Delete Geekto.net From Web Browsers Easily In Just 5 Minutes

All Essential Information That You Must Know About Geekto.net

Geekto.net also known as Стартовая, it is a deceptive Russian search engine that falls under the category of browser hijacker. Team of cyber hackers categorized it under this category because of it's stealth infiltration, unnecessary modification of browser as well as System settings and it's notorious behavior. It aims to hijack almost all installed web browser and redirect System user to it's associated domain. Such a site has been mainly designed by the group of cyber hackers to generate web traffic and generate online revenues. At the first site, it seems as helpful but you should not trust on its appearances because it aims to trick innocent users into using this domain. Technically, it is not a malicious one like trojans, keyloggers, ransomware and malicious threats but it's behavior may cause lots of serious troubles to you and your PC. See how the interface of Geekto.net looks like :

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Threat's Details of Geekto.net

Threat's Name Geekto.net
Category Browser Hijacker
Risk Impact Medium
Affected Systems Win 32 & 64
Affected Web Browsers Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and much more.
Description It is a type of web browser hijacker that aims to target more and more Computer users and make online money from them.
Occurrences Via Bundling method, spam campaigns, torrent attackers, gambling site, infected game servers and much more.
Symptoms Degrades performance speed, alter browser as well as System settings, exploit vulnerabilities and much more.
Removal Possible, detailed removal solution is provided at the end of this post

The Infiltration Method Opted By Geekto.net

Like other free download site that offer the download manager for monetizing purposes, Geekto.net also uses the same infiltration channels to victimized Windows PC and infect all installed web browsers. Most of the cases, Geekto.net penetrates inside the PC as a browser toolbars, add-ons, plug-ins and other malicious codes that often travels via bundling method. Download & installation of any cost-free application from the untrusted sources using default/typical installation mode may lead your PC to such a browser hijacker infection. Besides, it can also target your Computer System through P2P file sharing network, infectious attachment, P2P file sharing network and much more.

Negative Consequences Caused By Geekto.net

After penetrating inside the Windows PC, Geekto.net will cause several serious problems to you and your Computer but some of the most common problems that caused by such a browser hijacker infection are listed below :

  • Makes System as well as Internet performance speed too much weird and sluggish than before.
  • Alters web browser settings without asking for user's permission.
  • Replaces existing homepage with Geekto.net & cause web redirection issue.
  • Bombard user screen with thousand of commercial and annoying advertisements and annoy them.
  • Opens backdoor secretly and inject numerous malicious threats.

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Know How to Uninstall Geekto.net Manually From Windows PC

In order to do it, it is advised that, start your PC in safe mode by just following the steps:-

Step 1. Restart your computer and Press F8 button until you get the next window.

F8-Key

Step 2. After that on the new screen you should select Safe Mode option to continue this process.

safe mode

Now Show Hidden Files As Follows :

Step 1. Go to Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Folder Option.

folder option

Step 2. Now Press View Tab >> Advance Setting category >> Hidden Files or Folders.

show hidden files

Step 3. Here you need to tick in Show hidden files, folder or drives.

Step 4. Finally hit Apply and then OK button and at the end close the current Window.

Time To Delete Geekto.net From Different Web browsers

For Google Chrome

Steps 1. Start Google Chrome and hot Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and then select Settings option.

chrome menu settings

Step 2. Here you need to select required search provider in Search option.

Manage search engine chrome

Step 3. You can also manage search engine and make it your personalize setting by clicking on Make it default button.

chrome search engine make default

Reset Google Chrome Now in given way:-

Step 1. Get Menu Icon >> Settings >> Reset settings >> Reset

chrome reset

For Mozilla Firefox:-

Step 1. Start Mozilla Firefox >> Setting icon >> Options.

Mozilla Menu Options

Step 2. Press Search option and pick required search provider to make it default and also remove Geekto.net from here.

mozilla search engine

Step 3. You can also add other search option on your Mozilla Firefox.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Choose Settings >> Open Help Menu >> Troubleshooting >> Reset Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox 1

Step 2. Again click Reset Firefox to eliminate Geekto.net in easy clicks.

Reset Mozilla Firefox 2

For Internet Explorer

If you want to remove Geekto.net from Internet Explorer then please follow these steps.

Step 1. Start your IE browser and select Gear icon >> Manage Add-ons.

IE Manage Add-ons

Step 2. Choose Search provider >> Find More Search Providers.

IE Search Providers

Step 3. Here you can select your preferred search engine.

IE Find More Search Providers

Step 4. Now Press Add to Internet Explorer option >> Check out Make this my Default Search Engine Provider From Add Search Provider Window and then click Add option.

IE Add Search Provider

Step 5. Finally relaunch the browser to apply all modification.

Reset Internet Explorer

Step 1. Click on Gear Icon >> Internet Options >> Advance Tab >> Reset >> Tick Delete Personal Settings >> then press Reset to remove Geekto.net completely.

IE Reset 2

Clear browsing History and Delete All Cookies

Step 1. Start with the Internet Options >> General Tab >> Browsing History >> Select delete >> Check Website Data and Cookies and then finally Click Delete.

delete browsing history cookies IE

Know How To Fix DNS Settings

Step 1. Navigate to the bottom right corner of your desktop and right click on Network icon, further tap on Open Network and Sharing Center.

open network and sharing center

Step 2. In the View your active networks section, you have to choose Local Area Connection.

view your active networks local area connection

Step 3. Click Properties at the bottom of Local Area Connection Status window.

local area connection status properties

Step 4. Next you have to choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP V4) and then tap on Properties below.

TCP IP V4 properties

Step 5. Finally enable the Obtain DNS server address automatically option and tap on OK button apply changes.

obtain dns server address automatically

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