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Remove Gangnamgame.net Virus Completely From Your PC

Name Gangnamgame.net
Type Virus
Short Description This particular threat disables antivirus software and may collect different information or download other malicious files on user PC.
Symptoms Renames antivirus programs with the ‘xxx.exe’ names on them and relocates their shortcuts. Command prompt runs and closes breifly on system startup.
Distribution Method It is primarily distributed via crack or keygen programs in torrent sites. It may also be distributed via unsafe browsing, corrupted attachments, drive-by downloads, malicious apps, etc.
Detection tool Download Advanced anti-malware tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Gangnamgame.net

gangnamgame.com-virusA site, going by the name gangnamgame.net is believed to be associated with a computer virus that modifies files on the user PC. The virus is thought to be dangerous and prevent any antivirus programs on the computer to start-up. Affected users report that on system startup this virus launches a command prompt and may execute different commands after which immediately close it. They also report experiencing a lot of difficulties when removing this program.

Gangnamgame.net Virus – How Did I Become Infected?

One way to be affected by this virus is being redirected to a malicious site that may have injected an exploit script on your computer. This could happen if you click on an online banner on an unfamiliar site or if you situated a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) unknowingly on your computer.

Another way to get affected by this malware is via opening a dangerous mail attachment. A lot of hackers are fishing for someone to open an email attachment from their massive spam campaigns. Usually, emails may resemble Windows 10 Upgrade or any other big organization or name.

Users also report, downloading torrents with the name ‘Brick’ on their computers that may have contained this malware in them. Another program update/crack associated with it is called 3DMGAME-MGSV and it is connected with the newest release of the game Metal Gear Solid. This is a game whose cracked versions in torrent sites are reported to be infected with malware by PC users.

Gangnamgame.net Virus – What Does It Do?

This virus is believed to create several different files on the computer and rename all antivirus programs with a ‘xxx’ name on them. Users also report that once renamed back to their proper names, the executable files of the antivirus programs became corrupt. More to it than that, this program runs Gangnamgame.net on the user’s browser upon startup. It is a website that is connected somehow with the most played online first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It does not have encryption and does not employ cookies on the user PC.

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Initially, it was detected that this virus has modified the following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

These most likely allow it to run every time on system start-up. More to it than that, this particular virus is reported by researchers to display advertised content in various forms and also collect user information and also affect the svchost.exe process in Windows Task Manager.

The most severe things it does to a user PC is block all the anti-malware and antivirus programs from running, thus staying on the PC for as long as possible. Also, even though it is not confirmed the virus may extract certain information, such as:

  • The user’s IP address.
  • User’s necessary files.
  • Name, Location.
  • Private information (Passwords, Financial Credentials).

Cyber-criminals have always used torrent engines to spread malware, and most likely take advantage of infected cracks or key generators for software. This is very common because more and more people are relying daily on software from torrent engines.

Removing Gangnamgame.net Virus

Since this virus is frequently reported to make anti-malware programs ineffective, it is important to use unconventional methods for its removal. This is why you should boot your PC up in safe mode. For more information on how to boot in safe mode check the guide below.

Since this virus affects the registry, security engineers advise users to do the following in the Windows Registry Editor:

1)Press Windows Logo Button + R

2)Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options

3) Begin checking all of the registry keys (You will see them on the left. For example in the key acrotext.exe, look for entries in it with the value (on the right side), called svchost.exe. You should repeat the same process with all of the registry keys and hopefully get rid of them.

After the registry clean-up is completed, you should download a particular anti-malware program from a safe computer and install it on yours while offline. It should be either with the latest update definitions or an offline installer. If it isn’t, you should turn on the internet connection to let it update while closing any other third-party applications, like your web browser, for example.

NOTE! Substantial notification about the Gangnamgame.net threat: Manual removal of Gangnamgame.net requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

Step 1: Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove Gangnamgame.net.

Removing Gangnamgame.net from Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
2. Select one of the two options provided below:

For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.

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For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.

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3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.

4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account

While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

Removing Gangnamgame.net from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:

Substep 1:

Open the Start Menu
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Substep 2:

Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.

Substep 3:

After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.
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Substep 4:

You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.
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Substep 5:

After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.
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Substep 6:

Click on Restart.
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Substep 7:

A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart and boot into Safe Mode so you can scan for and remove Gangnamgame.net.

Step 2: Remove Gangnamgame.net automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Gangnamgame.net associated objects.

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How to Remove Gangnamgame.net from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Gangnamgame.net

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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 Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net:

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 Gangnamgame.net. 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 Gangnamgame.net. 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 Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net. 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 Gangnamgame.net files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Gangnamgame.net, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Gangnamgame.net:


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Remove Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net 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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Remove Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net 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 Gangnamgame.net 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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