What is Gaming Wonderland?
Gaming Wonderland Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application (PUP), which may infiltrate your PC system without an appropriate warning. That’s because it has been actively spread not only thru its official website but with a help of a suspicious distribution method, which is known as bundling. Once it settles down, this program alters some of PC’s settings and adds its own start page and search bar on each of the browsers that are installed on the system. So, it can be said that Gaming Wonderland Toolbar is set to infiltrate Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers without asking a permission for that. As soon as these changes are made, this program starts redirecting its victims to ask.com, mystart and other unknown search engines. We don’t recommend trusting them because they may show you altered search results and may redirect you to their affiliate websites. By doing that, they seek to promote related websites that are filled with commercial content but there is no guarantee that each of such sites is harmless, so it would be better to avoid gaming Wonderland redirects. Finally, just like any other toolbar, this program may start tracking of your browsing activity and may collect your search terms and similar data. Programs that are categorised as PUPs are usually used to collect personally non-identifiable information, but third parties that are capable of using it are still unknown. If you want to stay safe, you should avoid Gaming Wonderland Toolbar. If you want to get rid of this program, you can do that with the help of reputable anti-spyware program.
How can Gaming Wonderland affect my computer?
Gaming Wonderland Toolbar can be downloaded from its official website as a tool that gives ability for its users to play various games. However, it can also get inside the system in a bundle with freeware and shareware from the Internet. If you would like to know how can you prevent the appearance of such PUPs, you should remember that you need to select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. That’s the only way to get ability to see optional components and opt out of them as well. If it manages to infiltrate your computer, you may notice that each of your web browsers were affected by this program. Yes, you should get ability to play games but you may also start noticing such things as annoying redirections to unknown websites and numerous pop-up ads that are filled with various links. If you want to avoid unknown websites, you should remember that clicking on Gaming Wonderland ads may lead you to them. Besides, this program can easily alter your start page, the default search provider and other system’s settings. While technically it is not a virus, we do NOT recommend leaving Gaming Wonderland Toolbar on your machine, especially if it has infiltrated it without an appropriate permission asked.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of Gaming Wonderland Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove Gaming Wonderland?
When seeking to remove Wonderland Gaming Toolbar, you should follow these steps.
- Uninstall programs that are related to Gaming Wonderland Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for Gaming Wonderland Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (Gaming Wonderland Toolbar, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.