Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) Easy Arcade New Tab

Easy Arcade New Tab

Posted: March 23, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 14,973
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 3,089
First Seen: March 27, 2017
Last Seen: October 12, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Easy Arcade New Tab is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may be delivered as a browser extension that may be compatible just with Google Chrome. According to the software's official website, the Easy Arcade New Tab provides users with instant access to thousands of free online games that can be played for unlimited periods of time. It is important to note that the games in question are not hosted on the Easy Arcade New Tab's servers and, instead, they are delivered as quick links to popular online game platforms that host Flash games. The Easy Arcade New Tab may not offer any new content and, instead, serve the purpose of collecting the game titles hosted on other pages.

Users who opt to install the Easy Arcade New Tab also may see some unwanted changes to their Web browser's settings. For example, users who opt to install the Easy Arcade New Tab may be asked to authorize the extension to change their default new tab page. This change is not unsafe, but most users might consider it unwelcome since the Easy Arcade New Tab extension promotes a fairly unknown search engine that may not always deliver reliable results. The page in question is a slightly customized variant of hxxp://search.mysearch.com, which hosts a search feature, as well as quick links to online games that are arranged in multiple categories.

Since the Easy Arcade New Tab is classified as a PUP and it may apply some unwanted changes to the Chrome's settings, users might want to think twice whether it is worth installing this extension or not. If the Easy Arcade New Tab software is already present on your computer, then you should consider removing it with the assistance of a trustworthy computer security tool. Keep in mind that the removal of PUPs is not mandatory, but it is recommended since most PUPs may be replaced with more trustworthy and free software.