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Should I remove ArcadeYum?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,931
United States Rank #7,859
Reach 0.0188%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.77 days
140.73 days >
Average installed length: 73.95 days

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What is ArcadeYum?

The software displays/injects advertising in the web browser: "Premium Games are offered free of charge at the Site in exchange for your agreement to install the ArcadeYum 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 information we collect from you as described in the Privacy Policy. The Software does not collect any personally identifiable information. In addition, the Site and Premium Games may display advertisements from third parties before and/or during gameplay."


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 ArcadeYumIEHelper.dll. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 728.21 KB (745,689 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ArcadeYum.
ArcadeYumVersionControl.exe (5aeee7c16eab34eba7aca67fedcbc88c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Downloader.A.3697
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Downloader
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!5AEEE7C16EAB
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!5AEEE7C16EAB
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Downloader.437
VIPRE Antivirus 31618 GameVance (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcadeyum.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\arcadeyum
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ArcadeYum\ArcadeYumRemove.exe
Estimated size: 728.21 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcadeYum

Program module:ArcadeYumIEHelper.dll
Additional files:
  • ArcadeYumRemove.exe - ArcadeYum Uninstaller (ArcadeYum)
  • (Malware detected) ArcadeYumVersionControl.exe - ArcadeYum Updater
  • ArcadeYumWrapper.exe - ArcadeYum Wrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ArcadeYumIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ArcadeYum Addon' with the class of {651CA263-4157-4AC5-B7C2-03A7C1C00457}.
Scheduled Task
  • ArcadeYumVersionControl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ArcadeYum' (runs daily at 1:10 PM).

How do I remove ArcadeYum?

You can uninstall ArcadeYum 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 ArcadeYum, 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 ArcadeYum.
  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 ArcadeYum you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.62%
Windows 7 40.54%
Windows Vista 7.03%
Windows XP 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 37.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.81%
Windows 8 7.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.68%
Windows 7 Professional 5.68%
Windows 10 Home 3.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.98%
  Canada 5.18%
  United Kingdom 2.84%
  Australia 2.67%
  IQ 0.17%
  Iran 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.64%
Dell 22.73%
Acer 13.31%
Toshiba 12.99%
ASUS 6.49%
Lenovo 2.60%
Gateway 1.30%
Alienware 0.65%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.49%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.32%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.24%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.24%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.70%
Gateway SX2110G 2.16%


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