Remove PlayGameNow – Virus Removal Guide

By | August 19, 2020

PlayGameNow is a browser hijacker. PlayGameNow redirects the browser’s default homepage, search engine and new tab. PlayGameNow redirects the browser through playgamenowtab1.com.

PlayGameNow is regularly manifested on the internet as a helpful homepage. In fact, PlayGameNow is a browser hijacker that gathers all kinds of browsing data such as search queries and cookies out of your browser and alters the browser’s new tab page.

The statistics gathered by PlayGameNow are used for advertising employment. The statistics are sold to advertising networks. Because PlayGameNow collects data out of your browser, PlayGameNow is likewise categorized as a spyware program (browser hijacker).

When PlayGameNow is installed, you will notice the following:

  • The default search engine and new tab page in your browser are redirected to PlayGameNow.
  • You notice a new PlayGameNow toolbar in your browser.
  • PlayGameNow might show advertisements and track your search queries within your browser.

PlayGameNow browser extension will deploy itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser after successful infiltration. Note that no browser developer yet marks this browser hijacker as potentially dangerous.

If your browser’s default homepage, new tab and search engine have changed to PlayGameNow and the PlayGameNow browser extension has been installed in your browser, remove the PlayGameNow extension as quickly as possible from your web browser settings. Also, make sure to remove adware from your computer!

Remove Play Game Now

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google chrome logoUninstall PlayGameNow extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “PlayGameNow” browser extension and click Remove.

Can’t remove PlayGameNow extension because the extension is managed?

firefox logoUninstall PlayGameNow extension from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “PlayGameNow” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the PlayGameNow extension.
    Select Remove from the menu to remove PlayGameNow from the Firefox browser.

internet explorer logoUninstall PlayGameNow add-on from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
  3. Open Manage Addons from the menu.
  4. Remove PlayGameNow from Extensions and Toolbars.
  5. On the left open Search Providers settings.
  6. Find PlayGameNow Search and Remove PlayGameNow Search.

Do you still have PlayGameNow in Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
  4. Select PlayGameNow and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow PlayGameNow uninstall instructions.

malwarebytes logoRemove PlayGameNow with Malwarebytes

I recommend removing PlayGameNow with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.

PlayGameNow adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove PlayGameNow with Malwarebytes.

Download Malwarebytes OR More information about Malwarebytes

 

  • Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions.
  • Click Scan to start a malware-scan.

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  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the PlayGameNow detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

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  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed PlayGameNow from your computer and browser.

Max
Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

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