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Should I remove GreatArcadeHits?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,033
United States Rank #2,171
Reach 0.1338%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.94 days
912.72 days >
Average installed length: 479.56 days


1.0s 0.04%
1.0 99.96%

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What is GreatArcadeHits?

GreatArcadeHits is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Displays contextual advertising.

The software is typically bundled with third party software that uses a download manager that installs various offers. One item to note is that the software will constantly check for and attempt to keep the modified search and homepages protected.

About  (from ArcadeYum)

In addition, the Software may automatically modify your browser settings with Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer to enable our requested add-on rather than requiring you to manually enable it. GreatArcadeHits reserves the right to add at any time additional features or functions to, or release new versions of...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • 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 GreatArcadeHits.
GreatArcadeHitsIE.dll (eaf061ba8b8b2bd1d8d61d07f93d322a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Trash.Gen
SUPERAntiSpyware 10436 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 Bloodhound.MalPE
GAHUpdate.exe (644ba20af338e4a5f9e0978245af7d91) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Gamium.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1210
GreatArcadeHits 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: GreatArcadeHits
URL: www.GreatArcadeHits.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\greatarcadehits
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\GreatArcadeHits\GAHUninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 608.52 KB

Program filesFiles installed by GreatArcadeHits

Program module:GreatArcadeHitsIE.dll
Name:GreatArcadeHits Add-on
Signed by:GreatArcadeHits
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\greatarcadehits\GreatArcadeHitsIE.dll
Additional files:
  • GreatArcadeHitsIE.dll - GreatArcadeHits Add-on (Library)
  • GAHUninstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) GAHUpdate.exe
  • PopupBroker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GreatArcadeHitsIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GreatArcadeHits Add-on' with the class of {D0C21091-FF8E-432C-9006-0540E81BA9D7}.
Scheduled Task
  • GAHUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GreatArcadeHits' (runs daily at 9:56 PM).

How do I remove GreatArcadeHits?

You can uninstall GreatArcadeHits 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 GreatArcadeHits, 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 GreatArcadeHits.
  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 GreatArcadeHits you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.87%
Windows 10 32.54%
Windows Vista 8.15%
Windows XP 4.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.63%
Windows 8.1 14.91%
Windows 8 12.92%
Windows 7 Professional 7.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.10%
  Canada 4.11%
  United Kingdom 3.58%
  Australia 1.62%
  Iran 0.26%
  MA 0.10%
  LY 0.08%
  Netherlands 0.08%
  Germany 0.08%
  Saudi Arabia 0.08%
  Korea 0.05%
  PR 0.05%
  SY 0.05%
  Czech Republic 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.96%
Dell 23.08%
Acer 13.89%
Toshiba 11.70%
ASUS 5.92%
Lenovo 3.58%
Samsung 1.58%
Intel 0.92%
Alienware 0.56%
Sahara 0.56%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 9.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.37%
Gateway NE56R 2.61%


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