How to remove (uninstall) Search Gamez

When it comes to adware, it's considered unlucky if Search Gamez takes place on your computer. In case you're going to eliminate Search Gamez advertisement fully – this is where you’ll get assistance. We have removal instruction for your OS and all browsers included.

Search Gamez

What is Search Gamez

There are many names to call Search Gamez, and a portion of them comes in the lines of fraud, waste of time, garbage, malicious utility, and many others. These names are correct, yet they cannot reflect Search Gamez’s features. Actually, Search Gamez was made to distribute ads and holds no other aim else. Scammers display to you the ads and force you to click them, and that’s their wicked plan. They simply make you make money for them, while you don't get anything for that. A lot of PC operators think that advertising programs are an inevitable evil, but it’s not right! It’s not good to observe a lot of banners on every website, and we're certain that it's not healthy to spend days attempting to hide all those links, instead of just enjoying the Web. If you follow us on this – simply keep reading, and we will teach you the Search Gamez removal methods.


How to protect your system from Search Gamez

Anyone may easily defend the workstation against Search Gamez, but it requires some effort. We can explain to you a few hints suitable for everyone, which can help in making your OS safe and clean. The single issue is that you will need to forget about some of your Internet-practices, the likes of clicking through every link you like, having no active AV program, installing dubious utilities, installing pirated tools, and so on. The most important tip is to overlook the process of installation of each program. Let’s examine it in detail:

  • Such a trap is quite easy to elude – use a not recommended manner, and pick only the good tools. If you're unable to uncheck the boxes with useless utilities – you'd better reexamine your plans about downloading anything at all.
  • During the installation of a program, there’s a moment when the installer proposes you to choose some attached elements, depending on your aims. That’s when you're installing a useful utility. If we're talking about a dubious one, you’ll see a proposition to install a bunch of entirely other programs, and sometimes they’re not useful at all.
  • When the offer appears, inspect a rooster of proposed tools, and select only the tools you really want. Search Gamez uses the term “recommended installation” to make you install more adware. On the whole, the proposed installation algorithm means that you will get the whole lot of malicious programs.

How Search Gamez Infects Your System

Search Gamez is simultaneously fully time-sapping, irritative, useless and hazardous. What's the ground for installing such a program? There's just one apparent reason – since he believes that he installs something helpful. Even without good functions, Search Gamez copes with its aims thanks to having a seasoned staff of conmen, proficient in social engineering, and they know how to make a user do their work for them. Search Gamez has the only path inside a user’s machine, and it lies in making him think that he is going to install something good. We're going to explain how they do it:

    Scammers make users believe that they're willingly downloading adware. They achieve it by putting an undesired tool in an installation file with 3-4 other tools, of which only one is relatively useful. Usually, it's a hacked copy of a paid utility. We know how you can get around this – simply try to download only the popular programs.
  • When the package already in the system, it can go two ways. The customer either spots nothing and gets through all notifications to install a piece of adware or understands an unpleasant fact that he may only install the whole bundle of useless programs. In most cases, both cases lead to Search Gamez infection. If you aren't satisfied with this - simply read through all information that’s contained in the menus appearing during the installation of any cracked software.
  • If Search Gamez is within the system – there’s nothing preventing it from messing with user's system. Its first turn is to show advertisement links on all sites, and the multitude of them gets clicked since you try to close them.

This algorithm of penetration is sometimes called the affiliated installation, and it is highly appreciated by Internet criminals everywhere. They persuade you to letting an undesired tool in manually so that there was no one to blame. This method absolves hackers from all obligations towards a customer, as he downloaded Search Gamez by himself, and admitted its EULA.

How to remove Search Gamez

How to remove Search Gamez manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Search Gamez from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC


Let's get to the applicative section, and eliminate Search Gamez from your laptop. You'll need to perform the whole process defined below, and before you begin – make sure you have made a backup copy of your system in order for repairing it on the chance of a crucial mistake. The processes involving system registry are crucial, and any error will have a serious effect on customer's machine. If you’re not sure about by-hand elimination – you can always fall back on an automatic manner, which is faster and doesn't rely on you. You can easily download Spyhunter AntiMalware, and abide by the step-by-step tips to delete Search Gamez in several minutes. If you don’t feel like purchasing any software just like that – you may get a gratis variant with limited features. See a detailed Spyhunter, and download it by following the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Search Gamez" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Search Gamez from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search Gamez

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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