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Remove Arcade Yum virus

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as ads by Arcade Yum, Arcade Yum ads | Type: Adware

What is Arcade Yum?

Arcade Yum is yet another adware-type program, which seems to be similar to any other adware. In reality, it my cause only unwanted operations on your computer, so you should think twice before downloading it on the system. No matter that it is promoted as a reliable tool, has its official site, etc., you should always check various information that is given about such programs like this one. This will help you to make sure that your desired program is safe and harmless. If you check the extract from Arcade Yum's Privacy Policy, you would find out:


It is stated very clearly that the program does not require your permission to operate on your computer. In other words, if you install this application, you accept with various system changes. So, there is no surprise that after downloading this program on the system, it drops its registry entries and installs codes of third party advertisements. As a consequence, your web browser may start generating various commercial advertisements every time you open it. These advertisements may be dangerous because they may contain links to various sponsored websites. Therefore, clicking on them may cause unwanted redirects to suspicious websites with questionable content. Typically, Ads by Arcade Yum appear in a form of pop-ups, banners or in-text links. Besides, the extract from program's Privacy Policy reveals that it may use your information. Do you know what does that mean? It means that your non-personally and personally identifiable information is at risk. Usually, such programs install tracking software that monitors people's browsing activities. They are specifically interested in people's search queries, mostly visited websites, email address and so on. As you can see, even if Arcade Yum is promoted and distributed as a legal and handy tool for playing games, it is obvious that it uses unfair methods to infiltrate users' computers and initiates various unwanted activities in order to increase income for third parties. Therefore, it goes without saying that this add-on should be eliminated from the system as soon as detected.

How can Arcade Yum hijack my computer?

If you would visit official site of Arcade Yum, probably you would find a download button that is active for sure and you may try downloading it. However, as you have already understood, we do not recommend doing so. In fact, this program rarely gets inside user's computer voluntarily. In most of the cases Ads by Arcade Yum appear on web browser after installation of freewares and sharewares. This is so called 'bundling' distribution method, which allows to bundle several programs and spread them in one pack. When you download any kind of software from a suspicious looking website and install it, there is a chance that Arcade Yum or any other adware will be installed behind your back at the same time. To avoid this happening, you should not download unfamiliar programs from websites with questionable reputation. If you have no other option, be very attentive during the installation process. Do not skip any steps and read all the notifications that are provided. In order to opt out of unfamiliar programs that come along with the program that you need opt for a Custom or Advanced install mode if possible. This will allow you to see all possible options and decline installation of various extensions, add-ons or plug-ins. If you notice that some additional software is being installed alongside and you are not aware of it – do not allow it to stay on your computer as it can possibly be the Arcade Yum or any other potentially unwanted program. In case it is too late and your computer is already infected, you should take needed actions and eliminate this application right away.

How to remove Arcade Yum virus from my computer?

If this potentially unwanted program has already infiltrated your computer and hijacked each of your web browsers, you should not wait any longer. Our security experts have submitted a detailed guide that you should follow in order to eliminate Arcade Yum virus.

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Arcade Yum virus snapshot
Arcade Yum virus snapshot

To remove Arcade Yum virus, follow these steps:

Erase Arcade Yum from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall Arcade Yum and related programs
    Here, look for Arcade Yum or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Delete Arcade Yum from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Arcade Yum 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'

Eliminate Arcade Yum from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Arcade Yum and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Arcade Yum removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove Arcade Yum virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Arcade Yum should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall Arcade Yum from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Arcade Yum 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
  3. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Arcade Yum removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Arcade Yum from Google Chrome

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Arcade Yum 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
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Arcade Yum removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Arcade Yum from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Arcade Yum or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 Yum removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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