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Should I remove ArcadeParlor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,009
United States Rank #2,349
Reach 0.1021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.75 days
376.04 days >
Average installed length: 197.58 days


What is ArcadeParlor?

Owned and operated by EpicPlay LLC, ArcadeParlor is distributed via the InstallIQ download manager. "Premium Games are offered free of charge at the Site in exchange for your agreement to install the ArcadeParlor 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 information we collect from you as described in the Privacy Policy. In addition, the Site and Premium Games may display advertisements from third parties before and/or during gameplay."

Once installed, the software will inject advertisements in the user's web browser in the form of text hyperlinks, and ad-overlays of videos in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Some ads will display 'Ads by arcadeparlor' on them and clicking the link will bring the user to arcadeparlor.com.

About  (from Arcadeparlor.com)

ArcadeParlor reserves the right to add at any time additional features or functions to, or release new versions of, the Software (any such new features, functions or versions, "Upgrades"). For instance, the Upgrades may help us better administer the Site and Software, and improve your ArcadeParlor experience. We may se...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 ArcadeParlor.
removal.exe (d4079fee36faf76ea0704dde2d3f9d9e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0806
VIPRE Antivirus 22700 Gamevance LLC (v)
versioncheck.exe (de968a02b040d04d32484c8a19e4b6ca) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Gamevance LLC (v)
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!DE968A02B040
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!DE968A02B040
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.170553D2!386225106
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wvas
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0703
VIPRE Antivirus 31696 Gamevance LLC (v)
Arcadeparlor.dll (ff183726e98feb20c5af51bbcee5f614) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!FF183726E98F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!FF183726E98F
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.16F75D84!385310084
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Eehc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0627
VIPRE Antivirus 31402 Gamevance LLC (v)
       View all 20 all detections
ArcadeParlor 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

Displayed publisher: ArcadeParlor
URL: www.arcadeparlor.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\arcadeparlor
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ArcadeParlor\removal.exe
Estimated size: 531.02 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcadeParlor

Program executable:removal.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) versioncheck.exe
  • (Malware detected) Arcadeparlor.dll
  • broker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Arcadeparlor.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ArcadeParlor Games' with the class of {39AD0726-986D-40F9-972B-E3BFA24B7745}.
Scheduled Task
  • versioncheck.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ArcadeParlor' (runs daily at 11:44 PM).

How do I remove ArcadeParlor?

You can uninstall ArcadeParlor 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 ArcadeParlor, 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 ArcadeParlor.
  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 ArcadeParlor you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.94%
Windows 10 41.41%
Windows Vista 6.80%
Windows XP 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.66%
Windows 8.1 23.08%
Windows 8 11.94%
Windows 7 Professional 8.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.95%
  United Kingdom 1.00%
  Canada 0.81%
  Australia 0.50%
  Iran 0.28%
  SY 0.06%
  Saudi Arabia 0.06%
  MA 0.03%
  BH 0.03%
  Brazil 0.03%
  Korea 0.03%
  SO 0.03%
  Russia 0.03%
  India 0.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.61%
Dell 24.83%
Toshiba 12.29%
Acer 10.83%
ASUS 4.94%
Lenovo 2.47%
Samsung 2.09%
Intel 0.95%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 8.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.66%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.88%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.75%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.98%


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