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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is MyPlayCity Games?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MyPlayCity Games is a browser NewTab. These so-called "NewTabs" can manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

How do I know if my computer is affected by MyPlayCity Games?

You may see this browser extension:

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these warnings during install:

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You may see this new startpage:

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and this new setting:

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How did MyPlayCity Games get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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How do I remove MyPlayCity Games?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
[Mindspark only]You can use their own uninstall instructions first, but I would advise to follow the steps below anyway.
  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of MyPlayCity Games?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes MyPlayCity Games completely.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
CHR NewTab: Default ->  Active:"chrome-extension://gjmohbdbnfkkjolmdfbhhdfjgjclomkd/newtab.html"
CHR Extension: (MyPlayCity Games) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gjmohbdbnfkkjolmdfbhhdfjgjclomkd [2020-11-26]
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gjmohbdbnfkkjolmdfbhhdfjgjclomkd\1.8_0
       Adds the file default.js"="5/10/2016 3:05 PM, 122 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="11/26/2020 9:03 AM, 1208 bytes, A
       Adds the file mpc_content.js"="5/10/2016 3:05 PM, 157 bytes, A
       Adds the file newtab.html"="7/10/2017 9:46 AM, 512 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gjmohbdbnfkkjolmdfbhhdfjgjclomkd\1.8_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="11/26/2020 9:03 AM, 346 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="7/10/2017 9:47 AM, 2091 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gjmohbdbnfkkjolmdfbhhdfjgjclomkd\1.8_0\icons
       Adds the file icon128.png"="11/26/2020 9:03 AM, 6356 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon16.png"="11/26/2020 9:03 AM, 723 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon19.png"="11/26/2020 9:03 AM, 954 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon48.png"="11/26/2020 9:03 AM, 2466 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "gjmohbdbnfkkjolmdfbhhdfjgjclomkd"="REG_SZ", "66C1F1A998B7D805CB13E952BBD64525A09E63EE49238284DE42436932D1C25D"
Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 11/26/20
Scan Time: 9:12 AM
Log File: 2cfb34e0-2fbf-11eb-b6f1-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.2.3.96
Components Version: 1.0.1122
Update Package Version: 1.0.33440
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 232064
Threats Detected: 5
Threats Quarantined: 5
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 33 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.MyPlayCity.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|gjmohbdbnfkkjolmdfbhhdfjgjclomkd, Quarantined, 15824, 475081, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 1
PUP.Optional.MyPlayCity.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GJMOHBDBNFKKJOLMDFBHHDFJGJCLOMKD, Quarantined, 15824, 475081, 1.0.33440, , ame, , , 

File: 3
PUP.Optional.MyPlayCity.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 15824, 475081, , , , , 9203922D3C8BDBCFAAB36CD3BC27682A, 4CA470196B65DD50C3658FA57F59F608CD7DC7E2F4C0385456453E52B751AF39
PUP.Optional.MyPlayCity.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 15824, 475081, , , , , A614AC0D4C46852DD5ED30FEB0C8A280, E6FDA78C23D9005BD7471D53A4263E9E48A9A427F5F120DF688F361CA591BBEE
PUP.Optional.MyPlayCity.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GJMOHBDBNFKKJOLMDFBHHDFJGJCLOMKD\1.8_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 15824, 475081, 1.0.33440, , ame, , 80999330E7F82FD38F98B3E0D42E71A3, EC0629ACAFB2318EAEF2202BDBEBFC3EB68763CCE9C9A05FAE09FF9A009608D1

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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