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Should I remove GamesLeap?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #45,847
Reach 0.0006%


VersionDistribution 12.50% 37.50% 50.00%


What is GamesLeap?

GamesLeap is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

About  (from Pinball)

Play the latest and most popular online flash games for free! We regularly update with the best shooter games, puzzle games, action games, sports games, racing games and more. Our Software product automatically collects information from you to enable the Software’s services. By installing the Software, you authorize Pi...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is gamesleapSA.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.26 MB (1,322,948 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GamesLeap.
gamesleapSA.exe (0f114ccdf94366240d4f35251480a817) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Agent
Avira AntiVir TR/HotBarBZ.A.6
avast! 2014.9-130613 Win32:HotBar-BZ [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3466 Skodna.Generic_r.L
Bitdefender Application.Generic.438434
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Hotbar (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16359 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zango.15
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Application.Generic.438434
ESET-NOD32 7.8401 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
F-Secure 11.2013-13-06_5 Application.Generic.438434
G Data 13.6.22 Application.Generic.438434
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Win32.HotBar
K7 AntiVirus 13.168787 Adware
K7GW Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Malware.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.06.13.10 Adware.HotBar.CP
McAfee 5600.7104 Artemis!0F114CCDF943
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7104 Artemis!0F114CCDF943
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.438434
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Zango.basiow
Sophos 4.89 Hotbar
Symantec 6/13/2013 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.RCCCDDP
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.164 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1LL
VIPRE Antivirus 18340 Pinball Corporation
GamesLeapUninstaller.exe (afcf820f4411fb2e29e370ed34b38d88) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Shopper!7RbnrGzQB1w
Avira AntiVir TR/NSIS.Bar.A.9
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Shopper
avast! 8.0.1489.320 NSIS:HotBar-A [Adw]
AVG Zango
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.299792
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Shopper-11
Comodo Security 16678 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.302
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.299792 (B)
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Shopper
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.299792
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.299792
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Shopper.dt
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.9138 Adware
K7GW Adware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper.aad
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!AFCF820F4411
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AFCF820F4411
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.299792
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Shopper.bbgltk
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBB1AG
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Shopper
VIPRE Antivirus 20012 Adware.Trojan.Win32.Generic
gamesleapSAHook.dll (de295ec2a0b092d1f0282170a4079878) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Shopper!0lZYGwG0xDM
Avira AntiVir Adware/Hotbar.GT.8
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Shopper
AVG Skodna.Generic_r.M
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Hotbar.GT
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 AdWare.Hotbar (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 16678 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Shopper.299
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Hotbar.GT (B)
ESET-NOD32 8629 a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.S
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Hotbar.GT
G Data 22 Adware.Hotbar.GT
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Win32.HotBar
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Shopper.cn
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.9138 Adware
K7GW Adware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!DE295EC2A0B0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DE295EC2A0B0
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Adware:Win32/Hotbar
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Hotbar.GT
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Shopper.baypfy
nProtect 2013-07-30.03 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Shopper.145920
Sophos 4.91.0 Hotbar
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CCB01GG13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Shopper
VIPRE Antivirus 20012 Hotbar
       View all 84 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.gamesleap.com
Help link: www.gamesleap.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\gamesleapsa\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\gamesleapSA\bin\\GamesLeapUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 1.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GamesLeap

Program executable:gamesleapSA.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) gamesleapSA.exe
  • (Malware detected) gamesleapSAHook.dll
  • (Malware detected) GamesLeapUninstaller.exe
  • GamesLeapSACB.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • gamesleapSA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • gamesleapSA.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'gamesleapSA' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\gamesleapSA\bin\\gamesleapSA.exe".

How do I remove GamesLeap?

Quickly and completely remove GamesLeap from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall GamesLeap from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GamesLeap, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GamesLeap.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 87.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Spain 4.55%
  United Kingdom 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Toshiba 37.50%
Samsung 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 25.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 12.50%
HP-Pavilion NY553AA-ABA e... 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 12.50%
Samsung RV415/RV515/E3415 12.50%
Acer Aspire 5750G 12.50%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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