Dangerous parasite from the adware family has managed to infiltrate your computer unnoticed. The appearance of the Gmaegames.pro website is the proof of that. The sooner you detect the presence of this nasty adware on your device, the better chance you’ll have of securing your private data and keeping your web browser unharmed. As soon as the adware sneaks on your PC, it will target every browser that you have available – Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge. Then, it will move on to generating numerous meddling ads that will cover every page that you visit.
No matter how hard you try to ignore such promoted content, you’ll not be safe from the adware’s malicious effect. It will just change its tactics and become more aggressive. You’ll not only get redirected to shady websites, and, the parasite will start opening such dubious pages as new tabs. This malicious software will even go as far as to interrupt your online video, just to display commercials. Adware is a nightmare to have on your computer and the consequences of delaying its removal can be severe.
The most common ways to get your computer infected with such dangerous parasite is by opening spam emails messages, via fake update requests, or by installing free software bundles. After you download software from the internet, we highly recommend choosing a Custom installation. This way, if there is any additional software, you’ll be able to see it. It is best to deselect such content.
More often than not, bonus programs or applications like that are actually malicious software in disguise. Crooks are able to trick you, thanks to your haste and negligence. That’s why it is important to pay close attention to what you do online and make it a habit to read every terms and conditions. If something looks suspicious to you, stop whatever you’re doing and do not engage with it any further.
Once you establish that your computer is no longer adware-free, you need to take immediate measures to keep your online privacy secured. If you delay taking action, you risk hackers getting their hands on more than just your browser history and search queries. They will obtain passwords, bank account credentials, credit card numbers, IP addresses, Login ID, etc. Such sensitive data is valuable to them since they sell it to other questionable third-parties. What’s even worse, the multiple ads will grow in number with each passing day, making your browser unable to keep up.
This will inevitably lead to you experiencing lagging and random crashes every time you open your web browser. The only way you can regain control over your browser, is if you act against it in a timely manner. Do not waste precious time! The longer you delay, the worse your situation will become. Remove this Gmaegames.pro adware and put an end to this nightmare.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Gmaegames.pro from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.