Adware.GameVance Description

GameVance is an online game application which delivers pop-up, pop-under, and other types advertisements based on information collected from the user.

Since GameVance does not store users’ browsing history, it appears not to be a security risk to users’ computers. Gamevance does not store users’ surfing history and it has an eTrust certificate. It is advised you read Gamevance ‘Terms of Use’ and ‘Privacy Policy’ to learn more on how they collect information about you.

When you register for the GameVance free gaming network, you’re agreeing to allow the GameVance pop-up ads to display on your computer. According to Gamevance Privacy Policy: “Gamevance offers games available on the Internet free of charge at the Site in exchange for your agreement to install GameVance Software (the “Software”), which will display pop-up, pop-under and other types of advertisements on your computer based on the information we collect as stated in this Policy.”

GameVance is detected by some security applications.

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At the time this definition was written, GameVance was identified by the following applications: NOD32 Antivirus, Microsoft Threat Center, McAfee AntiVirus Plus.

If you wish to uninstall GameVance, because the pop-up, pop-under or other types of advertisements are objectionable, or for other reasons, you can uninstall GameVance using the Add/Remove Programs applet in your Windows Control Panel. If you’re experiencing any problems uninstalling GameVance, you have the option of using SpyHunter to remove it.


Skodna.Gamevance.ET [AVG]AdWare.Gamevance.hrmg [VBA32]AdWare/Gamevance.aon [Jiangmin]Trojan.Generic.7474674 (B) [Emsisoft]Adware/Adware.132608.1 [AntiVir]Adware.Siggen.24675 [DrWeb]Trojan.Win32.Siggen.bcjdnu [NANO-Antivirus]not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gamevance.hrvb [Kaspersky]Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] [Avast]TROJ_GEN.RCBC7JC [TrendMicro-HouseCall]

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Adware.GameVance Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}GamevancePlay PickleHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\GamevanceText.DLLSOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\GamevanceText.DLLSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {02F0243C-2E71-4a1a-A790-6C30888119D0}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {AEB04B5E-C981-47a9-B847-33EE4C92F6B9}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{AEB04B5E-C981-47a9-B847-33EE4C92F6B9}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: Play PickleSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: Play PickleWow6432Node\AppID\GamevanceText.DLLHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}Gamevance
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {AEB04B5E-C981-47a9-B847-33EE4C92F6B9}{02F0243C-2E71-4a1a-A790-6C30888119D0}{0ED403E8-470A-4a8a-85A4-D7688CFE39A3}{BEAC7DC8-E106-4C6A-931E-5A42E7362883}
Posted: July 6, 2009 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 2,885
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  • Catherine says:

    everytime my computer loads it shows a deistrbung photo and it wont let me delete it, the photo came with another file that was really a virus what do i do :S and also when i right click and try press delete it says try again and keeps doing it, please help

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  • Mumford68 says:

    I especially like how at the bottom of most of the sections is a link to help show how to properly locate and how to deal with things such as the Registry and .dll files, etc. Helpful and informative!

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