The Zaxar Games Browser unwanted program appeared on your personal computer without any notice? After that, you are faced with the fact that your web-browser is now rerouted to other annoying web sites and filled with a variety of pop ups and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many computers around the world without users permission, so you are one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ‘ad supported’ software has got into your PC. In the step by step guidance below, we will explain all the general features of ad-supported software and its typical behavior on the PC system, as well as effective methods for manually removing Zaxar Games Browser from your machine.
The ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad-supported software can install additional browser extensions and modules that will inject advertising links within the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge’s screen. Moreover, the Zaxar Games Browser adware may install web browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s start page and search engine. And finally, the ad-supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Table of contents
- What is Zaxar Games Browser
- Remove Zaxar Games Browser
- Manual Zaxar Games Browser adware removal
- How to get rid of Zaxar Games Browser virus with free software
- How to block unwanted pop-up ads
- How did you get infected with Zaxar Games Browser
- To sum up
The malicious applications from the ad supported software family that modifies the settings of browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the internet browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the undesired ads.
It is important, do not use Zaxar Games Browser and do not click on its ads, as they can lead you to a more malicious or misleading pages. The best option is to use the tutorial posted below to clean your computer of virus and thereby remove Zaxar Games Browser virus.
Remove Zaxar Games Browser
The following step-by-step instructions will allow you to delete Zaxar Games Browser adware virus from the Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer. Moreover, the steps below will allow you to remove malicious software, hijacker infections, PUPs and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected. Please do the guidance step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web browser or restart your system.
Manual Zaxar Games Browser adware removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Zaxar Games Browser adware from the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge.
Uninstalling the Zaxar Games Browser, check the list of installed programs first
In order to delete potentially unwanted software such as this adware, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ad supported software, hijacker or PUPs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a applications that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your PC system start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and get rid of all software which has the name similar to the Zaxar Games Browser. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted applications, then choose this application and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your PC.
Fix web browser shortcuts, altered by adware virus
When installed, this adware virus may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will display an unwanted ad web page.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to run your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the internet browser which is redirected to unwanted web sites.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The virus can modify the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start 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 like “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on an unknown web site or any other intrusive sites. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove 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 launch your computer, it will open an unwanted web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all malicious tasks which have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted programs. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of Zaxar Games Browser virus with free software
Many antivirus companies have made programs that help detect adware virus and thereby get rid of Zaxar Games Browser from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge internet browsers. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to run. Your system can have a lot of potentially unwanted software, adware and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after rebooting the machine, then boot your system into Safe Mode and run the anti-malware tool once again.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of Zaxar Games Browser
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your computer of the virus. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal application developed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you get rid of potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and Zaxar Games Browser adware virus that causes intrusive popup ads.
Download Zemana anti malware on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When the download is complete, close all windows on your PC. Further, run the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana antimalware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana anti-malware will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Zaxar Games Browser adware that causes tons of unwanted pop-up ads. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your computer. While the tool is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
Once the scanning is complete, you can check all threats found on your PC system. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana anti malware will start removing ad supported software and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Zaxar Games Browser adware
Manual Zaxar Games Browser adware virus removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the virus can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your PC of adware virus. Moreover, the free application will allow you to delete malicious software, PUPs, hijackers and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your system from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the Zaxar Games Browser adware that causes unwanted pop-up ads. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
Once the scan is finished, it will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing ad supported software and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware, ad supported software and other malicious software.
If the problem with Zaxar Games Browser virus is still remained
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana antimalware cannot delete this virus, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and Zaxar Games Browser adware virus which redirects your internet browser to intrusive ad pages.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 11, 2018
- When the download is complete, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button to start checking your personal computer for the Zaxar Games Browser virus that redirects your web-browser to intrusive ad pages. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your machine. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. In order to remove all items, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block unwanted pop-up ads
If you surf the Web, you can’t avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and run an ad blocking program. AdGuard is an ad-blocking that can filter out a huge number of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- Once the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that may be found on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Zaxar Games Browser
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the Zaxar Games Browser adware virus that causes annoying pop-up ads. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and undesired harmful web sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your PC system for new malicious software, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, malicious software and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Zaxar Games Browser adware from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.