How to Remove GamingApp Search | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove GamingApp Search. This GamingApp Search removal guide works for all Windows versions.

The GamingApp Search is a malicious browser extension. It gives promises that it doesn’t deliver. For example, the extension claims that it provides fast access to numerous online games that that this is completely free of charge. Unfortunately, though, this is not true. GamingApp Search is a potentially unwanted program which has no intention of enhancing your online gaming experience whatsoever. The pest has a quite different agenda. It serves crooks` malicious purposes by bombarding you with tons of shady ads and gaining pay-per-click revenue.

This is what the PUP does. It doesn’t help you or your machine in any way. On the contrary. With every passed day, the utility becomes more and more aggressive. What you must to as soon as possible is to remove it from your system. Once you notice its presence, don’t waste any time but start looking for a way to get rid of it. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it. PUPs are not something you would enjoy having on board. Do yourself a favor and cut the pest`s way short. It is your responsibility to take care of your computer. Don’t procrastinate. Take measures now.

As we said, the PUP does not provide fast access to any games. What it does provide is fast access to malware. Let us explain. Once in your system, the extension replaces your homepage and search engine, claiming that these changes are necessary. From this moment on, every time you go online, you get bombarded with commercials. But not any commercials. The nasty parasite does its homework. It needs your clicks because, with every click on an ad, the crooks behind it earn profits. That’s why the infection needs to be sure that you will click.

Remove GamingApp Search
The GamingApp Search Virus

How does it do so? It spies on you, of course. It uses your browsers to learn what you like, what you have searched for, what you are interested in and then uses this information to display adverts that will be appealing to you. Do not fall into that trap. If an ad looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t. So don’t click on it. Nothing the PUP generates can be trusted. Most of what you see is corrupted and it leads to malicious pages with questionable content. Sometimes, a single click is all it takes for you to invite more malware in your system. Is this what you want? More infections to deal with? We don’t think so.

Your machine is already suffering because of this single PUP. It is slow and it crashes often. Your browsers struggle to display content correctly. Apps take ages to load. The PUP basically makes you avoid your own machine. It makes it impossible to you to get any work done. The question is are you going to sit idly by while GamingApp Search is ruining everything or are you going to take actions and remove it from your system. We suggest you to the latter. Follow our guide below and clean your PC once and for all. The sooner, the better.

How did you get infected with this? GamingApp Search has an official download but it is also distributed via stealthy methods. Usually, the PUP hitches a ride with other free programs. That’s why it is important to pay close attention when you install software on your machine. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. If you are offered Customized settings, opt for them by all means. They give you complete control and you are able to see if there are additional apps which are about to enter your PC. You are also able to remove them before finishing the installation. Do that. Such extras are usually malicious. Don’t let them on board.

GamingApp Search Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove GamingApp Search from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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