Remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] From Your PC With Effective Methods

By | July 28, 2015

“I looked on my scanning logs in avast yesterday and found out that avast had found a threat a couple of days ago i have not been notified of that found threat by avast so it was lucky i checked.
The threat found is Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] my avast log tells me and is located in c:\ProgramData\AVASTSoftware\Avast\ng\NgBase\Snapshots\snapshot_{e55da143-f6cb-4524-9ab2-8525ca43bb98}.dat
When i try to fix automatic it tells me that its going to remove it in the next reboot, but when checking again after reboot its still there. I have tried to get rid of it with trendmicro hosecall but it cant find anything and it seems like its only Avast that can find the treat. I have attached the logs from malewarebytes, farbar and aswMBR. Is it possible to get rid of ore is it false positive?”

What is Win32:GameThief-l [Trj]?

Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] can be deemed as a Trojan which is able to mess up your system by infecting files and registry. You must be caution that it is often spread by spam email attachments, torrent files, free software, malicious links and hacked websites and so on. So you should pay more attention to your online behaviors while you are browsing online.

Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] is a big threat for your PC

Once infected, Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] will perform a series of nasty actions in your PC without your consent. For example:

  • It will display you lots of fake scanning results which are really annoying.
  • It will slow down your Internet speed and even cause more shut down or crash to your sstem.
  • It may download more other malware or viruses onto your system.
  • It may be able to weak your firewall and let remote server transfer infections to your computer.
  • It may be able to collect your sensitive information and confidential data for illegal purposes.

A tip for you to prevent the similar issue in the future: always choose Customize Installation to view each step to uncheck the unfamiliar or suspect programs. Never click any malicious links, spam emails and do not visit malicious websites casually. Scan your computer by Spyhunter regularly to fix the system loopholes.

Remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] From Your PC With Effective Methods

>> Download Automatic Virus Removal Tool

download SpyHunter

>>Method one: Manually remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj].

Step 1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking

Step 2. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files.

Step 3: Remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] from Registry Editor.

>>Method two: Remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] Permanently with Spyhunter Antivirus software.

 >>Method one: Manually remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj].

Step 1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking

Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press ENTER to get into that mode.

safe mode screenshot

 Step 2. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files.

(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.

(2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

show hiden folders

(3). Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

 Step 3: Remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] from Registry Editor.

(1) Go to Start Menu and open Registry Editor.
(2) In the opened Window, type in Regedit and then click OK.
(3) Remove the related files and registry entries in Registry Editor.



Delete all the vicious registries as below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = 
"http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"

>>Method two: Remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj] Permanently with Spyhunter Antivirus software.

If you find the manual steps difficult to follow, then you’re recommended to download SpyHunter to remove it quickly and safely. SpyHunter is a powerful anti-spyware application that can help computer users to eliminate the infections such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogues, dialers, and spywares. SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

 1: Download SpyHunter to remove Win32:GameThief-l [Trj].

Accept the Setup Agreement and follow the steps to install it on your computer step by step.

Step 2: Launch it and click “Malware Scan”.

Step 3: When the results come out, fix it immediately.

Optional solution: optimize your PC by use of RegCure Pro

After using manual and automatic methods, you may get rid of Win32:GameThief-l [Trj]. if you want to optimize your PC, you can download the powerful tool RegCure Pro.

RegCure Pro is a kind of tool you need to install to boost your computer’s speed and performance. It can repair the computer’s system, and clean up the registry, junk, duplicate files and errors. The best way to improve your computer’s performance is to start with a scan. It can help you understand the current health status of your computer.

1. Download RegCure Pro by clicking on the button below.

download regcure pro

2. Double-click on the RegCure Pro program to open it, and then follow the instructions to install it.

If you do not have much experience to remove it manually, it is suggested that you should download the most popular antivirus program SpyHunter to help you quickly and automatically remove all possible infections from your computer.


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