What is Games Desktop?

Games Desktop is a browser extension that hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. After penetration, the program starts to bother a huge amount of advertising (banners, coupons, links to ad sites, and so on). This ad can appear at any time during your browser. The main task of the developers – this is to get you to make unnecessary purchases. Also after each click on the banner ad developers are paid. This program can significantly reduce the performance of your computer, increase traffic and transfer your personal information and browsing history to third parties. If you find a program Games Desktop on your PC, then you urgently need to remove it from your computer.

Games Desktop ads

How Games Desktop gets on your PC?

Adware, such as Games Desktop, comes to PC bundled with free software without the user’s consent. This happens because users rarely follow the installation process. This program can get on the computer along with the archivers, players and other freeware. Always follow the installation process to avoid infecting your computer. Also, read the user agreement, don’t click the “Next” button if you doubt that the program is safe. No need to click “I agree” if the additional software that you are offered is unknown and uncertain. Choose the Advanced installation type to see everything that the installer offers you. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Games Desktop right now.

How to remove Games Desktop from your computer?

To uninstall Games Desktop remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Games Desktop

Or uninstall Games Desktop manually.

Step 1: Remove Games Desktop from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Games Desktop.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Games Desktop and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Games Desktop, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Games Desktop and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Games Desktop from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Games Desktop from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Games Desktop.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Games Desktop.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Games Desktop.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Games Desktop:

Remove following registry entries:

no information

Remove following files:

Games Desktop.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Games Desktop\

Written by Rami Douafi

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