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Should I remove AstroArcade?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,819
United States Rank #10,722
Reach 0.0104%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.63 days
136.66 days >
Average installed length: 71.80 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.17 34.93%
3.0.15 14.38%
3.0.13 23.29%
3.0.11 27.40%

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AstroArcade

What is AstroArcade?

This is an Injekt brand of adware. Astro Arcade is entirely free to use, but may show advertisements while Astro Arcade is installed. AstroArcade is an adware program that runs within the user's web browser and will modify various browser settings such as changing the search provider. In addition, this adware will inject display ads in the browser either by inserting new banner ads that would otherwise not be displayed on webpages viewed by the user or by adding new advertisements on top of existing ads. It will also insert hyper-text links on pages to display popup ad formats. Ads that re displayed are typically low quality and are not associated with the underlying web site the user is visiting. In many cases AstroArcade is difficult to remove through the standard installer that is provided or will only remove some parts of the program and will not reset items such as the hijacked search and home pages.

About  (from Interesting Solutions)

During installation of Astro Arcade, you may receive additional offers such as a search toolbar. These offers are optional and you will be given the choice to 'Accept' or 'Skip' the offers. Search toolbar offers may include the option to change your default search, your home page and/or your new tab page.
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AstroArcade.
AstroArcade.exe (65e0a372323ab84b8694e9fb0e5b85f1) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.MSIL.PullUpdate.bE
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0324 Adware.Downware.8565
ESET-NOD32 8.10612 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.E
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Adware/PullUpdate
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Application.AstroArcade
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.01 PUP.Optional.AstroArcade.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62841 Trojan.Win32.PullUpdate.dglbbq
AstroArcadeService.exe (4c592d266ce4e75483851b1a66690889) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Interesting.2B8
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.PullUpdate.bE
Comodo Security 20010 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Adware.Downware.8565
ESET-NOD32 10683 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.G.gen
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/PullUpdate
G Data 24 Win32.Application.AstroArcade.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.AstroArcade.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Trojan.Win32.PullUpdate.dglbbq
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1011
       View all 17 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.astro-arcade.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\astroarcade
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\AstroArcade\uninstall.exe"
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 840.52 KB

Program filesFiles installed by AstroArcade

Program executable:AstroArcade.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Astro Arcade
AstroArcade
Path:C:\ProgramData\astroarcade\AstroArcade.exe
MD5:65e0a372323ab84b8694e9fb0e5b85f1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) AstroArcade.exe - Astro Arcade (AstroArcade)
  • AstroArcade64.exe
  • (Malware detected) AstroArcadeService.exe - AstroArcade Service
  • uninstall.exe - AstroArcade Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • AstroArcadeService.exe runs as a service named 'AstroArcade' (AstroArcade).

How do I remove AstroArcade?

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Or, you can uninstall AstroArcade 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 AstroArcade, 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 AstroArcade.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.48%
Windows 7 39.73%
Windows Vista 3.42%
Windows XP 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 31.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.21%
Windows 8 14.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.21%
Windows 7 Professional 5.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.76%
  India 0.41%
  Spain 0.41%
  United Kingdom 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 49.57%
Dell 18.26%
Toshiba 11.30%
Lenovo 6.96%
Acer 6.09%
ASUS 4.35%
Intel 1.74%
Samsung 1.74%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.87%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.94%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.36%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.36%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.57%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.57%

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