Gogoanime[.]so redirect removal instructions
What is gogoanime[.]so?
Gogoanime[.]so is an anime streaming site. However, this page does not have the rights for the anime shows they stream, so it streams anime illegally. Another problem with this page is that it uses rogue advertising networks: there are deceptive, unreliable advertisements on it and it redirects users to dubious websites. Therefore, gogoanime[.]so is not a trustworthy website.
At the time of the research gogoanime[.]so displayed a fake pop-up notification saying: "Your iPhone is not protected by a fraudulent content blocker". It is known that his notification appears on other similar anime streaming pages as well. Typically, such pop-ups appear only on untrustworthy pages and are used to promote unwanted software. Furthermore, gogoanime[.]so also opened an online betting site and slovakviral[.]com, another shady page. However, these are just a couple of examples, and it is very likely that gogoanime[.]so is used to promote more unreliable pages. For instance: scam pages like "Spin The Wheel", "$500 Amazon Gift Card!", download pages for browser hijackers like SearchConverterInc, TigerMovieSearch, adware-type apps like Video Search, Screenshot Tool and Editor, or even malicious websites. In one way or another, gogoanime[.]so (and other pages that illegally stream copyrighted content) should not be visited.
If some browser hijacker or adware-type app is already installed, then it should be removed. A browser hijacker is a type of potentially unwanted application (PUA) that promotes a fake search engine (its address) by changing browser's settings. Adware displays banners, surveys, pop-up ads, coupons, and other ads that, if clicked, could open shady pages or download, install unwanted software. Both adware-type apps and browser hijackers can be designed browsing data and even sensitive, personal information. Such apps are called PUAs because most users download and install them unknowingly.
|Name||Ads by gogoanime.so|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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There are many pages that offer some illegal service, contain untrustworthy advertisements and open shady websites. Some examples are 4anime[.]to, youtubetomp3[.]sc and go-mp3[.]com. If there is some application installed on a browser or the operating system that was downloaded from or through pages like gogoanime[.]so, then it should be uninstalled as soon as possible.
How did adware install on my computer?
One of the most popular ways to distribute PUA is to bundle alongside with other programs: to include them in download or installation setups of other programs as extra offers. As a rule, unwanted offers can be declined before finishing downloads and installations. It can be done using "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes. Users agree with unwanted offers when they finish downloads and installations without changing any settings. In some cases, users cause unwanted downloads or installations by clicking deceptive ads: there are ads on the Internet that, if clicked, execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to download software from official pages and using direct links. Other sources, tools for downloading sources like third-party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, unofficial pages are not reliable. The same applies to third party installers. Downloads and installations should not be finished without checking setups for settings like "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" and declining unwanted offers. Advertisements that appear on shady pages could be designed to open potentially malicious pages or even cause unwanted downloads, installations. Therefore, such ads should not be clicked. There should not be any unwanted extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins installed on a web browser or programs of this kind installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Gogoanime[.]so opens betting site (GIF):
Gogoanime[.]so opens slovakviral[.]com (GIF):
Gogoanime[.]so displays fake pop-up:
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- What is gogoanime[.]so?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes gogoanime[.]so redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by gogoanime.so, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by gogoanime.so removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by gogoanime.so, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by gogoanime.so, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by gogoanime.so from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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