The Memory Game from 41newupdate.xyz is a malicious browser extension from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) family. It changes the Google Chrome settings to show lots of undesired pop-up advertisements on all web-sites, including sites where previously you ads have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the Memory Game adware can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web-browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
As well as undesired internet browser redirects to unwanted ads, the Memory Game can gather your Web surfing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, web browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or user data theft. This is another reason why the Memory Game adware that causes a ton of intrusive pop up advertisements, is defined as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
We suggest you to remove Memory Game adware and clean your computer from any unwanted pop up ads sooner, until the presence of this adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely remove Memory Game extension, using only the built-in Microsoft Windows features and several free malicious software removal tools of well-known antivirus software companies.
How to remove Memory Game adware
In the few simple steps below, we’ll try to cover the Google Chrome browser and provide general advice to remove Memory Game ad supported software. You may find some minor differences in your Microsoft Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: remove all suspicious and unknown apps, reset internet browsers settings, fix web-browsers shortcuts, delete harmful scheduled tasks, run free malicious software removal tools. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this web-site. So, please read the guide carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Memory Game, complete the following steps:
- How to remove Memory Game ad-supported software without any software
- How to automatically remove Memory Game
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to remove Memory Game ad-supported software without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Memory Game from the Chrome other web-browsers.
Removing the Memory Game, check the list of installed applications first
Check out the Microsoft Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of apps by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and questionable programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other programs. Next, remove any unwanted and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC. Most probably, one of them is the Memory Game that causes lots of intrusive advertisements. Select the dubious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the suspicious or any unknown software, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted program from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an unwanted program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Memory Game adware from Google Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web browser’s settings that have been modified by the Memory Game that causes a large number of unwanted pop-up advertisements.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet 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 shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the procedure of cleaning. When it is done, the web-browser’s settings including homepage, new tab and search engine back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
How to automatically remove Memory Game
Many antivirus companies have created software that allow detect adware and thereby delete Memory Game from the Google Chrome web browsers. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to run. Your PC system may have a huge number of potentially unwanted applications, adware and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we advise, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after rebooting the computer, then start your computer into Safe Mode and use the antimalware utility again.
How to automatically get rid of Memory Game adware with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool that can get rid of adware, potentially unwanted programs, hijackers and other malware from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Now you can setup and use Zemana Anti Malware to delete Memory Game ad supported software from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we advise you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Memory Game ‘ad supported’ software that designed to redirect your web browser to various ad web sites. Depending on your machine, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
Once finished, Zemana will open a scan report. Once you have selected what you wish to remove from your PC click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will begin to remove Memory Game adware that designed to redirect your web browser to various ad websites. Once finished, you can be prompted to restart your system to make the change take effect.
Get rid of Memory Game from browsers with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a free tool that can detect Memory Game adware which developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad websites. It’s not always easy to locate all the unwanted apps that your computer might have picked up on the Internet. Hitman Pro will detect the ad-supported software, hijacker infections and other malicious software you need to erase.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
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Update: December 8, 2017
Download and run HitmanPro on your PC. Once started, click “Next” button to start scanning your PC for the Memory Game ‘ad supported’ software that causes a ton of intrusive pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned..
When that process is complete, Hitman Pro will open a list of detected threats.
In order to remove all threats, simply press Next button.
It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
How to get rid of Memory Game with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system of the adware. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you delete undesired Memory Game from your internet browsers, PUPs, malicious software, browser hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
- MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- When downloading is finished, close all apps and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Memory Game that causes undesired popups. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes utility is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
- When the system scan is done, you will be opened the list of all found items on your computer. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected”. After disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a steps on how to delete hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
How to stay safe online
If you want to delete undesired ads, browser redirections and pop ups, then install an adblocker program such as AdGuard. It can stop annoying advertisements, pop ups and block sites from tracking your online activities when using the Chrome. So, if you like browse the World Wide Web, but you do not like intrusive advertisements and want to protect your personal computer from malicious web-pages, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once downloading is complete, 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 guidance as displayed on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup ads, browser redirects, 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.
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the tutorial outlined above, your computer should be clean from Memory Game adware and other malicious software. The Google Chrome will no longer reroute you to various unwanted ads. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.