How to remove the Gamevance Text malware

The gvtl.dll file is a software component of Gamevance by Gamevance.
Gvtl.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.

GvTL stands for Gamevance Text Dynamic Link Library

Some anti-malware programs classify gvtl.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Gamevance!gen1 (detected by Symantec), and not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gamevance.fmu or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gamevance.hiqi (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Gamevance Text 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 Gamevance Text and how to get rid of it.

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Gvtl.dll file information

The process known as Gamevance Text belongs to software Gamevance by Gamevance (

Description: Gvtl.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file gvtl.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 225,280 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 337,408 bytes and 10 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 7370F91F-6994-4595-9949-601FA2261C8D or F02FABCB-92DD-475A-98AF-14217BD50746 or BEAC7DC8-E106-4C6A-931E-5A42E7362883. The program has no visible window. It is able to monitor web browsers. The gvtl.dll file is not a Windows core file. The file is a file with no information about its developer. Gvtl.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with gvtl.dll occur, you can also completely remove Gamevance (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify gvtl.dll related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name gvtl.dll, for example Gamevance!gen1 (detected by Symantec), and not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gamevance.fmu or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Gamevance.hiqi (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the gvtl.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Gamevance Text 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

my gvtl.dll is a gamevance adware, but i can't find it.

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Best practices for resolving gvtl issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active gvtl process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the gvtl.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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