Eyal Goldshmid, special for TCPalm Posted 1:00 a.m. ET July 3, 2019
Q. Somehow, I managed to acquire a virus called Go.deepteep.com. I tried to remove it, but apparently it is so deeply integrated into my hard drive that it is difficult to locate and eliminate. How can I get rid of this program without deleting the hard drive and reinstalling everything?
– R.E.W., Port St. Lucie
TO. Go.Deepteep.com is a browser hijacker. These are pieces of malware that, after being installed, change the address of your browser's home page and alter search engine results to controlled listings.
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In this case, that means that after contracting the virus, it is likely that your home page has changed from what you configured to http: // http://go.deepteep.com and any search made through Google, Yahoo or otherwise it would. create predetermined results that keep it within the virus network instead of actual results.
Browser hijackers are one of the most common threats today. They are mainly used to track a user's browsing patterns or measure the effectiveness of advertisements, but sometimes lead to virus attacks or other malicious offers. They are usually packaged in the installation files for items such as browser toolbars or free software (such as bloatware), and as such, most people do not know they have installed one until it is too late.
In general, removing an item like this does not involve changing the format of a hard drive. But without knowing the severity of your infection, or if you have contracted a secondary virus as a result of the hijacker (as your previous message suggests), it is difficult to make sure that this option is not in the table or not for repair.
That said, the only way to determine if you need to format the hard drive is to try to eliminate the infection and see how the system is after the fact.
Detailed instructions for removing this hijacker can be found at this URL: www.free-uninstall.org/how-to-uninstall-remove-go-deepteep-com/
(Note: on the site, go directly to the step-by-step instructions for your operating system and browser type and skip the option to download the removal tool).
As indicated above, if these steps do not work, consult a local technician for additional assistance.
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