Numerous reports were received, regarding a website, called arcadecandy.com, claiming it to be malicious and unwanted. ArcadeCandy is an online flash-based gaming site that has several online games to play live. However, it has enormous amounts of suspicious adverts and also redirects to another suspicious website, called iplay www(dot)iplay(dot)com
ArcadeCandy – What Does It Do?
Officially ArcadeCandy provides online gaming service for different flash player based games. However, when our research team clicked on the ‘Download’ button, it immediately redirected us to a website, called www(dot)iplay(dot)com.
Not surprisingly, when we wanted to play a game, called Knight Solitaire, this website offered us the incredible 60-day free trial to install the game on our computer by downloading a .exe file. The provider domain for the executable file was dl.iwin.com (IWIN INC.). This is a domain that is connected to a legitimate online gaming website (www.iwin.com) and for some, it is even surprising that it has not been identified by security experts so far as malware.
The exe file was their gaming platform in the form of software that downloads directly from their domains. When installed, the .exe file and performed a scan with a standard widely used antivirus software, it appeared clean of malware. However, it prompted us with a pop-up to install the iplay browser extension that claims to assist in some way in access to games. This does not make much sense since the user already has the program to play games with, installed on his PC. Also to that what it prompted to do was change our browser`s search engine and also might modify other settings.
Most of the ads connected with iplay and arcade candy software might redirect to unsafe sites that may collect your PII (Personally Identifiable Information), etc. Other risks include the placement of tracking cookies and other tools for tracking purposes. This is usually done to display targeted ads (for example only action games placement if you play them a lot) or other purposes that may bring profits to their developer.
Delete ArcadeCandy and Iplay
Even though these websites are legitimate, they pose a risk to some extent for the end user, mainly connected with their advertisements and browser extensions and .exe files. In case you feel unsafe around such software, you should follow the step-by-step guide below to help you remove it. In case you feel unsafe around such software, be advised that you should follow the step-by-step guide below to help you remove it. Or if you lack the expertise, make sure you find the correct specialized software that will detect and eradicate any threats.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter