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What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,166
United States Rank #1,159
Reach 0.3819%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.98 days
382.89 days >
Average installed length: 201.18 days

TopArcadeHits

What is TopArcadeHits?

TopArcadeHits is a web browser extension, including a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer that is designed to deliver web based advertisements while the user is browsing. It is typically installed through various bundled installations.

While TopArcadeHits is installed, users will be served advertising through in-text, pop-up/under, transitional and banner ads in the web browser based on the content being viewed. In addition, the software may automatically download updates in the background while it is installed without the user's direct consent.

About  (from EpicPlay)

Premium Games are offered free of charge at the Site in exchange for your agreement to install the TopArcadeHits Software (the “Software”). The Software will allow us to display third party applications as well as text link, popup/under, transitional and banner advertisements on your computer based on the information w...  Read more

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 primary executable is named Toparcadehits.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files. The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TopArcadeHits.
Toparcadehits.dll (e28d11241866276c8c5a404953260ed8) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Clod3da.Trojan
Comodo Security 17154 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.11.03.10 Adware.GameVance.BA
G Data 13.11.22 Adware.GameVance.BA
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.921 Adware.GameVance.BA
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 GameVance (fs)
updater.exe (1e78fe18d2e2077ae991a9e4e93d2a7c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17154 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.GameVance.AW (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.GameVance.AW
G Data 22 Adware.GameVance.AW
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 Adware.GameVance
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 GameVance (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TopArcadeHits
URL: www.toparcadehits.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\toparcadehits
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\TopArcadeHits\uninstaller.exe

Program filesFiles installed by TopArcadeHits

Program module:Toparcadehits.dll
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\toparcadehits\Toparcadehits.dll
MD5:1c993d540806cfb1188bd2e9d77e05b5
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) updater.exe
  • uninstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) Toparcadehits.dll
  • Toparcadehitsbrkr.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toparcadehits.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TopArcadeHits Games' with the class of {A7A9D7E7-E0C0-4202-9F13-6A06BD073CDA}.
Scheduled Task
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TopArcadeHits' (runs daily at 1:58 PM).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updater.exe
Kernel CPU:0.00428416%
0.016088% average

How do I remove TopArcadeHits?

Quickly and completely remove TopArcadeHits 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 TopArcadeHits 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 TopArcadeHits, 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 TopArcadeHits.
  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 TopArcadeHits you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,166

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.99%
Windows 8 21.84%
Windows Vista 9.88%
Windows XP 7.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.24%
Windows 8 13.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.04%
Windows 7 Professional 6.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.20%
  Canada 7.21%
  United Kingdom 6.70%
  Australia 2.90%
  Iran 0.38%
  Saudi Arabia 0.14%
  SY 0.10%
  South Africa 0.10%
  Belgium 0.07%
  Chile 0.07%
  Egypt 0.07%
  France 0.07%
  Hong Kong 0.07%
  Israel 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.45%
Dell 23.32%
Acer 16.15%
Toshiba 11.26%
ASUS 6.37%
Lenovo 2.88%
Samsung 2.75%
GIGABYTE 2.28%
Intel 0.80%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.73%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.79%

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