How to remove Likes Games (Virus Removal Guide)

Likes Games

This Likes Games removal guide contains free information about the Likes Games extension and a guide to help you remove Likes Movies, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer.
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Likes Games is a browser hijacker similar to Likes Movies that takes over your homepage, default search engine, and new tab page. When you are affected by the Likes Games extension and redirect virus your browser will start-up on a Likes Games webpage, such as search.mysearch.com, and your browser will redirect to the same webpage when you perform a search in the address bar. Native and cooperating browser applications (including the Likes Games extension for Google Chrome) are used to replace existing internet browser settings once they have been installed. The Likes Games extension also permissions set allowing it read and change data on the websites you visit while it is enabled.

Names Likes Games, Likes Games virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements 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
Permissions Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
Communicate with cooperating websites
Change your search settings to: search.mysearch.com
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Distribution Method Likes Games and other objects that can cause your browser to redirect to search.mysearch.com are usually promoted in advertisements on media and torrenting websites. The user might be tricked into accepting the download under the guise of a program update or something that it is not.

How to remove Likes Games (Virus Removal Instructions)

These Likes Games removal instructions will help you completely remove Likes Games, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer.

  1. Manually remove Likes Games extension
  2. Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes
  3. Scan your computer a second time with HitmanPro
  4. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

Remove Likes Games extension

Google Chrome

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

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

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Likes Games add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the Likes Games add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

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

Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

Scan your computer a second time with HitmanPro

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. 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.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.