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.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay
Step 2: Uninstall ArcadeCandy and Iplay and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by ArcadeCandy and Iplay on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by ArcadeCandy and Iplay there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall ArcadeCandy and Iplay and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the ArcadeCandy and Iplay will be removed.
Eliminate ArcadeCandy and Iplay from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.