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Gator / GAIN

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Got Gator? Got Trouble!

Gator is one of the most notorious pieces of adware in all of internet lore. Once it becomes a resident of your system, it's going to take you a serious amount of time and dedication to get rid of it, and in the meantime you can look forward to a barrage of system slowdowns, popups, and problems with various applications.

What is Gator?

Gator is low-risk, non-destructive adware that affects Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, and Windows server platforms. It replicates itself as quickly as cockroaches multiply, and it has the ability to install other adware and spyware on your system as well as monitor your every internet move, and update itself via your internet connection. It is estimated that it has become a part of nearly four hundred thousand machines to date. It can both hold and bring up all of your logon information, and it will display advertisements related to your typical web browsing experience. If you like, you can purchase a paid version of the program without the advertisements, but this is not adviseable, as having it hold and enter your passwords for you is just not a good idea.

What Might I Notice With Gator?

If Gator has been installed on your system, you are likely to notice a number of things. If you are filling in a form on a site, a small window might popup, asking if you'd like Gator to remember that password or form information you've just filled out. You may also notice a small icon in the system tray with a little alligator head on it. During your web browsing experience, you might notice an unreal amount of popup ads related specifically to what you're viewing. For example, if you're shopping for a new credit card, you may notice popups related to credit cards or credit counseling services. It monitors your activities, sends them back to a home server, then you are sent related popup ads from affiliate links in the hopes that you will click on one of them and make a purchase from the affiliate. Gator creates an entry in your computer's registry to ensure that it runs whenever you start your computer, so until you delete it from your system, the home server will be watching your every move. Gator eats up precious system resources as well, so you may notice that your computer is running a bit slower than it used to, which can cost you money if your work relies on the productivity of your machine.

Who Created Gator?

Gator is created by a company called Gain Publishing. It's also called the Gator Advertising Information Network. This is a legitimate company and a legitimate program, but its a hassle for most users. In most instances, users have downloaded the program when they made another download. The chances are pretty good that you forgot to uncheck the box when it asked you if you wanted Gain to install Gator with your other download. Many freeware programs are bundled with adware items like Gator to help pay the bills, but all of that should be listed in the program's EULA, and if you're ever not offered a EULA during a download, it's best that you not download the program.

In truth, Gator is not a danger to your system, it's more of an annoyance than anything else. Gator calls itself a helpful tool. It claims to save you time and the hassle of filling out forms and passwords yourself, but given the kinds of security risks involved with this program, it's best just to get it off your system.

How Can I Remove Gator?

Gator takes up more than two hundred thousands bytes of precious system memory, so if you don't intend to subscribe to the program, it's probably a really good idea to get it off your system. Moreover, it's just not a good idea to have a third party like Gain watching your every internet move. You both want and deserve your privacy, and removing Gator is a good step in that direction. You have three options if you want to remove Gator from  your system. Your first choice is to run your current anti-spyware software. If you don't have a reputable anti-spyware program installed on your machine, find one right away. There are many choices out there, and it is essential you avoid the ones that are adware themselves. Talk to friends and neighbors about what they use, read unbiased reviews, then choose the best one for you. ParetoLogic is a great place to start. Once you have an anti-spyware product installed on your machine, be sure to update it and run it regularly. It should remove Gator and any other security risks on your machine. Another option is to restore your  machine to its last known good settings. Since Gator can become a part of any version of Windows, though, this may not work for all users. Your final option is to manually remove Gator program files and registry keys. This isn't necessarily a difficult process, but it is a dangerous one, and if you don't know what you're doing, it's a good idea if you stay away from  your computer's registry, because you may do more harm than good while you're working with it. Talk to a professional, or have them work within the registry for you if this is your first time.

If you're ready to stop having third parties send you ads you just don't want to see, get rid of Gator today. You'll be glad you did.

Remove the following program file entries:

%UserProfile%All UsersStart MenuProgramsStartupGator EWallet.lnk

%UserProfile%All UsersStart MenuProgramsGator EWalletGator WebSite.URL

%UserProfile%All UsersStart MenuProgramsGator EWalletGator EWallet.lnk

%UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsetup.exe

%ProgramFiles%Gator.comGatorGator.exe

Remove the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftewareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Trickler = "{spyware path and file name}"

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID {21FFB6C0-0DA1-11D5-A9D5-00500413153C}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareGator.com



Removing Gator / GAIN Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Gator / GAIN and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Gator / GAIN Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Gator / GAIN please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on Gator / GAIN and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse Gator / GAIN.




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