How to Uninstall Gamevance Textlinks

Lately a lot of users are trying to uninstall and remove a new Internet pestware called Gamevance textlinks. Basically, it is nothing else than mischievous game advertisements (ads) adware which, once clicked, will install a textlink plugin or extension on your browser. Next time you try to make an Internet search, Gamevance will bring up an advertisement associated with the keyword you are looking for. Useless to say, this causes a lot of annoyance to users which as a consequence will try to get rid of it. Sadly,there is not Gamevance text links removal tool available on the Internet. Furthermore, as soon as you uninstall or disable it, the pestware will come back thanks to a kind of re-installation automated process which is triggered when you re-open your favorite browser orturn on your Windows OS. At the time writing Gameavance is only affecting Firefox while no annoying issue have been reported with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Let’s see how to get rid of it, permanetly.

Method 1

This method involves a so-called uninstaller or removal which is directly provided by Gameavance itself. Despite I don’t trust such a method, I have read on forums that some users manage to successfully uninstall it, so I guess that it is safe to give it a try.

Download and run the official Gameavance uninstaller.
Once the software has finished do not forget to restart your computer to delete Gamevance leftovers.
Method 2

Uninstall and delete the hated extension using the Add/Remove Programs feature in your computer Control Panel.

Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Click Programs -Uninstall Programs.
From the list of installed software, locate the Gamevance software and uninstall it.
Method 3

If you have downloaded the Gamevance extension for Firefox, uninstall it with this procedure.

Open Firefox.
Click Tools.
Click Add-ons.
Locate the add-on and remove it by clicking the Uninstall button.
Now, t make sure that no junk file has been left in our computer, let’s remove old folders and files associated with the add-on. Such “leftovers” are responsible for future automated reinstallation of the software.

Open Windows Explorer
Locate C:Documents and SettingsUsername Application Data MozillaExtensions.
Delete the Gameveance folder.
If you can not locate it, it means that it has been hidden by default, so on your Windows Explorer upper toolbar, click Tools – Folder Options and check View hidden folders.
Now, click Start and in the search field (windows 7) or Run field (Windows Vista), type Regedit and press Enter.
Locate and delete the following registry keys (if available):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft WindowsCurrentVersion Run “Gamevance” = %ProgramFiles%Gamevancegamevance32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE MicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionUninstallGamevance
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT TypeLib {1d22e9e4-f771-4b8d-aa68-ba04e8980e07}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID {7370f91f-6994-4595-9949-601fa2261c8d}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionExplorer Browser Helper Objects {7370f91f-6994-4595-9949-601fa2261c8d}

Done!

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