How to Remove Goalked.com

What Is Goalked.com?

If goalked.com and subdomains of that site (r3rf.goalked.com, eehn.goalked.com, szs2.goalked.com, kdni.goalked.com, badj.goalked.com, rwrq.goalked.com, sf2o.goalked.com, qd8q.goalked.com, etc.) are opening on your browser sometimes trying to trick you into allowing notifications from that site, that means adware is most likely installed on your PC. This adware may have come together with some free program or pirated software downloaded from a questionable source. Goalked.com adware might make notifications on Chrome browser “enforced by administrator” so that users are unable to stop goalked.com notifications once those are allowed. This step-by-step guide will help you to uninstall the adware and stop Goalked.com pop-ups and notifications.

How to Remove Goalked.com

The easiest method to stop Goalked.com ads is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and Goalked.com in particular. You may try SpyHunter by Enigma Software; it has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware and other PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).

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Other software that may be able to get rid of Goalked.com:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Zemana AntiMalware

If you are a user of Mac OS X, try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.

You can also try to remove Goalked.com by hand using the following instructions.

Remove Goalked.com From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Goalked.com appeared on your browser for the first time. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Select the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Select the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Delete Rogue Programs From File Explorer:

This step is for experienced computer users. You might accidentally delete something you weren’t supposed to.
Sometimes malicious programs don’t show up in Programs and Features. Check also %ProgramFiles%, %ProgramFiles(x86)%, and especially %AppData% and %LocalAppData% (these are shortcuts; type or copy and paste them into the address bar of File Explorer). If you see folders with unfamiliar names, see what’s inside, google those names to find out if they belong to legitimate programs. Delete the ones that are obviously associated with malware. If you are not sure, back them up before deleting (copy to a different location, for a example to a thumb drive).

Delete Registry Key That Doesn’t Allow You to Remove Goalked.com Notifications:

Warning: You should be very careful when working with Registry Editor, as any changes made there are irreversible, and wrong changes may result in serious problems with operating system up to and including Windows being unable to start.

  1. Press Windows logo key Windows key and R key simultaneously.
  2. Type regedit.exe into the textfield and click OK.
  3. On the left panel of Registry Editor go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome (by clicking on little triangles/arrows next to these entries).
  4. Under Chrome find and delete NotificationsAllowedForUrls entry.

Remove Goalked.com From Browsers:

To get rid of Goalked.com, remove any suspicious extensions from browsers. If the problem persists, reset browser settings.

Remove Goalked.com extension from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on three dots menu button three dots menu.
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. To remove an extension, click on a trashcan to the right of it.
  4. Click Remove in the dialog box.
  5. Note: If you cannot access the Extensions page, click on the top left corner of Chrome window and open Task Manager. End processes for any unfamiliar extensions that are running. Then go to the Extensions page and delete these extensions.
    Alternatively, go to %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions (just copy that path and paste into the address bar of Windows Explorer/File Explorer). Delete all folders within (that will remove all your installed extensions) or search the Internet for the folders’ names to figure out which extension compares to which folder and delete suspicious ones.

Reset Google Chrome Settings:

Note: This will disable your extensions and themes, clear cookies and site data, as well as change content settings, start page, new tab page and search engine to default.

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Copy and paste into the address bar: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box click Reset.

Remove Goalked.com extension from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button Menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.
    Note: If the extension is impossible to delete, click on Menu button => Help button => Restart with Add-ons Disabled…. In the dialog boxes click Restart => Start in Safe Mode. Restart Firefox in normal mode after you are finished.
Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings:

Note: Your add-ons, themes, added search engines and download history, among other things, will get deleted.

  1. Click on menu button Menu button.
  2. Click on help button Help button and select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… in the top-right corner.
  4. In the dialog box click Refresh Firefox.

Remove Goalked.com add-on from Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. In the drop-down menu under Show: select All add-ons.
  4. To delete an add-on, double-click it, in the new window click Remove.
Reset Internet Explorer Settings:

Note: This will remove most of your saved browser data, including extensions, passwords and the majority of browser settings.

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Go to Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset… button.
  5. Put checkmark in Delete personal settings checkbox.
  6. Click Reset.

Remove Goalked.com extension from Opera:

  1. Press Ctrl +Shift + E keys to open extensions manager.
  2. To remove the extension, click on the x button next to it.
  3. Click OK when asked to confirm.
Reset Opera Settings:

Note: This will delete all saved data including bookmarks and passwords and return the browser to freshly installed state.

  1. Exit Opera browser.
  2. Open File Explorer.
  3. Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera, where username is the name of your Windows account.
  4. Find and delete Operapref.ini file.

Delete Goalked.com Notifications:

  1. Open chrome://settings/content/notifications (just copy this and paste into the address bar of Chrome).
  2. Delete all rogue notifications by clicking three vertical dots button next to each and selecting Remove.

How to Protect Your PC From Goalked.com and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

1 thought on “How to Remove Goalked.com

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    Monique - September 8, 2018

    Stop this now!!!
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