What is TerasGames?
TerasGames is supposed to be a game downloader or manager, but our security experts categorize it as a potentially unwanted application. Of course, we would not have much to say about this program if you had installed it willingly, but most of the complaints we find say that TerasGames slithered into affected systems uninvited, and this is the issue we have to address in this article. It is rather simple: If a program is unwanted, it has to be removed. Thus, you should not waste your time. Delete TerasGames from your computer and then make sure your system is safeguarded against other uninvited guests.
Where does TerasGames come from?
This application comes from the same group of potentially unwanted programs as ArcadeHall, GamerHippo, TwistArcade, and others. All these programs are known to have official homepages, but users seldom download the applications directly. The same applies to TerasGames as well. You can easily access the arcade gaming website via terasgames.com, but looking for the download link is a bit confusing. Even the “Install” section that can be found at the bottom right of the screen has only the instructions how to install the application.
Seeing how most of the time users have no idea how this program entered their computers, it would not be wrong to assume that TerasGames is distributed in software packages. Our assumption is supported by our research that says this program usually comes bundled with suspicious software. Therefore, if you need to remove this program from your PC, you might as well check your system for other potential threats as well.
What does TerasGames do?
As mentioned above, this program should help you manage your arcade games, especially if you want some of them downloaded and installed on your computer. However, it seems that the main reason this program is set up on your PC is money.
Naturally, TerasGames is free of charge, so the program needs to cover it development costs somehow. As a result, the application does that by venturing into third-party advertising. What’s more, it might also modify your network traffic by monitoring your browsing habits and redirecting you to affiliated websites.
Although this is part of the pay-per-click system, which is often employed by freeware developers to make money, sometimes programs like TerasGames could be exploited by cyber criminals to distribute their content as well. If this happens in your case, sooner rather than later, you might be dealing with severe computer security issues, most of which could be avoided if you removed TerasGames today.
How do I remove TerasGames?
You should not encounter any difficulties when you try to delete TerasGames from your computer. You simply need to uninstall this application via Control Panel and that would be it. However, as far as other potential threats are concerned, you should definitely run a full system scan with a computer security tool of your choice.
Also, stay away from unfamiliar websites and pages that are full of commercial advertisements to avoid similar unwanted programs in the future. Investing in a licensed antispyware program would also be a good idea, but most of the maintenance of your computer’s security depends on your own web browsing habits.
Manual TerasGames Removal
- Type Control Panel into the search bar on your Taskbar.
- Press Enter and access Uninstall a program.
- Remove TerasGames from the list.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove TerasGames.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Drag the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your desktop.
- Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove TerasGames.
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall TerasGames.
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