• How to remove ArcadeTropics Ads

    How to remove ArcadeTropics Ads

    How to remove ArcadeTropics Ads

     

    What is ArcadeTropics:

    Threat Classification: PUP/adware

    ArcadeTropics a.k.a. ArcadeTropics Ads appears often on users systems as a drive-by install by some freeware product, recently installed via some suspicious software bundle. The ArcadeTropics app claims to allow users to play multiple arcade games online for free and although that, at first look it may look like a legit and regular web application, our malware researchers have classified it as a dangerous adware and/or a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). The ArcadeTropics will starts generating all kinds of intrusive ads and pop-up windows, which are making the web browsing almost impossible. Our researchers concluded that the ArcadeTropics Ads have being generated by an adware, caused by a malicious browser extension, installed using stealth or silent mode by a suspicious software bundle, often downloaded from questionable or even dangerous websites. The ArcadeTropics has being considered a vicious adware infection, by the majority of the reputable malware researchers around the world and if you already have experienced these ArcadeTropics Ads on your computer, our security consultants strongly recommend you to perform a full system malware scan, using an up-to-date and reliable anti-malware product, just like the award-winning SpyHunter 4. After performing a closer review, our security analysts also found out that the ArcadeTropics infection has being designed very cleverly to earn revenue for its developers by creating a virtual layer above users’ web browser window and/or by intercepting their web traffic and injecting various sponsor links and/or ads on almost every web page, requested by the user. Further tests have shown that, once activated the adware modifies browser settings and/or system settings and starts collecting various private data from victim’s computer, which includes recent Web Searches, Browsing History, Location History, Usernames & Passwords, E-mail addresses, Cookies, Names, SSN, Credit Card information and other private data and even online banking credentials. This data will be either sold or shared with other 3rd party companies, which will finally use it for their own marketing purposes. So, if your web browser start showing you various irritating ads by ArcadeTropics, Ads by ArcadeTropics, ArcadeTropics Ads, Ad by ArcadeTropics, Powered by ArcadeTropics, Brought by ArcadeTropics, Optimized by ArcadeTropics or Brought to you by ArcadeTropics – you should consider your PC infected by the ArcadeTropics adware. The ArcadeTropics works with all the well-known web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. [Read More…]