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Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Free Ride Games

Free Ride Games is an untrustworthy application that should allow users to play games available on freeridegames.com in an offline mode. Unfortunately, the majority of users download and install this program just because of that, so they are very disappointed when they understand that the major aim of Free Ride Games is to display commercial ads. As there are so many users’ reviews that Free Ride Games is untrustworthy and it displays ads from time to time, we have put it into the category of potentially unwanted programs. Luckily, you will be able to remove it from the system if it happens that you cannot stand it anymore. If you need help with the removal process, read this article from beginning to end and then use our manual removal instructions which you will definitely find if you scroll down.

Specialists at pcthreat.com have tested Free Ride Games and found that it is a rather old application and its popularity is decreasing. Therefore, it is impossible to download it from its official website freeridegames.com anymore. Of course, it is still available on other web pages, so users still tend to download and install it on their systems. You can find out whether or not Free Ride Games is installed on your system by checking %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%. In case you use Windows XP, you will find its folder in %ALLUSERSPROFILE% or %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data. If you see the Free Ride Games folder there, there is no doubt that this program is installed.

We suggest that you delete Free Ride Games from your system if you have it installed. First of all, you should do that because this program will show ads offering to purchase a subscription for $10 day after day. It is said that you should do that if you do not want to see advertisements anymore. In addition, Free Ride Games will put shortcuts that lead to freeridegames.com on your Desktop without permission as well. As can be seen, Free Ride Games does not do anything really harmful; however, the program is still rather annoying and it is capable of performing undesirable activities. Therefore, it would be best to eliminate it completely.

According to the researchers working at pcthreat.com, there is a slight possibility that you will not only see commercials after you install Free Ride Games on your computer, but also hand in information about yourself to third parties. Researchers have read through the End User License Agreement (EULA) available on freeridegames.com and found that this application is going to record full name, postal address, e-mail address, IP address, pages you visit, advertisements you view, and other information. It does that in order to provide users with the targeted ads and be able to perform market research analysis. Unfortunately, there is also a possibility that all the gathered details will be shared with third parties, which means that you risk violating your privacy by keeping Free Ride Games installed on the system. If you do not want to reveal anything to anyone, remove this potentially unwanted program as soon as possible.

As this program is not available for download on its official website freeridegames.com anymore, there is no doubt that it travels bundled together with other programs in software bundles. As our previous experience shows, potentially unwanted programs usually travel together with adware, browser hijackers, and similar threats. Therefore, there is a possibility that they are installed on your computer too. To find out whether or not it is true, scan your system with an automatic tool, e.g. a diagnostic SpyHunter scanner which is available for download on our web page (click on the Download button you will find below in order to download it).

Luckily, it is quite easy to remove Free Ride Games from the system. All you need to do is to erase it via Control Panel. If you do not know how to do that, you should follow our instructions step by step – we hope that they will help you. Of course, there is another way to delete Free Ride Games from the system – you just need to scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. If you install this tool and update it periodically, we are sure that it will protect your PC from other threats that are so prevalent on the web and might enter the system.

Delete Free Ride Games manually

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the undesirable software and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on Free Ride Games.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find and right-click on the untrustworthy application.
  5. Click the Uninstall button to erase it from your PC.
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