Goobzo is an adware program that got onto your computer after you have installed a freeware software that has bundled into their installation this browser hijacker. This Potentially Unwanted Program is also bundled within the custom installer on many download sites, so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that Goobzo was installed during the software setup process. Goobzo is an adware program, that displays pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages that you visit. These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the Goobzo publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.
Goobzo is a potentially unwanted application that will hijack your web browser and display advertisements on your computer. It’s not particularly dangerous but very annoying. It can install bogus web browser extensions, add toolbars and even inject ads into certain websites. It uses one very interesting method to avoid detection and possible removal by Chrome. As you may know, Chrome (other web browsers as well) try to remove any potentially malicious extensions during updates. Goobzo modifies Windows registry and disables automatic updates. Keeping your web browser outdated is a huge risk. At this point, it becomes definitely malicious and not just potentially unwanted program. That’s why you should remove it from your computer as soon as possible.
Goobzo can come on your PC bundled with other programs. This distribution method is very popular among such programs as toolbars, search engines and similar applications. It’s not malicious but it can definitely be called unfair. In order to prevent Goobzoinfiltration, you should choose only Custom or Advanced installation method when downloading freeware from the web. If it gets inside, it automatically installs its add-on to Google Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox browsers, and starts offering its services. According to users, this program returns trustworthy search results.
The problem that the majority of people have with Goobzo is the fact that it has been designed to monitor your Internet usage and record data about the pages you look at and the products or services contained within those pages. This data is then sent back to the owner of the Adware who will use it to send you more customized adverts reflecting the things you have been looking at online. Obviously this is an invasion of your privacy. And therein lays the dilemma: are you okay with having your every online move tracked and recorded so that you are able to download programs and software for free?