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Remove GamesLagoon ads (Free Guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

GamesLagoon application: can you trust it?

The Internet offers you a variety of different gaming websites. At first glance, GamesLagoon virus might look like a trustful website as well. However, it belongs to adware category. This potentially unwanted application is set to display annoying advertisements. They might not have been so troublesome if not for their tendency to cover the computer screen. In addition, due to this program, you might experience GamesLagoon redirect problem. This program might mislead you to the websites of suspicious origin. Thus, if you do not want to face more negative effects caused by this PUP, it is time to remove GamesLagoon virus. With the help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner , the removal process goes smooth and fast.

This PUP is familiar to another creation of this company – GamesCrystal. It also provides diverse mini games. Therefore, it happens to be adware as well. It seems that common feature of these adware-type programs created by this online company is that all of them bear similar titles starting with “Games…”.

Questions about GamesLagoon ads

The most prevalent feature of this adware is certainly its bothersome ability to cram users’ browsers with GamesLagoon ads or other gaming offers. Besides them being highly annoying, they may direct you to the websites which might be infected with more or less dangerous viruses. Thus, if you care for your operating system, you should not keep Games Lagoon too long on the PC. In addition, the popping ads not only may lead to questionable domains but they significantly diminish the overall browsing quality. If you are in a hurry, the pop-ups prevent you from finding necessary information fast.

The image showing GamesLagoon ads

Furthermore, like the majority of adware, collects technical and statistical information about your online activities, browsing history and search entries. Moreover, they also store your PII (personally identifiable information). Upon the request of legal institutions, they might provide it. After they process your NPII (IP address, search entries, etc), they are able to create more relevant ads which match your own preferences. As a result, you may be bothered with more gaming offers. Thus, do not delay GamesLagoon removal.

When did the program get into my computer?

The adware tends to cling onto a free program. Often, you might spot it traveling along with an image modeling tool, audio converter or media player. Due to the majority of users’ reckless installation, GamesLagoon hijack takes place within few minutes. The add-on often hides under “Recommended” settings so when users hit the “Install” button; they often overlook the attachment. In order to prevent any adware from entering your computer, you should select “Custom” installation mode. This will enable you to detect any unwanted pre-marked add-ons. Only after you unmark all of them, finish the installation guide.

Quick GamesLagoon removal

Luckily, it is not difficult to get rid of this potentially unwanted program. You can either do it manually and automatically. We highly advise you to opt for the latter option because an anti-spyware program will save your time and energy meddling with the adware. Moreover, the program is more apt in locating all files which might be of malicious origin. Thus, after the scan is complete and GamesLagoon virus is removed, you can be sure that the program will maintain proper security of your operating system. You should not forget to update it regularly. Lastly, you can also remove GamesLagoon manually. The instructions are provided below.

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To remove GamesLagoon ads, follow these steps:

Erase GamesLagoon from Windows systems

  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 GamesLagoon and related programs
    Here, look for GamesLagoon 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'

Eliminate GamesLagoon from Mac OS X system

  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 GamesLagoon 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'

Uninstall GamesLagoon 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 GamesLagoon 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 GamesLagoon removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of GamesLagoon ads 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, GamesLagoon should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove GamesLagoon from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 GamesLagoon 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 GamesLagoon removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete GamesLagoon from Google Chrome

  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 GamesLagoon 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 GamesLagoon removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase GamesLagoon 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 GamesLagoon 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 GamesLagoon removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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  1. Demi says:
    June 8th, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Pop-ups everywhere!

  2. Mike says:
    June 8th, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Only kids fall for this trap.

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