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Geeker.com virus. How to delete? (Removal tutorial)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Geeker.com swindles money from naive computer users


Geeker is the scam site as it offers unlimited movie streaming services for an individual fee. To get the access to the content, the user has to submit credit card details and purchase one of the membership plans.

However, we must warn you that security experts notify users not to user geeker.com since it is mainly used for swindling money from naive computer users. If you have any doubts about the trustworthiness of the website, we strongly recommend you to find another legal site instead of this one

While developers of the website promise users to be able to register for free, they still stealthily charge for the services. According to the deceived users, they were charged from $7 to $35 or even more. The geeker.com support was not willing to help. Therefore only the bank was able to reject and stop further payments.

The reviews notify other users not to trust this scam website. In addition, users who have already been tricked, confirm that geeker.com is fraudulent and used for phishing. Victims inform that they even noticed a donation of $1 from their bank account and were charged for other suspicious services.

Therefore, computer users are advised to avoid this scam website. However, if you are already tricked and submitted your credit card information, we strongly recommend you to remove geeker.com subscription immediately. You should contact your bank and inform about the scam as well.

The scam site is mostly promoted by adware programs

Researchers report that geeker.com might be promoted using adware programs. This kind of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) could be installed on the user’s computer while installing other regular applications.

Adware programs are designed to modify browser’s settings. These potentially unwanted programs alter the default browser, new tab URL and cause redirects to begin.geeker.com. Once the user appears at the scam website, the geeker.com asks to create an account and gain access to unlimited movies, books, and music database.

Thus, if you notice that your browser redirects you to this site and tries to force you to log in to this service, you should immediately check your computer for adware or other cyber infections. To make it easier for you, we recommend using automatic Geeker.com removal option and scan the system with Reimage to get rid of infected files.

Cybercriminals from Geeker may reach you via mobile phone

The Official Geeker website offers a phone support line 1-646-213-1438. However, this so-called “support” line does not provide any necessary help. Thus, computer users are not recommended using it.

Moreover, this scam website is also linked to 410-200-500 phone number. While searching for 410-200-500 number online, we noticed numerous reviews and comments from people about being targeted by scammers. Cybercriminals call and ask to “confirm” their bank account details or pretend to be representatives from banks, police offices or other institutions. The most surprising fact is that some people have reported about being invited to visit geeker.com website.

Thus, you should be aware that the online reviews about Geeker are reliable. Many scammers are using this website to take advantage of naive people and make illegal profits. Hence, be careful and never trust this service.

How to remove Geeker.com virus from your computer

At first, if you have a geeker.com subscription, you should unsubscribe immediately. There is a high possibility that their support service will not provide help. Therefore you should contact your bank and inform about unauthorized transactions by Geeker from your account.

However, if you are still continuously redirected to geeker.com and asked to register, you should check your computer for adware, browser hijackers and similar malware. Other ads promoting this suspicious website also indicate that your computer might be infected.

We recommend Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner and Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes programs for automatic adware elimination. However, if you decide to remove the virus manually, our team has prepared a step-by-step removal guide at the end of this article.

Tips to protect yourself from cyber criminals:

  1. In the future, avoid clicking ads and other malicious links if you aim to protect your computer from adware infections.
  2. Carefully go through all installation/download steps while downloading regular applications, since the confirmation to download adware programs may be hidden in Custom/Advanced options.
  3. Use only direct URL links when downloading programs.
  4. Most importantly, you should never enter your credit card details or any other personal information when asked, unless you did a security check.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Geeker.com, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Geeker.com in Windows systems

  1. Go to Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, open Add/Remove Programs). Go to 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, open 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open Quick Access Menu. Then click Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open 'Quick Access Menu'. Then click 'Control Panel' and select 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Remove Geeker.com and programs related to it
    Now, take a look at the list of programs and find Geeker.com or other programs that you do not remember installing.
  4. Right-click on these programs and select "Uninstall." Then click OK to save changes. Right-click every suspicious program and select 'Uninstall'
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Uninstall Geeker.com in Mac OS X system

  1. Users who use OS X should click on Go button, which can be found at the top left corner of the screen and select Applications. Click on 'Go' to open a drop-down menu and select 'Applications'.
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Geeker.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on each malicious application and select 'Move to Trash'
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Delete Geeker.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Delete suspicious browser add-ons
    Launch Internet Explorer, and then open IE by clicking on the Gear icon, which is located at the top right corner of the Internet browser. Then, click Manage Add-ons. Open browser menu and go to 'Manage add-ons'
  2. Manage Add-ons window will appear on your screen. Now, search for Geeker.com and other questionable browser add-ons. Right-click them on each of them and select Disable. To eliminate malicious applications, right-click on each of them and click 'Disable'
  3. If virus altered your homepage, change it:
    Click the Gear icon at the top right corner of the Internet browser and then click Internet Options. Stay in General section.
  4. Now, delete malicious URL and enter Delete suspicious URL, type in your preferable site name and click 'Apply' to save
  5. Reset all Internet Explorer settings
    Click on Gear icon and then opt for Internet options. Then go to Advanced section.
  6. Click Reset.
  7. A new window appears, and then you have to tick Delete personal settings and click Reset to finalise Geeker.com removal. In 'Advanced' tab, click 'Reset'. Then tick 'Delete personal settings' and click 'Reset'.
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Delete Geeker.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset settings in Microsoft Edge (Technique No.1):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge browser, then click on More button, which is situated at the top right edge of the screen
  2. Select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. When the Settings panel appears, find Clear browsing data section and hit Choose what to clear button. Open Settings and click on 'Choose what to clear' button
  4. Then mark all components that you wish to delete and after that hit Clear. Click 'Clear'
  5. Right-click the Start button (that has Windows logo on it) and choose Task Manager. Right-click the Start button again and choose 'Task Manager'
  6. Go to Processes tab and look for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and select Go to details. If there is no Go to details option, select More details and carry out previous instructions. Right-click on 'Microsoft Edge' and choose 'Go to details' option If 'Go to details' option does not show up, choose 'More details' instead
  8. Once Details tab appears, look for entries that contain Microsoft Edge name. Right-click on such individual entries and choose End Task option to terminate them. Locate all entries that relate to Microsoft Edge and click 'End Task'

Reset Microsoft Edge (Technique No.2):

In case the Technique No.1 did not help you to fix the problem, use advanced Edge reset option.

  1. Important: you must backup your files before you use these tips
  2. Locate this folder on your PC: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select all items in this folder and right-click with your mouse. Select Delete. Open Microsoft Edge folder on your PC, click every entry with the right mouse button and select 'Delete'
  4. Click on the Start button (that has Windows Logo on it) and in Search my stuff field, type in window power.
  5. With the right button of your mouse, click on every entry and select Run as administrator. Locate where Windows PowerShell is, right-click on it and click on 'Run as administrator' option
  6. Once you get Admin's rights, Windows PowerShell window should show up shortly. Paste this line:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and hit Enter. Copy and then paste the necessary command and hit 'Enter'

After completing these steps, Microsoft Edge should be Geeker.com-free.

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Delete Geeker.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Launch Mozilla Firefox, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Add-ons Extensions. Open browser menu and go to 'Add-ons'
  2. Now, locate Geeker.com and other suspicious extensions. Click Remove to eliminate them. Go to 'Extensions' and locate malicious browser add-ons. Hit 'Remove' button to delete each entry
  3. Reset all Mozilla Firefox settings
    Click on the Firefox at the top left corner and then click the question mark. Then, select Troubleshooting Information. Open menu by clicking on the indicated icon and on '?'. Then select 'Troubleshooting Information'.
  4. Reset Firefox to its default state message should appear then. You will see Reset Firefox button. Click this button a few times and finalise Geeker.com removal. Hit 'Reset Firefox' button a few times
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Delete Geeker.com from Google Chrome

  1. Remove malicious extensions
    Launch Google Chrome, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Tools Extensions. Open browser's menu, then click 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Now, look for Geeker.com and other suspicious extensions and then click the trash icon to remove them. Find malicious extensions and click on the Trash bin icon to remove them
  3. Open Chrome menu and go to Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. Once you open browser's 'Settings', click on 'Manage search engines...' button
  4. In Search Engines..., configure default search engine settings. Remove untrustworthy ones. We advise you to leave only Google or another reputable website of your choice. Remove malicious search sites by clicking 'X'
  5. Reset all Google Chrome settings
    Open menu by clicking the button at the top right corner of Google Chrome, and go to Settings.
  6. Scroll down to find Reset browser settings button. Click on it. When in 'Settings', click Show advanced settings and then find 'Reset browser settings' button. Click on it.
  7. Click Reset to approve this action and finish Geeker.com removal. Click 'Reset' to finish the removal process.
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Delete Geeker.com from Safari

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Geeker.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and remove untrustworthy extensions
  3. Reset all Safari settings
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Geeker.com removal process. Select all checkboxes and click 'Reset'

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