G0push.com Ads Pop-ups – How to fix your browser?

Written by Valdis Koks

G0push.com search hijacker is a sort of virus that injects into your WIndows, and then switches the browser search engine settings in your internet browser to one which it is paid for. It additionally makes different undesirable modifications that can lead to personal information leaks, as well as to various other malware penetration. In this post, you will read the tutorial of G0push.com hijacker removal in several strategies, and also the solution of making your browser just as good as new.

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G0push.com Info

Name G0push.com extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The G0push.com hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the G0push.com hijacker.

The ways of injection of G0push.com search hijackers are numerous. Most of them come from the malware dispersing via the malvertising or malevolent links of different sites. Sometimes, your computer may be infected with this virus with the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to spread numerous other malware. There is a single kind of this unwanted program – browser plugin that might build right into any kind of internet browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely add this plugin by yourself, due to the fact that their names are very dubious, and the capability is very questionable. The “creators” of G0push.com hijacker normally mention that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the web pages already to .pdf format, or to download the entire web site on your disk. It is very tough to picture if someone may be needed in such operations in 2023, when the Internet access is not time-limited and every PC has the ability to open the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

However, besides their impracticality, they can effortlessly be found in the Chrome Web Store. Obviously, virus analysts sound the alarm about such spam right into the legit source of browser extensions, calling for the Google reaction – getting rid of these extensions from their place. However, they are still not hurrying to take care of that security problem.

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Is the G0push.com virus?

At the first blush, you can assume that these redirects are just aggravating, but not harmful. Due to this reason a lot of users are just playing for time as opposed to getting rid of this malware, getting much more chances of being contaminated with numerous other viruses, which are a lot more major than G0push.com is.

Besides the changed browser search engine or search results, you can additionally see different promotions even on those sites that do not have any type of advertisements on it by default. And you can unintentionally misclick while turning off the ad, and begin the downloading of an unrecognized file, which can be a virus, or a potentially unwanted program, and even ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your web browser is damaged as a result of the Azorult trojan task, the system may begin malfunctioning soon – this symptome is just one of the most typical in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove G0push.com?

First, let me say several words about prevention the G0push.com virus infiltration. It is extremely easy to refer to the methods of shielding your system from such annoying items as browser hijackers, but it is very simple to be caught on this bait even being an experienced user. As it was mentioned above, this unwanted program can hide after the attractive (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with other adware you can get in dozens of ways. However, regardless of the usual complexity of the penetration methods, it is very easy to stay away from the G0push.com hijacker appearance in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing G0push.com.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Ensure you have this hands-on tutorial constantly ready to utilize.
  • Do a backup of all of your data, consisting of the stored logins, passwords and various other credentials. You should support your info with a cloud backup solution and also see to it your documents are secured from any kind of type of loss, even from the most extreme infections.
  • Wait till the resilient back-up process is over.

Step 1: Uninstall G0push.com and related software from Windows

Here is a technique in few easy steps that must be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl


3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of G0push.com from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’


3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by G0push.com on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by G0push.com. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for G0push.com with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.


3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

Loaris Trojan Remover - show viruses

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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