GoCheapR is a free program that supposedly helps users save money and time when they are shopping online. The program is promoted on gocheapr.com. It is available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer. GoCheapR claims that it supports some of the most popular online shopping websites among which are Amazon.com, Target, Walmart, BestBuy, and many more. If you install this program, you will also notice certain changes made to your browser: every time you open a new tab, you will be met by the search engine WiinkZ. This search engine does not have any search capabilities of its own. Rather, it uses the other search engine such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. to show users results. All in all, GoCheapR is not a program that we recommend users keep on their computers. It falls into the category of adware, which means that it is a potential security risk for the system.
After GoCheapR has been installed on your computer, it will start displaying advertisements and offers. It will scan each website you visit. If you are looking for some item, it will be able to display discounts and allow you to compare prices. It will display these in a box at the top of the web page, which will also feature a “Show Coupons” button. You should know that all ads and links that GoCheapR provides lead to third-party websites. The developers of the program are not responsible for the contents of these websites. This can prove to be a risk for the system’s security. Some of the websites promoted by the ads may not turn out to be safe. And you definitely do not wish to end up on any website that is run by cyber criminals. This is why we recommend that you reconsider whether you want to keep GoCheapR on your computer.
As it is an adware program, GoCheapR will also start collecting information on your browsing. This data is non-personally identifiable, which means that it will not include personal details, usernames, and passwords. It will acquire your browsing history, browser specifications, search queries, clicks, and IP address. There is nothing wrong with this. However, this data may also be shared with third parties. Some of these may be malicious and use the data to create attractive ads that will actually lead to harmful websites. If you do not want this to happen, the best thing would be to remove GoCheapR no matter how useful it may seem. Otherwise, your system may be in serious trouble. It may be infected with some kind of malware, which will most likely lead to all of your private data getting stolen.
Users can uninstall GoCheapR manually if they wish. You will find instructions for this below. Keeping your system safe is of vital importance. Because of this, security specialists advise users to obtain some powerful antimalware tool that will protect it. This will remove any unreliable software currently on the system and prevent any from entering it in the future.
How Can I Uninstall GoCheapR?
Please, perform the steps that you will find below in order to remove the GoCheapR adware. Also, do not skip or change the steps order. For your convenience you can print these instructions or have tablet or smartphone.
STEP 1 : Uninstall GoCheapR from Your Computer
Press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” at once to open the Run Command
Find GoCheapR program and click on uninstall/change. It is best if you scroll the list of all installed programs and remove any software that was not installed by you.
STEP 2 : Remove GoCheapR from Chrome, Firefox or IE
- Start Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools —> Extensions
- Click the small recycle bin on the right to remove the GoCheapR Extension
- Finally, Reset Google Chrome by deleting the current user to permanently clean this browser
- Start Mozilla Firefox
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A at once
- Disable the GoCheapR add on
- Go to Help (1)
- Then Troubleshoot information (2)
- Click on Reset Firefox (3)
- Start Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear Icon (1) On the Upper Right Corner
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the GoCheapR browser helper object.
- Click on Internet options (2)
- Select the Advanced tab (3) and click on Reset (4).
- Close IE