Ghokswa Browser Virus Removal From Chrome/FF

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This page aims to help you remove Ghokswa Browser Virus. These Ghokswa Browser Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

This article will teach you how to remove pop-up ads off your screen, which is also referred to as: Ghokswa Browser Virus. The removal of these ‘spam’ ads works for  all versions of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer Browsers, plus Windows. Ghokswa Browser Virus is certainly not the most threatening among viruses, but it’s bad enough that could get other malware into your PC. The adware/hijacker will start ‘sending’ unwanted ads to your browser and if you happen to click on one, it could quickly harm your system. It is recommended that you quickly locate the application responsible for these ads and remove the pop-ups as soon as possible.

Ghokswa Browser Virus Removal From Chrome/FF

Ghokswa Browser Virus Removal From Chrome/FF

We are used to view countless adds as we work on our PCs and use the internet and it could be hard to notice when the number of ads becomes excessive. If your ads seem to prevent you from accessing the content you desire, then most likely your system has been infected with Ghokswa Browser Virus or PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) virus that you need  to get rid off! It could be hard to tell what exactly has harmed your computer, but some of  the signs you should looks for are: general slowdown, instability, freezing and/or glitches. In addition, the pop-up ads are not necessarily always expressed as random pop-up windows on your screen. They may show themselves as random hyperlinked text, undesired change of your homepage, corrupted banners or it could offer you ‘crazy’ discount coupons, free stuff and other unrealistic offers. Some of them could look and/or sound (some pop-up ads are accompanied by sounds or music) like this:

  • Your download manager might be outdated.
  • Would you like to install it now?
  • WARNING! Please install Update to Continue.
  • You should upgrade Adobe Flash Player right now.

But how did Ghokswa Browser Virus entered your computer? The first question that pops-up into your mind once you’ve realized that something is just not working right in your system. There are many ways that  Ghokswa Browser Virus can get into your systems. Often you let it in yourself by clicking on the suspicious ads or opening spanned attachments, or clicking on misleading links, and/or it might have been ‘born’ through another virus your PC has gotten and you were not aware of it.  Another very common way to get the Adware on your PC is by obliviously visiting websites with reputation of malware. The best way to avoid that is not to download freeware because freewares are financially supported by third parties to add the adware. Frequently, these malicious websites are created with the intent to generate ‘pay per click’ revenue and/or to simply promote the website. In order to protect your PC use always best practices, which means manually installing freeware and carefully look at each step of the download process, or just never install freeware. As safe as it might look, the potential harms that the download of freeware may cause far outreach the benefits of it. It is best to only download what you know is safe.

Ghokswa Browser Virus is one of most non-harmful once, but it will still cause damage to your PC. The longer  Ghokswa Browser Virus stays in your system, the more harm it will cause. It will bring other unwanted extensions and/or toolbar that you don’t want or might not even know that are there. For instance, some of these viruses track your browsing history and can even go as far as to collect passwords and/or other personal information, which is extremely dangerous. Such cases are rare, but your best protection is to remove the virus immediately.


Name Ghokswa
Type  Browser Hijacker/PUP Hybrid
Danger Level Medium 
Symptoms The strange program suddenly appeared in you Control Panel – skewered and unreliable search results invaded your search queries
Distribution Method It can be bundled with free programs, it can be installed when you click on malicious links or misleading corrupted advertisements.
Detection Tool



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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs and check MS Config.
3: Check your hosts file and domain network for being hacked.
4:Remove Ghokswa Browser Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove Ghokswa Browser Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit.

Ghokswa Browser Virus Removal



Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Ghokswa Browser Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:


Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.

In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:

DNS Settings

If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge) as well.


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Ghokswa Browser Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Ghokswa Browser Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to Ghokswa Browser Virus. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover


Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random