The Gamerseek.download is a misleading ‘ad’ web-page offering install an questionable browser extension. Its appearance in your internet browser means that your personal computer can be infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This type of malicious programs does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can alter computer settings like the new tab, start page and search engine by default and download and install malicious add-ons that generates a large amount of pop up. All the time, while the ad supported software is running, your web browser will be fill with annoying pop-ups. Moreover, this adware will be able to collect a lot of information about you, everything related to what are you doing on the Internet.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software may install web-browser hijacker that once started, will alter the browser’s start page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain adware to also modify all internet browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to intrusive ad pages such as Gamerseek.download, some of which might be malicious. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Instructions which is shown below, will allow you to clean your system from the ad-supported software as well as get rid of Gamerseek.download annoying popups from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge and other browsers.
Table of contents
- What is Gamerseek.download
- Gamerseek.download popups removal instructions
- How to remove Gamerseek.download redirect without any software
- Gamerseek.download redirect automatic removal
- Stop Gamerseek.download pop-ups
- Do not know how your internet browser has been hijacked by Gamerseek.download pop-ups?
- To sum up
Gamerseek.download popups removal instructions
Even if you’ve the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you’ve checked your machine for malicious software and removed anything found, you need to do the instructions below. The Gamerseek.download pop-ups removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus software are not developed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Microsoft Windows. Instead we recommend complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner, which are free software dedicated to detect and remove adware that causes multiple annoying popups and pop ups. Run these utilities to ensure the ad-supported software is removed.
How to remove Gamerseek.download redirect without any software
If you perform exactly the step by step instructions below you should be able to remove the Gamerseek.download redirect from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge browsers.
Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer from pop-up hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
After the ad-supported software is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will open an annoying site.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can change it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as on the image below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Gamerseek.download pop ups from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web browser is re-directed to undesired Gamerseek.download web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser program to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press to “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 click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Gamerseek.download pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, which installed by an malware.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of Gamerseek.download redirect from FF
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, recover preferences and security settings, get rid of redirections to unwanted Gamerseek.download web-page and ad-supported software.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive pop-ups and pop-ups. Once, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
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 open your personal computer, it will open Gamerseek.download unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all malicious tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a prompt which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further 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 ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Gamerseek.download redirect automatic removal
The adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your PC system and redirect your web-browser to Gamerseek.download web-site. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to remove adware manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Microsoft Windows operating system. The best solution to detect and get rid of ad-supported software is to run free malicious software removal software.
Remove Gamerseek.download pop up with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you get rid of potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacker infections, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and adware that cause undesired Gamerseek.download pop ups to appear.
- Please download Zemana Anti Malware to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the downloading process is finished, please close all software and open windows on your machine. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti Malware onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Anti Malware will start and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button It’ll scan through the whole computer for the adware which redirects your web browser to intrusive Gamerseek.download page.
- Once the system scan is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click the “Next” button. The utility will remove adware that causes intrusive Gamerseek.download popup and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once the task is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
- Close the Zemana Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Use Malwarebytes to get rid of Gamerseek.download redirect
Delete Gamerseek.download pop-ups manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your PC can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your system for the ad supported software that causes internet browsers to display intrusive Gamerseek.download popups. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once the scan is done, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will delete adware that causes browsers to open unwanted Gamerseek.download popups. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware, hijacker and other malicious software.
Use AdwCleaner to delete Gamerseek.download pop ups
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It may scan and delete malicious software, PUPs and ad supported software in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge web-browsers and thereby remove all annoying Gamerseek.download pop up. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once the download is finished, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole system to find out adware which causes intrusive Gamerseek.download pop-ups. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, ad supported software or potentially unwanted software are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When the system scan is done, it will open a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Next, you need to click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your personal computer, click “OK”.
The steps shown in detail in the following video.
Stop Gamerseek.download pop-ups and other intrusive pages
Running an adblocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, adblocker applications will also protect you from harmful popups and web sites, and, of course, stop redirection chain to Gamerseek.download and similar web-sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the downloading process is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block popups, web pages such Gamerseek.download, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
Do not know how your internet browser has been hijacked by Gamerseek.download pop-ups?
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the adware that cause undesired Gamerseek.download pop-up to appear. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and undesired harmful sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your PC for new browser hijackers, malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Gamerseek.download popup from the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.