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What is goGame app?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that goGame app is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
This particular one closes your search tab and opens a new one with their own search engine.

How do I know if my computer is affected by goGame app?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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You may have noticed these warnings during install:

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How did goGame app get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove goGame app?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this search hijacker.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of goGame app?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes goGame app completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below Malwarebytes Browser Guard, and the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the goGame app hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 

CHR Extension: (goGame app) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp [2021-03-14]

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\6.3.83_0
       Adds the file manifest.json"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 1117 bytes, A
       Adds the file sr.js"="2/6/2021 9:50 PM, 7539 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\6.3.83_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 396 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="2/2/2021 11:18 AM, 1639 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\6.3.83_0\icons
       Adds the file icon128.png"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 2188 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon48.png"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 253 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp
       Adds the file 000003.log"="3/14/2021 12:04 PM, 226 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="3/14/2021 12:03 PM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp"="REG_SZ", "6102D58A1ACABEB2C792BF526B35261BEAA9F0CBA2079B99E29F0086F3B7506D"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/14/21
Scan Time: 12:11 PM
Log File: f98c582c-84b5-11eb-a495-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.3.0.98
Components Version: 1.0.1217
Update Package Version: 1.0.38137
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}-PC\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 233382
Threats Detected: 11
Threats Quarantined: 11
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 33 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\MINDJGNKAMGEJCFHGGAJIEEALFMBKHLP, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, 1.0.38137, , ame, , , 

File: 8
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 16186, 836150, , , , , FB1AC27BB1B7B36800A05BAF8D594751, 19B0CD717DEEE856A19AED9B814D7A7DDD95E83EC2035F6AD74FFA54B32E6456
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 16186, 836150, , , , , DDDB0F969013B253F0D2D3690DF6391F, AAA7BF41D98331DA94554D9E9A3307B5EE06DE90B5C9918149EEDF5F1054181C
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\000003.log, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, , , , , 08C8371C01D13FE6E9D427504B7672C4, A9DDF1D2BBC2218D91759583CA0AA610AD1D3A2852B89A5FF61FAA7E0FCFD5E1
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\CURRENT, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\LOCK, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\LOG, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, , , , , 09922250C9E56C4007383826633973F7, A2C7847C6832616AFFF3504E54FAE1334422B0EA5F1CA641DD7F645F39600B7E
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mindjgnkamgejcfhggajieealfmbkhlp\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\MINDJGNKAMGEJCFHGGAJIEEALFMBKHLP\6.3.83_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 16186, 836150, 1.0.38137, , ame, , 0D7E2037C1CCE94E6412DD47AC079EFE, 019B5B97DDF9BB4C1761427EF81CDE04808F89FCEFBF34F2C5525D8090492179

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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