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.
|Short Description||You may see advertisements in your browsers as pop-ups, banners or flash animations.|
|Symptoms||You may see advertisements on sites you visit, get redirected to suspicious sites, or be prompted for an online game registration.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss PlayCrushGames(.)com.|
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.
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
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- Guide 1: How to Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PlayCrushGames(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PlayCrushGames(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PlayCrushGames(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PlayCrushGames(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove PlayCrushGames(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PlayCrushGames(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PlayCrushGames(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)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 PlayCrushGames(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate PlayCrushGames(.)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.