GenieGamer(.)com is the website of the adware gaming platform GenieGamer. The site sends out adverts, mainly as pop-ups, and can redirect you to other similar websites. Every game hosted on the site contains a link to other gaming platforms. To remove this unwanted software, you should read this article till its end.
|Short Description||The adware shows advertisements in your browsers.|
|Symptoms||You see ads in your browsers – pop-ups, message boxes, pop-unders, or others. You might be redirected.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by GenieGamer(.)com |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss GenieGamer(.)com.|
GenieGamer(.)com – Delivery Methods
GenieGamer(.)com is delivered through third-party installer setups. Not knowingly, you could install the adware app connected to the site from a bundle package or a freeware installation. Inside such bundled software, more components are chosen to be installed by default. As a prevention tactic, you can uncheck components if you find a Custom or an Advanced menu where they are usually found.
GenieGamer(.)com might also be delivered if you visit other gaming or malicious sites and from clicking on advertisements, especially pop-ups. Those are one of the most widespread ways of this adware to get inside your computer. The most affected browsers are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
GenieGamer(.)com – Information
GenieGamer(.)com is the official website of an online gaming platform which is also an adware. The website offers online games but is filled with advertisements. In each game and across the website different types of advertisements like pop-ups appear. The ads are probably tied to affiliate sites of the adware.
GenieGamer(.)com is full of games and most of them are built on Flash. Old vulnerabilities might still exist inside them, and you can get directed to other sites from the links in-game. In addition to that, you might be redirected even if you don’t have the adware installed.
An example of a site that can redirect to GenieGamer(.)com:
If you have some program on your PC or browser, which is connected to the adware platform, you will see ads all over your browsers. An extension or add-on related to GenieGamer might be present in your browsers. An add-on can deliver more adverts and redirects.
Ads could have the following messages inside them:
- Ads by GenieGamer(.)com
- Advertisement by GenieGamer(.)com
- Ad by GenieGamer(.)com
- Advert from GenieGamer(.)com
- Powered by GenieGamer(.)com
- Brought to you by GenieGamer(.)com
Redirects which can generate from services of GenieGamer make money that goes to the owners of this adware. All redirects are probably run with a pay-per-click plan. The advertising content can be of all kinds and is sponsored by affiliated partners of the adware owners. Advertising content connected with the GenieGamer(.)com platform can be presented as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-game links, interstitial, transitional, banners, in-text-links, or full page adverts.
Information that may be collected is this:
- Your IP address
- Your Name
- Internet service provider
- Operating system
- Pages Viewed
- Your Address and Email address
- Browser Type
Cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies could be used. They can collect further information about you in this way. If you have used a service associated with the site, you should remove it.
Remove GenieGamer(.)com Completely
To remove GenieGamer(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of all game redirects and ads effectively, 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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove GenieGamer(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of GenieGamer(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove GenieGamer(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase GenieGamer(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall GenieGamer(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Delete GenieGamer(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate GenieGamer(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove GenieGamer(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove GenieGamer(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall GenieGamer(.)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 GenieGamer(.)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 GenieGamer(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of GenieGamer(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall GenieGamer(.)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 GenieGamer(.)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 GenieGamer(.)com files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as GenieGamer(.)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.
Remove GenieGamer(.)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 GenieGamer(.)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 GenieGamer(.)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.
Delete GenieGamer(.)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 GenieGamer(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate GenieGamer(.)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.