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Should I remove ArcadeCandy Games?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,230
United States Rank #26,324
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.00 days
965.96 days >
Average installed length: 507.54 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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ArcadeCandy Games

What is ArcadeCandy Games?

ArcadeCandy Games is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named remove.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ArcadeCandy Games.
remove.exe (af79eae1d893edb5976a1a9d7ab79646) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1J8
VIPRE Antivirus 14462 GameVance (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.ArcadeCandy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acgames
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ACGames\Remove.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by ArcadeCandy Games

Program executable:remove.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\acgames\remove.exe
Additional files:
  • chrome.crx
  • firefox.xpi
  • ie.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ie.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ArcadeCandy Games' with the class of {70B84CD6-1E9F-4D51-A166-F39934D52FD8}.

How do I remove ArcadeCandy Games?

Quickly and completely remove ArcadeCandy Games from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall ArcadeCandy Games from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ArcadeCandy Games, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ArcadeCandy Games.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ArcadeCandy Games you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.45%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.27%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.44%
  Iran 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Dell 23.81%
ASUS 14.29%
Toshiba 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
Alienware 4.76%
Acer 4.76%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 570 10.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 5.26%
MSI MS-7309 5.26%
LENOVO H215 10029 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard s5713w 5.26%

About ArcadeCandy

ArcadeCandy develops free online games and premium games with locations in Europe and North America.
Publisher URL: arcadecandy.com


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