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GamesLagoon(.)com is a site of an adware gaming platform called GamesLagoon. The website is filled with online games and in almost every game you can see ads. Additional advertisements can fill your browsers if you are on the site. Other websites can link to this one and spread more of its ads. The adware can redirect you and all ads can, too. To remove the unwanted content, you should read this article in full.

Threat Summary

NameGamesLagoon(.)com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionAds related to the adware display on various websites and could redirect you.
SymptomsYou see ads in your browsers – pop-ups and in-game ads. You are redirected from them and from website links.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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GamesLagoon(.)com – How Is It Spread?

GamesLagoon(.)com is spread with the help of third-party installer setups. Not knowing, you might get a GamesLagoon related program on your PC from a bundled package or freeware installations. Inside setups, additional components could be found selected by default for installation. Preventing to install adware programs is manageable if you find a Custom or an Advanced menu in the installation. There you can find a deselect button.

GamesLagoon(.)com could be spread by sites for online gaming or from redirects generated from clicks on ads, like pop-ups. This very much sums up how adware applications can get inside your computer. The usually affected browsers are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

GamesLagoon(.)com – What Does It Do?

GamesLagoon(.)com is the official web domain for the online gaming platform Games Lagoon. That is a typical adware, spreading various advertisements such as pop-up boxes around the website. A part of the adverts are probably connected to partners and affiliates who have similar websites.

GamesLagoon(.)com has many online games. They are filled with ads, which are pop-ups and in-game ads that show up upon loading a game. Half of the games located inside the site are still running on the Adobe Flash Player. Vulnerabilities in the code of the player might be present, especially if they have to run on an older Adobe Flash version. Redirects are not excluded from showing up while you are browsing, even if you are not currently on GamesLagoon.

On the right, you can see an example of an in-game ad on GamesLagoon(.)com.

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Having any program on your PC or browsers associated with this adware platform, this might generate advertisements in every browser you have. Add-ons or extensions related to Games Lagoon probably exist and can find their place inside your browsers as well. Additional software can always spread more ads or redirects.

Advertisements can have one of the following texts embedded in them:

  • Ads by GamesLagoon(.)com
  • Advertisement by GamesLagoon(.)com
  • Ad by GamesLagoon(.)com
  • Advert from GamesLagoon(.)com
  • Powered by GamesLagoon(.)com
  • Brought to you by GamesLagoon(.)com

Redirects popping up from the Games Lagoon website may generate revenue for its makers. The redirects could be tied with a pay-per-click scheme. Adverts could be connected to affiliates of the adware. Targeted advertising may show too, based on information gathered about you by the website. The advert content of the GamesLagoon(.)com gaming platform can include banners, text links, pop-unders, pop-ups, in-game, interstitial, transitional and full page ads.

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The Privacy Policy of GamesLagoon(.)com is shown above as a screenshot. The policy claims that the GamesLagoon platform and its services can collect personal information through their website and third-party advertising. Personally identifying and non-personally identifying information are to be gathered by them.

According to the Policy, this is the data which is going to be collected:

  • Your IP address
  • Your Name and Email Address
  • Your Internet service provider
  • Operating system
  • Viewed pages
  • Geographic location
  • Type of Browser

Your demographic location and more information about you can be gathered with cookies and other tracking technologies used by the website. If you value your privacy and have something related to the gaming website inside your computer, then it is highly recommended to remove its files.

Remove GamesLagoon(.)com Completely from Your PC

To remove GamesLagoon(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step manual with removal instructions given down here. If the manual removal does not get rid of the gaming advertisements completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program will keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove GamesLagoon(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove GamesLagoon(.)com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall GamesLagoon(.)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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by GamesLagoon(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by GamesLagoon(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for GamesLagoon(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of GamesLagoon(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall GamesLagoon(.)com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to GamesLagoon(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to GamesLagoon(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to GamesLagoon(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 GamesLagoon(.)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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as GamesLagoon(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove GamesLagoon(.)com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as GamesLagoon(.)com, 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.



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Remove GamesLagoon(.)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.


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Erase GamesLagoon(.)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.



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Uninstall GamesLagoon(.)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.



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Delete GamesLagoon(.)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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the GamesLagoon(.)com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate GamesLagoon(.)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.


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