This article aims to help you with the removal of ArcadeGoNetwork from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide to remove this nasty extension completely from your PC.
The nasty browser extension ArcadeGoNetwork is able to hijack commonly used web browsers in order to deliver a lot of sponsored content during browsing sessions. As a result, the affected browser may become sluggish and entirely unresponsive. The extension usually sneaks into computer systems and alters some basic browser settings without asking for users’ permission. It is also known to obtain your previous or current behavior and website interactions. The collected data helps it to serve you advertisements based on your interests.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||A suspicious browser extension that hijacks web browsers in order to collect certain details and deliver lots of advertisemets.|
|Symptoms||Many advertisements generated by ArcadeGoNetwork flood the browser and make it sluggish.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by ArcadeGoNetwork |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss ArcadeGoNetwork.|
Wallpapers Collection – Methods of Distribution
One of the distribution channels of ArcadeGoNetwork extension is its official website arcadegonetwork.com. You can be redirected to it after you click a suspicious ad or visit a website similar to this one. Additionally, in case that you have another potentially unwanted program installed on your PC, it could cause a redirect to arcadegonetwork.com in an attempt to trick you into installing ArcadeGoNetwork extension.
When you land on arcadegonetwork.com, you can see a dynamic blue button that urges you to “ADD EXTENSION TO CHROME” in order to use the services provided by the website. Once clicked the button triggers a pop-up that provides an option to install ArcadeGoNetwork.
The extension could also be downloaded from Chrome Web Store as you could see in the picture below:
As ArcadeGoNetwork is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP for short) it is mainly spread via shady techniques like software bundles, corrupted web pages and third-party installers. Such techniques can easily deliver it directly to your PC without asking you for permission. For example, the installers of free third-party apps could contain the installation code of this undesired extension and as most of the times, the general configuration steps do not reveal the existence of the PUP you can install it along with the primary app. Luckily, sometimes by choosing the Advanced or Custom configuration options in the installers, you could prevent the undesired app ArcadeGoNetwork from infecting your system as there you could find it and opt out its installation.
ArcadeGoNetwork targets primarily Google Chrome users. It may also affect other commonly used web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
Wallpapers Collection – More About Its Impact
As described on the official website ArcadeGoNetwork is an extension that grants access to 1000+ entertaining games directly from the browser. And in case that you want to access their “massive library” you need to install the suspicious extension in the browser. However, we believe that you don’t remember ever installing ArcadeGoNetwork extension but just start to see all the annoying pop-ups, banners and other kinds of ads that diminish your browsing experience. That’s why ArcadeGoNetwork is considered to be a potentially unwanted program that can expose your affected system at risk of serious malware infections and privacy-related issues.
All the advertisements and redirects that pop-up when you are browsing, could slow down the affected browser and make it completely unresponsive at times. What’s more some of them could land you on corrupted web pages with malicious scripts that exploit browser and system vulnerabilities in order to install malicious code on the device.
The ads generated by the ArcadeGoNetwork extension could have some of the following phrases inside:
- Ad by ArcadeGoNetwork
- Advert from ArcadeGoNetwork
- Delivered by ArcadeGoNetwork
- Powered by ArcadeGoNetwork
- Ad Promotions by ArcadeGoNetwork
- Ads by ArcadeGoNetwork
- Advertisement by ArcadeGoNetwork
- Brought to you by ArcadeGoNetwork
The generation of various in-text links and advertisements that redirect you to websites of unknown origin is also possible. According to ArcadeGoNetwork‘s owners, the delivery of all these ads is essential for the existence of their project. In case that you want to get rid of all ads generated by this nasty browser extension make sure to follow all the steps presented in the removal guide at the end of the article.
In this paragraph, we will reveal the most important parts presented by the policy. They concern the kind of information obtained from your affected browser as well as how this information could be used by the company owner. As found in the text ArcadeGoNetwork is able to collect both personally and non-personally identifiable information.
For the collection of personally identifiable details like your name, address, birth date or e-mail address, demographic information or information regarding your interests, hobbies or similar information, credit card information, etc. the services of the company owner arcadegonetwork, Inc could blackmail you to sign up on their site, subscribe to their newsletters or present you online contests, sweepstakes, surveys and voting procedures. In case that you want to prevent some serious issues related to your privacy, you need to avoid filling such forms and remove this nasty program from your device as soon as possible.
As regards non-personally identifiable details obtained by Arc
adeGoNetwork they are collected automatically from your browser and then stored on its servers. The list includes:
- Web browser type and version
- IP Address
- Data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting their website
What’s more, the extension could install specific cookies in your browser. They are designed to serve relevant ads based on your expressed interests on websites within or outside arcadegonetwork, Inc’ network of online publishers.
Remove ArcadeGoNetwork Browser Extension
The steps listed below will help you to remove ArcadeGoNetwork extension completely from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and Safari browsers. In the guide that follows, you will also find how to remove this nasty program from your Windows system. There are two removal approaches – manual and automatic. In case that after the manual removal you still see ads generated by ArcadeGoNetwork in your browser, you need to scan your system for some leftovers. An advanced anti-malware tool will help you to locate and eliminate all leftovers.