PlayJunkie Search – What is it?
PlayJunkie Search is a component of adware-type browser extension /add-on created to infect common web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. Our PC security lab received many reports complaining that PlayJunkie Search was installed without permission and cannot be deleted from web browser. After a deep research, we find that PlayJunkie Search is distributed secretly with help of third party installer. When you download a freeware like media player, its installer will install several bundled applications such as PlayJunkie Search without your knowledge. If you do not use Custom Installation and check every details in the process, it’s difficult to avoid such adware because the options for deselecting them are usually present in small letter with gray color, which is almost impossible to notice.
As soon as being installed, PlayJunkie Search hinders your attempt for removing it from your browser. It is automatically enabled and the option for disabling or delete does not usable. You can see a message below the extension saying This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled, which is written by the adware itself to cheat you. Rooting on your browser, PlayJunkie Search will disturb you whenever you surf the web. It is used to display commercial third-party advertisements for creating revenue to its partners. You will see lots of annoying and irritating ads in forms of coupons, popups, banners and text almost on every website you access. Some of the PlayJunkie Search ads seem to save your money when you shop online, but in fact, they are not reliable because they may redirect you to third party websites run by scammers. Moreover, some ads by PlayJunkie Search may trigger download of more infections. Therefore, we advocate for removing ASAP for good.
PlayJunkie Search can be made used by cyber criminal for collecting personal information. Adware usually contains codes used to track users’ online activities, so when PlayJunkie Search is injected on your browser, your IP address, your search query, your most viewed websites and even your accounts details stored on browser are all at risk. Once your sensitive information is collected by unknown third party, you may suffer from big financial loss because cyber criminal can use your info to design scams and do other illegal things. Before the situation gets worse, take action to delete PlayJunkie Search completely now.
How to remove it?
If you detect PlayJunkie Search and want to eliminate it as quickly as possible, then you can follow the removal instructions given below. We wrote full manuals how to delete PlayJunkie Searchautomatically and manually. Of course, you can choose a manual technique to remove this unpleasant program. But, we must warn that manual removal may be complex and difficult task for novice users. If you do not have considerable experience in dealing with such software, it is better is you select an automatic removal tool.
Automatic removal tool for PlayJunkie Search
It is a perfect tool both for home and corporate usage. Developed specifically for automatic removal of viruses, bots, spyware, keyloggers, trojans, shareware and rootkits without the need to manually edit system files or registry, GridinSoft Anti-Malware additionally fixes system modifications that were introduced by malware and which, regretfully, are often ignored by some popular antivirus scanners. Also, GridinSoft Anti-Malware is quite easy to install and to use due to its intuitive interface. We strongly recommend you to start protecting your computer with this antimalware tool. Thousands of users have already tested GridinSoft Anti-Malware on their PCs, which means that you have nothing to worry about. Moreover, the program may Reset Browser Settings FREE. You can download it by clicking the link below.
Virus PlayJunkie Search step by step removal instruction (for automatically way):
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
- Please, choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan” to scan your PC.
- Delete all detected infected files and registry entries by clicking “Fix now” at the end of scan.
NOTE! The anti-malware may delete just 2 (two) viruses free. In case, if user’s machine is deeply infected with various viruses, we offer to buy the GridinSoft Anti-Malware to clean computer system fully.
- Important: Shut down all your browsers before next steps.
This video will help you to reset your internet browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with virus PlayJunkie Search in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The manual removal for advanced users.
Also, you should reminded that you need to uninstall all add-ons from your internet browser and other tied junkware. If this task is difficult for you, please use GridinSoft Anti-Malware. It can Reset Browser Settings for FREE
You find detailed instructions how to reset browser settings manually HERE