Searchgg Searchgg is basically a tool for ads generation and though a lot of such applications might be promoted as useful programs and add-ons for your browser. The truth is that, in the vast majority of instances, you wouldn\u2019t enjoy the presence of Searchgg on your computer. From random redirects to different pages you never actually wanted to visit and from display of various pop-ups, banners and other nagging and obstructive ads to changes to your main browser which include but are not limited to replacement of the search engine, modifications of the toolbar and changes to the homepage, an app of this category can really get on your nerves if it is allowed inside your PC. Luckily, if you currently have such an app on your Chrome, Edge, Firefox or on any other browser that you may use, it shouldn\u2019t be all that difficult to liberate the browser from the unwanted and unpleasant effects of any hijacker. Hijackers, unlike Ransomware, Trojans, Rootkits and other nasty malware threats, are not actually viruses as their activity is mostly legal and is not supposed to cause harm to your computer. Therefore, even if it might be a bit tricky to remove a hijacker without proper guidance, your computer should still be relatively safe even if such a nagging app has gotten installed on it. As far as the removal of such software pieces is concerned, we can offer you a removal guide for one of the latest hijacker representatives that is typically known under the name of Search.gg "Virus". The guide below should contain all the steps and instructions you may need in order to successfully take care of the hijacker-induced irritation. If you have any questions, the comments section below is at your disposal to ask them. Search gg Aside from being highly irritating, apps like Search gg are also not always safe to keep on the PC. We said that they are not like Trojans or Ransomware and while that is true, you must still remain vigilant and cautious around Search gg and other similar programs. It\u2019s never a good thing if some random app spams you with obscure and irritating ads as you could never be certain of the said ads are safe. Sometimes, even a single click on some not-so-safe advert could compromise your machine\u2019s security and cause a lot of issues. Therefore, it\u2019s still a better option if you make sure the nagging Search.gg gets uninstalled and all of its imposed browser changes removed. Also, keep in mind that you should avoid hijackers in the future and that the best way to do that is by staying away from sites, pages and other online content that seems unreliable. Sketchy downloads, random spam-like messages and obscure web prompts and requests must also be avoided in order to maximally decrease the chances of landing some undesirable and unpleasant piece of software like the nagging Search.gg. SUMMARY: Name Search.gg Type \u00a0Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk) Symptoms \u00a0Ads, redirects, changes to the browser you did not agree to, etc. Distribution Method Spam messages and installation bundles are the most preferred methods of spreading such apps. Detection Tool Remove Search.gg Virus To try and remove Search.gg quickly you can try this: \tGo to your browser\u2019s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser). \tThen click on the Extensions tab. \tLook for the Search.gg extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones). \tRemove Search.gg by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name. \tConfirm and get rid of Search.gg and any other suspicious items. If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Search.gg removal guide below. If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below. If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide. If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide. If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(use this guide if you don't know how to do it). WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab (the "Details" Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If you are sure something is part of the infection - delete it, even if the scanner doesn't flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file 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: If there are suspicious IPs below "Localhost" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter. \tRight-click on the Network Adapter you are using --->\u00a0Properties --->\u00a0Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP\/IP), click \u00a0Properties. \tThe\u00a0DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself. \tClick on Advanced --->\u00a0the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something)\u00a0--->\u00a0OK. \tAfter you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a\u00a0system reboot. Right click\u00a0on the browser\u2019s shortcut --->\u00a0Properties. NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but\u00a0you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge). Properties \u2014\u2013> Shortcut.\u00a0In\u00a0Target, remove everything\u00a0after\u00a0.exe. \u00a0\u00a0Remove Search.gg\u00a0from Internet Explorer: Open\u00a0IE, click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Manage Add-ons. Find the threat\u00a0--->\u00a0Disable. Go to\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Internet Options --->\u00a0change\u00a0the\u00a0URL\u00a0to whatever you use (if hijacked) --->\u00a0Apply. \u00a0Remove\u00a0Search.gg\u00a0from Firefox: Open\u00a0Firefox,\u00a0click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 \u2014\u2014->\u00a0Add-ons\u00a0---->\u00a0Extensions. Find the adware\/malware\u00a0--->\u00a0Remove. Remove\u00a0Search.gg\u00a0from Chrome: Close Chrome. Navigate to: \u00a0C:\/Users\/!!!!USER NAME!!!!\/AppData\/Local\/Google\/Chrome\/User Data.\u00a0There is\u00a0a Folder called "Default" inside: Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome. Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat's Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don't show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete\/uninstall them: \tHKEY_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 If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!