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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


GamesShift is not an application that you want to come across or worse - have active on your personal computer. This is so because this application is nothing more than annoying and invasive adware. It goes without saying that running it on your PC will cause various disruptions within your web browser; thus, your daily online activities will become miserable ones, to say the least. It is important to note that the ad-supported program in question is promoted in a rather manipulative way as you might come across various slogans stating that it should be used to improve your online experience and could even make it more enjoyable. While all of this seems great, we must inform you that, in reality, GamesShift will not work in such a way. If that was not enough, our research team has found out that in some cases this adware could prove to be the reason other suspicious programs might be able to enter your PC without a lot of trouble. Such invasive and potentially malicious functionality of it are the primary reasons we advise you remove it without any hesitation.

GamesShift does not function all that different from other programs that belong to this dubious category. At the very same time that it gains full access to your operating system it will embed its entries within your registry system and files in the %PROGRAMFILES% folder. All of these files and registry entries work together and start a background system service that will allow this adware to initiate connections to numerous adware servers which are well-known to be the primary source of devious web content, which will bother you and so will make your online experience an annoying and frustrating one. Mostly such content comes in a form of various commercial ads, pop-ups, and coupons. It has to be noted that nothing provided by GamesShift can be considered useful; thus clicking on any ad or coupon is can be considered as a worthless task. It is important to note that this invasive program acts in a rather random way, meaning that your web browser could get filled with tons of intrusive ads, coupons, or pop-ups and you might not even be able to continue your browsing session unless you close everything down. In some extreme cases, your web browser could simply crash; this is more common on older machines. To avoid such intrusive and annoying functionality of GamesShift, you must execute its complete removal as soon as possible.

Even though constant disruptions caused by GamesShift is a reason enough to terminate it, you must be aware of the fact that there is something much more alarming about this adware program than you might think at first. While examining this devious piece of software, we have discovered that during those suspicious connections to adware servers, an unauthorized download could take place. Such activity is not an often one, but it could occur, and since such servers are infamous for being linked to malware distribution, there is a rather high chance that a potentially malicious program could be obtained without your knowledge. It goes without saying that such functionality could have unwanted and at times even potentially harmful outcomes. It should be obvious that running GamesShift on your computer is a huge risk, and such a risk should not be taken by any Internet users. If you are keen on keeping your PC safe and secure at all times, a removal of this ad-supported application is a must. Keeping it active will only endanger your operating system.

The removal of GamesShift must be executed without any delay. Do so by following the compressive instructions that we provide below. Once you are done with them, we firmly urge you to run an in-depth analysis of your operating system to be sure that no leftover files or registry entries linked to this adware are still active on your operating system. This is paramount as leftover traces could be used in a devious way. For instance, they could be the reason you still see dubious content within your web browser or ever worse- could silently restore the invasive program.

How to remove GamesShift from your PC

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the unwanted program.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Right-click your Task Bar.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the unwanted program.
  5. Confirm that you want to remove it.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the GamesShift.
  4. Click the Uninstall option.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Select the Add or remove programs option.
  3. Select GamesShift and click Remove.
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