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Should I remove ArcadeFrontier?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,571
United States Rank #6,065
Reach 0.0288%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.89 days
409.70 days >
Average installed length: 215.27 days


1.0.0 4.76%

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What is ArcadeFrontier?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

About  (from EpicPlay)

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


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 ArcadeFrontier.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 849.07 KB (869,444 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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 ArcadeFrontier.
ArcadeFrontier.exe (226084b284fee49e5f405a81dca5260f) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 662 Adware.GameVance.BK
ALYac Adware.GameVance.BK
AVware GameVance (fs)
Bitdefender Adware.GameVance.BK
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.GameVance.BK
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.GameVance.BK
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.GameVance.BK
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.06 PUP.Optional.ArcadeFrontier.A
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6796 BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.dc
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.GameVance.BK
nProtect Adware.GameVance.BK
VIPRE Antivirus 37370 GameVance (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ArcadeFrontier
URL: ArcadeFrontier.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\arcadefrontier
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ArcadeFrontier\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 849.07 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcadeFrontier

Program executable:ArcadeFrontier.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • ArcadeFrontier.dll
  • ArcadeFrontier_x64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ArcadeFrontier.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ArcadeFrontier Addon' with the class of {6C8DB2EC-499B-4897-A784-0E3186C97E9D}.
  • ArcadeFrontier_x64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ArcadeFrontier Addon' with the class of {6C8DB2EC-499B-4897-A784-0E3186C97E9D}.
Scheduled Task
  • ArcadeFrontier.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{224FB858-60F5-4748-8DEC-DE3589E7EDC5}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ArcadeFrontier?

You can uninstall ArcadeFrontier 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ArcadeFrontier, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ArcadeFrontier.
  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 ArcadeFrontier you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.62%
Windows 10 17.43%
Windows Vista 16.20%
Windows XP 4.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.63%
Windows 8.1 10.62%
Windows 7 Professional 4.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.60%
Windows 8 4.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.66%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  Canada 3.89%
  Australia 1.67%
  UA 0.11%
  Indonesia 0.11%
  Iran 0.11%
  Saudi Arabia 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.34%
Dell 25.17%
Toshiba 14.09%
Acer 13.16%
ASUS 3.46%
Lenovo 1.39%
Samsung 1.15%
Intel 0.92%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.32%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.56%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.04%

comments8 comments

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arcadefrontierover a year ago
I had major problems wirh it. Buried itself deep in m computer. Can't believe they allow it to be advertised.
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Remove it now!!!over a year ago
I cant get rid of its adds and commercials . I disable it and it enables itself again. Im trying to delete it.
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Buddyover a year ago
in Chrome go to setting --> Extensions. In extensions find Arcade frontier and remove it from there.
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DreamySoupover a year ago
If you are using Chrome, Arcade Frontier could be an extension so go to your settings then to extensions and it should be one of the first ones on the list.
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FREE_MY_A$$over a year ago
The software is NOT FREE. Yes it will scan for free but you need to register for it to fix things
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Dougover a year ago
Blocks PDF files. Causes IE11 to crash.
user comment
Paulaover a year ago
I also looked into my browser extensions, and there aren't any.
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Paulaover a year ago
I just installed this and once I realized all it did was bring me to a website, I tried uninstalling it. Following the website's instructions to uninstall through the control panel and select "arcadeweb" is a dead end because there is no such program listed, nor is there anything called "arcade frontier." Trying their uninstaller (as if downloading another program from the same company as the program you didn't want is a good idea) was also a dead end, as it was detected by my antivirus as malicious and automatically removed.