FantastiGames

What is FantastiGames?

FantastiGames was a most unlikely program to be classified as potentially unwanted and yet it was due to its annoying advertisements and information gathering. Removing this application is something you ought to consider because its advertisements may come from unreliable sources. Also, it collects information about you for the purpose of customizing the ads to generate larger advertising revenue. So, even though its Flash games are safe to use, you might want to avoid installing this download manager. And, if you have this application on your computer, then we invite you to read this short description since it contains the most relevant information our researchers have managed to obtain.testtesttest

Where does FantastiGames come from?

A good way to tell whether a program is reliable is to look at its developer and the applications this developer has released in the past. So our security analysts did some digging and found that FantastiGames was released by a company called Koyote-Lab Inc. This company is responsible for creating applications such as BullVid Download Manager, King Translate, and Cheapster among others. However, not this company is at a stage when it is developing free video and audio software that is distributed via its main website at Support.koyotesoft.com. Officially, this company is based in Limassol, Cyprus. However, this program's website’s Internet Protocol (IP) address 94.31.0.55 is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Nevertheless, most of this website’s visitors come from the US, which makes up more than 30% of all visitors. The only way you can get FantastiGames on your computer is by downloading a game from Fantastigames.com. So let us take a closer look at how this program operates.

What does FantastiGames do?

This application functions as a download manager and game library for Flash games featured on its website. This program has a colorful graphical user interface that is easy to navigate. It has three tabs, one of which is a library of the games you have downloaded, and the other two promote other games featured on its website. However, this program features coupon and banner ads on the interface itself and an annoying pop-up ad that appears on the lower-right corner of the screen. This program’s advertisements may come from third-party sources so you should take caution because some of them may be unreliable.

We also want to make you aware of the fact that Fantastigames.com has been configured to gather certain information about you. We are not saying that it is spyware because it does not automatically collect personally-identifiable information. However, if you register on the website, then you will have to provide some personal details starting with your email address which might start receiving spam promotional messages. At any rate, it will use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to automatically collect information such as your IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider, and cookie information among other things. This information is collected with the intention of “improving” the application and other services, and make changes to the advertising campaign to make more money.

According to Fantastigames.com, “"When you download Ad Software, such as Admuse, You agree and acknowledge that the Software may target Ads based on non-personally identifiable information (e.g., geographical location).” So it seems that this program can install adware on your computer. We are not sure how it does this, but we believe that it may be done in secret which is unacceptable. All things considered, allowing this program to remain on your computer may not be the best of ideas, so if you want to remove it, please consult our instructions.

Take note that after uninstalling FantastiGames via Control Panel it will leave junk files and empty registry keys that you should also clean up. You should check this program’s folders at %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FantastiGames or %PROGRAMFILES%\FantastiGames for junk files and Delete them. Also, it will leave multiple registry entries that we will show you how to get rid of below.

How do I remove FantastiGames?

If you have decided to remove this shady application, then we want you to know that all of its accompanying games will be uninstalled as well. We offer you two methods for removing FantastiGames. The first one is doing it manually using our step-by-step instructions or automatically using our featured software. Using our featured application us much easier, but if you are willing to make the effort and take the risk (because tampering with the registry requires some knowledge), please follow the steps provided below.

Manual removal

Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate and Uninstall the application.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Right-click on the Start screen and click Programs and Features.
  2. Find the unwanted program and click the Uninstall button.

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate and Uninstall the software.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the undesirable program and click Remove.

Delete leftover files

  1. Press Windows+E keys.
  2. Enter the following directories in the address box and Delete them.

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\FantastiGames
%PROGRAMFILES%\FantastiGames
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FantastiGames
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\FantastiGames
Delete Windows Rekistry keys

  1. Press Windows+R keys.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Go to and Delete the following registry keys.HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2B7BDADB-EC8C-4C54-B5DD-CE45A016D3A7}
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\X7XSEx_Pr143
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8EBFFAE0-F0A4-4ee6-8524-2751906624C4}
    HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\X5XSEx_Pr143
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\EXEtender\DefaultIcon
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\www.exent.com/GameTreatWidget
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\GPlayer.exe
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Exent\AOD\Client\Installer
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\www.exent.com/GameTreatWidget
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\EXEtender\Shell\Open\Command
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\X5XSEx_Pr143
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2B7BDADB-EC8C-4C54-B5DD-CE45A016D3A7}
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Exent\AOD\Client\Installer
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8EBFFAE0-F0A4-4ee6-8524-2751906624C4}
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\FantastiGames
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\FantastiGames
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\FantastiGames
    HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\X7XSEx_Pr143
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