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Should I remove Gamesbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,319
United States Rank #24,967
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.19 days
536.46 days >
Average installed length: 281.87 days


VersionDistribution 24.29% 18.57% 2.86% 10.00% 7.14% 31.43% 5.71%

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What is Gamesbar?

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.

About  (from Visicom Media inc)

When you have consented to its use and installation, the "ooVoo ToolbarTM" software plugin (the "Toolbar") and or the HomePage Default Search Page will automatically launch every time you execute your browser program. Before you can use the toolbar and, or HomePage, however, you must accept the following terms: You are...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Gamesbar.
encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll (4bbc9d051aaf76cfa2048c2aebfcf5bd) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Visicom.BB
ESET-NOD32 8.10745 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1114

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dynamictoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\goodhousekeepinggamesbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\goodhousekeepinggamesbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gamesbar

Program module:encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\iplay_en\encyclopediabritannicagamesbar.dll
Additional files:
  • dtuser.exe - DtUser
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • uninstall.exe (by Iplay) - Gamesbar (Gamesbar Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Iplay Gamesbar' with the class of {7ffa5f54-1c4f-46de-8576-c271a0dd482f}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • encyclopediabritannicagamesbarX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Iplay Gamesbar' with the class of {7ffa5f54-1c4f-46de-8576-c271a0dd482f}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iwingamestoolbar\dtuser.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.
  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 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.57%
Windows Vista 15.71%
Windows 10 8.57%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 7 Starter 4.29%
Windows 7 Professional 2.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.37%
  United Kingdom 11.22%
  Australia 4.08%
  Germany 3.06%
  Canada 2.04%
  MA 1.02%
  Vietnam 1.02%
  Finland 1.02%
  India 1.02%
  Mexico 1.02%
  DZ 1.02%
  Pakistan 1.02%
  Netherlands 1.02%
  Italy 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.98%
Dell 22.95%
Hewlett-Packard 19.67%
ASUS 4.92%
Lenovo 3.28%
Toshiba 3.28%
Sahara 1.64%
Medion 1.64%
Gateway 1.64%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750 2.86%
Dell Dimension C521 2.86%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.86%
Acer Aspire 5736Z 2.86%
MEDION P6613 1.43%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 1.43%

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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