Gamers beware! It’s a new deceptive application on the web which offers you countless online games for free but gives countless ads instead. ArcadeCandy, from arcadecandy.com, is the one of many adware programs, that rely on games lovers. ArcadeCandy (like GameZooks, Teras Games, Jewel Quest, Epic War 2, OkayFreedom, and Plants Vs Zombies) aim to display different types of useless advertisements on your screen: pop-up, banner, coupon, and in-text ads. So what?
ArcadeCandy is able to track your browsing history and store your login data. Be careful with all those ads – they may redirect you to the malicious domains. Remember, that with each click on such banners or pop-ups you help hackers to make their dreams come true. The same applies to the hyperlinks, in which ArcadeCandy adware could turn usual text on the web pages.
So please, be careful while browsing and looking for some cost-free software. Keep in mind, that cost-free thing can hide a danger inside. Don’t hurry up installing any program, especially from unfamiliar websites, choose the “Custom” installation option. Using it you’ll be able to see what additional application are offered for you – and understand, that this is an adware, potentially unwanted program for your PC. Please, uncheck boxes to prevent adware penetrating into your system, if you do not want to support unfair developers and help them to make money.
There are two ways to remove annoying ArcadeCandy completely and effectively. If you are an advanced user and strongly believe in yourself, you can try to follow our manual removal guide. It is much harder and takes your time, but you will be proud of feeling yourself a real security buddy. But to be honest it is not a trivial task, so if you don’t want to waste this beautiful day racking your brain, please take advantage of the automatic removal tool which we recommend for this adware effectively elimination.
ArcadeCandy adware manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete ArcadeCandyfrom the system.
To delete ArcadeCandy application from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the “ArcadeCandy” in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the “ArcadeCandy” in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a “ArcadeCandy” among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
ArcadeCandy adware automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Moreover, even you have managed to remove ArcadeCandy from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that Trojan Killer is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Apply” button and set your system free from the ArcadeCandy infection!
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the ArcadeCandy, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying ArcadeCandy pop-up ads leave you in peace:
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉