PlayPopGames(.)com is an online gaming site that serves ads around the Web and also has an application of the same name considered as adware. It attaches itself to your browser. The adware shows different advertisements, like pop-ups, banners and Flash animations. A browser extension may be added. You can be redirected to various websites for online games or such with potentially malicious content.
|Short Description||You may see advertisements in your browsers in the form of pop-up, banners or flash animations.|
|Symptoms||You may see advertisements on the webpages you visit, get redirected to dubious sites, or be prompted to register for an online game.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss PlayPopGames(.)com.|
PlayPopGames(.)com – Why Do I See It?
One way PlayPopGames(.)com starts showing up is because you have something unwanted installed via third-party installers. That usually happens when you are unaware, that some adware is hiding in freeware installations and bundled packages. They contain additional components for installation that are not always disclosed how they should be, and you can get tricked into installing unwanted software related to PlayPopGames(.)com. Sometimes this can be avoided if you check the Custom or Advanced settings in an installation setup.
Another thing that may cause you to start seeing PlayPopGames Ads is if you visit suspicious sites, and you click on other various advertisements, banners, and pop-ups that are displayed.
PlayPopGames(.)com – What Is It?
PlayPopGames(.)com is a website which also serves as an advertising platform for online games, among other things. It has a related application, which is considered an adware. Once inside your computer, it attaches itself to your web browsers. Then, it will start generating advertisements, message boxes, pop-ups, banners, flash animations and online gaming-oriented content. Some of the ads may prompt you to download and install other adware or even malicious software masked as a game installer of a sort.
The PlayPopGames(.)com adware also redirects you to suspicious sites, like ones with sponsored results, other game-related content or such prompting you to do an action like clicking or installing things, disguised as something needed to run a game or load it faster.
Also, the browser redirects, pop-ups and advertisements and flash animations that appear, will be accompanied by some text, such as:
- Ads by PlayPopGames
- Ad by PlayPopGames
- Powered by PlayPopGames
- Brought to you by PlayPopGames
The redirects are with the aim of generating revenue for its authors on a pay-per-click scheme.
The PlayPopGames(.)com adware is using cookies, and every time you are redirected to any websites from it, you may be tracked. That could allow for sensitive information to be stolen secretly from you. Part of that data can be used to generate more advertisements and redirects for the purposes described above.
PlayPopGames(.)com – Removal Instructions
To remove PlayPopGames(.)com manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this adware and gaming site ads completely, you should scan to remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware application. Such software will also make certain that your PC is safe from other threats.
Delete PlayPopGames(.)com from Windows and Your Browser
Remove PlayPopGames(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove PlayPopGames(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PlayPopGames(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PlayPopGames(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PlayPopGames(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PlayPopGames(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PlayPopGames(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PlayPopGames(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove PlayPopGames(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PlayPopGames(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall PlayPopGames(.)com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by PlayPopGames(.)com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by PlayPopGames(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PlayPopGames(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PlayPopGames(.)com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove PlayPopGames(.)com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove PlayPopGames(.)com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase PlayPopGames(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall PlayPopGames(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove PlayPopGames(.)com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the PlayPopGames(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate PlayPopGames(.)com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.