GamesDesktop is a program for game promotion classified as adware. It might be deceptively installed with other freeware and can come with additional adware that hijacks your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on GamesDesktop advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install GamesDesktop. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. GamesDesktop is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. While GamesDesktop is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of GamesDesktop ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove GamesDesktop extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove GamesDesktop components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove GamesDesktop and other malware form your infected computer.
SpyHunter offers reliable malware detection rate and clean removal. It even finds and removes residual damages left by malware removed by your anti-virus. Moreover, it offers a real-time protection against future infections and deceptively installed legitimate adware programs similar to GamesDesktop.
What is GamesDesktop?
GamesDesktop is a program that offers some useful functions such installing various games, but it comes at the price of annoying ads displayed in your web browsers. It is often deceptively installed on your computer by download clients that wrap a program that you may download from various web sites involved in GamesDesktop adware distribution.
Such distribution is profitable, and free program developers get some profit from promoters that use GamesDesktop for advertising. That is why its installation is tricky for computer users when some unwanted program sneaks in without any warning. Removing GamesDesktop is a problem for computer users without experience in adware removal. However, even if you never did it before, you can still easily remove GamesDesktop by following this removal guide.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer against malware with a help of SpyHunter that can block common means used by malware for sneaking into your system and infecting your computer. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
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Remove GamesDesktop from Windows
You need to uninstall all the GamesDesktop components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to GamesDesktop.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-malware and anti-virus software to make sure that other threats are found and removed.
Uninstall GamesDesktop on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "GamesDesktop" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall GamesDesktop on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight GamesDesktop program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall GamesDesktop on Windows XP
Uninstalling GamesDesktop from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on GamesDesktop program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove GamesDesktop from Chrome
Remove GamesDesktop extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find GamesDesktop extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove GamesDesktop from Firefox
Remove GamesDesktop add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find GamesDesktop add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove GamesDesktop from Internet Explorer
Remove GamesDesktop extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on GamesDesktop, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal procedures for GamesDesktop are easy. Though, if your value your time and suspect other computer infections, then it is better to use SpyHunter instead of the manual removal. This security software scans your computer system and helps to remove all malicious program that are found.
Remove GamesDesktop Adware Infection Completely
GamesDesktop adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove GamesDesktop adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software comes with a free professional support and a free scanners that you can use for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated removal process that is more safe and reliable.