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Remove ArcadeBayou ads (Removal Instructions) - Sep 2016 update

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Adware

Is it safe to click on ArcadeBayou ads?

If you are not against visiting questionable websites, you can click on ArcadeBayou ads as much as you want. However, if you are against ending up on a site that seeks to convince you into installing additional software (that you probably don’t even need), make sure you stay away from this adware-type program. If this potentially unwanted program (PUP) manages to occupy your computer system, it adds browser extensions, tracking cookies (to know your preferences and interests) and starts spying on you as you browse online. Do not be mistaken – this program is not a severe virus, and it cannot steal, publish, or leak your personal information. Just like SultanArcade, ArcadeCake and other Arcade-themed PUPs, it is only interested in personally non-identifiable data, such as browsing history, search queries, clicks, and technical information about your device. ArcadeBayou virus needs such information to select a particular set of advertisements to show you. However, third-parties related to these ads might not be so trustworthy, and this is why we do not recommend you to click on these ads. No matter if they seem attractive or even useful, you should bypass them. Clicking on these ads might direct you to insecure, unpleasant, or even malicious websites. Some of the third-party websites might be safe, but we do not recommend you to take such risks. Do not let your curiosity win and better think about your own safety before clicking on these ads.

Questions about ArcadeBayou ads

We haven’t mentioned yet what type of software it is. This ad-supported software is described as adware, which means it is designed to serve third-party advertisements for the user and monetize from users’ clicks on ads. Repetitive ads can annoy you, besides, this program uses your PC’s resources to load its ads, so if you would like to avoid such problems, just remove ArcadeBayou virus from your computer. The easiest way to complete this task is to run a system scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

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How can this program infiltrate my computer?

If you are surprised because you do not know how did ArcadeBayou hijack your PC, we assume that you also do not know how potentially unwanted programs spread. Let us explain that to you. Free programs, for instance, games, download managers, or media players frequently suggest installing their partners’ software, for example, search tools, browser add-ons, apps, system tools, and similar pieces of software. It is advisable to reject such additions because they typically appear to be untrustworthy ad-supported software. To refuse to install these additions, you must choose Custom or Advanced settings while installing the computer program, and deselect all unwanted additions. Simple remove ArcadeBayou related checkmarks next to suggestions to install “recommended” downloads and proceed with the installation then.

However, you could have installed this program by your choice, too. This program is available at its official website, ArcadeBayou(dot)com, which provides various free games. Users are invited to install a certain program in order to receive third-party advertisements and access “Premium” game section. Trus us – it is not worth installing this program because the majority of these “Premium” games are available on different gaming websites absolutely for free.

How can you uninstall ArcadeBayou adware?

If you have decided to remove ArcadeBayou virus, do not hesitate and get rid of it as soon as you can. This program can only slow down your PC system, cause software malfunctions, make your computer lag, and display hundreds of annoying pop-up, banner, interstitial and similar ads. You can try to delete this suspicious program manually using instructions provided below. To complete ArcadeBayou removal, use the Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego software. Install it and start a full system scan to detect and eliminate all potentially dangerous files and programs.

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To remove ArcadeBayou ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou and related programs
    Here, look for ArcadeBayou 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'

Remove ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou 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'

Erase ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete ArcadeBayou ads 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, ArcadeBayou should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou 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 ArcadeBayou removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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  1. Renee says:
    September 6th, 2016 at 11:46 am

    My kids have installed this junk app and now I have to deal with it.

  2. Lauree says:
    September 7th, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Finally removed ArcadeBayou…

  3. Parkour39 says:
    September 7th, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I do not recommend you to play games via ArcadeBayou premium section! You can find them on different websites as well

  4. Shirley11 says:
    September 7th, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    this man speaks the truth.

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