What is PCandMobileGames?
PCandMobileGames claims to be a legitimate desktop and mobile application allowing users to play various games - "Play at the best games on your mobile and desktop with our game recommendation app. Our team of editors will find for you the best games for mobile to desktop. They only thing you have to do is do the play."
These fake promises often trick users into believing that PCandMobileGames is a legitimate and useful program. In fact, PCandMobileGames is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it infiltrates systems without users' permission, displays intrusive online ads, and collects various system/user information.
PCandMobileGames adware may display various types of intrusive online advertisements, which lead to third party websites. PCandMobileGames are not responsible for these sites, and some might contain infectious content. Clicking them can lead to further computer infections.
Furthermore, PCandMobileGames collects various Internet browsing-related information including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine users' geographic locations), websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar data. This recorded information could contain personally identifiable details and later be shared with third parties.
Therefore, having this app installed on your system can lead to various privacy issues. You are strongly advised to uninstall PCandMobileGames from your system.
PCandMobileGames is a regular adware-type application, and thus, shares many similarities with others of the same type.
There are hundreds of examples (such as Blazzer Deals, Happy Cloud, and DeskBar) also claiming to be legitimate and useful. In fact, most adware provides no real value for the user. Adware-type apps are designed to generate revenue by displaying ads and collecting personally identifiable information.
How did PCandMobileGames install on my computer?
This application usually infiltrates the system during installation of other (mostly free) software. Many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software.
Aware of this shortcoming, the developers of bogus apps hide them within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings - a success and effort-free method of distribution. Unaware of this, users often skip most download and installation steps, thereby inadvertently installing potentially unwanted programs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Most adware-type computer infections can be avoided by taking two simple steps. Firstly, applications should be downloaded with caution - follow all steps and opt-out any additionally-included programs.
Secondly, installation of downloaded programs should be performed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any hidden bogus apps listed for installation and allow you to decline them.
PCandMobileGames adware installer set-up:
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- What is PCandMobileGames?
- STEP 1. Uninstall PCandMobileGames application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove PCandMobileGames adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove PCandMobileGames ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by PCandMobileGames' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove PCandMobileGames ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
PCandMobileGames adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "PCandMobileGames 000.1", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes PCandMobileGames ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove PCandMobileGames adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, PCandMobileGames did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your 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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pcandmobilegames adware, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pcandmobilegames adware, 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with pcandmobilegames adware 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pcandmobilegames adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
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