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What is ArcadeGiants?

The software provides games to play in exchange for allowing to display of third party ads in the browser.

From the Terms of Service: "Premium Games are offered free of charge at the Site in exchange for your agreement to install the ArcadeGiant Software (the "Software"). The Software will allow us to display third party applications as well as text link, popup/under, shopping, transitional and banner advertisements on your computer based on the information we collect from you as described in the Privacy Policy."


A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is updater.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 14.51 MB (15,213,283 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ArcadeGiants.
updater.exe (d8338ec0d73fd7eb463c6106bfde2764) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
AVware GameVance (fs)
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance
G Data 15.4.25 Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.01 PUP.Optional.ArcadeGiant.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!D8338EC0D73F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
Sophos 4.98 Arcade Giant
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Gamevance
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
VIPRE Antivirus 38612 GameVance (fs)
AgHelp.dll (1c0fadf84e0d5f9a32406398843cfaf6) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28 (B)
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.GameVance.28
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ArcadeGiants
URL: www.arcadegiant.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\arcadegiant
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ArcadeGiant\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 14.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcadeGiants

Program executable:updater.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe - ArcadeGiant
  • (Malware detected) AgHelp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AgHelp.dll is scheduled as a task named 'AgSupport' (runs daily at 11:23 PM).
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ArcadeGiant Updater' (runs daily at 7:23 AM).

How do I remove ArcadeGiants?

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Or, you can uninstall ArcadeGiants 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 ArcadeGiants, 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 ArcadeGiants.
  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.
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Uninstall it 60%
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Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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