Removing GoingOnEarth

I rarely get Malware that isn’t simple to remove, but I recently got a “GoingOnEarth” problem. Essentially, my Google searches were rerouted to a particular website. This was annoying, obviously. In the days of SEO, I think it’s become an unfortunate reality that Google searches are dominated by poor quality results. In an effort to help some hypothetical victim of this problem, I will provide the following information:

Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes both removed symptoms of the problem. But after the computer restarted, the problems went back to being just as bad as before. I ended up downloading Avast Antivirus and running a boot time scan. Depending on your version of Avast, you may take different steps to activate this scan. It may not be worded boot-time scan. You are looking for something that scans your computer when it is restarting, rebooting, etc. Anything that matches that description is probably what you want to choose. For me, the scan took between 1-2 hours, but it completely removed the issue.

Because individual circumstances can vary, this solution may not work for everyone. There may be a simpler solution. Nonetheless, this solution did work for me and if you are willing to wait, it’s likely it should solve your issues. I updated Avast before scanning and I’d recommend doing so (it may catch other things you didn’t know about). GoingonEarth appears to be some sort of Javascript, from what I could see. The scanning did ask me to confirm deletion so you might want to be in the room. I don’t want you to be disappointed when you wake up the next morning at 50% and still have to wait to complete the scan.

Hopefully this helped you with your issue. If not, good luck finding a solution that works for you.

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