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Remove GamerSuperstar (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

GamerSuperstar – potentially unwanted program that displays ads

GamerSuperstar adware installed on browsers

GamerSuperstar is an adware[1] that spreads bundled with freeware and might affect both Windows and Mac operating systems. Typically, it spreads as Advertisement Offers by GamerSuperstar add-on that is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. After installation, targeted browsers are bombarded with ads.

Name GamerSuperstar
Type Adware
Danger level Medium. Hijacks web browsers in order to display ads
Affected OS Mac OS X, Windows
Targeted browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari
Symptoms Increased amount of ads, pop-ups, in-texts, banners, and similar advertisements in the browser
Distribution methods website and software bundles
To uninstall GamerSuperstar, install Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and run a full system scan  

Originally, GamerSuperstar is an online gaming website. However, it offers to download a browser extension that causes the majority of problems. Additionally, this add-on can be installed silently if people do not pay attention to the installation of free programs.

So-called GamerSuperstar virus is designed to display various types of commercial content, such as:

  • promotional videos;
  • banners offering shopping discounts or promoting other questionable content;
  • in-text ads in random articles;
  • pop-up ads warning about computer viruses or asking to install unknown security software;
  • pop-ups that urge to install fake updates;
  • ads promoting suspicious games or browser extensions, such as

GamerSuperstar ads might be delivered anytime you browse the web. Adware might use a virtual layer to display third-party commercial content on each visited website. Users are warned to stay away from these ads because they might be malicious. The research has shown that some of them might contain malware executables[2] or redirect to phishing websites.

GamerSuperstar redirect problems are also concerning. After the installation, adware might trigger sudden browser redirects to various websites. While some of the sites just want to increase traffic; others are waiting for potential victims who would call fake tech support line or agree to install malicious software.

Additionally, GamerSuperstar might collect information about users and their browsing activities. Adware might be gathering the following details:

  • IP address;
  • location;
  • browsing history;
  • clicked ads;
  • clicked organic search results;
  • search queries;
  • etc.

All these details allow creating a user profile which allows delivering targeted ads. These ads are based on user’s interest, so chances to get a click increases. Each click and redirect to an affiliate site is profitable for developers of adware. However, we warned that these activities might be dangerous to the user. So, you should remove GamerSuperstar ASAP.

You can uninstall GamerSuperstar from browser’s extension. However, it might not be enough. It’s important to make sure that other questionable add-ons are not installed as well. Once you get rid of them all, you should reset the browser.

However, some adware-related components might be installed on the system as well. If they are left, ads continue bombarding the browser. You can avoid the failure if you opt for automatic GamerSuperstar removal with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or another anti-malware.

GamerSuperstar virus attackGamerSuperstar is a browser extension that has features of adware.

The ways how ad-supported program spread

This potentially unwanted program (PUP) is available to download on website. However, users can be offered to download it on shady websites or software bundles. But the latter method seems to be most popular.

According to security team from,[3] developers of PUP take advantage of incorrect installation of free programs. Freeware and shareware often include “optional downloads” which can be installed silently when users choose Standard/Quick setup.

These settings rarely inform about additional apps, but still installs them. This problem can be avoided if users read EULA, choose Advanced/Custom installation and unmark the ticks from pre-selected entries.

Uninstall GamerSuperstar from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari

To remove GamerSuperstar, you have to uninstall this browser extension and other questionable components from Windows and Mac operating systems. Additionally, reset the browser to get rid of tracking cookies.

You can find manual GamerSuperstar removal guide at the end of the article. However, if it seems complicated or you want a quicker solution, please install anti-malware software. After updating it, run a full system scan.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove GamerSuperstar, follow these steps:

Remove GamerSuperstar from Windows systems

To uninstall adware from Windows OS entirely, follow this guide:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall GamerSuperstar and related programs
    Here, look for GamerSuperstar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of GamerSuperstar from Mac OS X system

To eliminate all components related to GamerSuperstar from Mac OS X, follow these steps:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for GamerSuperstar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate GamerSuperstar from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for GamerSuperstar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete GamerSuperstar removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase GamerSuperstar from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, GamerSuperstar should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall GamerSuperstar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Uninstall GamerSuperstar extension and reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select GamerSuperstar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete GamerSuperstar removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete GamerSuperstar from Google Chrome

Terminate Advertisement Offers by GamerSuperstar add-on from Google Chrome as explained below:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select GamerSuperstar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete GamerSuperstar removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove GamerSuperstar from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for GamerSuperstar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete GamerSuperstar removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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Jake Doevan
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