Title: Fantastigames Toolbar
Also known as: search.fantastigames.com, search.fantastigames.com/423

Remove Fantastigames Toolbar
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Fantastigames Toolbar severity is 43  (43 / 100)

Fantastigames Toolbar is one of those sneaky toolbars that we categorize as browser add-on (remember Babylon Toolbar, Startnow Toolbar). The reason why our research center does so is the unwanted/misleading activity caused by these toolbars: they get inside the system without any notification, cause unwanted changes of the homepage or other computer settings and start annoying redirections to search.fantastigames.com or similar domains that have nothing to do with users’ search query. As you can see, keeping Fantastigames Toolbar means hard search sessions because they will always be redirected. Besides, it may cause system slow downs, track your browsing habits and steal sensitive information, which can additionally be used for marketing purposes. Of course, finding malware or rogue applications on your computer may also be a cause of this browser plug-in.

HOW DID Fantastigames Toolbar GET ON MY COMPUTER?

Typically, Fantastigames Toolbar gets inside the system together with free gaming software. As most of the users fail to study the installation agreement, they don’t get information about the installation of the toolbar. Once it gets inside, Fantastigames Toolbar changes browser start page to fantastigames.com and may start appearing in every new tab. When searching the web, you will also be made to enter Fantastigames or similar domain, which has nothing to do with the one you were looking for. No wonder why so many people look on the Internet for a way how they could remove Fantastigames Toolbar.

HOW CAN I REMOVE/UNINSTALL Fantastigames Toolbar?

To get rid of Fantastigames Toolbar, you should ffollow these steps:

  1. Go to the little wrench (settings) at the right end of the browser toolbar
  2. Click on it 
  3. Choose "Uninstall toolbar".

However, we also highly recommend running a full system scan with STOPzilla, SpyHunter or other automated malware removal tool to make sure you haven't been infected with malicious software along this program.   

Automatic Fantastigames Toolbar removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Fantastigames Toolbar. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Fantastigames Toolbar using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Fantastigames Toolbar manual removal:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′
Delete files:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Fantastigames Toolbar.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fantastigames Toolbar\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fantastigames Toolbar\Uninstall Fantastigames Toolbar.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fantastigames Toolbar\Fantastigames Toolbar.lnk

QR code for Fantastigames Toolbar removal instructions:

Fantastigames Toolbar qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Fantastigames Toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Fantastigames Toolbar right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2012-09-18 05:04:46
Information updated: 2012-09-18 05:04:46

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