How to remove GIMage Downloader (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:GIMage Downloader
Command or file name:(random name).exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
GIMage Downloader intrusion method
GIMage Downloader installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (GIMage Downloader). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. GIMage Downloader copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (random name).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name GIMage Downloader and value (random name).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name (random name).exe or GIMage Downloader. Also, it can create folder with name GIMage Downloader under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about GIMage Downloader, please ask below. You can use programs to remove GIMage Downloader from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with GIMage Downloader, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by GIMage Downloader.
To get rid of GIMage Downloader, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall GIMage Downloader related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for GIMage Downloader entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If GIMage Downloader won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool.
Remove GIMage Downloader related extensions from your browsers
GIMage Downloader in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to GIMage Downloader. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Protect computer and browsers from infection
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