Arcade Safari  

Arcade Safari. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Arcade Safari is not a virus. However, it is classified as 'adware' that commonly spreads in a bundle with freewares and sharewares as an add-on, extension or toolbar. If it manages to infiltrate a computer, it initiates modifications of basic web browser's settings. Besides, it may start showing misleading pop-up ads, banner ads, in-text ads, active words, and so on. The problem is that such and similar advertisements can lead to third-party websites promoting suspicious programs, including PUPs or even viruses.

What is Arcade Safari used for?

  • Arcade Safari by EpicPlay LLC is an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Therefore, we assume that it is primarily used for promoting third parties, their programs, and services. During our test, Arcade Safari was promoting Text Enhance, which has already been included to our database a long time ago. People often ask us whether one or another application can affect Chrome, Explorer or another web browser. In this case, be aware that Arcade Safari adware is compatible with all types of web browsers, including Internet Explorer (Microsoft Edge), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc. It means that it can drop an add-on on each of them and start causing misleading pop-up ads.

Arcade Safari ads

  • Some of the security vendors claim that Arcade Safari virus can also change user's start page, search engine, and a new tab window. Even though from the first glimpse it looks like a funny game provider, these games may initiate some problems on your computer. For instance, it may flood you with an enormous amount of Arcade Safari ads (marked as “Ads by Arcade Safari”). Consequently, it may be difficult for you to reach the content that you need, and you may be continuously interrupted when browsing the net.
  • On top of that, some of the Arcade Safari redirects can expose you to irrelevant websites that are either involved in the distribution or PUPs or other suspicious purposes (technical support, online surveys, prize giveaways, etc.).
  • Also, this adware may also be used for data collection (inject 'cookies' and 'web beacons'). All in all, out strongest recommendation regarding this adware is to remove it once and for all. This can be done with the help of SpyHunter or another reliable anti-malware.

How can I get infected with Arcade Safari?

Arcade Safari typically spreads via freewares that have been involved in monetization processes. Thus, to prevent infiltration of this adware and its clones, you should carefully check whether the freeware that you are going to install contains additional components, such as Arcade Safari add-on or not. However, don't rush. To find out that, you will have to select 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation option and carefully read all the terms.

As soon as this adware gets inside, it makes some system's changes and starts applying its unethical marketing techniques. If you have discovered Arcade Safari toolbar without downloading it, you should be careful because it may redirect you to an insecure commercial website. Therefore, we highly recommend you to remove it without a delay.

How to remove unwanted browser add-ons?

If you are infected with Arcade Safari virus, you have two options for fixing your machine, i.e. manual and automatic removal options. Both of them work. We've checked. However, it's very important to stress the fact that our research and security team is experienced in the removal of programs like Arcade Safari adware. It means that they know what specific components they are looking for, where they are usually located, and how to uninstall them. Thus, if you are not an advanced computer user and have never dealt with an adware-type program before, we highly recommend you to check the system with a trustworthy anti-malware.

You can remove Arcade Safari automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Manual Arcade Safari Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Arcade Safari and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall Arcade Safari and related programs
  • Here, look for Arcade Safari or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Arcade Safari or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall Arcade Safari from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Arcade Safari and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Arcade Safari removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Arcade Safari and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Arcade Safari removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Arcade Safari and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Arcade Safari removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Arcade Safari or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Arcade Safari removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Arcade Safari removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Arcade Safari registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of Arcade Safari

Map reveals the prevalence of Arcade Safari. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Comments on Arcade Safari

The same with my PC. I cant remember installing this app, so I believe that it has slithered onto my PC via freeware. I though that I will never get rid of the pop-ups that it displays, but I did. Even though Ive tried manual removal, my attempts were vain, so Ive decided to use anti-malware.
Thank you a lot!!! Ive been dealing with this adware for so many times! I have even got used to the ads that it displays :) The removal instructions provided in this blog has helped me a lot. For now on, I think that I will be able to remove adwares by myself. Be careful with your free downloads people because you can easily get infected by Arcade Safari virus.
Nicole W.
I followed the instructions above for Google Chrome, but that wasnt sufficient. Then I looked under Settings: Extensions (on left column) and you can actually remove it from there. Im hoping that worked anyhow. It was never in my programs list to uninstall.

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