How to Remove Gaming Assassin

By | Posted on August 3, 2016 |

Ad-supported program Gaming Assassin asserts to let user play free games right at Chrome’s New Tab. In addition, it can help user to easily search the web for anything whether it is related to gaming or not. In fact, these are not all what you can get from adware such as Gaming Assassin. It forces your browser to use unwanted search engine and home page. All of this can be set accordingly without your proper approval.

Keep in mind that presence of adware such as Gaming Assassin can cause browser redirects that impose a visit to unknown sites. This can be malicious web page hosting malware. A simple visit on such site can be the root of more adware and PUP infection. Thus, it is highly suggested instant removal of Gaming Assassin.

Like other variants called Reading Fanatic and Film Fanatic, Gaming Assassin arrives on the computer in package. Actually, it is concealed on a main program, which is in the form of Download Manager, Utilities, Free Game, or Fake Software Update. Gaming Assassin and other adware are typically concealed on any of the mentioned carrier. From downloading up to installation process, users are not informed that there are other bundled products. All of it loads into the computer without user’s knowledge. Therefore, most computer users are outrage to see surplus programs including Gaming Assassin.

GamingAssassin Ads

If Gaming Assassin and other adware start to bother your internet activities, you cannot do anything to halt pop-up Ads by GamingAssassin and redirects via browser’s options. Adware as such was made to dominate the browser and gives very little control to user to manage the Extension. Therefore, we are giving you scanners and tools to totally remove Gaming Assassin in few simple steps. Please follow the guide accordingly.

Online Security Scanner Report for

Norton SafeWeb No issues Community Rating: 0.0 Aug. 02, 2016
MCAfee Site Advisor Link is safe Feedback: No data Aug. 02, 2016
AVG Threat Labs Currently Safe Feedback: No data Aug. 02, 2016

How to Remove Gaming Assassin

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

It is highly suggested that you carry out all the steps in exact manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Gaming Assassin

The main cause of pop-up ads and coupons could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list. Alternatively, press Windows key + R on keyboard and run appwiz.cpl command.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

Uninstall Gaming Assassin

3. Look for and remove Gaming Assassin, MindSpark, or Myway entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Gaming Assassin. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Gaming Assassin from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Gaming Assassin on the affected browser.

Step 4: Remove Gaming Assassin from Google Chrome

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Gaming Assassin. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Deleting Gaming Assassin Extension

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type the following in the address bar: chrome://extensions

3. On Extensions window, please delete Gaming Assassin by clicking on Trash icon.

Adware Extension

4. Go to Settings window (chrome://settings). Under On Startup area, click Disable extension if Gaming Assassin is present.

On-startup Adware

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Gaming Assassin. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. In the address bar please type this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down, then click Show advanced settings

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset Settings section.

5. Click on Reset Settings button. If it prompts for confirmation, please click Reset to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset

This function will reset your home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas affected by Gaming Assassin. Unwanted extensions will also be removed from the browser. This will not affect your bookmarks, history, and other saved data. You may also download Software Removal Tool from this page. A stand-alone reset tool from Google Chrome but with more advanced Adware scanner feature.

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