How to remove Search.searchgamegap.com redirect from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Search.searchgamegap.com is a recently developed browser hijacker created by Gamer Gap, which is closely related with SaferBrowser – notorious malware developer. Users should be aware that Search.searchgamegap.com will not bring them any benefit, on contrary it will provide with irrelevant search results mixed with advertisements of every kind. It is highly recommended to follow the comprehensive guide provided below this article to clean your computer from Search.searchgamegap.com hijack.

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The first signs of the Search.searchgamegap.com redirect infection are changed default home page and search engine without user’s knowledge. After that problems will only accumulate like a snowball rolling downhill. User will suffer from excessive amount of ads that will appear as pop-up windows, tabs, banners. Advertisements will contain various deals, offers, discount coupons, some may even be with adult explicit content. The large amount of ads displayed in user’s web browser will consume a lot of system resources and user might notice that CPU is being used 100%. If you leave your computer turned on with an open browser, due to CPU overload it may overheat and stop working. So basically, the Search.searchgamegap.com browser hijacker can easily cause hardware issues. But the most dangerous feature is that it can create invisible layers and use other tricks to redirect users to sponsored websites in order to generate web traffic and earn revenues. Usually those websites contain phishing offers, auto-execute malicious scripts that will be triggered as soon as user lands on the page, and other dangerous things. Worth to mention that Search.searchgamegap.com is selling user’s information to third parties. At first, it collects all of user’s personal data, including full name, phone number, email address, browsing history, search queries and then transfers it to numerous commercial companies that might try to reach you via phone calls or emails.

Search.searchgamegap.com is easy to avoid, if you are following few simple rules. First of all, do not visit suspicious websites and in any case do not download any software from those. Also, do not open spam emails, everything that is in your spam box should remain there. We recommend to download programs only from official websites and from official developers. You can waste some time researching information about the developer, but it will save you time on repairing your computer after virus attack. Do not forget to select custom or advanced installation when you installing any program, it will allow you to see if there are any additional programs included in the bundle. And not the least important is to read the EULA of the software that you want to install on your computer, you will find a lot of useful information there.

To remove Search.searchgamegap.com browser hijacker from your computer, simply follow the manual removal instructions provided below. After that, we recommend to download automatic removal tool and scan your system for threats to be completely sure that your computer is clean.

Search.searchgamegap.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Search.searchgamegap.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL SEARCH.SEARCHGAMEGAP.COM 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).
    Search.searchgamegap.com 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.
    Search.searchgamegap.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Search.searchgamegap.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Search.searchgamegap.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Search.searchgamegap.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE SEARCH.SEARCHGAMEGAP.COM 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 Search.searchgamegap.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Search.searchgamegap.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com completely.
  • Remove Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Search.searchgamegap.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com completely.
  • Remove Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Search.searchgamegap.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com 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 Search.searchgamegap.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Search.searchgamegap.com completely.
  • Remove Search.searchgamegap.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL SEARCH.SEARCHGAMEGAP.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.SEARCHGAMEGAP.COM 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: 01/25/2016 02:48 PM;