I wrote this article to help you remove Go.playmmogames.com. This Go.playmmogames.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Go.playmmogames.com website brings bad news. It indicates that there is a pesky adware infection on your machine. The page is just its way of revealing itself to you. The actual threat is already on your PC, causing trouble in the background. Take the site`s appearance as the warning it is and take action. Adware pieces don’t make for good company. Even though they are relatively easy to tackle, they are also perfectly capable of causing you tons on issues. Especially if given the time. No infection should be underestimated. Each one eventually goes out of control and then things get ugly. Act before your predicament worsens. Don’t sit idly by while the adware`s shenanigans grow in both number and severity. Find the pest and delete it immediately. This is the best course of action you can take and the sooner you take it, the better.
The adware bombards you with ads. Hundreds of ads, actually. This is what these pests do. They add a brand new extension to all of your browsers, thus injecting them with coupons, banners, deals, offers, pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads and pretty much whatever else you can think of. Every time you go online, your entire screen is covered with commercials in all shapes and colors. And these commercials become more and more with each passing day until reaching the point where surfing the web is hardly possible.
Why is the adware drowning you in a sea of ads, though? Be sure that it is not to help you with your online shopping. The truth is the crooks behind this pest only created it to help them make money. They don’t care about your online activities. They use the adware to display ads which, in turn, boost web traffic to particular pages and generate pay-per-click revenue. That’s it.
The adverts bring crooks profits. Every time you click on an ad, hackers become richer. At your expense. But aside from sponsoring cybercriminals, you are also exposing yourself to malware. These links and ads you see are sponsored and cannot be trusted. If you accidentally or by choice click on the wrong ad, a drive-by download gets executed and you get more infections on board. You cannot tell which ads are safe and which are not. There is no way of telling them apart unless you click.
Do your best to avoid everything the adware throws at you. Better yet, remove the infection and all the intrusions will stop. This pest only brings you pleasantries anyway. It turns your web surfing into a nightmare, slows down your PC and exposes you to malware on daily basis. Don’t put up with this. Use our removal guide below and clean your machine for good.
How did the adware enter? The pest probably arrived in a bundle. The bundling technique is one of crooks` favorites. They attach their malware to another program and the nothing-suspecting and distracted users do the rest. Be extra careful when installing bundles. Don’t rush and always take the time to read the Terms and Conditions. Also, opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. They allow you to see all the extra programs which are about to be installed together with the app you originally wanted as well as deselect them. Do that. Deselect all “bonus” apps as more often than not they are malicious. Don’t make hackers` job easier by being careless. It is up to you to keep your PC safe and caution is the way to do it.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
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.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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 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 Go.playmmogames.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.