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Should I remove ArcadeGiant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,977
United States Rank #5,264
Reach 0.0425%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.38 days
158.80 days >
Average installed length: 83.44 days

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What is ArcadeGiant?

This software will install a web browser extension and displays various forms of banner ads and text-links on web pages the user visits. Form 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, transitional and banner advertisements on your computer based on the information we collect from you as described in the Privacy Policy."


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 agiantie.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 1 MB (1,052,468 bytes). 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
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • 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 ArcadeGiant.
agiantie.dll (c6a6426c1e8858832354ff3ac4becb8a) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan[:HEUR]/Win32.AGeneric
Kaspersky HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!C6A6426C1E88
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!C6A6426C1E88
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.e6d
Symantec 8/6/2014 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0612
VIPRE Antivirus 31084 GameVance (fs)
updater.exe (d607b8e0270d0f0de5a3d96d78f6cb05) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.GameVance.BN
ALYac Adware.GameVance.BN
AVware GameVance (fs)
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.GameVance.BN
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Gamevance-47803
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.GameVance.BN (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.GameVance.BN
G Data 25 Adware.GameVance.BN
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.ArcadeGiant.A
McAfee Artemis!D607B8E0270D
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.GameVance.BN
nProtect 2015-03-16.01 Adware.GameVance.BN
Sophos 4.98.0 Arcade Giant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0121
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
VIPRE Antivirus 38484 GameVance (fs)
       View all 26 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ArcadeGiant
URL: www.arcadegiant.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\arcadegiant
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ArcadeGiant\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcadeGiant

Program module:agiantie.dll (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • bkr.exe - ArcadeGiant
  • uninstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • agiantie.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ArcadeGiant Games' with the class of {4FD3B33A-372C-439E-BB87-017365EC693C}.
Scheduled Task
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ArcadeGiant Updater' (runs daily at 3:59 PM).

How do I remove ArcadeGiant?

You can uninstall ArcadeGiant 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 ArcadeGiant, 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 ArcadeGiant.
  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 ArcadeGiant you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.74%
Windows 10 39.02%
Windows Vista 4.89%
Windows XP 3.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.79%
Windows 8.1 26.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.42%
Windows 8 4.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.53%
  Canada 6.46%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Australia 3.15%
  New Zealand 0.99%
  Iran 0.25%
  Saudi Arabia 0.17%
  France 0.08%
  DZ 0.08%
  Pakistan 0.08%
  Israel 0.08%
  Netherlands 0.08%
  BJ 0.08%
  Italy 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.55%
Dell 24.17%
Acer 16.69%
Toshiba 10.65%
ASUS 6.04%
Lenovo 4.29%
Samsung 1.91%
Alienware 0.95%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.81%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.48%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.90%


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