What is GamingWonderland

GamingWonderland is a type of toolbar that adds a new homepage and search engine to your browser. The main feature of GamingWonderland is to provide fast icons to arcade online games. In addition to this, the toolbar brings widgets creating a list of popular platforms like Youtube to enter right from the homepage. Whilst such changes can improve and even alleviate browsing experience in some sense, a group of cyber researchers decided that GamingWonderland should be treated as an unwanted extension. This is because it alters certain browser settings to supposedly gather personal data and generate fake traffic of queries by using Google search engine. GamingWonderland has got some features deserving a thumb up, however, its fishy behavior is not worth letting it run in your browser unless you want to suffer a privacy loss. Some users do not manage to delete it using domestic methods, hence we will help you do it in the article below.

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How GamingWonderland infected your computer

More often than not, users install such extensions unintentionally. Usually, it happens when people download a freeware program from the web. Not everybody knows that such setups can be bundled with additional offers. Rarely, unwanted software cannot be found during the installation, which makes it hard to deselect. In other cases, you can find and disable it in “Advanced” or “Custom” options presented at some stage of the setup. Always do that when running through a third-party setup downloaded from the web. In addition to this, worth-mentioning that ads and banner can be the culprit for spreading promotional offers, so avoid clicking on them as well.

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To remove GamingWonderland completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of GamingWonderland and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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To remove GamingWonderland completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of GamingWonderland and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove GamingWonderland manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full GamingWonderland removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of GamingWonderland installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Note: GamingWonderland can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove GamingWonderland from Control Panel

To start removing GamingWonderland you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – for example, “GamingWonderland”, “GamingWonderland” or “GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove GamingWonderland from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. GamingWonderland might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag GamingWonderland from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove GamingWonderland from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove GamingWonderland from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and click Uninstall.

Remove GamingWonderland from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab, click Uninstall.

Remove GamingWonderland from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall GamingWonderland from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall GamingWonderland

In some cases, GamingWonderland won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall GamingWonderland. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the GamingWonderland folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall GamingWonderland in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall GamingWonderland using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of GamingWonderland. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag GamingWonderland from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with GamingWonderland.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling GamingWonderland from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove GamingWonderland extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find GamingWonderland extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find GamingWonderland add-on.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose GamingWonderland extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove GamingWonderland from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling a program from Control Panel. To disable GamingWonderland, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable GamingWonderland.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, GamingWonderland does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find GamingWonderland extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

GamingWonderland installs a search engine (hp.hfileconversionnow.com), that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys of GamingWonderland

GamingWonderland files:

ajax.js
background.js
chrome.js
content_script.js
dlp.js
dlpHelper.js
extension_detect.js
genericLoadRemoteSettings.js
index.js
initOfferCEF.js
logger.js
offerService.js
pageUtils.js
PartnerId.js
product.js
storage.js
TabManager.js
TemplateParser.js
ul.js
urlFragmentActions.js
urlUtils.js
util.js
webtooltabAPI.js

GamingWonderland folders:

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\eeojlpepoljdpaoiplnlhcfkoigijimc\

GamingWonderland registry keys:

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How to block redirects and pop-ups from GamingWonderland

GamingWonderland redirects, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting malicious websites, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “GamingWonderland” are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad ratings including related to GamingWonderland. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like GamingWonderland may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like GamingWonderland.

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