84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Arcadesafari?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,007
United States Rank #7,607
Reach 0.0186%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.70 days
728.62 days >
Average installed length: 382.83 days


1.1.0 0.54%


What is Arcadesafari?

Arcadesafari is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.

About  (from ArcadeSafari)

You agree to receive advertisements through the ArcadeSafari software when you are online. All ads are identified as ArcadeSafari ads and provide direct links to ArcadeSafari gaming content. No personally identifiable information is collected or used, only non-personally identifiable information is used to deliver more...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Arcadesafari.
ArcadesafariUpdater.exe (512728383557521a0d471d0c2a5f6da8) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3570 Suspicion: unknown virus
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V0410
VIPRE Antivirus 16728 Corrupted File (v)
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Arcadesafari
URL: www.arcadesafari.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\arcadesafari
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Arcadesafari\ArcadesafariUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 576.02 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Arcadesafari

Program executable:ArcadesafariGames.exe
Additional files:
  • ArcadeSafariMediator.exe - ArcadeSafariMediator
  • ArcadeSafariPE.dll - ArcadesafariPE (PopupEngineIE)
  • ArcadesafariLinkz.dll - Arcadesafari (Arcadesafari IE Addon)
  • ArcadesafariUninstall.exe - Uninstaller
  • ArcadesafariUpdater.exe - Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ArcadesafariUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Arcadesafari' (runs daily at 7:21 PM).

How do I remove Arcadesafari?

You can uninstall Arcadesafari 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 Arcadesafari, 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 Arcadesafari.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.54%
Windows Vista 17.12%
Windows 10 4.35%
Windows XP 2.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 6.32%
Windows 10 Home 3.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.28%
  Canada 3.45%
  Australia 1.64%
  United Kingdom 1.64%
  New Zealand 0.33%
  Iran 0.33%
  Russia 0.16%
  Germany 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.18%
Dell 27.44%
Acer 15.88%
Toshiba 13.00%
ASUS 3.97%
Lenovo 1.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.23%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.69%


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