Probably you are one of those people, who are facing Feed.thegamesearcher.com and its unwanted changes to internet browser settings, may think that there is something wrong with your computer. The constant homepage and search engine redirects may cause the difficulty of browsing the Web. Your attempts to restore your previous web browser’s search engine by default, newtab and start page are mostly in vain because returning the MS Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and IE settings to default states becomes impossible unless you fully remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com hijacker infection from your personal computer.
In order to force you to use Feed.thegamesearcher.com as often as possible this hijacker can alter your web browsers’ search provider. You may even find that your PC’s browser shortcuts and MS Windows HOSTS file are hijacked without your knowledge and conscious permission. The developers of this hijacker infection do so in order to earn money via Google AdSense or another third-party ad network. Thus every your click on advertisements that placed on the Feed.thegamesearcher.com generates revenue for them.
Some browser hijacker infections also contain ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that can open undesired ads or gather a wide variety of user data which may be transferred third party companies. These unwanted advertisements can be displayed in the form of pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video ads, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the adware is designed to open advertisements, but certain ‘ad supported’ software is form of spyware that often used to track users to collect a wide variety of user info.
The Feed.thegamesearcher.com hijacker may change settings of all your typical browsers, but often that the undesired software can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Feed.thegamesearcher.com intrusive web site every time open the web-browser.
We strongly suggest you to complete the step-by-step guidance which follow below. We will show you how to remove browser hijacker and thus get rid of Feed.thegamesearcher.com from your Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Edge forever.
Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
We can assist you remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com, without the need to take your computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal tutorial below if you currently have the undesired hijacker on your PC system and want to remove it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the browser hijacker, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or restart your machine.
To remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com, perform the following steps:
- How to remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com homepage without any software
- Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
- Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com search from Firefox
- Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com from Google Chrome
- Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com
- How to automatically get rid of Feed.thegamesearcher.com browser hijacker infection
- Stop Feed.thegamesearcher.com and other intrusive sites
- How did you get infected with Feed.thegamesearcher.com hijacker
- Finish words
How to remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com homepage without any software
Read this section to know how to manually delete the Feed.thegamesearcher.com browser hijacker infection. Even if the guide does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below which can easily handle such hijackers.
Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
The best way to begin the machine cleanup is to uninstall unknown and questionable apps. Using the Microsoft 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 programs can clean up the Microsoft Edge, FF, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome from ads hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and delete all dubious and unknown programs. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. When you’ve found anything dubious that may be the hijacker that cause a redirect to Feed.thegamesearcher.com web-page or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely delete it from your system.
Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com search from Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the reroute to Feed.thegamesearcher.com web-site.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted extensions or toolbars on your browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove hijacker infection responsible for Feed.thegamesearcher.com , disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, search engine by default and newtab page to default state.
Remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com from Google Chrome
Use the Reset browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as new tab, startpage and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of browser hijacks such as Feed.thegamesearcher.com.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com
Important to know, most anti malware programs which are able to remove hijacker that redirects your browser to unwanted Feed.thegamesearcher.com web-site, but unable to scan for and recover altered shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcut files for your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox web browsers manually.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcut files of all your browsers, as they may be affected too.
How to automatically get rid of Feed.thegamesearcher.com browser hijacker infection
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove browser hijacker from the infected system. So, we recommend to check your computer for any remaining malicious components with free browser hijacker infection removal software below.
Run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to remove hijacker infection
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) that are completely clean your system of the hijacker. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal application developed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you delete potentially unwanted programs, hijackers, adware, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Click the link below to download the latest version of Zemana for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
After the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Free will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker infection that redirects your web-browser to undesired Feed.thegamesearcher.com page.
This task may take some time, so please be patient. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove browser hijacker related to Feed.thegamesearcher.com .
Run HitmanPro to delete Feed.thegamesearcher.com from the computer
If Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) cannot remove this hijacker, then we recommends to use the Hitman Pro. The HitmanPro is a free powerful, professional removal tool for malicious software, adware, PUPs, toolbars as well as browser hijacker that causes web browsers to display unwanted Feed.thegamesearcher.com web page. It completely deletes all traces and remnants of the infection.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- Once the downloading process is finished, run the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, press the “Next” to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to Feed.thegamesearcher.com. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once that process is finished, Hitman Pro will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. When you’re ready, press “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
How to remove Feed.thegamesearcher.com with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the browser hijacker infection. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you remove hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once the downloading process is done, close all windows on your machine. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Free on the machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically run and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware utility will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out hijacker responsible for redirects to Feed.thegamesearcher.com. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
As the scanning ends, you’ll be opened the list of all detected items on your machine. 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 press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove browser hijacker related to Feed.thegamesearcher.com homepage and add items to the Quarantine. After the clean-up is done, you can be prompted to reboot your system. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software.
Stop Feed.thegamesearcher.com and other intrusive sites
Run an ad-blocker utility like AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam sites. Additionally, ad-blocking applications will help you to avoid annoying pop-ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop ups, Feed.thegamesearcher.com redirect, 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 icon called AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Feed.thegamesearcher.com hijacker
After completing the tutorial above, your computer should be free from hijacker responsible for Feed.thegamesearcher.com and other malware. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and Firefox will no longer show annoying Feed.thegamesearcher.com site on startup. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.