playing.company is a browser hijacker, also referred to as a redirect virus. It is not a malicious computer virus, nor will it harm your computer directly. That does not mean that you should allow it to remain on your computer because it does not act in a beneficial way. It will make alterations to your browser, set itself as your homepage and attempt to redirect you. Those redirects happen because the hijacker generates income that way.
The more sponsored pages you visit, the more money it can make. This can cause great frustration but it should also be noted that some hijackers can also redirect users to dangerous pages where malware could be lurking. To avoid more severe issues, you should delete playing.company. And the reason it has infected your computer is because you installed freeware and did not notice playing.company being attached to it.
It is quite easy to prevent added items from installing if users pay enough attention to what they install onto their computers. If something is attached to the free program, it needs to be manually deselected. In order to check whether something has been added, use Advanced or Custom settings. If there is something, just uncheck the boxes of those extra offers. This will block them from installing alongside the freeware. It does not require any extra time nor special knowledge about computers. If you try to hurry the process in Default settings, do not be surprised when you end up with hijackers, adware or other kinds of unwanted programs. Having to remove playing.company or simialr could take more time than you think, so you should do all you can to prevent them from installing in the first place.
A simple removal tool for playing.company virus:
playing.company virus removal instructions
First, install GridinSoft Trojan Killer Portable on your computer.
Open the program and choose the type of scan you want to run (Recommended Full):
Wait few minutes untill scanning process is over:
Click on “Cure PC!” button to delete playing.company virus:
STEP 4 (Optional)
Use the reset browser settings tool of Trojan Killer Portable. It will return your browser to a normal state in case of infection. Return to main screen and open Reset Browser menu:
STEP 5 (Optional)
Choose the options you’d like to return to its default state and press Reset:
We hope this simple removal guide and out tool helped you to deal with playing.company virus and removed it completely from your computer. If it didn’t, or if you have any questions you can leave a comment below or contact out Support team.