Google Docs 1.0 Virus

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Google Docs 1.0

If being disrupted by Google Docs 1.0 advertisements, page-redirects, banners, and pop-ups is not how you imagine your Internet experience, then you’d certainly want to read the information on this page. In this particular post, we will explain to you the specifics of a browser hijacker program called Google Docs 1.0, which can cause browsing disturbances and which may introduce unwanted changes in the starting page and search engine of your browser.

Google Docs 1.0

Our “How to Remove” team can offer you a hand in the uneven battle with such intrusive ads, and the potentially unwanted programs that produce them. 

Another reason to remove a program like Google Docs 1.0 from your system can be related to the risk of bumping into malware such as viruses, Trojans, or even Ransomware. This can happen if you click on misleading ads, or if you get redirected to some unsafe or illegal web sites. Sadly this is one of the popular ways the criminals use to infect users with new versions of Ransomware, and other malware. And while this does not always happen, there is still such a risk.

However, we should mention that this risk is not necessarily only linked to browser hijackers. In fact, we can’t compare a browser hijacker like Google Docs 1.0 with viruses that infect computers, or other harmful threats that could damage the whole system. Still, it is important to mention that a hijacker may eventually turn out to be a vulnerability that can be exploited by people with malicious intentions. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you avoid clicking on randomly generated advertisements, too-good-to-be-true offers, unrealistic discounts, free download links, and spam-related content, which may come from a browser hijacker, or from other sources. Ideally, just follow the removal guide below, and remove Google Docs 1.0 from your computer, as this is a sure way to never see its irritating advertisements again.


NameGoogle Docs 1.0
TypeBrowser Hijacker
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Google Docs 1.0!

How to remove Google Docs 1.0

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Google Docs 1.0 in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Google Docs 1.0 from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Google Docs 1.0.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Google Docs 1.0.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Google Docs 1.0 from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Google Docs 1.0 extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Google Docs 1.0 and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Google Docs 1.0 on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Google Docs 1.0 extension
  4. Get rid of Google Docs 1.0 by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Google Docs 1.0” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Google Docs 1.0

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Google Docs 1.0 process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Google Docs 1.0
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Google Docs 1.0” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Google Docs 1.0

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Google Docs 1.0 in there
    4. Uninstall Google Docs 1.0 from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Hostingcloud. racing-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Google Docs 1.0 in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
    What may Google Docs 1.0 do?

    We will begin by describing the main characteristics of the browser hijackers, and the way they work. First of all, you should be aware of the fact that apps such as Google Docs 1.0 are created mainly as online advertising tools for browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and others. They contain unique code that produces various advertisements, banners, pop-ups, and all kinds of notifications, and page-redirects, that lead to some sponsored websites and offers. Browser hijackers can easily integrate with any browser you use, (including Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, etc.) and start operating as soon as you open it. They may even introduce some unwanted modifications to your browser, such as changes in your homepage, or search engine. All in all, this activity could be very disturbing, particularly if every couple of minutes you have to cope with dozens of pop-ups, and new tabs.

    Is Google Docs 1.0 dangerous?

    The major safety risks that a browser hijacker might expose you to are related to tracking your web searches, and redirecting you to unknown web locations. Sometimes, programs like Google Docs 1.0, Captcha Fine Live, Puredating may monitor your browsing history, the websites you visit, and your internet activity, in an attempt to make you click on relevant advertisements. Once this data, called “traffic data,” is obtained, it can be used to optimize the advertisements you see, or it can be transferred to developers or sold to some third parties as useful marketing information. However, many users may not like having their privacy invaded in this way, especially if they don’t understand precisely where their information is going, and how it’s being stored.


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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