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Remove Arcade Twist Ads from Your Computer Permanently

Arcade Twist is legitimate software developed by ArcadeYum LLC and promoted as a helpful tool assisting the user on the page. Experts classify the application as PUP (potentially unwanted program) due to its ability to flood the user’s browser with numerous third-party advertisements (pop-ups, banners, coupons, etc.). The company that created Arcade Twist has also designed another potentially unwanted app, Arcade Giant, which is known for its adware capabilities. Experts warn that third parties may promote their harmful software through the advertisements by Arcade Twist. Removing the tool with a competent anti-malware solution is advisable.

Download a System Scanner, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Arcade Twist Ads.

How Does Arcade Twist Affect Your PC?

Once installed, Arcade Twist is known to display numerous ads in the web pages the user visits. The application is compatible with Mozilla, Chrome, and other commonly used browsers, and may appear as a BHO or an add-on. Clicking on the displayed advertising material is not advisory, because the user may be linked to corrupted web pages and infect the system with harmful software.

Arcade Twist may collect information about your browsing habits, searches, IP address, location, etc. The tracked data is used mainly to serve the user relevant marketing content. But it may also be transferred to interested third parties and used for questionable purposes.

Select your download sources carefully and keep your AV tools updated.

How Is Arcade Twist Distributed?

Arcade Twist can be downloaded online, but it can also infiltrate your PC in a freeware bundle. In most cases, additional software isn’t properly disclosed during the software installation. This is why the computer user won’t realize that the downloaded program brings company until it’s too late. To avoid any confusion, users should select the Custom installation options and un-tick undesired applications.

Arcade Twist Removal Manual

Potentially unwanted programs and applications are not malicious per se, but the interaction with them is considered risky. This is why malware experts recommend the immediate removal of such software from the affected machine either manually or with a legit anti-spyware tool. The manual below will help you do so step by step.


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1. Remove/Uninstall Arcade Twist Ads

1. Remove/Uninstall Arcade Twist Ads in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Arcade Twist Ads.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Arcade Twist Ads from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Arcade Twist Ads and click “Remove


    After Arcade Twist Ads is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Arcade Twist Ads and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Arcade Twist Ads is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Arcade Twist Ads to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Arcade Twist Ads has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Arcade Twist Ads
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Arcade Twist Ads. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Arcade Twist Ads will be removed.

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    3. Remove Arcade Twist Ads automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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    1. AvatarJon

      How to remove from Windows 10? Thank you.

      1. AvatarBertaB (Post author)

        Hi Jon
        If you want to remove it from your browser, your Windows version is not really a factor. Please see THIS VIDEO on how to restart Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox.

        If you are using Microsoft Edge browser, please see THESE INSTRUCTIONS on how to factory reset it.

        Also, in order to use anti-malware software in order to remove the adware completely along with any other associated files and settings, please see THIS TUTORIAL.

        I personally prefer using SpyHunter, mainly because it is thorough in its scan and removes other associated files as well. Try it for yourself to see which one is more effective.

        Also, if you still have questions or have any other issues do not forget to register and ask about them in our forums.

        Best Regards,


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