What is Play Crush Games?

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Play Crush Games is an ad-serving browser extension that displays advertisements, collects browser data, and modifies existing browser settings. Once Play Crush Games extension is installed it will show advertisements on the webpages you visit and will replace your existing homepage, new tab setting, and default search engine with a sponsored website.

Play Crush Games

The Play Crush Games extension is usually introduced to a computer system by deceptive marketing, third-party freeware download managers, and third-party software bundlers. The extension may be advertised as something it is not like a media player, media codec, java update, flash player update, torrent file, plugin, or something else.

Play Crush Games extension

The Play Crush Games extension for Google Chrome has outlined public permissions which allow it to read and change all your data on the websites you visit and communicate with cooperating websites. There is no reason for a browser extension that allows you to play html games to read and change all your data on the websites you visit.

Threat Details

Names Play Crush Games, Play Crush Games virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description HTML5 Games
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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Play Crush Games Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual Play Crush Games removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove Play Crush Games extensions and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

Play Crush Games Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove Play Crush Games is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall Play Crush Games go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for Play Crush Games and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found Play Crush Games, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

Play Crush Games removal

2. The second step to remove Play Crush Games is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove Play Crush Games is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove Play Crush Games is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro 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.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove Play Crush Games is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. 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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