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PlayCrushGames(.)com is an online gaming website that spreads ads in cyberspace and has software with the same name considered as adware. To know how to remove them, you need to read the article carefully to the end.

The adware can attach itself to your browsers and may add a browser extension as well. It starts generating ads, such as pop-ups, banners, and Flash animations. You might get redirected to websites for online games or ones with potentially malicious content.

NamePlayCrushGames(.)com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionYou may see advertisements in your browsers as pop-ups, banners or flash animations.
SymptomsYou may see advertisements on sites you visit, get redirected to suspicious sites, or be prompted for an online game registration.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundle Packages
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by PlayCrushGames(.)com
User Experience Join our forum to discuss PlayCrushGames(.)com.

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PlayCrushGames(.)com – How Did I Get It?

One way you can get PlayCrushGames(.)com to appear in your browsers is because you have an unwanted application installed. That often happens when you unknowingly, get adware that is hiding inside freeware installations and bundle packages. These packages and third-party installers contain additional components for installation that are not always disclosed. Because of that, you can get tricked into installing unwanted software related to PlayCrushGames(.)com. This can be avoided if you check the Custom or Advanced menu in a setup.

Another thing which may cause PlayCrushGames Ads is if you visit suspicious sites and if you click on different advertisements, pop-ups, and banners that are displayed on webpages.

PlayCrushGames(.)com – What Is It?

PlayCrushGames(.)com is a website that is also an advertising platform for online games. It has an application related to it, which is considered an adware. Inside your computer, the adware will attach itself to your browsers. Next, it will start generating advertisements, message boxes, banners, pop-ups, flash animations and content oriented around online games. Some of the ads may prompt you to install other adware or undesirable software of a sort, masked as a game installer setup.

The PlayCrushGames(.)com adware might redirect you to dubious sites, similar to those in the sponsored results. The redirects can lead you to other game-related content or such prompting you to do an action like clicking on certain things, disguised as something needed to make a game run or load it faster.

The browser redirects, advertisements, pop-ups and flash animations appearing, will be accompanied by some text, like the following:

  • Ads by PlayCrushGames
  • Ad by PlayCrushGames
  • Powered by PlayCrushGames
  • Brought to you by PlayCrushGames

The redirects may be with the purpose of making money for its authors on a pay-per-click basis.

The adware is using cookies, and from being redirected to any websites from PlayCrushGames(.)com, you could be tracked. That could allow for sensitive data to be stolen from you in secret. This data can be used for generating more advertisements and redirects.

The Privacy Policy of PlayCrushGames(.)com clearly states that other ads may be shown to you in the form of videos or inside-texts of a webpage. In the policy, it is written that information collecting happens via cookies, beacons, and other tracking techniques. The collected information is an IP address, operating system, date and time of every site visit, and all activity related to usage of their site, done from your computer. Part of that information is personally identifying.

The Privacy Policy:

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All of the gathered information could easily be shared with third parties, meaning that you automatically accept the privacy policy of third-party affiliate sites, or partners of PlayCrushGames(.)com.

PlayCrushGames(.)com – Complete Removal

To remove PlayCrushGames(.)com manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this adware and ad-related content completely, you should scan to remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will also keep your PC safe from other threats.

Delete PlayCrushGames(.)com from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall PlayCrushGames(.)com in Windows

Remove or Uninstall PlayCrushGames(.)com in Windows.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall PlayCrushGames(.)com in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes 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:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PlayCrushGames(.)com.

    2.Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com from Your Browser

    Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com from Your Browser.

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select PlayCrushGames(.)com and click “Remove

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    After PlayCrushGames(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate PlayCrushGames(.)com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After PlayCrushGames(.)com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select PlayCrushGames(.)com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After PlayCrushGames(.)com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on PlayCrushGames(.)com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

    Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove PlayCrushGames(.)com.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any PlayCrushGames(.)com files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to PlayCrushGames(.)com in the future

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from PlayCrushGames(.)com (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by PlayCrushGames(.)com.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from PlayCrushGames(.)com.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from PlayCrushGames(.)com is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by PlayCrushGames(.)com should be restored.

    Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

    Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com Using Other Alternative Tools

    Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareSTOPZilla Anti Malware
    1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove PlayCrushGames(.)com.
    Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.

    2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all PlayCrushGames(.)com associated files automatically.

    Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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    Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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    Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to delete them permanently.
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    Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

    1. Download and Install STOPZilla Anti-malware to Scan for And Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.

    2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all PlayCrushGames(.)com associated files completely.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you haven’t launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the PlayCrushGames(.)com threat: Manual removal of PlayCrushGames(.)com 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.
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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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