Free Games Virus

Free Games Virus Description


Free Games Virus Screenshot 1The Free Games Virus is a colloquial name for Potentially Unwanted Programs associated with free gaming sites like Zulagames.com. Free Games Viruses often enjoy their installations through bundled installers along with the ‘free’ games offered on the website, and may not give you any good options for blocking these installations while still acquiring the primary gaming software. Side effects of a Free Games Virus often include browser hijacks and pop-up advertisements, which may be a threat to your online safety. As a natural conclusion, malware researchers consider it a good practice to remove the Free Games Virus from your browser with appropriate anti-malware, anti-adware or other general security software.

The Hidden Price Tag with Your So-Called Free Games


The Free Games Virus is a common accompaniment to the installers of freeware gaming websites that often offer hundreds of games without any obvious cost. Only after getting these programs installed, you will find the actual price: allowing the Free Games Virus to make modifications to your browser that provide revenue for the associated company. Some of the most identifying symptoms of a Free Games Virus that malware researchers often see include:
  • Your homepage being reset to another URL chosen by the Free Games Virus.
  • Search engine hijacks that may redirect your Web searches to the gaming site’s preferred search engine.
  • Pop-up advertisements, injected banners and other advertisement-based content that’s displayed automatically.
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    Any relevant adjustments to your browser’s settings usually are ineffectual at disabling these advertisements.

Due to its tendency to lack any extremely unreliable functions as well as the fact that the Free Games Virus usually is installed with your theoretical permission, the Free Games Virus usually is only classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). On the other hand, even PUPs have the potential to be unintended sources of attacks against your PC, and malware researchers consider it wisest to delete a Free Games Virus with anti-malware tools to keep your browser completely under your own control. This advice still applies even if you intend to continue using any related gaming applications.

A Legitimate Way to Go Gaming for Free


With so many gaming sites on the Web, malware experts would recommend selecting free gaming sites that aren’t in the habit of bundling a Free Games Virus or other PUPs with their products. That advice aside, if you do need to remove a Free Games Virus, its deletion usually is manageable with the assistance of anti-malware products without harming any related gaming clients. All of the advertisements, search results and other content often propagated via a Free Games Virus do have the potential to load harmful phishing attacks or other toxic content, which is why the Free Games Virus’s deletion always is encouraged regardless of its format or brand.

Safe browsing behavior also is especially important while you’re still dealing with the symptoms of a Free Games Virus. Try to make a habit of avoiding any actions that malware experts would consider highly unsafe, such as installing patches being offered on advertisement networks, giving untrustworthy companies exploitable information (like your e-mail password) or trusting system error messages from unauthorized sources.

Free Games Virus Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Free Games Virus? To safely & quickly detect Free Games Virus we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



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..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Free Games 111.BackgroundHostObjectFree Games 111.BackgroundHostObject.1Free Games 111.NavbarFree Games 111.Navbar.1Free Games 111.Tool.1Free Games 115.BackgroundHostObjectFree Games 115.BackgroundHostObject.1Free Games 115.NavbarFree Games 115.Navbar.1Free Games 115.ScriptHostObjectFree Games 115.ScriptHostObject.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 111.BackgroundHostObjectSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 111.BackgroundHostObject.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 111.NavbarSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 111.Navbar.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 111.ScriptHostObjectSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 111.ScriptHostObject.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 115.BackgroundHostObjectSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 115.BackgroundHostObject.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 115.NavbarSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 115.Navbar.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 115.ScriptHostObjectSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 115.ScriptHostObject.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 119.Navbar.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 119.ScriptHostObjectSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 119.ScriptHostObject.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 119.ToolSOFTWARE\Classes\Free Games 119.Tool.1SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\abckmpjbfjfoabjhefcbpdckdfikghppSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {C45EC9F0-8333-465D-9728-074BD41985C9}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {FB39D4AB-27D9-4713-9942-910644E663E3}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6B955267-37F4-49d5-B710-B6867AE0A010}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{76262A4D-8B43-4abe-AC10-0337B2FE545C}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{AA241BA7-6E9F-4b05-892E-AF27F34F8FEA}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{F4BD3468-8241-488D-B013-953D090FADCE}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FB39D4AB-27D9-4713-9942-910644E663E3}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{C45EC9F0-8333-465D-9728-074BD41985C9}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{C45EC9F0-8333-465D-9728-074BD41985C9}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{F4BD3468-8241-488D-B013-953D090FADCE}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Free Games 119SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\abckmpjbfjfoabjhefcbpdckdfikghppSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{76262A4D-8B43-4abe-AC10-0337B2FE545C}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{AFBF4B03-17E3-46f4-9697-BD8C9FF78A42}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{FC9E5C75-AC52-4794-B13D-39B14FACBF15}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{F4BD3468-8241-488D-B013-953D090FADCE}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Free Games 111SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Free Games 115HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Free Games 111Free Games 115Free Games 119
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {C120A687-EFD3-408B-BCB4-7A44E9932B28}{16F7ED3A-ECD8-46C7-8FD3-E4A8C79884D7}{C45EC9F0-8333-465D-9728-074BD41985C9}{E1B14679-BD01-4491-BF53-4C873B2E5CEB}{BC64C060-B683-4F11-B90F-4A1E6ED3F50A}{B6595F76-D28B-4B8E-9B4C-60E0DDAD4F5C}{01B7D6D4-C14B-47C6-BCAF-2C718F32617A}{F9EB11AB-9384-4736-9B33-993940F88895}{EE95078D-518C-4FD2-8093-FD1D4E33D3CA}{E4A994B0-5550-4680-A4C6-B9470B888069}{9E52EB8B-8DD9-4605-AD36-D352BCD482F2}{94CADA2E-1D3F-419F-8A3D-06C58EDF53C8}{43B390F0-6BA2-45CA-ABF2-5DB0CEE9B49D}{43969E3F-3E7C-4911-A8F1-79C6CA6AC731}{395AFE6E-8308-48DB-89BE-ED5F4AA3D3EC}{1348BD1B-C32A-41A7-9BD4-5377AA1AB925}{045F91B3-695F-423A-98C7-8DE3C47AA020}{1C1CAA5E-399B-4226-997D-DB55DE412FB1}{562B9317-C08A-444A-9482-62080DD851AE}{19975B78-1907-4DD6-A437-4C48120F46A4}{18B9B16E-716F-43DF-A6AD-512C7D2EB983}
Posted: December 3, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 234,390
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