Free Ride Games

What is Free Ride Games?

Free Ride Games, as it happens, are not exclusively free anymore, but, instead, the free versions of these downloadable programs have become rather annoying with pushy pop-up ads that try to make you buy the full games. But not only that, it is also possible that these games display third-party advertisements as well, which may occasionally be unreliable, too. According to our malware researchers at, these programs are not dangerous infections, but useless and annoying ones instead. These applications might however pose an indirect threat by showing you third-party ads. It is up to you how you react to these programs. But you should know that due to certain questionable traits that surround these games, our specialists have categorized them as potentially unwanted programs, or in short, PUPs. We also believe that it would be best for you to remove Free Ride Games from your PC if you do not want to risk exposure to potentially harmful advertisements or get distracted by annoying pop-ups.testtest

Where do Free Ride Games come from?

The most likely way for these PUPs to show up on your computer is that you download them yourself from the official website, We would like to advise you to be careful with this website because its pages contain potentially unreliable third-party advertisements apart from its own promotional ones. It is possible to end up on unsafe websites operated by cyber criminals if you click on corrupt ads. But a new tab page might also open and load suspicious sites. Therefore, we recommend that you search the web for more reliable websites that offer you computer and mobile games. This questionable site used to provide computer users with free games in several categories, such as casino, online games, strategy, and arcade. However, now you have to pay as much as $9.99 per month to be able to play full-screen games without the disruptive advertising campaign.

According to our researchers, reports show that in the case of these PUPs the official channel seems to be the most probable method of spreading over the web, but this does not mean that these games might not enter your computer in freeware bundles. That is why you need to be careful when searching the web for free tools and software because even accidentally you may end up on questionable or downright fake file-sharing websites. These pages often host shady third-party ads. If you click on these banner or pop-up ads, you may download a bundle packed with malicious software installers as well as potentially unwanted programs, such as these ones. All in all, we think that your virtual realm will be a safer place once you delete Free Ride Games.

How do Free Ride Games work?

When you install these PUPs, they create a shortcut to their website on your desktop. Since these games are flash-based, they may prompt you to download or update your Adobe Flash driver. The link these applications offer seems to be a legitimate one leading to the official Adobe site. The most annoying thing about these games is definitely the advertisement pop-ups that are displayed in the lower right corner, which are mostly reminders to persuade you to pay for the full, “no ad” version. But there might be other, third-party ads as well. It is important to know about such ads that no one guarantees the reliability of the third parties and their websites. That is why it is possible to end up on totally unsafe pages that can infect your computer with malware or worse, you may get scammed by criminals into disclosing your banking details, for example. We believe that you can find lots of different sources for reliable and decent free games. It may just take a bit more time to find them. As for these PUPs, we advise you to delete them all from your computer.

How to delete Free Ride Games

Most probably you are already fed up with the pop-up ads and that you cannot play these games properly, on full-screen either. So it is time for you to learn how you can clean these PUPs from your PC. As a matter of fact, it is nothing close to brain surgery since these games have properly working uninstallers that you can run through Control Panel. We have prepared two options for you if you want to make these applications disappear yourself. The first option contains instructions to uninstall Free Ride Games via Control Panel, while the second option is more manual as it includes deleting certain folders. Since you may not want to go after all potentially harmful programs manually, we suggest that you download and install a reputable anti-malware tool to safeguard your PC from all existing malware infections.

Remove Free Ride Games for Windows

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application and press Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows button in the bottom-left corner.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Choose Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on the application and press Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
  2. Click on the application and press Uninstall.

Manual Instructions

Windows XP

  1. Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
  2. Find these folders and delete them:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Free Ride Games
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Programs\Free Ride Games
    %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Free Ride Games
  3. Empty your Recycling Bin.

Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

  1. Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
  2. Find these folders and remove them:
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Free Ride Games
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)\Free Ride Games (64-bit only!)
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Free Ride Games
  3. Empty your Recycling Bin.
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