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Should I remove GamesBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,853
United States Rank #6,333
Reach 0.0319%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.23 days
803.26 days >
Average installed length: 422.05 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is GamesBar?

GamesBar is a centralized utility for managing and launching Oberon video games. The GamesBar is an add-on to Internet browsers that allows users to quickly and easily access games. It works in conjunction with the games sites Pogo and I-Play. Users can access many types of games, including puzzle, strategy, arcade, card and time-management games. If you do not utilize Oberon games you can safely uninstall this program.

About  (from Oberon Media)

The MyGames area of the Iplay GamesBar looks up the GameCenter Games that are installed on your computer, either as trial versions or full version. Each game can be instantly launched when you are using your web browser.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 2.91 MB (3,056,012 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oberon-media.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gamesbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GamesBar\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GamesBar

  • SearchEngineProtection.exe - Search Engine Protection
  • ToolbarUnregister.exe - Toolbar Register
  • GameInstaller.exe - Game Installer
  • GBUninstPopup.dll - GBUninstPopup
  • oberontb.dll - GamesBar
  • uninst.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • oberontb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GamesBarBHO Class' with the class of {CB0D163C-E9F4-4236-9496-0597E24B23A5}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4DF80F6-7AAA-4267-8A87-874C6AD2E996}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SearchEngineProtection.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SearchEngineProtection' and executes as C:\Program Files\Gamesbar\SearchEngineProtection.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004718227%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036876%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010306%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,022
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove GamesBar?

You can uninstall GamesBar 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GamesBar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 GamesBar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by GamesBar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.52%
Windows Vista 13.20%
Windows 10 6.52%
Windows XP 4.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.08%
Windows 7 Professional 4.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.64%
Windows 10 Home 3.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.50%
  Canada 4.63%
  United Kingdom 2.84%
  Israel 1.37%
  Iran 1.16%
  Germany 1.16%
  Australia 0.95%
  Egypt 0.63%
  Saudi Arabia 0.63%
  India 0.42%
  New Zealand 0.42%
  Portugal 0.42%
  Italy 0.42%
  Brazil 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.11%
Hewlett-Packard 30.73%
Acer 15.37%
Toshiba 9.86%
ASUS 3.90%
Intel 1.83%
Lenovo 1.83%
Gateway 1.15%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.97%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.53%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.17%
HP Pavilion P6000 Series 2.17%

About (from Oberon Media, Inc.)

Since 2003, we’ve successfully delivered personalized gaming experiences that engage, excite, and entertain millions of dedicated game players worldwide.
Publisher URL: www.oberon-media.com

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iplay gamesover a year ago
How do I stop I-play games from removing money from my account without my permission. I want to unscribe from this company.