“Can anyone help me get rid of Tgmgo.com from my Google Chrome? The browser current homepage is changed into http://tgmgo.com/search?g=cn without any permission? I try to delete the annoying homepage link from Chrome and change my default homepage back but failed. The threat still appears in the address bar every time I open the web browser. Someone have the problems with me? Can you recommend some effective ways to help me quickly eliminate the annoying thing from my PC? I’m afraid that my personal information will be exposed to cyber criminals. I save the password and account information on the viewed webpage after my browser is hijacked by the malware. Please help!!”
What is Tgmgo.com?
Tgmgo.com is a browser hijacker that is promoted by software download and installation to hijack your default homepage, search engine, new tab and start page with its own http://tgmgo.com/search?g=cn. Although it provides a lots of popular websites links including social network sites, video sites, news sites, shopping sites, and game sites on its website, it is a deceptive way designed by third party to trick users and make them believe that it is a regular website. Tgmgo.com is not a credible domain that you can search information through it. Security expert has regarded it as a dangerous browser hijacker that installs its malicious extensions to your web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. In addition, browser hijacker is good at using misleading practices to hijack users’ browsers, search results and track their web searches and other data. After it affects your browser, the infection will append its homepage link to all the browser shortcuts. As mentioned before, the infection will hijack your search results and display numerous annoying pop-ups to interfere with your browsing activities. Searching information on this suspicious website you will never know that which search result is reliable.
Most often, browser hijacker like Tgmgo.com is capable of modifying your browser settings once infected with it. Inserting lots of unwanted advertisements and redirecting you to unsafe websites are also a harmful behavior that browser hijackers will do. Please note that suspicious pop up ads are usually designed by third party or cyber criminals to encourage you to click. Thus, it can generate pay-per-click revenue for its developer. In addition, pop up ads or sponsored links generated by browser hijacker are not safe to click. Maybe a simple click will cause malware and spyware infection or annoying redirection issues. Clicking the pop-ups you may be redirected to specific website or webpage that may contain all kinds of malicious programs. Currently, a lot of suspicious domains like http://tgmgo.com/search?g=cn are created to increase website traffic and ranking but not for offering you a quick access to the popular social, video, news, and shopping websites.
The greatest hazard of infecting a browser hijacker is that it may violate your confidential data like passwords, credit card details, email address, user name, etc. Some browser hijackers have the ability to monitor your browsing activities and gather the relevant personal information. According to your browsing habit, it will display lots of pop-ups you are interested on the webpage you are viewing. Many unsuspecting users will click the dubious commercial advertisements and fall into the trap designed by cyber criminals. Once infected with Tgmgo.com malware, you may not be able to enter the website you are going to visit and frequently redirected to other unknown websites. Redirection issue always happens every time you browsing the web. What’s worse, you constantly receive the fake alert pop-up windows that mistakenly cheat you into downloading rogue applications. Browser hijacker is not only annoying but also dangerous. If you don’t take a quick action to get rid of the high hazardous infection, it may weaken your computer security damage your system and even threaten your privacy security.
How Do I Get Infected with Browser Hijacker (Tgmgo.com)?
Nowadays, using ‘bundling’ technique to spread browser hijacker like Tgmgo.com has become a popular way. The so-called ‘bundling’ means that browser hijacker is usually bundled with free software. If you pay no attention to the freeware downloads and installation process, your PC may be infected with all kinds of malware programs. Please note that such browser hijacker can be found in freeware packaging which you usually download from infamous websites. So to prevent malware infection, computer experts always advise to download free application from its official website or other reliable sites. In addition, it is very necessary to pay attention to the software installation. Most of browser hijackers or malware usually hide within the Advanced or Custom Install and often checked by default. If you don’t select such installation option and hurry to click Next button, you will install the free app along with Yoursearching.com browser hijacker on your computer.
This is just one example of browser hijacker spreading route. Browser hijacker may be installed as a Special Offer when you installing the free software. Such type of malware is also checked by default. When you click Install button, you will agree to install the malware and make it as your browser homepage, default search and new tab on IE, Firefox and Chrome. As mentioned before, Yoursearching.com is also a browser hijacker the same to Tgmgo.com. Be careful. Never agree to install any recommended software since you don’t know what it is. Such a change will be difficult to restore.
However, some tricky browser hijackers are directly bundled with free application. If you don’t carefully read the Terms and Conditions and click Accept button, it implies that you have agreed to make a change to your browser. Such behavior will be done by a browser hijacker. Anyway, when installing a free application, you should pay close attention to the installation process. No matter it is recommended software, Special Offer, or extra programs, you shouldn’t agree to install. Maybe a simple click will cause malware infection. If you keep in mind the useful tips I told you just now, it will be a very good way to avoid Tgmgo.com and other malware infections.
Tgmgo.com Removal Guide
Stubborn browser hijacker like Tgmgo.com should be quickly removed with the removal guide below so as to avoid further damage. For inexperienced computer users, manual removal can be risky as the removal guide requires you to master certain computer skills and are good at dealing with all kinds of PC problems. In addition, manual step is also hard to delete all the harmful files and registry entries left over by the browser hijacker and other malicious programs. Considering your PC safety and a complete removal, I suggest you to easily and efficiently get rid of the browser hijacker with a real-time anti-malware program SpyHunter.
SpyHunter Installation Process
- Once finished downloading, click Run button.
- Choose the language you prefer and click OK button.
- Click CONTINUE button.
- Now, SpyHunter is installing. Please wait for a moment.
- Click FINISH button to complete SpyHunter installation. Then the Removal Tool will automatically update to the latest version. Just wait for a few seconds.
- Now, Launch SpyHunter by clicking Scan Computer Now. The anti-malware application will quickly scan your PC (Drives, files, registry, etc).
- Click Fix Threats button to remove all the detected threats.
Note: SpyHunter’s free version just helps detect malware on your PC. To get rid of the detected malicious programs, you need to purchase the licensed version.
Tgmgo.com Manual Removal Guide
As mentioned before, manual removal way is complicated and time-consuming that is only suitable for experienced computer users. If you think you are an advanced PC user and have rich experience in removing malware. You can try the manual removal guide to step by step get rid of the unwanted homepage and all the malicious extensions & add-ons from your web browsers.
Remove unwanted homepage and search engine from Chrome
Open your Google Chrome, click the Chrome menu at the upper right corner of the window and then select Settings option.
In the opened window, click Set pages.
Delete the unwanted homepage link http://tgmgo.com/search?g=cn by clicking X icon. Then you can type another preferable web address as your new startup page and click OK button.
Return to the Settings window, click Change link.
Delete the harmful homepage link in the box and click OK button.
If you notice that the browser hijacker has changed your default search engine to its own. Stay on Settings window and click Manage search engines button to change your default search engine back.
When entering a new window, search for unwanted search engine and click X icon to delete it and click Done button.
Remove Tgmgo.com from Chrome shortcut
Right-click your Chrome shortcut on your desktop and choose Properties option.
In the opened window, select Shortcuts option. Locate to the Target field, remove the unwanted web address behind exe and then click Apply > OK button
Remove malicious extensions from Chrome
Open your Google Chrome, click the main menu icon at the upper right corner of the window and select More tools > Extensions.
In the opened window, look for the unwanted extension and click the trash bin icon to delete it.
If Tgmgo.com still hijacks your current homepage and search engine, you can try to reset your Google Chrome to remove the obstinate browser hijacker from computer.
Reset Google Chrome to default settings
Open your Google Chrome again, click the main menu icon at the upper right corner of the window and then select Settings option.
Scroll down to the bottom and click Show Advanced settings link.
Keep scrolling down to the bottom and click Reset settings button.
In the confirmation dialog box, click Reset button.
Remove Tgmgo.com homepage from Firefox
After you open Firefox, click the main menu icon at the upper right corner of the window and select Options.
In the Options window, remove the malicious homepage link and then you can type a desired web address into the Home Page box and click Use Current Page button.
After removing the unwanted homepage link, click Search tab on the left bar of the window to change your default search engine. In the new window, click the drop-down menu icon to select your favorite search engine such as Google.
Keep staying on the Options window. Scroll down your cursor, find out unwanted search engine in the Search Engine box and then click Remove button to eliminate it.
Right-click the Firefox shortcut on the desktop and then choose Properties.
In the Target field, delete the unsafe homepage link behind exe and click Apply > OK button.
Remove unwanted add-ons from Firefox
The following instructions will help you check all the suspicious add-ons and guide you to step by step get rid of them.
Open your Firefox again, click the main menu icon at the upper right corner of the window and then select Add-ons.
In the opened window, find out any suspicious add-ons related to the browser hijacker and click Remove button.
Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings
If you find Tgmgo.com still interferes with your browsing activities and hijack your Firefox default homepage, it is a good way to reset your browser to eliminate the browser hijacker completely.
Open your Mozilla Firefox again, click the main menu icon at the upper right corner and then click the question mark at the lower right corner.
Select Troubleshooting Information option.
Then a window will pop up as shown below. Click Refresh Firefox button.
In the confirmation dialog box, click Refresh Firefox button to reset your browser.
Remove Tgmgo.com homepage from Internet Explorer
Open your Internet Explorer, click the gear icon at the upper right corner of the window and choose Internet options.
In the opened window, delete the pernicious homepage link and then you can type another web address or choose Use new tab as your new page. After that, click Apply > OK button.
Remove unwanted plug-ins and search engine
Please follow the detailed steps to get rid of any unwanted plug-ins and search engines related to the browser hijacker.
Open your Internet Explorer again, click the gear icon at the top right corner of the window and select Manage Add-ons.
In the opened window, search for any dubious plug-ins and click Disable button to eliminate them.
Now, turn to click Search Providers on the left bar of the window. First you need to choose a desired search engine as your default by clicking Set as default button. Then look for the unwanted search engine and click Remove button to get rid of it.
Fix your Internet Explorer shortcut target
Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut on the Desktop and then choose Properties option.
In the Target field, delete everything behind exe and then click Apply > OK button.
Guide to reset your Internet Explorer to default settings
Open Internet Explorer, click the gear icon at the upper right corner and choose Internet Options.
In the opened window, click Advanced tab at the top right corner and then click Reset button.
After a dialog box pops up, check Delete personal settings and click Reset button.
In the confirmation dialog box, click Close button.
Security Tips to Avoid Re-infected by Tgmgo.com?
To prevent browser hijacker or other malware infection in the future, you should keep in mind the following security tips when browsing the web.
- Do not randomly open unknown emails or spam emails sent by unfamiliar people. Run your antivirus software to check it before opening.
- Never visit any suspicious websites where usually distribute all kinds of malware like adware, browser hijacker, spyware, Trojans and so on. Once entered, your PC will be vulnerable to attack by these hazardous threats.
- You’d better download freeware from its official website or reliable sites.
- Select Advanced or Custom installation when installing the free software and uncheck any additionally unwanted programs that usually checked by default.
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