KraKraGames removal instructions
What is KraKraGames?
According to the developers, the KraKraGames application provides access to a number of online games. For some, this may seem to be a useful app, however, it is classified as potentially unwanted application (PUA) - specifically, an adware-type app. Most people unintentionally install KraKraGames, which then goes on to serve users with advertisements and record data.
One of the ways that developers promote KraKraGames is via the "bundling" method. They also feed users with advertisements such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. Thus, having these apps installed forces users to see numerous advertisements, which can be very annoying. Furthermore, they conceal underlying content of any visited website and, if clicked, might redirect to dubious, deceptive, or even malicious websites. Some might even cause installation of unwanted applications (some ads run scripts that download and install other apps). PUAs also collect information such as search queries, IP addresses, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, and other browsing-related data, which might include personal/sensitive details. PUAs developers share the information with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Therefore, do use applications promoted by "bundling", since this can lead to privacy problems and browsing safety issues. In some cases, it can even cause cause identity theft. KraKraGames is likely to have this behavior.
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate KraKraGames ads our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
KraKraGames is not the only app that promoted using these methods. Other examples include Video Monkey, BeeAware, and ZipRar. Most PUAs are promoted as 'legitimate', 'useful' and so on, however, once installed, they provide none of the functionality promised. On the contrary, they are designed only to generate revenue for the developers.
How did KraKraGames install on my computer?
KraKraGames can be found on its website and downloaded from there, however, as mentioned above, many users install it unintentionally, since software developers use the "bundling" method. "Bundling" helps them to trick people into installing potentially unwanted apps together with regular (chosen) software. They do not properly disclose information regarding the bundling (included in set-ups) of PUAs. They hide these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options/settings of the download or installation processes. Furthermore, users often skip installation (or download) steps without checking the available settings - this how they allow PUAs to be installed (by leaving the settings/options unchecked and unchanged).
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Browse the web and install (and download) software with care. Download software using official and trustworthy sources, and not third party downloaders, torrents, or other similar programs. Check "Custom", "Advanced", and other settings when installing software. Opt-out of offers to install potentially unwanted apps and only then proceed to the next step, or finish the entire download/installation process. Bear in mind that many advertisements are rogue, especially those displayed on untrustworthy websites. If you encounter ads that redirect you to dubious websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on), it is possible that there is a PUA (adware-type) application installed on your browser or computer. Check the list of installed extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons and remove any suspicious/unwanted entries immediately. Check also for unwanted programs installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with KraKraGames, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Instant automatic removal of KraKraGames ads:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of KraKraGames ads. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is KraKraGames?
- STEP 1. Uninstall KraKraGames application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove KraKraGames adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove KraKraGames ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by KraKraGames' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove KraKraGames extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
KraKraGames adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "KraKraGames", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes KraKraGames ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove KraKraGames adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "KraKraGames" or "KraKraGames ads", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the krakragames ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "KraKraGames" or "KraKraGames ads", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the krakragames ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "KraKraGames" (or KraKraGames ads).
Computer users who have problems with krakragames ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove krakragames ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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