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Should I remove GamesBar W?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,790
United States Rank #12,829
Reach 0.0112%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.07 days
562.54 days >
Average installed length: 295.57 days


VersionDistribution 22.27% 73.18%

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GamesBar W

What is GamesBar W?

GamesBar is a Visicom Media (VMN) toolbar that integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.91 MB (3,050,423 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
GamesBar W has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dynamictoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gamesagogo_w3i
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\gamesagogo_w3i\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GamesBar W

Program module:encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\gamesagogo_w3i\encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll
This is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about web browsing habits including pages visited and search queries performed and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services...
Additional files:
  • dtuser.exe - DtUser
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library (dtx Dynamic Link Library)
  • uninstall.exe (by Iplay) - GamesBar (W) (GamesBar (W) Installer)
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GamesBar (W)' with the class of {2e94b700-eafb-4c9e-a696-77200aa3f89b}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'GamesBar (W)' with the class of {2e94b700-eafb-4c9e-a696-77200aa3f89b}.

How do I remove GamesBar W?

You can uninstall GamesBar W 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 (W), 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 W.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by GamesBar W you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows Vista 12.73%
Windows XP 7.73%
Windows 10 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.73%
Windows 8 4.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.18%
Windows 7 Professional 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.35%
  Germany 8.78%
  United Kingdom 7.52%
  Canada 5.33%
  France 0.94%
  Spain 0.94%
  Iran 0.94%
  Italy 0.94%
  South Africa 0.31%
  Switzerland 0.31%
  Pakistan 0.31%
  Saudi Arabia 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.82%
Dell 23.68%
Acer 17.11%
Toshiba 5.26%
ASUS 3.95%
Medion 2.63%
Sahara 1.97%
Lenovo 1.32%
Samsung 1.32%
Sony 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.05%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.29%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.29%
Acer Aspire X1301 1.53%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.53%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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