware bundles to spread this malware infection. However, there is a good chance that this hijacker is not the only threat in the bundle. If you have downloaded and installed free software lately and you have visited questionable and unfamiliar file-sharing sites, chances are this is how you have infected your computer. That is why we advise you to always make sure you download software from reliable and official sources. It also helps a great deal if you Google your target application first, because you may find out that it is a threat to your computer. It does not take long to check out this hijacker, for instance. The whole first results page will be filled with articles telling you how you can remove Gotsearch.co.uk. This simple search could save you a lot of future headaches.
This search engine generates its own results; however, you should not use it at all for web search or for anything else for that matter. It may display potentially unreliable and harmful third-party ads on its main page. What’s more, it may also manipulate the results page by inserting sponsored links and ads; after all, this is an ad-supported web traffic generator, i.e., a money maker for its developers. The more ads get clicked on, the more revenue they have. Obviously, the main goal behind this search engine is not to provide you with the most relevant and fastest results. So, if you do not want to get infected with more malware programs or get scammed in any other way by criminals, you should remove Gotsearch.co.uk right now.
Since this hijacker changes your home page settings and may also change the default search engine settings, we advise you to reset your browsers in order to remove Gotsearch.co.uk from them entirely. This hijacker seems to affect Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox as well. If you do not know how to reset these browsers, please follow our instructions below. Remember that you can do a lot to protect your computer from similar malware attacks if you observe some basic web surfing rules, such as not clicking on third-party ads and not using unfamiliar websites for downloading software. You should also make sure that all your software and drivers are updated frequently. These are really simple steps, but they can make a difference regarding the protection of your PC.