Remove "GameTrekkers" Browser Adware

GameTrekkers is a browser hijacker detected and removed by ByteFence Anti-Malware. Web browser hijackers manipulate your browser to change your start page or search scopes and search provider, so that the affected browser visits the hijacker's site or one of their choice without your permission. Browser hijacking is a form of unwanted software that may also inject unwanted advertising into the browser. A browser hijacker may replace the existing home page, error page, or search page with its own. Many Browser Hijacking programs are included in software bundles that the user did not choose, and are included as "offers" in the installer for another program, often included with no uninstall instructions, or documentation on what they do, and are presented in a way that is designed to be confusing.
Some browser hijacking can be easily reversed, while other instances may be difficult to reverse. The hijacker automatically saves the webpages visited and makes them available from any computer or browses and reports you search results to its ad network for tracking. It is also important to note that the GameTrekkers monitors your social activities because most likely you have unknowingly connected to GameTrekkers using Facebook. As a result, the search engine delivers personalized content based on your habits and preferences not only on other websites but Facebook, too. The content provided by this search engine gradually becomes more relevant over a certain period of time as it learns about your preferences from your browsing behavior. The use of the browser add-on may also lead to some unexpected changes on your browsers. The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, and the home page of these browsers can be changes to GameTrekkers. Most hijacking programs constantly change the settings of browsers, meaning that user choices in their own browser are overwritten.

This browser hijacker typically comes into your computer by being bundled with free software or software distributed through a download portal. It can be bundled with anything such as media players, PDF creators or any similar programs. Usually, you can see what programs are bundled during the installation process as they quickly show you the program and make you opt-out of uninstalling it. But don't feel bad, most people never see this. Nevertheless, we strongly suggests you to download programs only from reliable websites and publishers. Delete GameTrekkers and try to be careful from now on. Downloading free games and applications online may expose you to the risk of installing unwanted software at the same time. When searching for an application you want to install, we advise to visit the application vendor’s official website where you can be sure you are downloading the latest version of a product without having to negotiate a seemingly endless stream of unsolicited offers for products.

How to Remove GameTrekkers

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove GameTrekkers as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.

Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.

Download ByteFence AntiMalware

Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install icon

Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer setup welcome screen

Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer license screen

Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install er setup complete

Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for GameTrekkers along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware scanning for GameTrekkers

Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with GameTrekkers along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)

ByteFence Anti-Malaware detection of GameTrekkers

Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware removing GameTrekkers

Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and GameTrekkers should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).

Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.

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