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How to Remove GoPhotoIt Toolbar and GoPhoto.it Search?

 

A strange toolbar settled on your computer and you are constantly redirected to search.gophoto.it when browsing the Internet? If you are suffering from that, your computer is infected by a browser hijacker. We are going to  guide you to get rid of it and restore hijacked browser settings in this article.

 

 

About GoPhotoIt Toolbar and GoPhoto.it Search

 

 

GoPhotoIt is a browser add-on to enhance your experience of viewing photos on the web. With GoPhotoIt installed, you can see larger images of photo albums, profile photos and more whenever you hover over a zoomable image on Facebook and Flicker. You can also transform any image with over 25 new effects from GoPhotoIt or search and share image on web easily.

GoPhoto.it on Firefox

 

It seems to be a interesting software utility, but most people rank low in acceptance of this application. That’s because, in most cases, GoPhotoIt sneaks into your computer when you download or install other free downloads like video streaming/recording, PDF creator and download-manager. Computer users rarely notice the existence of GoPhotoIt until they are constantly redirected to search.gophoto.it.

 

Along with the installation of GoPhotoIt, your homepage, new tab page and startup page are changed to search.gophoto.it, and Search The Web (GoPhotoIt) as your default search engine.

 

Although GoPhotoIt is technically not a virus, it do has some demerits. It collects search terms from your queries to feed you more precise ads. You may find out that webpages are extremely slow to load and your computer performs slowly as well. So in that sense, most of computer users want to remove this browser toolbar and it is classified as PUP (Potentially unwanted program) by the industry.

 

 

How to Remove GoPhotoIt Toolbar and Search.gophoto.it Redirect? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 Remove GoPhotoIt Toolbar and restore browser settings automatically

     Step 1 Uninstall GoPhotoIt Toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

     Step 2 Restore browser settings with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Option 2 Remove GoPhotoIt Toolbar and restore browser settings manually

     Step 1 Uninstall GoPhotoIt Toolbar through Control Panel

     Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

     Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

 

Option 1 Remove GoPhotoIt Toolbar and restore browser settings automatically

 

Step 1 Uninstall GoPhotoIt Toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2.To uninstall GoPhotoIt Toolbar and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate malicious application under Recently Installed tab → hit Uninstall to remove

Please search for and uninstall GoPhotoIt Extension and any other unwanted or unknown applications that installed around the time your computer is infected by this toolbar.

uninstall GoPhotoIt

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

 

Step 2 Restore browser settings with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar is a tool developed to enable you to manage extensions and toolbars on your web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) simultaneously. With Anvi Slim Toolbar you can modify the homepage and default search engine of your installed web browser easily.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

GoPhotoIt extension removal

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Anvi Slim Toolbar-restore center

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-browser repair

 

Now GoPhotoIt Toolbar and Search.gophoto.it redirect should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Option 2 Remove GoPhotoIt Toolbar and restore browser settings manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall GoPhotoIt Toolbar through Control Panel

 

GoPhotoIt Toolbar often comes bundled with other applications, so you need uninstall not only GoPhotoIt Extension but also other suspicious programs that installed around the time your computer is infected by GoPhotoIt Toolbar.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall GoPhotoIt Extension and related malicious programs

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall GoPhotoIt Extension and related malicious programs

uninstall GoPhotoIt 1

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove GoPhotoIt Extension and related malicious programs

 

 

Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://search.gophoto.it/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

IE-homepage set

 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on GoPhotoIt → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Search The Web (GoPhotoIt) → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

uTorrentControl Customized Web Search on IE

 

That’s all for the removal of GoPhotoIt Toolbar and Search.gophoto.it redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer on your computer.

Next—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Search The Web (GoPhotoIt) → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Search The Web (GoPhotoIt)

 

3. To remove Add-ons: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove GoPhotoIt 

GoPhoto.it on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → locate any suspicious plugin → Click on Disable button

 

That’s all for the removal of GoPhotoIt Toolbar and Search.gophoto.it redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer and/or Firefox on your computer.

Next—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

 

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome-Browser settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://search.gophoto.it/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

Chrome-startup page setting

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

Chrome-homepage settings

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove Search The Web (GoPhotoIt) from the list by clicking the recycle bin

Chrome-Search engine setting

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate GoPhotoIt extension or any other suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

GoPhotoIt on Chrome 1

 

Now, GoPhotoIt Toolbar and search.gophoto.it redirect should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on Quick Care button to scan and clear residual files.

 

3. Click on Clear button when scan finished.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips                  

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, GoPhotoIt Toolbar sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Browser hijackers like GoPhoto.it Search may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Anvi Smart Defender-1

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)

 

  • Vie Davis

    Hi… I tried hitting uninstall but it said the program was open in another application and I needed to close it first. I have no idea where to find it open somewhere! I restarted my computer but that didn’t work… help!
    I want this off my computer- thanks!!

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      In somecase, adware program running in backgroud and you are unable to stop it. It may hide in your computer with another name. Please check carefully.

      I highly recommend you use the free tool Anvi Startup Booster.

      Anvi Startup Booster download: http://www.anvisoft.com/startup-booster.html

      After you download it, please install and run it. In the startup tab, please try to find
      the object browser or similar malicious program, click on the expand button,

      and then select to disable it, after that, please click on the Location
      button and delete all the files in the program folder.

      Then, please go to Service tab, find and disable all the malicious service
      related to Browseburst.

      Then you are able to remove the adware program from your control panel.

      • Vie Davis

        I appreciate this! I am going to try tonight.
        These things are evil :)