GamesFriendly Search Removal Guide

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GamesFriendly Search is a browser extension that enables users to quickly access various online games with only a few clicks. The GamesFriendly extension works on the Google Chrome browser and is accessible through the Chrome Web Store, which is not the only source of the application. GamesFriendly Search can also be found attached to various other software programs promoted on freeware sharing websites. Due to the fact that this browser extension is distributed alongside other applications, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Programs that fall to this category usually make some unwanted changes within the system or on the Internet browsers. GamesFriendly Search also makes some changes that should be taken into consideration. If you have already tried GamesFriendly and want to get rid of it, the removal guide given below will help you do so. If you are only considering whether to install GamesFriendly or not, continue reading so that you could make the decision.

GamesFriendly Search is distributed by FriendlyAppz, and is also very similar to other browser applications such as ArcadeApp Search and MusicFriendly Search. Once installed, GamesFriendly Search adds its button to the browser so that you can open its drop-down menu containing a search box and a tile-like display of links to gaming websites. All those websites to which you are taken through the service of GamesFriendly Search are owned and controlled by third parties which are not associated with FriendlyAppz. FrienlyAppz only enables you to access gaming websites but it does not control their content and user-related policies. Your interaction with those websites is your own responsibility. You should also beware of unreliable websites aimed at redirecting you to malicious websites. There are numerous websites offering free products or services and serving third-party advertisements. Gaming websites can be polluted with numerous annoying pop-ups, web banner, interstitial advertisements, and other types of ads to attract your attention or make you accidentally click on some advertisement. Such websites should be avoided so that you can minimize the risk of getting the computer infected.  This does not apply to all gaming websites, but you should be aware of the possibility of accessing some harmful website through a gaming website.

In addition to the service of providing you with unlimited access to online games, GamesFriendly Search also changes the default search provider. Instead of your selected search provider, you are provided with Yahoo! search results which are generated after the search query access the server  By using this practice, GamesFriendly Search records your interests and preferences. Moreover, some other tracking techniques may be used. The search results that are provided as Yahoo! search results should be valued critically because some links to unreliable websites might be added to generate more traffic. If you want to use this search provider, you are free to do so, but we recommend setting the search engine as your default search provider without any additional browser application. If you have already seen how GamesFriendly Search work, and find it annoying, do not wait but remove it from the computer.

Browser extensions, not only search engines, monitor users' behaviour. That means that the application records your search terms, clicks, browser settings, and other non-personally identifiable information that could help the creators of the application to make some tweaks. The data obtained from users may also be shared with other parties which may be interested in how people browse the Internet and what choices they make. If you do not want to be part of the statistics used for creating new advertising strategies, you can remove GamesFriendly Search at any time.

Below you will find our step-by-step instructions that should help you remove GamesFriendly Search. The removal guide will help you terminate the unwanted program, but you should note that some other unreliable programs, including spyware and adware, may be running in the background. If you do not remember installing GamesFriendly Search, the odds are that you do not have a powerful security program that would alert you about a program that could pose some danger to your data or the operating system. Our recommended security tool is available below the removal guide, and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment box.

How to remove GamesFriendly Search

  1. Press Win+R and type in %LOCALAPPDATA%.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Follow the paths given and delete the folders dcglhiahagjlodabdnhhlhjfbgpiknbl:
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcglhiahagjlodabdnhhlhjfbgpiknbl
    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dcglhiahagjlodabdnhhlhjfbgpiknbl
  4. Use the same Win+R combination to access the directory %UserProfie%.
  5. Follow the paths given below and delete the folder dcglhiahagjlodabdnhhlhjfbgpiknbl:
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcglhiahagjlodabdnhhlhjfbgpiknbl
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dcglhiahagjlodabdnhhlhjfbgpiknbl
Download Remover for GamesFriendly Search *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

GamesFriendly Search Screenshots:

GamesFriendly Search
GamesFriendly Search

GamesFriendly Search technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1popup.html4841 bytesMD5: 76a6ff92b85ba5676b8b1c2147355e0c
2MaterialIcons-Regular.woff242304 bytesMD5: c58629e330eaf128316a142320407d74
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5MaterialIcons-Regular.eot143258 bytesMD5: e79bfd88537def476913f3ed52f4f4b3
6RobotoCondensed-Light.ttf126168 bytesMD5: cf4449c1884598b292630aa9f4007c19
7main.js3863 bytesMD5: 7978563cab18cd6a9b04a61021108969
8CURRENT16 bytesMD5: 46295cac801e5d4857d09837238a6394
9icon16.png442 bytesMD5: df50c45514913f6edb1d3bd8e24b0b78
10material-icons.css1037 bytesMD5: e109f2efdf4a4c933d60b9dcdf2b47c7
11onesignal.js17241 bytesMD5: 918f59d71022a16f7715a882504845e4
12jquery.min.js85660 bytesMD5: 439b16301fd7737850f1d5e183339091
13LOG.old399 bytesMD5: 591260e728d757086acdc82304fcfa84
14MaterialIcons-Regular.ttf128180 bytesMD5: a37b0c01c0baf1888ca812cc0508f6e2
15bootstrap.min.js36874 bytesMD5: fb0e635db142b1b9fce20fe2370ec6cc
16440x280.jpg179329 bytesMD5: da848e56d86318c21eeb76c0f5d2149f
17computed_hashes.json20009 bytesMD5: 7309aff3c3f45bd798039fe0f03c8bdb
18manifest.json2320 bytesMD5: 5bd7b296c1e779265d42d2be5308b0c1
19MANIFEST-00000141 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
20MaterialIcons-Regular.svg284031 bytesMD5: 60b333913565d0fd467d8616af325557
21close.png1920 bytesMD5: a01020b72a7fff2ee3d64de469d99eee
22share.jpg17633 bytesMD5: 4eb6b41e397669abc6854e08f9d6e9d2
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25share1.png4466 bytesMD5: 5e71fe7935815315847f1c0ec5fe14a2
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27MaterialIcons-Regular.ijmap28416 bytesMD5: ed6a98d002bc0b535dd8618f3ae05fe7
28style.css4085 bytesMD5: 87b4ff99582c0f1efa5a7389356ab089
29MaterialIcons-Regular.woff78776 bytesMD5: 3c3d0242794b4682460a3f7c7a2126ee
30rate.jpg102155 bytesMD5: 3a1998d81684a08f44ad7b033ea6dc16
31verified_contents.json4967 bytesMD5: d3c2f83981a27586a7d96f346da88349
32000003.log558 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
33base.js24834 bytesMD5: 922cce18d9eae0cf2aff75d4481fa007
34init.js468 bytesMD5: 60d8963da3873e5aad3636afff9facb3
35icon128.png4354 bytesMD5: 67764a5d905cb1a5c406b6ec2d7c1dcc
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