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Should I remove GamesBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,807
United States Rank #11,713
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.95 days
647.50 days >
Average installed length: 340.21 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. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.95 MB (2,039,788 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oberon-media.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gamesbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GamesBar\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GamesBar

  • SearchEngineProtection.exe - Search Engine Protection
  • GameInstaller.exe - Game Installer
  • GBUninstPopup.dll - GBUninstPopup
  • uninst.exe - GamesBar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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.

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.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.77%
Windows 10 26.63%
Windows Vista 14.57%
Windows XP 5.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.63%
Windows 10 Home 10.61%
Windows 8.1 9.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.05%
Windows 7 Professional 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.39%
  Canada 4.52%
  Spain 2.26%
  Italy 2.26%
  Germany 0.65%
  United Kingdom 0.65%
  Hong Kong 0.32%
  Ireland 0.32%
  Netherlands 0.32%
  Singapore 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.16%
Dell 22.08%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 12.99%
Lenovo 1.30%
Gateway 0.65%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 5.97%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.99%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.24%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.24%

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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