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Should I remove RewardsArcade?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,723
United States Rank #11,245
Reach 0.0326%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.59 days
1197.43 days >
Average installed length: 629.16 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 0.31% 3.42% 6.69%


What is RewardsArcade?

RewardsArcade by 215 Apps (Awesome Apps / Red Online Marketing Group LP) is a Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer that monitors web pages for possible affiliate merchant partners. RewardsArcade will let you know when there are coupons by showing a counter in the top right of Web sites. Rewards Arcade is an adware type program that has causes serious performance issues to your PC by installing a number of plug-ins and add-ins to your web browser and Windows. It injects ads directly by modifying web pages based on your surfing habits. When you install the plug-in, it also has a background process that will attempt to disabled other 'conflicting' extensions that might interfere with it, this includes other competing products as well as some security products (in the software's EULA, you actually agreed to this) "By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages".

About  (from 215 Apps)

The Plugin is meant to be fun, but there are some features we want you to know about up front so that you don't get confused. For example, since we give you the Plugin for free, we have to display various types of ads to keep the lights on. The ads are delivered through your browser, and are not associated with a parti...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in RewardsArcade.
RewardsArcade.dll (d26c7138a302b272fe2091911fdb648a) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Adware.Generic.660616
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.alL
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.660616
Bkav FE W32.Clodc88.Trojan
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.660616
ESET-NOD32 8.9289 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Adware.Generic.660616
G Data 14.8.22 Adware.Generic.660616
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10837 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10837 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!D26C7138A302
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!D26C7138A302
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.660616
Sophos 4.96 AppRider
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 25428 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (6119161f466e60816bef41b4f4e6adb3) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Bkav FE HW32.CDB.C142
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
ESET-NOD32 8885 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 VIRUS_UNKNOWN
VIPRE Antivirus 22166 GamePlayLabs (fs)
RewardsArcade.exe (e56c00c9062cfd1e706e08c0bc110435) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AnWB
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
ESET-NOD32 9080 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 23608 GamePlayLabs (v)
UserConfirmation.exe (b36ca3ee2c34cd60e87afece46246d61) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Sophos 4.96.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 24922 GamePlayLabs (fs)
       View all 31 all detections
RewardsArcade 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

URL: www.50onred.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rewardsarcade
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\RewardsArcade\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RewardsArcade

Program executable:RewardsArcade.exe
RewardsArcade Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\rewardsarcade\RewardsArcade.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) RewardsArcade.dll - RewardsArcade (RewardsArcade BHO)
  • RewardsArcade.exe - RewardsArcade Helper
  • RewardsArcadeGui.exe - RewardsArcade exe
  • (Malware detected) Uninstall.exe - RewardsArcade Installer
  • (Malware detected) UserConfirmation.exe - UserConfirmation

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • RewardsArcade.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'RewardsArcade' with the class of {597A9974-8CB0-4f41-B61F-ED065738A397}.

How do I remove RewardsArcade?

You can uninstall RewardsArcade 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 RewardsArcade, 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 RewardsArcade.
  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 RewardsArcade you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.94%
Windows Vista 14.00%
Windows XP 10.42%
Windows 10 2.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.12%
Windows 7 Professional 6.76%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.08%
  Italy 10.79%
  Germany 6.18%
  Netherlands 4.21%
  Belgium 3.16%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Spain 2.76%
  Canada 2.37%
  France 2.11%
  Australia 2.11%
  Israel 1.97%
  Sweden 1.71%
  Hungary 1.71%
  Finland 1.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.59%
Acer 19.79%
Dell 17.99%
ASUS 6.94%
Toshiba 5.40%
Intel 3.60%
Samsung 2.57%
American Megatrends 1.80%
Medion 1.80%
Sahara 1.80%
Sony 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.72%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.26%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.33%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Rewards Arcade is a web browser plugin which the developers of this say that Deals Plugin helps save time and money while shopping online. Many users might find that this was installed on their web browsers without their consent and it's developers use deceptive methods to promote this app, most commonly this browser plugin gets installed together with some free downloaded software online.