How to Remove PSGO.PS1 Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove PSGO.PS1 Virus. This PSGO.PS1 Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The PSGO.PS1 website is bad news. It is associated with a cyber infection. An adware one. And if you see it all the time when you use your browsers, we have bad news for you. The adware has managed to slither into your machine and it is now wreaking havoc. The PSGO.PS1`s appearance is the adware`s way of announcing its presence. It uses the page as a front to lurk behind. However, you should take PSGO.PS1 as a warning sign. As soon as you spot it, accept the fact that your machine is infected and start looking for a way out. The longer the pest stays on board, the worse your situation will get.

It is true that adware viruses are among the least dangerous parasites and they are relatively easy to tackle but this does not mean that you should ignore the threat they pose. On the contrary. No infection must me underestimated as each one goes out of control eventually. This adware included. If you don’t rush into removing it, it won`t be long before you regret it. This pest brings you nothing good. You lose nothing by deleting it. If you get rid of it, on the other hand, you regain control over your PC.

Once the pest enters your computer, problems start pouring. For starters, your previously normal and pleasant browsing experience changes significantly. The PSGO.PS1 site becomes your online companion as you see it all the time. And it is not alone. You are forced to see many other just as shady pages as well. Needless to say, you didn’t ask for this but the adware doesn’t care. It redirects you and there is nothing you can do.

The parasite may even replace your homepage and search engine. It other words, the adware takes control over your browsing. And it doesn’t need your permission to make changes. It acts as it sees fit. Yet, this is not all. Let`s not forget about the countless annoying advertisements the infection bombards you with. After all, this is an adware infection we are talking about. It has to generate as many ads as possible, otherwise, it gets taken down. So, you get buried with commercials on a daily basis.

Discounts, coupons, deals, offers, pop-ups, video ads, banners, in-texts, etc. They take over your screen and nothing you do makes them go away. Why, though? Why are you drowning in a sea of ads? It is simple. Crooks use the infamous pay-per-click mechanism to gain effortless profits and they use you as their sponsor. The ads you see are sponsored. They boost web traffic to particular pages and the hackers make money. Practically, you are helping them expand their business. Not to mention that you are always one click away from more malware. Nothing the adware displays can be trusted. In fact, a single click on the wrong link/page/ad and you automatically invite more infections on your computer. This is why you should stay away from everything.

Click nothing generated by the pest unless you want to make your predicament worse. But if you though this is all, you are wrong. There is something else this adware does with beats all of the above-mentioned issues. It spies on your and monitors your every online move. It has access to your private details. It not only has access, it collects and shares everything it finds with the people who published it. If you don’t want your personal data to end up in crooks` hands, act now. Delete the infection immediately. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article.

Finally, when you clean your CP, make sure it will stay clean. Do you know how you got stuck with this pest in the first place? You are not going to like the answer, though. You allowed its installation. It asked for permission and you gave it. Don’t rush blaming yourself yet. Infections like this are bound to seek approval but they ask for it in the sneakiest way possible. Otherwise, they would never succeed. The rely on tricks like bogus program updates, freeware, spam emails, corrupted pages, malicious ads, unverified download sources, and so on and so forth. But the thinks they need the most are your haste, distraction, and carelessness. If you are negligent and in a rush, you will not spot the intruder and you will give it green light.

Be more cautious. Double check what you allow into your system. Don’t blindly say “yes/I agree” no everything without having read it. Don’t open emails from unknown senders even if they look legitimate. Crooks often disguise them in order to dupe you. Stay away from suspicious pages as well. During installation processes, pay close attention. Don’t rush. Opt for the Custom settings and be in control of the installment. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately.

PSGO.PS1 Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove PSGO.PS1 Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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