How to remove pop-up ads by Gmaegames.pro

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Today's article will assist to stop the annoying ads bothering you. We know how to eliminate aggressive pop-ups and guard the system from further infection. This item has the essential information on Gmaegames.pro adware so that you could browse the websites freely again.

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Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Gmaegames.pro manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

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

 

We had bet you have understood already, but we will state this one more time: Gmaegames.pro is the software, which displays ads to you. This utility is completely in response for anything that happens to your machine. On our page, we will make it clear for you, in which way Gmaegames.pro infects the machine, which things it does there and how to eliminate it. The deletion section is placed under the informational section, so if you have already heard the things we want to tell – just skip it and go to the removal.

Gmaegames.pro

What is Gmaegames.pro

Gmaegames.pro is a website with different games, but it shows redirects to gmaegames[.]pro/redirect-from-banner[.]htm constantly. We've already told you that Gmaegames.pro's not a virus, as it cannot reproduce itself and distribute itself through the Web. User download it, and if it happens – Gmaegames.pro has to be installed. The process of installation includes confirmation of EULA, where the methods of adware's action are clearly stated. Victims don't often look for adware directly. Bundled installation is much more common, and we will explain what it is in the following section. In rare cases user is not even know how suspicious tool infecting the system, as Trojan virus is the one to blame. Trojan infected the system through one of the described techniques.

 

How Gmaegames.pro gets into the system

Affiliate installation is the fastest, most effective and easiest manner to spread a utility over the Net. Swindlers simply choose a useful gratis tool, add several hazardous programs to it, and wrap it all in one package. During the installation of a useful utility, you will receive an offer to install the other ones. On occasion, the process cannot be stopped, but in most cases, customers just do not notice it as they are clicking their way to install everything without inspecting the things that are written in all those irritating menus.

How to protect the system

We know how customer may shield the system from malware, suspicious ads, Trojans and most of the dangerous tools. It's a pretty serious deal, which requires some efforts. The technique consists of several habits and patterns you should follow, but we have good news too: you’ll get used to it. Here’s what we wanted to say:

  • You'd better understand that many webpages are bad. Fraudsters might convince you that the workstation is contaminated, by taking over the browser and forcing you to accept an installation of the tool they want you to install. If you've experienced similar thing – promptly abort its process with the help of Task Manager, and you’ll be fine. No site is capable of scanning your workstation for harmful software within fifteen seconds and find out whether or not it is infected.
  • You have to cease clicking. That is the practice you need to build: you need some tool – find it in Google. If a banner pops up on some website or in your browser, you should refrain from clicking on it. If someone proposes you to install any program and says that it’s good – use the search to understand what it is. The prime proofs come when you do it with "remove".
  • Another important thing is that, you have to read the information that appears during the installation of any gratis tool. We'd put it like this: you don’t have to read all 40 pages of User Agreement, just ignore suggestions to install anything except the needed utility. If those proposals are displayed – you’d better act wisely.
  • Not to use cracked programs. When a program is free of charge and you are sure that it is good – just find the reliable sources, and you will not get any problems. In case of a cracked program – there are no good websites – only unreliable file-sharing websites. You will not download decent security there, and every file could be infected.

How to remove Gmaegames.pro

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

 

If you want to defeat adware – we have two methods to do it. The first one is to read into the browser settings, and all other places where Gmaegames.pro could have left its footprints. You will need to restore the settings of your browser to their previous position, and remember about the starting page and a search engine. After that – clear the registry from viral strings, and check the list of scheduled tasks. In some cases you may need to clear the hosts file. For those who decided to uninstall Gmaegames.pro by hand – simply abide to the guide. If you’re not experienced in all those digital things and just wish banners to go away – we have another method for you. It’s much more efficient than the hand one, because it provides you with the continuous protection against suchlike software. The technique we're offering is Spyhunter, and it’s the highly powerful antivirus. You may not believe us, but it’s in business for eleven years already, and there are an army of satisfied customers, whose devices work alright and don’t show banners. If you want to get your computer secure – click the link below to try Spyhunter and feel its advantages.

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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 "Gmaegames.pro" 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 Gmaegames.pro from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Gmaegames.pro

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.

 

Safari

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

 

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