How to remove the gamevancelib32.dll malware

The gamevancelib32.dll file is a software component of Gamevance by Gamevance.
Gamevancelib32.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is associated with Gamevance, an online gaming portal that provides free games in exchange for installing adware on the user's computer. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is a BHO (Browser Helper Object) that integrates with Internet Explorer. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Gamevance has been listed as a potentially unwanted application as its software displays keyword generated advertising and monitors user behavior. There have been instances of malware disguising itself as Gamevance, therefore this program must be treated with caution. Scanning this file with an anti-malware program is recommended. Gamevance is owned by Future Ads, an interactive marketing firm founded in 2001 in Irvine, California. was statistically estimated to be the sixth-fastest growing website in 2009. The company generates revenue by selling space on computers to third-parties.

GamevanceLib32 stands for Gamevance Dynamic Link Library (32-bit)

Some anti-malware programs classify gamevancelib32.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. Adware.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Gen:Adware.Heur.jy5@fP23Syii or Adware.Gamevance.L (detected by F-Secure). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated gamevancelib32.dll software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about gamevancelib32.dll and how to get rid of it.

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Gamevancelib32.dll file information

The process known as gamevancelib32.dll belongs to software Gamevance by Gamevance (

Description: Gamevancelib32.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Gamevancelib32.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 103,936 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 108,032 bytes and 18 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 0ED403E8-470A-4a8a-85A4-D7688CFE39A3. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. Gamevancelib32.dll is not a Windows system file. Gamevancelib32.dll is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with gamevancelib32.dll, you can also completely remove Gamevance (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify gamevancelib32.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name gamevancelib32.dll, for example Adware.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Gen:Adware.Heur.jy5@fP23Syii or Adware.Gamevance.L (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the gamevancelib32.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If gamevancelib32.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

i think its a virus just quarantine
gamevancelib32.dll is Adware.Gamevance if located in C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevancelib32.dll

Summary: Average user rating of gamevancelib32.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving gamevancelib32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active gamevancelib32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the gamevancelib32.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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