Governorinspector – How To Remove

 

How Harmful Is Governorinspector

The pop-ups and ads aren’t really harmful, but the virus itself is – especially if you leave it to roam free for a long time. That is because it is categorized as an adware – and adware types are created to specifically riddle your PC with more and more viruses. I assume you are here, because you were suddenly flooded with incessant hyperlinks and advertisements that lead to suspicious websites. Feel free to move on to the How To Remove guide, but the rest of this article is dedicated to helping you avoid viruses as a whole. It will probably save you a lot of future headaches, so please read it later. 

Generally speaking adware exists to help other viruses. It is a makeshift platform designed for this purpose only, despite how it presents itself as a useful tool that helps you save money. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is it is far more invading and damaging than it is helpful. The real issue is that there’s just no way to know what type of other virus it can trick you into installing. This should be noted – do not under any circumstances update or install anything that your PC wants. That goes double for banners saying “missing plugin, install now.” These are all fakes the virus shows you in hopes you’ll goof out and let it download another malware. And THOSE can be horrifying. There are many accounts on the internet of viruses that encrypt your personal files, wanting ransom to “release” them, or even worse… Stealing your passwords and personal information, and then sending it to whoever the mastermind behind Governorinspector is (or whatever other virus). For obvious reasons, finding out your online banking account was hijacked can be chilling.

How Governorinspector Works

The constant barrages of advertisements and ill-timed pop-ups (I’m saying ill-timed because all they do is get in your face immediately, which only annoys most users) are made specifically for two inter-related reasons. Those are to promote the websites where they lead, because the creators of the virus are also owners of these website (talk about aggressive marketing) or the creators were actually hired as promoters – and they monetize through pay per click. In both cases the goal is to bring traffic to the websites and you are an unwitting accomplice.

How Governorinspector Entered My Computer

Banners and advertisements. That’s the first way that comes to mind. Another is if you go on unreputable sites (actually sites a lot like the ones Governorinspector sends you to) and click on any links there, live streaming websites with advertisements that are difficult to close for example. Spam email is another good example. The majority of users get confused and stop thinking when they see an email seemingly sent by the FBI or another “serious” institution. Opening the mail is a bad idea, as is downloading any of the attachments it carries. 

But the most common way is something else entirely, and that is called “bundling.” Another software you recently installed was carrying the virus in its code. The setup probably asked you if you want to include the bonus content, but you either chose Express Install, which always includes it, you weren’t paying attention during the steps, and just clicked Next. 

How to Remove Governorinspector

STEP 1:

(Works for all versions of windows including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Click  Windows  windows-button  and R simultaneously. Type appwiz.cpl inside the search field, then OK.

appwiz 

You are now inside the Control Panel.

Here, keep an eye out for ScreenGlaze plus any and all programs that look like a virus to you. Occasionally they may go with other names – so definitely be wary. Highlight them, then Uninstall.

control-panel


   STEP 2:

 The virus has infected ALL of the browsers you use. Removing it from just one will not help you.

ie9-10_512x512For Internet Explorer Users:

Start the browser, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

When the new menu appears, you should be be able to locate the malware. Also look around for other extensions you’re not sure of. Hit Disable to get rid of them.

In case your Home page was moved, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, put in the page you want, then click Apply.

firefox-512For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on mozilla menu at the top, go to Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Then select Extensions.

mozilla firefox extensions

The malware should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundFor Google Chrome Users:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.

 

google chrome extensions

When you’ve reached Extensions, the virus should be lurking around with its buddies ——-> select  .chrome-trash-icon

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Now click chrome menu icon  again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Enginesand leave only the search engines you use.

google chrome settings

safariFor Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions

Find the spyware  then Uninstall.

STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

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