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What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is GigglingGames?

GigglingGames 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)

The Software will display to you targeted Web sites and/or advertisements that are hosted by third parties ("Third Party Hosted Advertisements"). These Third Party Hosted Advertisements may place cookies on your hard drive and use the cookies to tailor delivery of content to you by profiling your use of a site or adver...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named GigglingGamesSACB.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.27 MB (1,335,612 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GigglingGames.
gigglinggamesSA.exe (32cfd69fb33e68048772fa4ddb817e38) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/HotBarBZ.A.1
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.HotBar
avast! 2014.9-140807 Win32:HotBar-BZ [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3390 Skodna.Generic_r.L
Comodo Security 13101 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zango.15
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.AdWare.Win32.Shopper!IK
ESET-NOD32 8.7341 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
G Data 14.8.22 Win32:HotBar-BZ
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Jiangmin KV140807 Adware/HotBar.jb
K7 AntiVirus 13.145.7394 Adware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.HotBar
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!32CFD69FB33E
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!32CFD69FB33E
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1GL
VIPRE Antivirus 12434 Pinball Corporation
       View all 19 all detections
GigglingGames has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.gigglinggames.com
Help link: www.gigglinggames.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\gigglinggamessa\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\gigglinggamesSA\bin\\GigglingGamesUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 1.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GigglingGames

Program executable:GigglingGamesSACB.exe
Additional files:
  • GigglingGamesSACB.exe
  • (Malware detected) gigglinggamesSA.exe
  • gigglinggamesSAHook.dll
  • GigglingGamesUninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove GigglingGames?

You can uninstall GigglingGames 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 GigglingGames, 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 GigglingGames.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win Vista (SP2) 17%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 16.67%
Windows Vista Business 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Samsung 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
Samsung 305E4A/305E5A/305... 16.67%
HP-Pavilion KZ720AA-ABA a... 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1107c 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 16.67%
HP Folio 13 - 2000 Notebo... 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 16.67%

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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