Remove Go V9.0 Ads from Apple Mac OS X

Go V9.0 is an adware program for Apple Mac OS X, that displays pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages that you visit. These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners.
Go V9.0 Apple Mac OS X

What is Go V9.0?

The Go V9.0 adware infection is designed specifically to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

When installed, the Go V9.0 application will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “Go V9.0”.
These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the Go V9.0 publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.
When infected with Go V9.0 the common symptoms include:

  • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
  • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.

How did got Go V9.0 on my computer?

Go V9.0 is an adware program that is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet.
Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed Go V9.0 without your knowledge. Go V9.0 is typically added when you install another free software that had bundled into their installation this adware program. Most commonly Go V9.0 is bundled within the installers from Cnet, Softonic or other similar custom third-party installers.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Go V9.0 adware. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

Go V9.0 Overview:

  • Go V9.0 will inject pop-up ads, advertising banners and in-text ads within your web browser
  • Adware detected in the Go V9.0 program
  • Integrates into the web browser via the Go V9.0 browser extension
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle or with third-party software (example: CNET installer, Softonic Installer, InstallRex installer and many more)
  • Go V9.0 has a poor reputation within the MalwareTips Community

How to remove “Ads by Go V9.0” from Mac OS X (Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “Go V9.0” virus from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall Go V9.0 application from your MAC OS X
STEP 2: Remove “Ads by Go V9.0” from Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox
STEP 3: Remove “Ads by Go V9.0” adware with avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

STEP 1: Uninstall Go V9.0 application from your MAC OS X

In this first step, we will search and remove all the Go V9.0 files from your machine.

  1. Click on the “Go” button, then select “Applications”.
    Applications on Mac OS X
  2. When the Application folder will open, search for the Go V9.0 application. Either drag the application icon to the Trash, or right-click and select “Move to Trash”.
    Delete Go V9.0 application
If your having issues finding the Go V9.0 malicious application, you can perform a scan with the “Adware Removal Tool (Download Link)” from The Safe Mac.

STEP 2: Remove “Ads by Go V9.0” from Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox

If you are still experiencing issues with “Ads by Go V9.0” virus within Safari, Firefox or Chrome, we will need to remove the Go V9.0 browser extension. This step needs to be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Remove “Ads by Go V9.0” from Safari

  1. From the Safari menu, select “Preferences”.
    Safari Mac OS X Preferences
  2. In the Safari Preferences window, click the “Extensions” tab. Find the “Go V9.0” plugin, then click on the “Uninstall” button.
    Delete Go V9.0 extension

Remove “Ads by Go V9.0” from Google Chrome

  1. In Chrome adress bar, type chrome://extensions
    Mac OS X Chrome extensions
  2. On the Extensions window, remove the Go V9.0 and any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
    Go V9.0 Chrome Mac OS X extension

Remove “Ads by Go V9.0” from Firefox

  1. In Firefox, click the “Tools” menu, then click “Add-ons“.
  2. Select the Extensions tab, then remove Go V9.0 and any other unknown extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
    Go V9.0 extension Mac OS X Firefox

STEP 3: Remove “Ads by Go V9.0” adware with avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

Avast Antivirus is a a powerful antivirus for Mac which will detect and remove the Go V9.0 adware from your Apple Mac OS X.

  1. You can download avast! Free Antivirus for Mac utility from the below link.
    AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS FOR MAC DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “avast! Free Antivirus”)
  2. After downloading avast Antivirus for Mac, double-click the downloaded file ‘avast_free_antivirus_mac_setup.dmg‘.
  3. In the new window double-click on ‘avast!.pkg’ file and follow the instructions on the displayed window ( read AVAST End User License Agreement, click ‘Agree‘, and then click ‘Install’ to complete the installation then press ‘Close’.
  4. When the Avast Antivirus will start, perform a “Full System Scan” to remove Go V9.0 adware from your Mac OS X.
    Avast for Mac Scan
  5. Avast will remove Go V9.0 virus from Apple Mac OS X, and furthermore Avast Antivirus will protect your Mac OS X from future infection.

Your Apple Mac OS X should now be free of any adware infection. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
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8 thoughts on “Remove Go V9.0 Ads from Apple Mac OS X”

  1. Thank you so much! I was going nuts with not knowing what it was and how to get rid of it. Appreciate your help!

  2. Thank you so much! I was going nuts with not knowing what it was and how to get rid of it. Appreciate your help!

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