Get rid of Ads by GameZooks adware from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Ads by GameZooks is the adware developed by GameZooks. It usually displays numerous pop-up ads and other advertisements on the user’s screen. Mostly those ads are promoting various flash games, but sometimes it displays sponsored ads which could be anything, ranging from cheap products to local meetings etc. GameZook can be mistakenly called a virus, however technically it is not a virus, but an adware. However, the threat it poses shouldn’t be underestimated, as the adware can lead into various infections including Trojan, keyloggers, backdoors and other types of infections. It is highly recommended to remove GameZooks adware from computer before it steals personal confidential data and leads into various infections.

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Ads by GameZooks is a sign that your computer is infected with malicious or potentially unwanted programs. Thus it is necessary to distinguish the difference between legitimate advertisements which can be provided by Google and advertising that fills the computer screen after infection by an adware. In the second case, the volume of advertising is much more, it prevents normal view of the page and it is difficult to close, also most of the advertising is adult content, online games or some products with ridiculous low price. Also, it is important to know that the advertising provided by the adware like GameZooks can appear on the legitimate websites.

Once GameZooks adware gets on your computer, it doesn’t infect and doesn’t remove any files, it just modifies some system and network settings and may also install some additional add-ons or extensions to the browser that displays advertising and even change the user’s personal settings, such as home page, new tab page and the default search engine. This way the adware developers can generate web traffic to their own or sponsored websites. Mostly those websites are malicious and created with one purpose – to demonstrate advertisements and turn traffic into money.

Most of the times the cause of the GameZooks infection is the installation on the computer numerous freeware programs. There are a lot of freeware programs on the Internet that serves for various purposes and the developers of those products are seeking ways to monetize their software. That’s why they agree to create custom installation packages and include the adware along with the freeware program. This method is known as bundling. The best way to avoid the infection is to avoid downloading freeware programs from unofficial websites. Also, it is advised to read the EULA before the installation of any software on your computer and always opt for custom or advanced installation. It will help you to choose what exactly you want to install and what to exclude from the installation.

To completely remove GameZooks adware from your computer, simply follow the removal guide provided below. Follow the step-by-step manual removal instructions or download our automatic removal tool that will automatically scan your pc and remove all of the malware installed in your system.

Ads by GameZooks Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Ads by GameZooks

Symptoms of Ads by GameZooks infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Ads by GameZooks threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Ads by GameZooks

Step 1
UNINSTALL ADS BY GAMEZOOKS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Ads by GameZooks remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Ads by GameZooks remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Ads by GameZooks and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Ads by GameZooks or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Ads by GameZooks remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE ADS BY GAMEZOOKS FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Ads by GameZooks from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Ads by GameZooks and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Ads by GameZooks from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Ads by GameZooks from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Ads by GameZooks completely.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Ads by GameZooks and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Ads by GameZooks completely.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Ads by GameZooks and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Ads by GameZooks completely.
  • Remove Ads by GameZooks from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL ADS BY GAMEZOOKS REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the ADS BY GAMEZOOKS and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 02/11/2016 10:53 PM;