Remove Geekto.net (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

You have an adware infection on your system. How do we know? First of all, you are reading this removal guide. Second, you cannot seem to get rid of the Geekto.net page. It is everywhere and you get redirected to it all the time. Is this the case? If yes, then there are no ifs or but`s about it. Your computer harbors an adware pest and it is your job to remove it immediately. Luckily for you, adware infections are considered relatively easy to tackle IF you take prompt actions, of course. If you ignore the threat and do nothing, things will worsen.

The adware will become worse and worse as time passes. It is crucial that you act now. As soon as you spot the Geekto.net site taking over your browsers, accept it as the warning it is and start looking for the adware`s hiding place. When you find where it is lurking, delete it immediately. This is the best course of action you can take, trust us. This parasite brings along nothing but problems and headaches. Don’t procrastinate. Your predicament will worsen if you do. Take action now! Delays lead to nothing but regrets.

What are the consequences of hosting an adware? For starters, the Geekto.net site becomes your online shadow. It appears at every turn. It is there when you open your browsers. It appears when you open a new tab. You get redirected to it when you try to load another page. Surfing the web becomes a real challenge. And that’s not all. The adware also buries you with numerous commercial on daily basis. Whenever you so much as touch one of your browsers, you get bombarded with adverts in all shapes and forms. You see banners, coupons, deals, vouchers, best offers, comparisons, pop-ups, video ads, pop-unders, etc. and etc. They are everywhere, popping and blocking pages` content. You are no longer able to surf the web at peace. It is a nightmare. But this is not the worse part.

Have you notices that these ads look like they have been made for you and you only? Do they have something in common with your likes and hobbies? This is not a coincidence. The adware needs you to click on the adverts because this way, the hackers behind it earn profits. This is called the pay-per-click marketing system. The adware needs your clicks and that’s why it shows you ads that you will like. But how does it know what you are interested in? It spies on you.

Geekto.net uses your browsers to learn what sparks your interest and then created ads which will be appealing to you. If an offer/advert looks too good to be real, it probably isn’t. So, don’t click. Avoid everything generates by the adware and don’t become a sponsor of cybercriminals. What you must do is get rid of the stealing pest as soon as possible. Once you remove it, your online activities will get back to normal.

How did the adware enter? Usually, these infections travel bundled to other programs and when you install these program, you get them as a “bonus”. Next time you install any software on your machine, take your time. Opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Standard ones. This way, you will be able to see a list of all additionally attached apps which are about to enter your system and deselect them. Do that. Such extras are more often than not malicious and you don’t need them on board. This is how a little extra time and attention saves you tons of problems. Don’t forget that.

Geekto.net Removal

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 Geekto.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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