Remove ArcadeNet Search Redirect

This article will aid you to remove ArcadeNet Search in full. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions at the end of the article.

ArcadeNet Search is a browser hijacker redirect. The extension and its website will redirect you to a search engine related to the hijacker’s search platform for games. From there, you can find yourself on pages with lots of adverts and sponsored content that go through this hijacker. The hijacker will modify the start page, new tab, and search settings for the browser applications you have on your computer system.

Threat Summary

NameArcadeNet Search
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionEach browser application on your computer could get affected. The hijacker can redirect you and will display lots of advertisements.
SymptomsBrowser settings which are altered are the homepage, search engine and the new tab.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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ArcadeNet Search – Distribution Ways

ArcadeNet Search might be distributed via various methods. One of those methods is through third-party installations. Those installer setups come from bundled applications and freeware that could be set to install additional content by default on your computer system. Typically, that might happen without any notification. You might have tried installing a media player or free software and got your browser settings modified by the hijacker. To avoid unwanted programs from affecting your PC is doable if you find Custom or Advanced settings. There you should be able to deselect what you don’t want.
The browser hijacker redirect is also distributed via the Chrome Web Store under the name ArcadeNet Search as seen from the below screenshot:

ArcadeNet Search could be distributed via other methods, like (Read more...)

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