If you’ve ever played a WildTangent game, you may have noticed the plugin “Current Version Plugin WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector” on your Firefox plugin list. Most people wonder if the plugin is a virus or if it will harm their computer in any way. Don’t panic, the plugin will not hurt your computer, and it isn’t a virus. Let’s explain what this plugin is and does, and then show you how to uninstall it if you decide that’s the best option.
What is the WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector Plugin?
Wild Tangent is a video game company that specializes in online games. Some of their top games include Spider Solitaire, Cube Crash 2 Deluxe and Mahjongg Dark Dimensions. The company caters to a wide variety of genres, and many PC users play their games without even realizing it.
WildTangent once had a partnership with AOL to become a part of AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, under the games section. Some of their games were also bundled with certain plugins for WinAmp. Some ISPs, like Bellsouth and Verizon, also install WildTangent software. As you can see, WildTangent isn’t exactly new to the business. They’ve been around for quite some time, and their plugin is not spyware or malware.
WildTangent’s plugin for Firefox is the technology that allows you to play their games right from your browser or PC. Some people consider the plugin spyware as it routinely scans your PC to identify your computer’s processor type, graphics card and other related drivers. The plugin does this as a way to determine your system’s compatibility with certain games and to optimize your gaming experience.
It’s important to note that WildTangent states their software will not gather any personal information about you, such as your personal data that you have stored on your computer.
Should You Remove the WildTangent’s Firefox Plugin?
Many people wonder whether they should simply remove the WildTangent plugin from their Firefox browser. The answer to that question depends on your personal preference and gaming habits.
If you play WildTangent games regularly, then uninstalling the plugin may cause the games not to work properly. The plugin finds games that are installed on your system, so removing the plugin may disrupt your gaming experience.
On the other hand, if you no longer play WildTangent games, then the plugin isn’t useful to you in any way and can be removed. The plugin should not affect your system if you’re not playing any games from WildTangent.
How to Uninstall the WildTangent Plugin
If you’ve decided that uninstalling the WildTangent plugin is the best option, follow these steps to quickly and safely remove the plugin.
- Open your Firefox browser.
- Click the Open Menu button, located at the top right side of the browser.
- Click Add-Ons.
- Select Plugins from the menu on the left side of the screen.
- Locate the WildTangent plugin, click the dropdown menu, and select Never Activate.
Now, the WildTangent plugin should be disabled. If you wish to reactivate the plugin, repeat the same steps, and choose Always Activate instead.