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Should I remove TopArcadeHits?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,023
United States Rank #2,436
Reach 0.1342%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.56 days
930.99 days >
Average installed length: 489.16 days


What is TopArcadeHits?

TopArcadeHits is a web browser extension, including a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer that is designed to deliver web based advertisements while the user is browsing. It is typically installed through various bundled installations.

While TopArcadeHits is installed, users will be served advertising through in-text, pop-up/under, transitional and banner ads in the web browser based on the content being viewed. In addition, the software may automatically download updates in the background while it is installed without the user's direct consent.

About  (from EpicPlay)

Premium Games are offered free of charge at the Site in exchange for your agreement to install the TopArcadeHits Software (the “Software”). The Software will allow us to display third party applications as well as text link, popup/under, transitional and banner advertisements on your computer based on the information w...  Read more


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 Toparcadehits.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files. The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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 TopArcadeHits.
Toparcadehits.dll (7adefefd3e81e45aad28b1494ff9bec6) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.GameVance.139
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!7ADEFEFD3E81
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!7ADEFEFD3E81
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Alji
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0703
VIPRE Antivirus 31342 Gamevance LLC (v)
updater.exe (1e78fe18d2e2077ae991a9e4e93d2a7c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17154 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.GameVance.AW (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.GameVance.AW
G Data 22 Adware.GameVance.AW
Malwarebytes Adware.GameVance
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 GameVance (fs)
       View all 14 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TopArcadeHits
URL: www.toparcadehits.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\toparcadehits
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\TopArcadeHits\uninstaller.exe

Program filesFiles installed by TopArcadeHits

Program module:Toparcadehits.dll
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\toparcadehits\Toparcadehits.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) Toparcadehits.dll
  • uninstaller.exe
  • Toparcadehitsbrkr.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toparcadehits.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TopArcadeHits Games' with the class of {A7A9D7E7-E0C0-4202-9F13-6A06BD073CDA}.
Scheduled Task
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TopArcadeHits' (runs daily at 9:01 PM).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Kernel CPU:0.00428416%
0.016088% average

How do I remove TopArcadeHits?

You can uninstall TopArcadeHits 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 TopArcadeHits, 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 TopArcadeHits.
  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 TopArcadeHits you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.59%
Windows 10 23.68%
Windows Vista 9.46%
Windows XP 6.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.79%
Windows 8 12.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.75%
Windows 7 Professional 6.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.57%
  Canada 7.35%
  United Kingdom 7.03%
  Australia 2.97%
  Iran 0.32%
  Saudi Arabia 0.14%
  SY 0.11%
  Egypt 0.08%
  Hong Kong 0.08%
  India 0.08%
  Philippines 0.08%
  Pakistan 0.08%
  South Africa 0.08%
  Belgium 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.95%
Dell 22.46%
Acer 16.24%
Toshiba 11.44%
ASUS 6.33%
Lenovo 2.95%
Samsung 2.90%
Intel 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.77%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.86%


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