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Remove Playzy from Your PC

Playzy is a free browser extension developed by Wajamu, which offers the users the convenience to play a large variety of games straight from their browsers. Some of its features, however, give a reason to malware experts to categorize it as a PUP (potentially unwanted program).

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What Is Playzy?

According to its creators, when it comes to gaming online, “your options are either downloading a new game every time, or navigating to a website each time you want to play online.”
That is why, they created Playzy – “a one time download that bring all the games right to you, allowing you to play whenever you want without having to leave the page you are in.”
Playzy is compatible with the most commonly used browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once installed, you will see the Playzy tab appearing on the bottom left every time you open a web page. Clicking on it will display all the available games. Then, you are ready to play.

Despite its usefulness, however, Playzy does embody some features that appear to be both annoying and intrusive to the user. Such are:

  • Monitoring and collecting your browsing routine (URLs visited, pages views, search queries, IP addresses, etc.)
  • Displaying various pop-up ads that, once clicked, may redirect you to unsafe and potentially corrupted websites. These websites may contain malware that could infect your PC
  • Entering your PC without your knowledge, i.e. via bundling

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How Does Playzy Enter Your PC?

As mentioned above, in addition to being installed straight from its official website, Playzy can also enter your PC without your knowledge, but with your consent. What we mean by that is the program sneaks into your system bundled with another free program you install. The bundling method is mentioned throughout the installation process, and is automatically included in the default or recommended settings. So, by not unchecking the bundling option you practically “agree” with it. Most users do not pay attention to the installation process and impatiently click “next” in order to finish the downloading quicker. And that comes in favor to the developers of PUPs such as Playzy.

In short, in order to prevent any unwanted program from entering your PC, you must disallow any options that are not familiar to you, and leave only the one you wanted in the first place. This way, you can save yourself a whole lot of hassle later on.

Should You Remove Playzy?

It’s best if you do so. You may find Playzy useful, but it does expose your system to outer threats and may annoy you with unwanted advertisements. And, let’s not forget it will monitor your browsing habits and record them in order to share them with third parties. Remove Playzy by using a legit anti-virus tool.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Playzy

1. Remove/Uninstall Playzy 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 Playzy.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Playzy 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 Playzy and click “Remove

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    After Playzy 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 Playzy and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Playzy 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 Playzy 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 Playzy 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 Playzy
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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    Boyana Peeva

    Boyana Peeva

    Believes that the glass is rather half-full and that nothing is bigger than the little things. Enjoys writing, reading and sharing content – information is power.

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