Dear reader, if you are looking through this article then you have correctly identified Ads by GameZooks as a virus-like program. Ads by GameZooks behaves in a manner very similar to a group of viruses called Adware. They are characterized by their pattern of operation – that is to infest all of your internet browsers and spam advertisements in your face.
The Ads can be about pretty much anything, but there is a good chance that Ads by GameZooks scanned your internet history, searches and cookies and filters the content to what you have looked at before. This is very dangerous behavior, because the virus might also send this data back to it’s creator. Might even include credit card numbers and passwords too!
What else can go wrong while you have Ads by GameZooks installed
First of all you will experience slowdowns. Whenever you load a page your computer has to effectively load two pages – the one you want and the Ads. This means extra work for the CPU and extra bandwidth for the download. New computers may only get slowed down by a second or two, but older machines might even hang or at least your browser temporarily unresponsive. The Ads themselves may be in the for of pop-ups, banners and entire pages.
Then there are the scams. The sites the Ads link to are beyond any supervision and many of them are actually frauds waiting for you to fall into the trap. Not only will they give you nothing when you try to purchase an item – they might also practice identity theft.
Worst tho is the viruses that Ads by GameZooks may try to install on your computer. They will be in the form of some free software download. Some fake pop-ups may appear claiming there is a problem with your computer. The virus will thus be something along the lines of anti-virus program, missing plug-in, PC optimization program or the like.
How To Uninstall Ads by GameZooks
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.