ArcadeApp Search

What is ArcadeApp Search?

If you are interested in downloading an application that would make it easier for you to play games online, ArcadeApp  Search might come into focus. Although this application is free, you need to think carefully before installing it. Our research team at has recently analyzed this suspicious Google Chrome extension, and the conclusion is that it is just another PUP, or “potentially unwanted program.” Though it is not malicious, it certainly is not beneficial either. Furthermore, it might introduce you to unreliable search results, and you could get yourself into trouble by interacting with them. If you are surprised by all of this, you probably do not know much about the PUP or its activity. If you continue reading this report, you will learn more about the suspicious extension and how to delete it from your Google Chrome web browser. Without a doubt, you need to continue reading if you have no clue as to why you should remove ArcadeApp Search in the first place.

Do you know what ArcadeApp Search is?

Have you downloaded ArcadeApp Search from the Chrome web store? This extension is currently available at, and you cannot actually download it from, which is the official website representing the developer. This website promotes the installers for FilmsApp Search and MusicApp Search, both of which are identified as PUPs as well. We suggest removing them for the same reasons that are linked to deleting ArcadeApp Search. If you acquire the add-on via the Chrome web store, you are likely to be offered to install something else; for example, “netMovies Search for Chrome.” This is not recommended. Speaking of additional offers, it is possible that you have downloaded the PUP via a pop-up installer that offered a software bundle. If this is the case, it is crucial that you inspect your operating system to see if malware has not slithered in. Unfortunately, many software bundles nowadays are malicious, and devious threats are concealed as harmless apps or extensions. Hopefully, you do not need to delete any additional PUPs or threats, but if you do, you need to take care of that ASAP.testtest

Aside from the fact that ArcadeApp Search spreads in a strange manner, we have to discuss the utility of this extension. Yes, it allows you to play games online for free, but it is not fair to call it a beneficial tool. At the end of the day, all games that it offers are represented via, which means that the service is not very wholesome. Another strange thing is that ArcadeApp Search modifies your default search provider to ensure automatic redirecting to Yahoo Search. If you enter keywords into the address bar of your web browser, you will be automatically redirected via the server to Yahoo Search is a reputable search provider that many users will be familiar with, but that does not mean that you can trust the results shown. They are modified by the PUP, and if the parties promoting their links via the search engine are malicious, you could be in trouble. This is the final reason to delete the PUP we are discussing in this report.

How to remove ArcadeApp Search

You do not need to feel intimidated by the instructions below because they are not as complicated as they might appear to be. Follow every step cautiously, and you will have ArcadeApp Search deleted in no time. Alternatively, you can erase this unwanted extension via the chrome://extensions/ menu. In both cases, it is important that you install a legitimate malware scanner afterward to check if leftovers exist. If they do, you must erase them as well. The scanner will also let you known if other threats exist. Obviously, if they do, you need to eliminate them. What if you are simply unable to delete them manually? That is not a problem because you can employ an anti-malware application to do the job for you. This tool will automatically erase every single malicious file on your PC, and, on top of that, it will also ensure full-time protection. This, of course, is important to take care of even if you successfully remove ArcadeApp Search and all other threats or PUPs manually.

Removal Instructions

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E to launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\Use r Data\ into the bar at the top. Windows XP users enter %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\.
  3. Open the Default folder if profiles do not exist. If they do, open your {unique name} profile folder.
  4. Open the Extensions folder and then Delete the subfolder named eiocplpcecacffckmennjpibggdajmnf.
  5. Go back to the Default/{unique name} profile folder and then move to Sync Extension Settings.
  6. Delete the folder named eiocplpcecacffckmennjpibggdajmnf.
  7. Go back to the Default/{unique name} profile folder and then move to Local Storage.
  8. Delete the files named chrome-extension_eiocplpcecacffckmennjpibggdajmnf_0.localstorage-journal and chrome-extension_eiocplpcecacffckmennjpibggdajmnf_0.localstorage.
  9. Go back to the Default/{unique name} profile folder and then Delete the files named Preferences and Secure Preferences.
  10. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan.
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