What is Pass and Play?

Pass and Play is a browser extension that is categorized as an adware. Pass and Play can get installed on all popular browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, and after that it begins its malicious activity. First, it gains access to your browsing information including current location, frequently visited pages and recent search queries. Then this data is analyzed to generate ads with most relevant content. Though the ads are harmless, they appear in great numbers and leave to user no choice but to click on them. Any click on any commercial will trigger a redirection to one of the promoting by the adware sites, which can be malicious. To prevent further infection you need to remove Pass and Play completely.

Pass and Play

How Pass and Play gets on your PC?

Most users who have encountered Pass and Play claim that they haven’t installed it voluntarily, which means that the adware developers use deceptive tactics to insert their product to systems. The most frequently used method is bundling, in other words it is the approach of attaching malware to usual software setups. So, when user installs the latter, he/she get additional applications. Fortunately, this can be easily avoided by choosing Advanced installation mode. In the steps you will be able to decline the components that look suspicious.

How to remove Pass and Play from your computer?

To uninstall Pass and Play remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Pass and Play

Or uninstall Pass and Play manually.

Step 1: Remove Pass and Play from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Pass and Play.
  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 Pass and Play 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 Pass and Play, 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 Pass and Play 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 Pass and Play from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Pass and Play from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Pass and Play.
  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 Pass and Play.
  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 Pass and Play.
  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 Pass and Play:

Remove following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A16372CF-B955-4A03-9711-56BA44DE5C66}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A16372CF-B955-4A03-9711-56BA44DE5C66}\ProxyStubClsid32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A16372CF-B955-4A03-9711-56BA44DE5C66}\TypeLib]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{81C52541-0668-4A74-BC0A-0819643308FB}\1.0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{81C52541-0668-4A74-BC0A-0819643308FB}\1.0\0\win32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{81C52541-0668-4A74-BC0A-0819643308FB}\1.0\FLAGS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{81C52541-0668-4A74-BC0A-0819643308FB}\1.0\HELPDIR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{27ad2ddd-f568-4517-92ad-22f69316bc62}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{27ad2ddd-f568-4517-92ad-22f69316bc62}\InprocServer32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{27ad2ddd-f568-4517-92ad-22f69316bc62}\Programmable
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{27ad2ddd-f568-4517-92ad-22f69316bc62}\TypeLib
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{27ad2ddd-f568-4517-92ad-22f69316bc62}\Version
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{A16372CF-B955-4A03-9711-56BA44DE5C66}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{A16372CF-B955-4A03-9711-56BA44DE5C66}\ProxyStubClsid32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{A16372CF-B955-4A03-9711-56BA44DE5C66}\TypeLib
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\{7983BF1F-9B44-43E8-A696-A7B7FF3046FF}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{27ad2ddd-f568-4517-92ad-22f69316bc62}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Pass and Play
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PassandPlay

Remove following files:

7za.exe
27ad2ddd-f568-4517-92ad-22f69316bc62.dll
firefox@www.passandplaysoftware.com.xpi

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Pass and Play\

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