About this threat

GoogleLeadServices redirect seems to be caused by a browser hijacker or an adware infection on your computer. Hijackers and adware are not serious infections but are difficult to deal with. Hijackers change browser’s settings, set weird pages as home websites and new tabs, and encourage users to use questionable search engines.


They oftentimes insert sponsored content into search results so that you would be redirected to sponsored sites and owners could make money. This hijacker seems to do that as well. However, it redirects users to a blank page. Even if it only seems like a slight annoyance, you need to remove GoogleLeadServices immediately. Not only will it hijack your searches, it could be able to lead you to malicious software. Do not ignore the problem, and uninstall GoogleLeadServices. You also need to look into how you install free software and what kinds of extensions you allow to remain.

How does one get infected?

Some kind of free program or extension is probably to blame for this infection. You most likely downloaded something not knowing fully what it is. Or you installed freeware and did not notice the hijacker being attached. When you install free programs you need to make sure there are no extra offers that come with it, and if there are, you need to deselect them. It can be done in Advanced or Custom settings during installation. Those settings will show you everything that has been added and you will be allowed to deselect those offers. Refrain from using Default settings because you will not be informed of anything. And always double check that you are actually installing what you think you are.

What does it do exactly?

The infection will affect all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari so the redirects could be happening on all of them. It will modify your search results and insert weird links among them. This is not unusual as many browser hijackers do that to be able to redirect you to sponsored sites. If you have it on your computer, your searches will constantly be hijacked and you will be redirected to googleseadservices.com if you press on any of the links. It seems it’s rather difficult to differentiate between legitimate and sponsored links so you could be redirected constantly. The redirect will take you to a blank page. Like we said, you should not ignore the problem as it could eventually lead you to trouble. Delete GoogleLeadServices.

GoogleLeadServices removal

It should not be too difficult to remove GoogleLeadServices. It could be solved by accessing your browser’s add-on list and removing or disabling all or any suspicious add-on. If the problem still persists, try obtaining anti-spyware software. Scan your computer and if it’s located, uninstall GoogleLeadServices. Automatic GoogleLeadServices removal may be quicker as the program will do everything. Whichever method you choose, make sure you delete GoogleLeadServices fully so that it will not renew itself.

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Step 1. Uninstall GoogleLeadServices and related programs.

Remove GoogleLeadServices from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete GoogleLeadServices from Windows 8

Uninstall GoogleLeadServices from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall GoogleLeadServices from Windows 7

Delete GoogleLeadServices from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove GoogleLeadServices from Windows XP

Remove GoogleLeadServices from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for GoogleLeadServices or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

GoogleLeadServices removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete GoogleLeadServices from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. GoogleLeadServices IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) GoogleLeadServices IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. GoogleLeadServices IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. GoogleLeadServices IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. GoogleLeadServices IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. GoogleLeadServices IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. GoogleLeadServices IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. GoogleLeadServices IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase GoogleLeadServices from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. GoogleLeadServices Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. GoogleLeadServices Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. GoogleLeadServices Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. GoogleLeadServices Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. GoogleLeadServices Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. GoogleLeadServices Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. GoogleLeadServices Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. GoogleLeadServices Chrome extensions disable
    GoogleLeadServices Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. GoogleLeadServices Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. GoogleLeadServices Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. GoogleLeadServices Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove GoogleLeadServices from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). GoogleLeadServices Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. GoogleLeadServices Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. GoogleLeadServices Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. GoogleLeadServices Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. GoogleLeadServices Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. GoogleLeadServices Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. GoogleLeadServices Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. GoogleLeadServices Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall GoogleLeadServices from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. GoogleLeadServices Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. GoogleLeadServices Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable GoogleLeadServices and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. GoogleLeadServices Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. GoogleLeadServices Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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