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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Slow Computer


Playsides is an online gaming website that promotes a browser toolbar Gaming Wonderland Toolbar. If you do not remove it from your browsers, you will be provided with various advertisements on the search engine results page. Playsides is owned by Secco Media, Inc., and the toolbar which is associated with Playsides is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. If the home page and the search provider of your browsers are changed to or, keep on reading to find out how to restore your browser settings.

Playsides, or Gaming Wonderland Toolbar, promotes, which provides the user with a variety of free games. The same website can be accessed through different links or buttons on the toolbar, depending on what game category the user wants to try. If you use that website, use it with care because the website is riddled with various advertisements, some of which may take you to insecure websites.  In addition to the buttons taking you to, you can access Ask search.

The home page of the browser also contains some links. You can access Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, eBay, and some other popular websites with one click. However, all these seemingly harmless features are not the only characteristics of the toolbar. Pay attention to your search results provided by Ask search. The search engine that comes along with Playsides generates various advertisements or related search terms, so that you can expand your search. Some of the links that are presented as advertisements may be barely related to your interests or the search terms, which is why we suggest using another search engine, which can generate adequate search results without advertisements.

If you want to browse the Internet as usual, the removal of Playsides is highly recommended. You can either try the following instructions, which may be insufficient, or implement a powerful spyware removal. We suggest using SpyHunter because this anti-spyware tool will easily remove the toolbar and fix your browsers. Moreover, it will safeguard you against similar and even more dangerous computer threats, including browser hijackers, Trojans, and the like. Install this tool if you want to be secure from computer infections and browse the Internet as usual.

How to remove Playsides

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Remove Gaming Wonderland Toolbar published by Mindspark Interactive Network.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the toolbar promoting Playsides.

Window 8

  1. Move the cursor to the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click the minimized Start menu.
  3. Click on Control Panel.
  4. Select Uninstall a program.
  5. Remove the unwanted toolbar.

Remove Playsides from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab and change the home page. Click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove unwanted browser add-ons if they are present there.
  5. Click Search Providers and set a new search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove the unwanted browser extension and close the tab.
  5. Click on the search engine icon next to the search box and set a new search provider.

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