I wrote this article to help you remove Gametoppage.org. This Gametoppage.org removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Are you currently flooded with the Gametoppage.org pop-up ads? Are they covering your whole screen all the time? If yes, you have a problem to deal with. Do you know what is causing the ads to appear? A cyber infection. An adware, to be exact. Yes, a nasty adware program has managed to slither on your machine and it is now wreaking havoc.
Luckily, adware parasites are considered relatively easy to tackle IF you act on time. They are still infections and if given the time, they could cause you some irreversible damage. The same goes for the adware you are stuck with. It is hiding somewhere on your PC, messing with your machine from the shadows. Don’t waste time. As soon as you notice that something is wrong, starts looking for the pest and delete it upon discovery. You don’t have anything to lose if you get rid of it but you have a lot to gain.
The adware`s very first task is to enter your computer. Do you know how did it do that? We assume that you didn’t download it intentionally and yet, there it is. These infections still need to be installed and, for that, they rely on you. More accurately, they rely on your haste and distraction as well as on their tricks. Of course, you would give a green light if you knew that it is an adware that is asking. So, they dupe you. For example, they hide behind freeware/shareware bundles as a “bonus” which you didn’t ask for but you still get.
To prevent an infection, pay more attention to the installation process. Don’t rush and opt for the Advanced settings. Even though they take more time, they also you allow you to see each program in the bundle and to deselect anything that you don’t want. Also, don’t skip the Terms and Conditions as they may hide information that you disagree with. Forget about blindly pressing “next, next and finish”. This is exactly how you get infections. By being careless you practically invite them. And we don’t only mean with bundled programs. Being careless in general gets you parasites. Other entering techniques are spam messages, corrupted links, malicious pop-ups, unverified sources and fake program updates. Stay away from those and be vigilant.
Once in your system, the adware ads a pesky extension to all of your browsers, thus forcing them to serve crooks` malicious purposes. How exactly? With the Gametoppage.org ads. Do you know why these ads are so intrusive? Do you know why they cover each page that you try to visit? Because hackers use them to generate web traffic to particular pages and gain profit via the pay-per-click method. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. Yes, this is why you are constantly flooded with ads. This is why you cannot close them. They serve a purpose. However, what is even worse than helping crooks make money is that you are always one click away from more malware. Most of these commercials conceal more infections in them and your one single click is enough to get them.
Stay away from everything generated by this adware. Avoid the pages it redirects you to, the ads, everything. Even if these advertisements look interesting or helpful, don’t click. If they do look appealing it is only so you would click on them. The adware spies on your browser-related data and uses it to tailor ads according to your likes and preferences. Don’t fall into that trap. Instead, delete the adware immediately. It may even try stealing your personal and financial information at some point.
Don’t put your privacy at risk. Use our removal guide and bring your browsing experience back to normal as well as your machine, which is currently underperforming due to the adware`s presence. It lags, it crashes, your browsers freeze frequently. Even your previously stable internet connection is nowhere to be found. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order given and, soon enough, your machine will be infection-free.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Gametoppage.org 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 Gametoppage.org from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.