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Should I remove GoforFiles?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,356
United States Rank #7,766
Reach 0.1219%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.33 days
540.64 days >
Average installed length: 284.06 days


30.14.24 0.04%
30.14.21 0.12%
30.14.20 0.08%
30.14.19 0.08%
30.14.17 0.12%
3.14.25 0.12%
3.14.24 0.33%
3.14.23 0.33%
3.14.22 0.33%
3.14.21 0.33%
3.14.20 0.46%
3.14.19 0.33%
3.14.18 0.50%
3.14.17 0.33%
2.0.5 5.87%
2.0.3 11.74%
2.0.2 1.25%
1.9.5 6.66%
1.9.4 1.75%
1.9.3 7.49%
1.9.1 18.11%
1.9.0 3.54%
1.8.3 0.25%
1.8.1 4.79%
1.8.0 0.04%
1.7.1 14.15%
1.7.0 1.25%
1.6.0 1.54%
1.5.0 7.33%
1.4.2 2.12%
1.4.1 3.58%
1.4.0 0.29%
1.3.1 0.17%
1.3.0 0.04%
1.2.1 0.25%
1.2.0 3.08%
1.0.3 0.08%
1.0.1 0.96%
1.0.0 0.12%

Other programs by Righway Technologies, Inc


What is GoforFiles?

GoforFiles bundles various adware toolbars including the Delta Search Toolbar (an adware toolbar that modifies the user's web browser home page, search settings and other settings).

About  (from Righway Technologies, Inc)

Use a search box to enter your query. Results are sorted into six categories: video, TV shows, software, games, 18+, other. You can also take an advantage of sorting files by file name, size, or description. If this is still not enough, please specify your search query. Download speed depends most of all on your Inter...  Read more


The most common release is 1.9.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named GoforFiles.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 9.57 MB (10,035,157 bytes). The installed file GFFUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GoforFiles.
GoforFiles.exe (909b1a67b2afb5cfd77d88fff8983bbc) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1122 Gen:Variant.Kazy.310876
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Kazy.310876
Dr.Web Tool.DownLoader.52
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Kazy.310876
ESET-NOD32 7.9266 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B
F-Secure 11.2014-08-01_4 Gen:Variant.Kazy.310876
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Kazy.310876
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Kazy.310876
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA BC
VIPRE Antivirus 25232 ExpressFiles Installer (fs)
uninstall.exe (9294a626096d00a0f230d51e43a76168) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.11.00 PUP/Win32.ExpressFiles
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.YourFileDownloader.apA
Bkav FE W32.Clod57e.Trojan.b489
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.825
ESET-NOD32 9277 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10807 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.175.10807 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.GoForFiles.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!9294A626096D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!9294A626096D
Sophos 4.96.0 Go For Files
VIPRE Antivirus 25310 ExpressFiles Installer (fs)
goforfilesdl.exe (3cf3383eae09bab72e73cb6e0cd8b813) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Righway Technologies.55F
AVware SimpleFiles (fs)
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.1204
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.GoForFiles.A
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1
Vba32 AntiVirus Signed-Downware.ExpressDownloader
VIPRE Antivirus 37226 SimpleFiles (fs)
GFFUpdater.exe (0429fca3ce38367c98b9eecfaa17b35a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-AHK [PUP]
Dr.Web Tool.DownLoader.52
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8498 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0115
       View all 35 all detections
GoforFiles has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: http://www.goforfiles.com/
URL: www.goforfiles.com
Help link: www.goforfiles.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GoforFiles
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 9.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GoforFiles

Program executable:GoforFiles.exe (Malware detected)
Name:GoforFiles Application
Signed by:Righway Technologies
Path:C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GoforFiles.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) GFFUpdater.exe (by http://www.goforfiles.com/) - Go for Updater (Go for Files Updater)
  • uninstall.exe (by http://www.goforfiles.com/) - GoforFiles
  • (Malware detected) goforfilesdl.exe (by http://goforfiles.com/) - goforfilesdl Application
  • (Malware detected) GoforFiles.exe (by http://goforfiles.com/) - GoforFiles Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • GoforFiles.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC7E44AA-3E5D-4705-B7D8-5408B1ABE51F}' (runs on registration).
  • GFFUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoforFilesUpdate.job'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GFFUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GoforFilesUpdate.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • goforfilesdl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\goforfilesdl.exe'.
  • GoforFiles.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GoforFiles.exe'.
Network connections
  • goforfilesdl.exe connects to (port 60688).
  • goforfilesdl.exe connects to client-86-29-33-38.glfd.adsl.virginmedia.com ( port 6881).
  • goforfilesdl.exe connects to (port 16883).
  • GoforFiles.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0021970779%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00132742%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00086966%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,430,861
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.5 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:857.44 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:9.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0000675367%
Kernel CPU:0.00004510%
User CPU:0.00002243%
Memory:34.49 MB
Total CPU:0.0041998041%
Kernel CPU:0.00216890%
User CPU:0.00203090%
CPU cycles/sec:60,801,956
I/O reads/min:12.65 MB
I/O writes/min:4.15 MB

How do I remove GoforFiles?

You can uninstall GoforFiles from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GoforFiles, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GoforFiles.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.29%
Windows 10 15.11%
Windows XP 8.99%
Windows Vista 4.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.56%
Windows 7 Professional 9.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.98%
Windows 8 3.59%
Windows 8 Pro 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.10%
  Germany 4.22%
  MA 4.18%
  India 4.18%
  Iran 3.66%
  Italy 3.66%
  France 3.29%
  United Kingdom 2.97%
  Indonesia 2.48%
  Canada 2.23%
  Brazil 2.23%
  DZ 2.19%
  Saudi Arabia 2.07%
  Egypt 1.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.20%
Dell 23.23%
Acer 18.67%
ASUS 8.72%
Toshiba 7.55%
Samsung 4.10%
Lenovo 2.28%
Intel 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.17%
Sahara 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.55%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.91%


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