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Remove BestArcadeHits adware

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as BestArcadeHits ads, Ads by BestArcadeHits, BestArcadeHits virus | Type: Adware


While Internet is full of various attractions and temptations, BestArcadeHits application will try to seduce you with thousands of free flash games. However, while it seems like a nice and handy browser extension, we would highly recommend you to think twice before deciding to keep it on your Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome browser. The thing is, you might notice that shortly after the appearance of this program on your computer, your browser has started to display various ads, pop-ups, banners, interstitials, add-ons and other sponsored links. Have a closer look and you will see that underneath or just above them there is a text saying something like “Ads by BestArcadeHits”, “ BestArcadeHits Ads”, “By BestArcadeHits”, “Powered by BestArcadeHits” or “Brought to you by BestArcadeHits”. Therefore, while you are playing all of these catchy games online, this program performs some activities behind your back. For this reason, it is classified as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Naturally, we recommend you to remove it from your computer as soon as possible and thus ensure protection and stability of your system. You should also know that BestArcadeHits adware collects your browsing-related information. Therefore, things like your search queries, frequently visited websites, the data you provide in them, IP addresses and your PC location is monitored and stored. What is more, it might be shared with third parties and there is no way of knowing how they will use it. Therefore, the best thing for you to do is to remove BestArcadeHits from your computer for good using some reliable anti-spyware like Reimage.

BestArcadeHits adware


Well, of course you could go to the website yourself. But various Internet users report that this application appeared on their computer out of nowhere. This is because adwares like BestArcadeHits are installed on users’ computers without their explicit permission and without them even intending to do it. This deceptive technique frequently employed by PUP developers is called bundling. If you have recently installed some freeware, this adware has probably been secretly installed on your computer as well. Actually, the chances are that other PUPs have infiltrated your computer as well. You should keep that in mind and look for a way to prevent further infiltration of your system. Another important thing to remember is that you should alway be attentive when installing freeware. Check Advanced and Custom options because this is where most of the suspicious programs are usually hidden. Deselect all programs you do not intend to install. You should also avoid third party installers and download managers. If it is possible, download programs from their original websites.


While removing adware is as easy as removing any other program, you should keep in mind that it could have created backdoor for other potentially unwanted programs to enter your computer. Moreover, more of them could have been installed in a bundle. For this reason you should perform a thorough system check with some trustworthy anti-spyware like Reimage or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove BestArcadeHits adware, follow these steps:

Get rid of BestArcadeHits 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 BestArcadeHits and related programs
    Here, look for BestArcadeHits 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'

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

Uninstall BestArcadeHits adware 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, BestArcadeHits should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete BestArcadeHits 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 BestArcadeHits 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 BestArcadeHits removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove BestArcadeHits 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 BestArcadeHits 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 BestArcadeHits removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of BestArcadeHits 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 BestArcadeHits 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 BestArcadeHits removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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