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Remove ArcadeBayou.com Gaming Ads

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ArcadeBayou.com is a website based on online gaming. Games hosted on the website are run both in HTML5 and the Adobe Flash Player. The website could have placed a related application onto your computer system. ArcadeBayou is considered adware due to its spread of advertising content around the Internet. To remove all advertisements and prevent the site from showing up again, you should read the article till its end.

Threat Summary

NameArcadeBayou.com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionAdverts generated from this website can display on different sites and redirect you.
SymptomsYou see ads in your browsers, such as pop-ups or in-game ads. You can be redirected from games, ads and links on the site.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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ArcadeBayou.com – Spread

ArcadeBayou.com can be spread via third-party installation setups. Applications associated with ArcadeBayou can enter your PC, without your awareness. Bundled packages and setups for free software might spread the adware to your computer system. In such installations, additional components may be set for installing. Preventing the installations of unwanted applications like those, you should search and hopefully find a Custom or an Advanced options menu. From there you could deselect the additive content.

A way in which ArcadeBayou.com may be spread is through websites which consist of various online gaming content, or generate this type of adverts. If you happen to click on any related redirecting links you will also end up with this adware. Banners, pop-ups and other ads can be generated to advertise the platform and also may spread the adware or redirect to its main site. Browsers which are usually affected: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

ArcadeBayou.com – In Depth

ArcadeBayou.com is the official web domain of the gaming platform that is named the same way – ArcadeBayou. At first glance, it does not stand out from other, gaming websites, but after some time, you see the bulk of advertising content. Lots of advertisements could pop up, and that might slow down your Internet connection or computer device. The site, the related platform, plus all applications tied to them push advertisements.

ArcadeBayou.com primarily distributes adverts, like pop-ups, banners, and the like, that show when you are trying to load an online game on the website. All games, shown on this website, evidently, use the Adobe Flash Player or HTML5 to run. The problem that arises with the Flash Player is if it is an older, particular version required to load the games. This means there might still be active vulnerabilities which can be open for exploiting. In-game and interstitial ads show when you launch whatever game on the website.

Below you see an example of an in-game ad on ArcadeBayou.com:

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When your browser applications or your computer have any software tied to this adware platform, a lot of advertising, sponsored content and redirect links can be pushed through it.

Advertisements could have some text inside them, like:

  • Advert from ArcadeBayou.com
  • Ad by ArcadeBayou.com
  • Ads by ArcadeBayou.com
  • Powered by ArcadeBayou.com
  • Advertisement by ArcadeBayou.com
  • Brought to you by ArcadeBayou.com

The ArcadeBayou website might host links that can redirect you to dubious online sites and generate traffic and revenue with a pay-per-click scheme. A lot of the advertising content on this site might be associated with affiliate partners of this gaming platform. Adverts or sponsored content could display on the site and collect all kinds of information about you and your browsing activity. The advertisements on ArcadeBayou.com can be banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, or in-game ads, and text links, transitional, interstitial, or full page ads.

ArcadeBayou.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the ArcadeBayou.com site can be accessed from the main domain of this site, and you can see a snapshot of it underneath this paragraph. In the policy, it says that the ArcadeBayou gaming site and all its extensions may obtain information from you and your browsing habits. Advertisements from third parties can collect further information. The gaming platform can collect personally and non-personally identifying data.

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In the policy it is stated that this information can be collected:

  • Your Name and Email Address
  • Your IP address
  • Operating system
  • Geographic location
  • Viewed pages
  • Your Internet service provider
  • Type of Browser

Your geographical location and other information which can personally identify you may be sent to the owners of this website. Cookies and more tracking technologies like Web beacons are used by ArcadeBayou.com to gather further data about you. In case you do not approve how your privacy is invaded in such a way, and have software tied to the gaming site on your PC, then you should remove the adware and its components.

Remove ArcadeBayou.com Completely

To remove ArcadeBayou.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step instructions manual provided down here. If the manual removal does not get rid of the ads and gaming website from appearing, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove ArcadeBayou.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ArcadeBayou.com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall ArcadeBayou.com 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by ArcadeBayou.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by ArcadeBayou.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for ArcadeBayou.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of ArcadeBayou.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall ArcadeBayou.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to ArcadeBayou.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to ArcadeBayou.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to ArcadeBayou.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 ArcadeBayou.com 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as ArcadeBayou.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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Remove ArcadeBayou.com 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.


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Erase ArcadeBayou.com 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.



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Uninstall ArcadeBayou.com 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.



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Remove ArcadeBayou.com 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the ArcadeBayou.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate ArcadeBayou.com 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.


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