Do you know what Free Ride Games is?
Free Ride Games is an application that should help users play games from freeridegames.com on their personal computers. In addition, users who download this program expect that they will not need the Internet connection to be able to play those games. Unfortunately, this piece of software is not that useful as it might seem at first sight and it might act in a really annoying way. In addition, a bunch of users say that this program does not act as it promises. Have you already noticed that too? If yes, you should know that you can erase Free Ride Games rather easily from your system. Luckily, Free Ride Games is just a potentially unwanted program (PUP), so it will not be difficult to eliminate it. Do you still need some help? If so, you should read our article and then use our instructions which we have put below it.
It is impossible to download Free Ride Games from its official website freeridegames.com anymore; however, this potentially unwanted program might find other ways to slither onto computers. If this program ever manages to enter your system, you will definitely notice that because it will create a folder called Free Ride Games in %PROGRAMFILES% (32-bit Windows OS) or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% (64-bit Windows OS). If you use Windows XP, you will probably find it in %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data. This folder should contain the following files: X5Ex_Pr143.sys, FRGLogoRun_HR.ico, AX32.dll, cef_100_percent.pak, PopupMessage.wav, cancelbuttondown.bmp, and others. If they can be found there, there is no doubt that Free Ride Games is installed on the system.Free Ride Games screenshot
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Free Ride Games is not a program that should be kept on the system because it might display ads. They might advertise different products and services. In addition, you will see a pop-up window saying that you should start using the premium service for $10 if you do not want to see ads anymore. What is more, it has been also observed that the application will add shortcuts on a user’s Desktop. They lead to the official web page of Free Ride Games – freeridegames.com. Last but not least, it has been observed that this program needs Adobe Flash Player in order to work properly, so you will be asked to install it before starting to use this piece of software. Luckily, the provided link really takes users to the official website of Adobe Flash Player; however, you should still not forget that you might be taken to an untrustworthy web page after clicking on any of those ads Free Ride Games will provide you with.
Even though Free Ride Games is just a potentially unwanted application, it has been observed that it might record your IP address, email, full name, pages you view on the web, ads you click on, and similar information. It might use it for marketing purposes; however, it might need this information in order to provide users with the targeted ads too. Free Ride Games should not sell the gathered information to third parties; however, you should still get rid of it if you do not want to reveal any information.
As Free Ride Games is not available for download on its official web page (freeridegames.com), security specialists believe that it might come in a bundle with other untrustworthy programs, e.g. adware, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs and thus sneak onto the computer without permission. You can find out whether or not these programs are really installed on the system by scanning it with a trustworthy diagnostic scanner. If the tool detects them, make sure that you eliminate all those undesirable programs as soon as possible as well.
You can eliminate Free Ride Games from your system rather easily via Control Panel. Instructions provided below will help you. In case you do not have much knowledge about computers, you can get rid of this adware automatically. All you need to do is to scan the system with a reliable tool, e.g. SpyHunter.
Remove Free Ride Games
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable application and click Remove.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted application.
- Click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN by tapping the Windows key + R.
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable software.
- Click Uninstall.
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As you already know, other infections might hide on your system too, so it might not be enough to delete Free Ride Games. In order to make sure that your system is clean, scan your system with an automatic malware remover after you get rid of this adware.