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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Shmehao Games

If you are looking for some fun playing flash games, you might think that Shmehao Games is the website for you. Although you can find thousands of popular games there, you need to know that downloading them might put your system’s security at risk. We cannot say that the games themselves are malicious because they do work fine and our researchers have not found any worrying traits regarding their functions. What makes Shmehao Games suspicious and unreliable though, is the installers of the games. The truth is, you may get more than you bargained for when you run them. And by “more” we, unfortunately, mean a browser hijacker. That is why the installers on the Shmehao Games website have been categorized as potentially unwanted programs (PUP). Due to the potential dangers the associated hijacker can introduce you to, we recommend removing Shmehao Games from your computer.

A lot of people like to switch off a bit from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or work and play some flash games. Most of the game sites offer online gaming, which is preferred by most users. You can find Shmehao Games at While this site offers lots of up-to-date flash games in several categories, including action, adventure, arcade, card, driving, puzzle, and more, you cannot actually play them online, which is rather annoying. You have to download each and every game that you would like to try out. Although it is not really time-consuming, it is not at all without risks. Not because of the games themselves, which seem totally fine, but because of the additional tool that may also be distributed in the same bundle. Every time you download and install such a bundle, you put your system at more and more risks.

Shmehao Games may come with a browser hijacker called It is called a hijacker because, once it is installed, it will make changes to your browsers silently, without your knowledge or permission. This means that every time you launch your browsers, you will find as your home page and search engine, which might expose you to potentially unreliable third-party contents via ads or links inserted in modified search result pages it may display. This browser hijacker can be rather annoying; however, what is worse, if you do not remove it from your browsers, you might click on a corrupted link and that could get even more infections onto your system or you might also become a subject of some online scam.

We think it is a wise decision to delete Shmehao Games along with the hijacker if you care about your virtual security. Below you will find our removal instructions with regard to the PUP and the browser hijacker as well. Keep in mind that even if you follow these instructions, there is no guarantee that your computer is 100% clean of all threats. Therefore, it is advisable to run a full system scan, which can be done by using a reliable free online scanner. If it detects any issues, you should not hesitate anymore to install a reputable antimalware application in order to eliminate all known infections. Keep it updated and you will have full protection from any possible malicious attacks.

Remove Shmehao Games from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted application and click Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the unwanted program and uninstall it.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  1. Tap Win+X and access Control Panel. Click OK.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the unwanted program and click Uninstall.

Remove from your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
  3. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F simultaneously and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Reset.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.
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