ArcadeGiant is a browser add-on created by ArcadeYum LLC, that allows PC users to play flash games online or download them for free. Although the application is legitimate, and the promoted functionality may seem appealing, malware experts categorize ArcadeGiant as a potentially unwanted program and recommend its removal. ArcadeGiant is an ad-supported browser extension that once installed, injects numerous pop-up advertisements in the web pages you view. These may contain links to potentially unsafe websites and cause further security issues.
How Does ArcadeGiant Enter Your System?
The application can be downloaded online, but it frequently enters the user’s system through bundled downloads of other free programs downloaded online. Users are advised to select the Custom installation options where they can see all the additional add-ons and plug-ins that come together with the software they wish to install. This way they can opt out and avoid potential adware infiltration.
What Does ArcadeGiant Do?
Arcade Giant is an ad-supported application and as such it displays pop-up, in-text, banner ads, coupons, deals, and offers. These can be quite intrusive and disrupt your browsing routine. The promoted advertisements may link you to websites and questionable content and expose your system to a risk.
The ArcadeGiant adware may also display alert messages notifying you about system failures and missing files. The AgHelp.dll RunDLL error message is a typical example of a security notification associated with the presence of the ArcadeGiant adware on your PC. The alert message reads:
There was a problem starting C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\ARCADE~1\AgHelp.dll
The specified module could not be found.
How to Remove ArcadeGiant from Your PC?
ArcadeGiant is an adware program, which is not considered a high-level threat, but it may put your system at risk and make it vulnerable to further security issues. ArcadeGiant can be removed manually or it a trustworthy anti-spyware tool. Follow the steps below to delete ArcadeGiant from your machine permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove ArcadeGiant from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of ArcadeGiant from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove ArcadeGiant from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase ArcadeGiant from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall ArcadeGiant from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove ArcadeGiant from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate ArcadeGiant from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove ArcadeGiant from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ArcadeGiant
Step 2: Uninstall ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of ArcadeGiant from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant will be removed.
Eliminate ArcadeGiant 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.