GameTrekkers is adware that transforms your existing internet browser settings and generates pop-up ads on your browser. The adware is recognized by various internet security based programs. The primary objectives of GameTrekkers is to redirect users to sponsored webpages when they search the web or open a new browser window or tab, and to serve advertisements to the user.

Threat Details

Name GameTrekkers, GameTrekkers virus, Game Trekkers
Detection Type Adware
Short Description The adware is promoted as a free gaming platform and toolbar.
Symptoms The user may experience unwanted advertisements and redirects to sponsored webpages.
Distribution Method It’s official page, freeware, third-party download managers, dubious advertisements and torrents.
Detection tool Download Malware Removal Tool

What is GameTrekkers?

GameTrekkers is promoted as a free gaming platform that can help you search for and play free and full versions of various games.

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GameTrekkers is not a program most people want on their computers. Once the adware is contracted it will generate pop-up and in-text style ads on the internet and Windows desktop and it will obtain personal browsing details to produce ads based off your browsing habits.

GameTrekkers Removal Guide

GameTrekkers can be uninstalled manually from your computer and internet browser. We have provided several steps below the article to show you how remove GameTrekkers and other threats. However, if you have clicked on any random ads or have been redirected to suspicious websites, your system may have been exposed to malware and other threats. To make sure your PC is completely clean and your information is protected from cyber criminals, we recommend that you follow all the steps below.

Step 1: Uninstall GameTrekkers from Windows

Follow the instructions to uninstall GameTrekkers and other programs that it may bundle with from your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computer. If you do not find GameTrekkers installed on your computer but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files.

1. Open Windows Start or Task menu and go to the Control Panel (or directly to Programs and Features).

2. In the “Programs” section click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove programs).

3. Search for GameTrekkers, Chromium, and other programs in the list of installed programs and double click the program you want to remove to uninstall it. You can also select GameTrekkers with your mouse and click the Uninstall button once it appears. Once you have uninstalled GameTrekkers look for other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall any if they are found. A general tip is to click “Installed On” to locate any programs that installed around the same time.

Step 2: Remove unwanted browser attachments

Follow the instructions to remove GameTrekkers add-ons and extensions, as well as other attachments that it may bundle with from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, and Apple Safari. If you do not find a GameTrekkers attachments installed on your internet browser but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files. To remove GameTrekkers from Microsoft internet browsers you must uninstall the program.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the GameTrekkers extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the GameTrekkers add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the GameTrekkers extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 3: Remove GameTrekkers with Malwarebytes

Follow the instructions to remove GameTrekkers with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

Step 4: Remove GameTrekkers with HitmanPro

Follow the instructions to remove GameTrekkers with HitmanPro second-opinion software.

1. Download and install HitmanPro second opinion scanner and removal tool.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

Step 5: Clean and repair your computer with CCleaner

Follow the instructions to clean your computer and repair your computer’s settings.

1. Download and install CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and go to the main Cleaner screen and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries. If you find any thing suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Finally, go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

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