Great Arcade Hits Description
The Great Arcade Hits is a Potentially Unwanted Program installed through the website of the same name. As a free gaming site, Greatarcadehits.com uses its programs as default bundles for the Great Arcade Hits browser add-on, which changes your browser settings to enable the display of new advertisements. Accordingly, malware analysts have categorized the Great Arcade Hits as adware and, as with other adware programs, advise (but don’t insist on) its removal in most cases for keeping your PC safe and stable. Using trusted brands of anti-adware tools to delete the Great Arcade Hits, rather than trusting the Great Arcade Hits to remove all of its browser changes on request, also is recommended as a general precaution.
The Arcade that Has Pop-Ups Wedged Between Its Gaming Machines
The Great Arcade Hits is an online gaming site that appears to derive most of its revenue from third party advertisements. Rather than loading down its site with these advertisements, the Great Arcade Hits bundles its free gaming downloads with the Great Arcade Hits add-on adware which changes your browser’s settings for facilitating the display of these advertisements. Advertisements that malware researchers have confirmed as being implemented through the Great Arcade Hits include:
- Keyword Web links that are injected into the text content of other sites.
- Pop-up windows.
- Pop-under windows (separate browser windows loaded ‘behind’ your active browser window rather than ‘on top’ like a pop-up).
- Graphical banners that may be injected into other Web pages.
- Transition or interstitial advertisements that load ‘between’ your current website and an attempted navigation to a second one.
The Great Arcade Hits does offer limited methods of opting out of some advertising content, which is more than malware experts see from most other forms of adware.
Getting the Hits without the Advertisements
Even though there are legitimate reasons for contemplating the use of the Great Arcade Hits to access its associated game library, malware researchers tend to recommend the association with gaming sites not dependent on adware as a primary revenue source. The Great Arcade Hits only is considered a PUP, and, as such, may be kept on your PC if your truly desire the Great Arcade Hits. Even while doing so, it behooves you to continue to be mindful of potential threats from the Great Arcade Hits’s advertisements, including potential threat downloads, phishing attacks and other advertisement-based PC threats of all types.
If you’ve made the most likely safest choice of removing the Great Arcade Hits, the website does provide (extremely generic) uninstall instructions. However, malware researchers consider it good procedure to use anti-malware and other security programs as needed for deleting adware, browser hijackers and all other Potentially Unwanted Programs, which have well-established reputations for improperly uninstalling themselves.
Great Arcade Hits Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Great Arcade Hits? To safely & quickly detect Great Arcade Hits we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Great Arcade Hits What happens if Great Arcade Hits does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %LOCALAPPDATA%\ GreatArcadeHits\ GAHUpdate.exe 19,067
Posted: November 26, 2013 | By SpywareRemove
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