How to Remove MixGames Search Browser Hijacker?

The browser extension MixGames is often reinforced by third-party download managers as a freeware program. Your computer can get infected by this irritating menace, when browsing on suspicious web pages, downloading free applications, or watching online video through an insecure site.

MixGamesSearch Removal Tool

 

How does it get into the computer? How infectious is this browser hijacker?

While playing online games this browser hijacker will show up pop-ups which in reality will steal all your sensitive information and give it to the advertiser. This also gets into your computer as a free bundled software or if you watch an online video through an insecure site.
home Page

 Behavior changes

  1. This browser hijacker replaces your home page, opens new tab page and adds shortcut.
  2. Downloads and installs freeware without the user’s consent or knowledge.
  3. Injects malicious codes in the legitimate Windows files opened on your computer and thus gets active every-time system boots.

Targeted Browsers

This browser hijacker acts differently on different browsers. It targets

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer

How to Remove MixGames?

Removing MixGames browser hijacker from your system is a very easy task if you do it with the tool provided below, but the same removal can turn out to be a very time consuming task, if done manually.

Method 1: By downloading MixGamesSearch_RemovalTool.

Method 2: Manual steps of removal.

Scan your PC with MixGamesSearch_RemovalTool.

  1. Download MixGamesSearch RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
    MixGamesSearch RemovalTool
  2. As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
    NOTE:
    You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.

    Run Pop-Up
  3. Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
  4. A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
    Setup
  5. Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
    Detection
  6. To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
    NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.
    Clean
  7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

 

chrome Google Chrome

Steps to remove MixGamesSearch from Google Chrome

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, type this path: “%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data”.
  3. Search for Default and then Extensions
  4. Delete the folder named“kcboafodfidhkjhhagekcbeepegnccha”.
  5. Go back to Google Chrome.
  6. Go to >Menu > More Tools> Extensions.
  7. Delete the extension named “MixGamesSearch ”.

The infected extension will be removed. Please note that the residue files might still be left behind in this method.

mozilla Mozilla Firefox

Steps to remove MixGamesSearch from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, type this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles‘.
  3. Click on the folder with ‘.default‘ text appended in between the folder name. For eg: ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
  4. In this folder, delete ‘search.json.mozlz4‘.
  5. In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions‘folder and delete ar1er-ewrgfdgomusix@jetpack.xpi mozila file’.
  6. Set your favourite hompage.
  7. Now restart your browser.

The infected extension will be removed. Please note that the remnant files might still be left behind in this method.

IE Internet Explorer

Steps to remove MixGamesSearch from IE

  1. Launch IE.
  2. Go to Tools > Internet Options.
  3. From the available tabs, click on ‘Advanced’ tab.
  4. Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’, click ‘Reset…’.
  5. Set the homepage to your favorite one.

MixGamesSearch Removal Tool

 

Tips to Prevent MixGamesSearch From Infecting Your System:

  1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like MixGamesSearch. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
  2. Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.

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