The GamerSuperstar is classified as potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category. Once it get installed on your personal computer, it will display lots of popup advertisements within the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox screen or redirect you to various annoying ad web pages. So, if you have found the GamerSuperstar on your computer, then you don’t need to wait . Complete the step-by-step guide below to clean your personal computer from the ‘ad supported’ software and thus delete GamerSuperstar ads as quickly as possible.
It is not a good idea to have an application such as the GamerSuperstar. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The worst is, the ‘ad supported’ software has the ability to collect a wide variety of privacy information that can be later used for marketing purposes. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any GamerSuperstar ads.
We strongly recommend that you perform the few simple steps below which will help you to delete GamerSuperstar adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove GamerSuperstar adware (removal guide)
In many cases adware requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of Windows Control panel in order to be fully deleted. For that reason, our team made several removal solutions which we have summarized in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you have the undesired GamerSuperstar adware on your system and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the guide below in order to resolve your problem. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your internet browser or restart your PC system.
To remove GamerSuperstar ads, follow the steps below:
- How to remove GamerSuperstar without any software
- How to automatically delete GamerSuperstar
- How to stay safe online
- How can you prevent your computer from the attack of GamerSuperstar ‘ad supported’ software
- To sum up
How to remove GamerSuperstar without any software
These steps to get rid of GamerSuperstar adware without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully delete this GamerSuperstar ad supported software that created to redirect your internet browser to various ad web-sites.
Remove GamerSuperstar related applications through the Control Panel of your computer
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the figure 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 select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all suspicious and unknown software. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. After you’ve found anything questionable that may be the GamerSuperstar that causes browsers to display annoying pop ups or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely delete it from your machine.
Delete GamerSuperstar from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all browser default search provider, newtab page and home page you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
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 click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, search provider and new tab page to default state.
Remove GamerSuperstar from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting Firefox web-browser will reset all the settings to their default state and will remove GamerSuperstar ads, malicious add-ons and extensions. It’ll save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the GamerSuperstar ad-supported software. Once, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove GamerSuperstar adware from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is redirected to intrusive GamerSuperstar ads, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser program to its default settings.
First start the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt as shown on the screen below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will run the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including search engine, home page and newtab back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the GamerSuperstar adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you boot your computer, it will open an unwanted page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image 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 suspicious, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the GamerSuperstar adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically delete GamerSuperstar
The manual tutorial above is tedious to follow and can not always help to completely delete the GamerSuperstar . Here I am telling you an automatic method to remove this adware from your machine completely. Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro are anti-malware utilities that can scan for and remove all kinds of adware including GamerSuperstar that causes internet browsers to show unwanted pop up advertisements.
Scan and clean your web-browser of GamerSuperstar adware with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove GamerSuperstar ‘ad supported’ software automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal utility because it may easily remove hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, adware that redirects your web-browser to GamerSuperstar ads with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) for Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
Once the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Zemana AntiMalware on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan” button to start checking your system for the GamerSuperstar adware. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once the scan is finished, Zemana will create a list of unwanted and adware. Review the report and then click “Next” button. The Zemana will get rid of GamerSuperstar which causes undesired pop-ups and add items to the Quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
Delete GamerSuperstar ads from internet browsers with HitmanPro
If Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) cannot delete this ad supported software, then we suggests to use the HitmanPro. HitmanPro is a free removal utility for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and adware. It’s specially created to work as a second scanner for your computer.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to start the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to perform a system scan for the GamerSuperstar adware which redirects your internet browser to intrusive ad websites. While the Hitman Pro utility is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When finished, you will be opened the list of all found threats on your computer as shown on the screen below.
Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will begin to uninstall adware and other unwanted software. After that process is done, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC system.
How to delete GamerSuperstar with Malwarebytes
Delete GamerSuperstar manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and browser hijackers that your machine may be infected too.
- Click the following link to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
- Once downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is complete, click the “Scan Now” button to scan for GamerSuperstar ad supported software. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- After MalwareBytes has completed scanning your PC, MalwareBytes Free will open you the results. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected”. When the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove hijackers, ad-supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
How to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your computer against new undesired ads and malicious web sites, you need to run ad-blocking program that blocks an access to harmful advertisements and pages. Moreover, the program may block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading web-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, that can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of GamerSuperstar ‘ad supported’ software
Many ad-supported software like the GamerSuperstar are included in the free applications setup package. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are developed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an adware. Anyway, easier to prevent the adware rather than clean up your computer after one. So, keep the browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus software, double check a freeware before you launch it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown web-pages.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the GamerSuperstar ad supported software that causes unwanted ads. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware, hijacker infections and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete GamerSuperstar ads from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.