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Should I remove RewardsArcade?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,322
United States Rank #6,617
Reach 0.0983%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.91 days
941.23 days >
Average installed length: 494.54 days


VersionDistribution 0.30% 3.56% 8.31%


What is RewardsArcade?

RewardsArcade by 215 Apps (Awesome Apps) is a Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer that monitors web pages for possible affiliate merchant partners. RewardsArcade will let you know when there are coupons by showing a counter in the top right of Web sites. Rewards Arcade is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a number of plug-ins and add-ins to your web browser and Windows. It injects ads directly by modifying web pages based on your surfing habits. When you install the plug-in, it also has a background process that will attempt to disabled other 'conflicting' extensions that might interfere with it, this includes other competing products as well as some security products (in the software's EULA, you actually agreed to this) "By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages".


RewardsArcade is a software program developed by 215 Apps. The most common release is, with over 9% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named RewardsArcade.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.75 MB (2,888,648 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 38% of users of RewardsArcade come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in RewardsArcade.
RewardsArcade.dll (ecbafbc62f0ed497aff72e4f9f7f8b52) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Comodo Security 16955 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Bho.3849
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver
ESET-NOD32 7.8813 Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider
G Data 13.9.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 Win32.SuspectCrc
McAfee 5600.7208 Artemis!ECBAFBC62F0E
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7208 Artemis!ECBAFBC62F0E
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Symantec 9/25/2013 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.268 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH0AI613
VIPRE Antivirus 21568 GamePlayLabs (v)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Downloader.489472.BID
RewardsArcade.exe (e56c00c9062cfd1e706e08c0bc110435) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AnWB
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
ESET-NOD32 9080 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 23608 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (6119161f466e60816bef41b4f4e6adb3) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Bkav FE HW32.CDB.C142
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
ESET-NOD32 8885 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 VIRUS_UNKNOWN
VIPRE Antivirus 22166 GamePlayLabs (fs)
UserConfirmation.exe (b36ca3ee2c34cd60e87afece46246d61) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 24922 GamePlayLabs (fs)
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RewardsArcade has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rewardsarcade
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\RewardsArcade\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RewardsArcade

Program executable:RewardsArcade.exe
RewardsArcade Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\rewardsarcade\RewardsArcade.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) RewardsArcade.dll - RewardsArcade (RewardsArcade BHO)
  • RewardsArcade.exe - RewardsArcade Helper
  • RewardsArcadeGui.exe - RewardsArcade exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - RewardsArcade Installer
  • (Malware detected) UserConfirmation.exe - UserConfirmation

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • RewardsArcade.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'RewardsArcade' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011041198} (CrossriderApp0000498).

How do I remove RewardsArcade?

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Or, you can uninstall RewardsArcade 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 RewardsArcade, 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 RewardsArcade.
  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 RewardsArcade you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.22%
Windows XP 15.43%
Windows Vista 13.06%
Windows 8 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 5.95%
Windows 7 Starter 2.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.97%
  Italy 12.41%
  Germany 6.70%
  Spain 3.47%
  Belgium 3.23%
  Israel 3.23%
  Netherlands 2.98%
  Hungary 2.73%
  United Kingdom 2.48%
  France 1.74%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Canada 1.49%
  Sweden 1.24%
  Mexico 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.37%
Acer 17.68%
Dell 10.93%
ASUS 8.04%
Sony 6.11%
Toshiba 4.82%
Intel 3.86%
American Megatrends 3.86%
Samsung 2.89%
Medion 2.89%
Lenovo 2.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.40%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.40%
ASUSTeK K53SJ 1.05%
Acer Aspire 7750G 0.70%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Rewards Arcade is a web browser plugin which the developers of this say that Deals Plugin helps save time and money while shopping online. Many users might find that this was installed on their web browsers without their consent and it's developers use deceptive methods to promote this app, most commonly this browser plugin gets installed together with some free downloaded software online.