How to Remove Sagepubgo.com (Chrome/Firefox)

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

If your browsers have been taken over by the Sagepubgo.com page, we have bad news for you. There is a browser hijacker currently lurking from the corners on your machine and you have to take measures immediately. As you may know, hijackers are incredibly annoying and obnoxious parasites but they are also quite dangerous. Apart from turning your online experience into a nightmare, the worst part of dealing with a hijacker is, without a doubt, the security risk.

The pest starts spying on you from the minute it enters. It is designed to monitor your every online move and to keep a close track of your online activity. However, the hijacker doesn’t just settle with observing. It shares everything it finds with the crooks who published it. It jeopardizes your privacy and threatens to expose it to cybercriminals. You can consider your private life no longer private while the hijacker is on board. Keep in mind that if the crooks get their hands on your private data they won’t think twice before using it for their malicious purposes. This reason is more than enough to convince you to get rid of this pest ASAP. Take the Sagepubgo.com page as a warning and start looking for the hijacker.

Of course, spying on you in silence is not all the parasite does. On the contrary. However, the rest of its shenanigans you simply cannot miss. Once on your machine, the hijacker doesn’t waste any time. It starts meddling and messing with your browser default settings. For starters, you open your browser one day only to see that your previous homepage and search engine have been replaced with the Sagepubgo.com page. All of a sudden, this dubious domain becomes your constant online companion. It appears all the time among the search results. You open a new tab, it is there. You get redirected back to it whenever you try loading another site. Even if you want to search for something you are forced to use the Sagepubgo.com engine.

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The Sagepubgo.com Virus

Needless to say, this engine is very unreliable. Instead of generating safe and accurate search results, as advertised, it mostly generates sponsored links. Why, you may wonder. Well, it is simple. Crooks use these links to boost web traffic to specific pages so they could gain money via the pay-per-click method. And you are becoming their sponsor just by keeping the hijacker on your machine. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. But there is more. You know that a sponsored link is not to be trusted, right? It may lead you to a page brimming with infections, which you could download with a single click. Of course, there might be some perfectly safe links as well, nut you cannot tell which is which without clicking. But if you click on the wrong one, you automatically get more infections. Aside from that, you are also bombarded with malicious ads which have the exact same purpose – to help crooks make profits.

All of these intrusions are effectively ruining your browsing experience. You are constantly interrupted either by redirects or by ads. You are always one click away from malware. The hijacker also causes your machine to underperform. It becomes sluggish. It lags. Your system crashes frequently. Your browsers freeze as they are overwhelmed with ads. You may even have problems with finding a stable Internet connection. When you add to this equation the above-mentioned privacy risk, you simply don’t have a reason to procrastinate. You won’t lose anything by deleting the pest but you will regain control over your PC. Use our removal guide below and do it now.

Once you do that, make sure you won’t get infected again. Do you know how to protect yourself in the future? Do you know how this particular hijacker infected you? Hijackers are still programs and they need to be properly installed. For the purpose, they need your permission on their installment and they turn to trickery and finesse to get it. For example, they hitch a ride with freeware/shareware bundles or spam email messages. Or, they hide behind corrupted links/pages/torrents, malicious third-party pop-ups, fake program updates, illegitimate sources, etc.

If you want to protect your machine you have to be more careful. Given your situation, at some point, you must have given this virus green light only because you were not paying enough attention. Be more vigilant. Double-check what you are giving permission to. Don’t blindly open any email that lands in your inbox. Never skip the Terms and Conditions. Stay away from suspicious pages and torrents are there are plenty of safe ones to use. Remember that preventing an infection is your job and yours only. Be cautious. What all parasites pray for is your haste, distraction, and carelessness. Don’t provide them.

Sagepubgo.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Sagepubgo.com 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 Sagepubgo.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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