If your browser is redirected to a previously unseen page called gametoppage.org, then your need to know that your PC is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is a type of dangerous software that alters your PC system’s browser settings so that you will be randomly rerouted to an annoying ads. Use the step-by-step instructions below as soon as possible It will clean your PC system from the adware and thereby remove unwanted gametoppage.org pop-up ads. Moreover, the guide will help you to block the ability to penetrate of more dangerous viruses and trojans on your system.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the web browser to see gametoppage.org annoying advertisements.
The ad-supported software may insert a lot of ads directly to the web sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal advertising links may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ‘ad-supported’ software has the ability to collect tons of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your computer from gametoppage.org advertisements ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the steps below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to gametoppage.org unwanted web page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does gametoppage.org ads get installed onto PC system
Probably, the adware get installed onto your computer when you have installed a freeware like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the install packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar sites. Even removing the program that contains ad-supported software, does not help you remove the gametoppage.org ads. Therefore, you must follow the instructions below to remove all unwanted ads.
How to manually remove gametoppage.org ads
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the gametoppage.org pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove gametoppage.org redirect
- Remove gametoppage.org from Mozilla Firefox
- Delete gametoppage.org ads from Google Chrome
- Remove gametoppage.org pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll open a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove gametoppage.org redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to start your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the internet browser which is redirected to the gametoppage.org or other annoying web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you open your web browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text such as “http://site.address” which has been added here, then you should delete it, like below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the web browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the gametoppage.org site or any other unwanted web-pages that is advertised by the ad supported software. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove gametoppage.org from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete gametoppage.org ads from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the figure below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove gametoppage.org pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the image below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your PC system, it will display gametoppage.org annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of gametoppage.org pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Get rid of gametoppage.org pop-ups manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) of the your computer. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your system may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step instructions below to get rid of the gametoppage.org annoying pop-ups completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which causes the reroute to gametoppage.org web site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your machine, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ad-supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block gametoppage.org pop-up ads and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once downloading is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as shown in the following image.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web-sites like gametoppage.org, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of gametoppage.org advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the annoying gametoppage.org advertisements from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: November 17, 2018
Once the download is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the malicious extensions and ad supported software that shows ads from gametoppage.org web-page. Once the checking is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous programs.
Once you have done the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your system should be clean from malware and ad-supported software. The Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer display gametoppage.org unwanted pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown pages. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis using the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the system scan is finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying gametoppage.org pop-up ads.