What kind of application is Get colors?
While inspecting a shady website instructing us to add some extension to a browser to continue, we discovered an app called Get colors. After adding it to a browser, we learned that it manipulates the settings of a browser to promote a fake search engine. Get color is a browser hijacker that promotes search-good.com.
Get colors browser hijacker in detail
Get colors hijacks a web browser by changing the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page to search-good.com - a fake search engine that shows results generated by Bing (redirects to bing.com). We found that search-good.com can also show results generated by websearches.club - a questionable search engine.
Get colors does not always changes the settings of a web browser to promote search-good.com. It can promote search-good.com by redirecting users to this address when users enter search queries into the URL bar. Either way, search-good.com should not be used since fake search engines can show misleading results and redirect to untrustworthy pages.
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Browser Extension(s)||Get colors|
|Supposed Functionality||Improved browsing experience|
|Detection Names (search-good.com)||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (search-good.com)||22.214.171.124|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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More about Get colors browser hijacker
Get colors can read and change data on all websites. It may gather browsing-related data such as IP addresses, browsing history, and other information. Data collected by browser hijackers can be misused for marketing (and other) purposes and sold to third parties.
How did Get colors install on my computer?
Get colors hijacks a web browser after following the instructions provided by a deceptive website. That website asks visitors to add an extension to continue/complete some process. In other cases, browser hijackers are distributed via software bundles or shady advertisements.
Users add browsers via software bundles after finishing installations without changing "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings provided in installers. Those settings have to be changed to avoid optional (unwanted) installations.
How to avoid installation of browser hijackers?
Download applications and files from trustworthy/official pages and legitimate stores. Do not use unofficial pages, third-part downloaders, P2P networks, and similar sources to download software. Also, always check downloaders and installers for unwanted apps and deselect them before downloading or installing software.
Do not trust advertisements on torrent sites, adult dating pages, and other questionable/potentially malicious pages. If your computer is already infected with Get colors, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Search-good.com redirects to bing.com (GIF):
Deceptive websites promoting Get colors browser hijacker:
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- What is Get colors?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Get colors application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Get colors browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove search-good.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove search-good.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Get colors browser hijacker removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Get colors"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the search-good.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Get colors browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove Get colors browser hijacker using Combo Cleaner:
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 "Get colors" and other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Get colors", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search-good.com) below the "Open a specific or set of pages" option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select "Remove".
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "search-good.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Delete".
- If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search-good.com redirect, 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 extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate "Get colors", as well as all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Settings", in the opened window disable "Get colors", remove hxxp://search-good.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type "about:config" and press Enter. Click "Accept the Risk and Continue".
In the search filter at the top, type: "extensionControlled". Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with search-good.com redirect 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 and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
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 top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search-good.com redirect, 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.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the purpose of forcing users visit search-good.com website?
The more users visit search-good.com, the more revenue its creators generate.
Is visiting search-good.com a threat to my privacy?
Fake search engines can be designed to gather information about users. Thus, they can be a threat to privacy. In any case, it is not recommended to browse the web using fake search engines.
How did a browser hijacker infiltrate my computer?
Typically, browser hijackers are distributed using browser notifications, intrusive advertisements, and software bundles. Most users download and add browser hijackers inadvertently.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove Get colors browser hijacker?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove browser hijackers. When multiple browser hijackers are present, all of them have to be removed at once since they can be capable of reinstalling one another. Manual removal of multiple browser hijackers can be a difficult task. Combo Cleaner can remove apps of this type automatically.