Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) GamerHippo


Posted: April 26, 2016

GamerHippo is a Potentially Unwanted Program that may use software bundling to install itself on the computers of thousands of PC users. Although GamerHippo isn't threatening, the presence of this application on your computer may alter your Web browser's performance and behavior slightly. Apart from allowing you to play hundreds of free online games, GamerHippo also may flood your Web browser with marketing content that may come in the form of full-page ads, video ads, banners, in-text ads, and ad-overlays, which may prevent you from having an enjoyable Web browsing experience. GamerHippo may be affiliated with many advertisers, so the content of the ads that this extension displays may vary in terms of reliability. Overall, GamerHippo ads aren't something you should trust, and that's why we advise PC users to avoid clicking on any links affiliated with GamerHippo. This extension isn't known to be associated with parasites or other threatening software, but it may lead users to low-quality websites or pages that may host dubious software. While GamerHippo isn't necessarily a threatening program to have installed, its removal is a good idea because of its tendency to inject unwanted ads and promote website redirects.