- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
GameTrekkers Toolbar claims to be the “ultimate toolbar for multiplayer gamers,” but, if you have this toolbar on your computer, it may not be from a legitimate source since the official site seems to have been down for some time now. So, if this toolbar appears in you browsers, there is a good chance that it entered your system in an alternative way. But, if that is the case, you need to be prepared for more than just this bad toolbar as it may have arrived alongside other malware infections. Many users do not care about the annoying toolbar and that their home page and search engine have been changed since they are not aware of the potential risks these modifications can hold for them and their operating system. Let us tell you in more detail what we have found out about this infection and why we suggest that you should remove GameTrekkers Toolbar from your computer.
If you somehow end up on the “late” official website of this toolbar at gametrekkers.com, all you will find now is a farewell message. The developer company, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., says goodbye to the users on this page in the name of GameTrekkers Toolbar. This is not the first time we have encountered this message. As a matter of fact, we have recently covered YourLocalLotto Toolbar, which seemed to have the same fate: The company does not officially promote these extensions anymore.
But GameTrekkers Toolbar may still emerge on your computer as it can be found in free software bundles. These packages may be packed with other malware threats and hosted on shady shareware sites waiting for their victims to click on a fake download button or a pop-up ad. And, unfortunately, a lot of users do click these buttons and ads. That is why this seems to be the most frequently used method to spread infections over the net. If you downloaded this version, there is a good chance that you already have multiple infections on-board. Deleting GameTrekkers Toolbar will not solve all your problems in this case, and you will have to scan your system to see if there are any more threats to your virtual security.
GameTrekkers Toolbar is supposed to provide you a toolbar with a third-party search tool – Ask.com – and several easy-access links to online multiplayer gaming-related third-party websites, including fantasy action games and board games. This toolbar only seems to work in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once it is installed, it sets an altered Ask.com page as your home page and search engine. But you should not use this search tool because the results might be modified by this bad toolbar. Since it can also gather data about your browsing habits, it is possible for this toolbar to include targeted third-party links on the search results pages. It might also promote third-party content through the other third-party services it offers you. We believe that you are safer if you do not engage with anything this toolbar provides because it may be unreliable. If you want to protect your computer, you should delete GameTrekkers Toolbar before you click on a link that may take you to an unsafe website.
In order to eliminate GameTrekkers Toolbar, you need to uninstall the application through Control Panel and reset all the browsers. If you are not familiar with these steps, please use our instructions below this article. Also, remember that you can avoid similar infections if you are more mindful about the selection of websites you visit and the links you click on. Keeping your Windows operating system, programs, and drivers up-to-date is another way to decrease your PC's vulnerability.
Remove GameTrekkers Toolbar from Windows
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
Reset your browsers