GamesSearch.co Removal Process (remove GamesSearchco)

February 16, 2018

GamesSearch.co is a questionable site that has been deemed to be a browser hijacker by computer security experts. Simply landing on the GamesSearch.co site may not be an issue. However, use of links provided on GamesSearch.co or on its search query results may render site redirects or loading of questionable sites.

GamesSearch.co may act as a default home page or new tab page in some cases due to components associated with modifying Internet settings. Such actions may be stopped by removal of GamesSearch.co and its components, which can be accomplished safely by using an antispyware resource.

Are you getting popups from GamesSearch.co? Have you identified that you have GamesSearch.co installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove GamesSearch.co completely from your computer?

Why should you remove GamesSearch.co?

If GamesSearch.co resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that GamesSearch.co may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking GamesSearch.co removal process.

How can you manually remove GamesSearch.co

Manual removal of GamesSearch.co may not be for everyone. Each manual GamesSearch.co removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic GamesSearch.co removal process.

GamesSearch.co can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate GamesSearch.co in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find GamesSearch.co, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing GamesSearch.co. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with GamesSearch.co from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with GamesSearch.co, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with GamesSearch.co by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\GamesSearch.co folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed GamesSearch.co completely from your computer. If you find that GamesSearch.co is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic GamesSearch.co removal process.

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