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How to remove Palikan (Virus Removal Guide)

Palikan (also searched for as Palikan virus) is a publisher of various potentially unwanted programs, or PUPs for short, and browser attachments found in the adware and browser hijacker categories of computer threats. Programs and attachments include Palikan Browser (an open-source Chromium browser), Palikan New Tab 0.0.1, Go_Palikan, and others. Palikan Browser, Go_Palikan, the Palikan New Tab extension, and other programs are primarily used to change existing internet browser settings and default internet browsers. Palikan programs and browser attachments will change the homepage, new tab, default search engine, and browser shortcut target of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, and other internet browsers and cause them to redirect to palikan.com, search yahoo.com, and other webpages when you search the web using the browser address bar, open a new browser window, or open a new browser tab.


What is Palikan?

Palikan Browser, Go_Palikan, Chromium, and other programs associated with this title are typically promoted by third-party download managers and software bundlers as an alternative internet browser that allows 1-click access to your favorite websites. Palikan New is promoted as an external browser add-on and extension used to change new tab, homepage, and default search of each installed internet browser to palikan.com and other URLs.

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Aside from unwanted browser redirects to palikan.com and webpages on the same domain, the program is also known to serve advertisements while you browse the web, or bundle with third-party adware that serves additional ads. Ads by Palikan are known as ‘targeted’ style advertisements. This means that the adware will manufacture advertisements based off of your personal browsing data, such as your bookmarks and history. Advertisements displayed by Palikan programs and browser attachments and adware that may bundle with it can usually be identified by text that says something similar to “Ads by Palikan” or “Brought by Palikan” on them. Advertisements may also arrive in different formats including generic pop-ups and banners, as well as in-text advertisements that appear when you hover your mouse over unlined and hyperlinked text on a webpage.

Although the infection is often referred to as the Palikan virus, the programs and browser attachments are not technically defined as a computer virus. However, the objects are still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection since they are known to bundle with other unwanted programs and malware. The professional internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Palikan programs and browser attachments if you find them installed on your machine or attached to your internet browsers as a browser add-ons and extensions. Furthermore, it is recommended to use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files that may have arrived with these objects.

Palikan and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge or by use of deceptive marketing tactics. Palikan is usually bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that Palikan adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

Users may also be given an option to accept or decline an offer to install Palikan Browser and other programs during the installation process of third-party freeware type programs; However, the request to decline the install is often ignored by the download manager and the programs will install against user consent.

  • Palikan bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • Palikan is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • Palikan injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • Palikan changes existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing the adware to run every time Windows starts.
  • Palikan changes existing internet browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, and Apple Safari and causes them to start-up on and redirect to palikan.com, search.yahoo.com, and other websites and webpages on the websites, including:

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  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to read and change your bookmarks.
  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to change your browsing history.
  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to manage your apps, extensions, and themes.

The free Palikan removal guide on this webpage will help you remove Palikan virus from your PC and get rid of ads by Palikan and other malicious threats.

How to remove Palikan

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How to uninstall Palikan


1. Open Windows Start/Task Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for Palikan Browser, Chromium, and Go_Palikan in the list of installed programs. Select the first one you want to remove with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. Uninstall each program.

If you do not find Palikan programs in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional third-party programs that may have bundled with it.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Palikan New Tab extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Palikan New Tab add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Palikan New Tab extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove Palikan with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for Palikan

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

Palikan removal tips

  • If you do not find Palikan in your list of installed programs or browser attachments you may need to uninstall additional programs and remove additional browser add-ons and extensions. Additional programs and browser attachments may include suspicious titles that might have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection. If you do not recognize a browser extension – remove it!
  • If you are still having issues removing Palikan you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

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