Games Lol Search Redirects - How to remove

Games Lol (a browser extension) is adware that injects ads into your web search results. With it installed, you’ll be seeing more ads than before. Games Lol is meant to help monetize the website Games.lol, where free browser games, tutorials, and similar stuff are distributed. Installing it means your default search changes and starts showing a lot of unsafe ads and links.

Games Lol is an adware program and you should probably uninstall it:

Type of threat Adware,

browser hijacker.

Problems with Games Lol extension Reads your browsing and search history for marketing purposes,

changes your search settings to make you use a low-quality search engine.

How the hijacker is distributed Found by people who want to play apps on computers,

required to install to download the apps.

Remove Games Lol and Ibrowsersearch.com Uninstall or disable unwanted browser extensions,

use malware scanners (Combo Cleaner for Mac OS, SpyHunter for Windows, Malwarebytes, and others) to check for malware.

What is Games Lol about?

Games.lol has mobile games extracted from Google Play and App Store and made easily playable on the PC and Mac. It’s mostly targeted at teenagers: one of the selling points is the ability to play the games on school and library networks, where sites like Games.lol are usually blocked. Games Lol brags of not misleading their users with ripoff games and not showing obnoxious and dangerous pop-ups and redirect ads. As far as I can tell, they’re not lying about not having ads on their own site, but that’s not the whole story.

Games Lol’s games are executables and are different from emulators that can run almost any application. Supposedly, every converted app has a control scheme changed to fit keyboard-and-mouse controls and has integration with the stores.

People find Games.lol when they search for ways to play mobile games on their Mac or PC. Then when they try to download a game from it, they’re told to install Games Lol in their browser. It enables file downloads from Games.lol and it allows Games.lol to make some money from your search.

Games Lol redirects your web searches and shows ads in your web search results. To accomplish this, it changes your default search engine. With that, Games Lol can control what you see in your internet searches and it can make money off of the ads there. As its privacy policy reveals, your search and browsing history are used for behavioral ads.

Games Lol is search-hijacking adware

After installing Games Lol, you’re finally taken to a page to download the game you wanted. It downloads an executable file. This file then asks you to consent to terms of service and then starts downloading the game. Not exactly a smooth process.

But we’re talking about the Games Lol extension and its effects on your browser. Here, I think that Games Lol was misrepresented in the Chrome Store. The screenshots there made it look like it was a useful extension, but mine hangs, sometimes refuses to open, and instead redownloads the file I just downloaded. And the screenshots showed the Yahoo search engine, while it actually sent me to Ibrowsersearch.com.

Games Lol asks to change your default search engine.

Ibrowsersearch.com is one of those Custom Search engines that Google allows people to create. It’s meant for making specialized search engines and filtering sites that can be searched, but some people create basic Google ripoffs, trick people to use them, and then claim the ad revenue.

Ibrowsersearch.com does search the internet, but it doesn’t have a lot of basic functions, like filtering results by time or looking for videos. Worse, it shows a lot of ads. These ads tend to lead to dubious sites like Zapmeta.com and pages for browser hijackers like FunPopularGames. It’s quite annoying because pretty much the whole screen after a search is filled with ads that are often irrelevant to what I searched for.

Sure, Games Lol may want to be compensated for their work. They could put up ads on their site or ask for donations. But instead, they ask you to install an extension that messes with your search settings all the time.

Not to mention how suspicious the Games Lol extension is. It’s quite similar to some other search hijackers, like Search Manager, E-installer, and EasyConvert. Search hijacking is a lucrative business with hundreds of individual extensions belonging to huge adware networks. Games Lol (the extension) looks like it’s professionally made advertising software and not just a little project. This means that your private information might not stay so private.

How to remove Games Lol

It’s up to you whether to keep Games Lol installed. You can disable it while you’re no using it. But I would advise you to remove it. There’s no need for you to expose yourself to more dangerous ads. You can remove Games Lol in your browser settings or by right-clicking on the extension’s icon and choosing the “Remove” option.

It’s also a good idea to scan your computer. Who knows what you might have caught after clicking on a few of the shady ads on Ibrowsersearch.com. And one or two of the files from Games Lol did catch the attention of some antivirus programs. You can just sweep through your system with a reliable anti-malware scanner, like Combo Cleaner for Mac, SpyHunter for PC, or Malwarebytes. If you find some malware, it’s best to remove it before it causes any issues.

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Manual removal instructions

TopRemoving Games Lol Search Redirects from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Ads by Games Lol. Click on the trash bin icon next to Games Lol Search Redirects or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Ads by Games Lol, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving Games Lol Search Redirects from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Ads by Games Lol related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Games Lol Search Redirects, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Games Lol Search Redirects from Microsoft Edge:Top


Microsoft Edge (old)
  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task
Once you finish these steps, Games Lol Search Redirects should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft edge (new)
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Ads by Games Lol. Click on the "Remove" icon next to Games Lol Search Redirects or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

Removal guides in other languages

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