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Remove Press Gamer ads (Free Guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Description of Press Gamer virus

Press Gamer virus is technically not a malicious software, but it is an annoying ad-supported program, which delivers hundreds of web ads while the computer user browses online. It is important not to confuse these ads with reliable ones that come from websites you visit. It is not hard to identify Press Gamer ads because they usually come up with a line above or below the ad content, for example, “ads by Press Gamer,” “brought to you by Press Gamer” or “powered by Press Gamer.” Commonly, these ads present shopping offers, such as discount codes, price comparisons, and coupons. All these ads are supposed to make the user want to explore these offers, and for that Press Gamer collects non-identifiable information about the user personally while he/she browses online. The information it gathers includes user’s browsing history, search queries made, time spent on particular websites and so on. Therefore, it becomes clear why ads by Press Gamer look so tempting.

The official website of Press Gamer adware

No matter what, you should not click on these ads, because they can redirect you to highly dangerous third-party web pages. These false ads are responsible for the promotion of sponsors’ websites, so they trigger redirects to them once they convince the user to click on them. It would be naive to think that ads by Press Gamer can help to save money while shopping online because this software is classified as an adware and it is also confirmed to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). That means this program can lead you to possibly infectious Internet sites, where you can accidentally download malware to your PC. Do not let this software fool you and ruin your browsing experience. The good news is that you can remove Press Gamer quite easily, and we present even two different techniques how you can do it. You can remove it automatically using Reimage or another reliable anti-spyware software, or manually. For manual Press Gamer removal instructions, proceed to page 2.

How did Press Gamer hijack your PC?

You probably have agreed to install Press Gamer PUP while installing another free program, or, to be precise, freeware bundle. Freeware bundles can be downloaded from untrustworthy file sharing networks and download websites, so we suggest you to check the reliability of websites that you plan to download software from. Also, keeping a trustworthy computer security software can test the reliability of programs and files you download to your PC. However, even if you download a software bundle, you can decompose it and install only the program that you want to install. For that, choose Advanced or Custom installation mode and opt out all suspicious programs added to your download. Take note that Standard and Default installation modes, which are usually pre-selected for you, will automatically install all additional programs added to your selected software.

How to remove Press Gamer adware and secure your computer from spyware?

Pop-ups, banners, in-text ads that Press Gamer virus generates are annoying and untrustworthy; besides, the process that creates these ads and displays them on computer screen decreases the productivity of computer because it makes it run slow. If you would like to stop ads by Press Gamer, you have to uninstall this ad-supported software from the computer. One of the easiest ways to do it is to remove it automatically with spyware or malware removal software. A good anti-spyware software can also ensure real-time protection from computer threats. In case you do not want to obtain such software, you can just use the manual Press Gamer removal guide that is given below and remove this computer parasite by yourself.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Press Gamer ads, follow these steps:

Remove Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer and related programs
    Here, look for Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Press Gamer 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, Press Gamer should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer 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 Press Gamer removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. johnattan says:
    May 6th, 2016 at 3:18 am

    very annoying app! the woirst thing is that i cannot remember installing it…

  2. Rockero says:
    May 6th, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Thank you 2-spyware, you always post good and informative information, this is the third time I remove a computer threat using your instructions 🙂

  3. Santin0 says:
    May 6th, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I hated Press Gamer ads. It was so easy to fix this problem and stop these ads, Im shocked. I used to think I know nothing about computers, but these instructions were really helpful and I managed to remove Press Gamer by myself.

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