arcadeCenter Search

What is arcadeCenter Search?

If you find out that arcadeCenter Search has been installed in your Google Chrome browser, it is possible that you clicked on the wrong third-party pop-up advertisement beforehand. In all fairness, we must mention that this browser extension can also be installed officially and truth be told, it actually seems to be doing quite good as far as the number of downloads is concerned. Nevertheless, this does not mean at all that this browser extension is beneficial or reliable. As a matter of fact, our malware specialists at have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This tool offers you the capability to "Easily search the web for FREE unlimited games." However, it also installs a questionable search engine that can redirect you to modified search results pages, which can sadly pose a threat to your virtual security. In addition to that, it pushes another PUP to be installed while installing this one. Since this questionable program may end up on your computer in questionable ways, there is a good chance that you will find malicious programs on board as well. This is why we suggest that you remove arcadeCenter Search from your browser as soon as possible. Please read our full report if you are interested in finding out how you can stop such programs from entering your system and how else it may put your system security at risk.testtesttest

Where does arcadeCenter Search come from?

Let us see first, how and where you can install this PUP officially. First of all, you can find the promotional page of the developers at, which does not solely promote this extension only, but three other ones, too. When you are about to install such a tool and click on the "Add to Chrome" button, a small window always pops up at the top of the page with the permissions you have to accept in order to be able to install and use your targeted tool. We advise you to read this list carefully if you want to avoid giving certain rights to questionable extensions. At this point you can always decide not to go on with the installation and cancel it. The other source is the Chrome web store at From this page you can see that already 82 thousand users have installed this tool, which is rather high considering that this extension was last updated only two weeks ago or so. You should know that when you agree to the permissions, you get redirected to a promotional page,, which wants to push you to install streamJunkie Search as well. If you are cautious enough, you may notice the gray "Skip" button on the left so you will not have to go through with installing yet another questionable tool. Since these facts may not make you feel you need to delete arcadeCenter Search from your computer, let us go on with the nasty stuff.

Unfortunately, you can also install this PUP by clicking on corrupt third-party pop-up ads. You can be presented with such content when you are viewing suspicious websites, mostly associated with online betting, gaming, and file sharing, or when your PC is infected with adware, for example. In this case, you may not even realize that you add such an extension but you may as well download a bundle of threats at the same time. This is why clicking on random ads or other questionable third-party content is always risky. Such a bundle may contain PUPs and malware infections as well, including browser hijackers, adware programs, ransomware programs, and fake alerts among others. If you may have dropped such a package lately, we suggest that you scan your system with a reliable online malware scanner after you remove arcadeCenter Search.

How does arcadeCenter Search work?

We have found that this PUP is very similar to GamesCenter Search, MovieCenter Search, and VideoCenter Search, which are all promoted on the same website as we have already mentioned. When you are installing this extension, it also sets your default search provider to be, which is a questionable URL that can redirect you to potentially unreliable search results pages. In fact, this PUP redirects you to when you use the address bar to search the web. This tool also changes your new tabs and does not display the usual default search box in the middle of the page, thus pushing you to use the address bar and its questionable search engine. This PUP also installs a button, which is available in your browser toolbar next to the menu button. When you click on this button, a panel pops up with a supposed game search tool and recommended game thumbnails. These redirect you to a questionable gaming website,, where you could be exposed to potentially unreliable third-party ads. Unfortunately, the same can happen when you use this search engine as the displayed search results may contain unreliable promoted ads and links. Clicking on these could drop malicious threats or you could open new tabs with malicious pages trying to scam you. This is why we think it is important that you make up your mind and remove arcadeCenter Search from your PC.

How can I delete arcadeCenter Search?

Since this questionable search engine comes with this Google Chrome browser extension, you simply need to go to your Extension Manager through your browser menu and remove it from the list. Please use our guide below if you are unfamiliar with the steps. Remember that you can try to keep your system clean by avoiding suspicious websites and third-party ads. Nevertheless, the best protection you can give to your precious PC is to install a reliable anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) that can automatically take care of all known and existing malware infections as well as PUPs.

Remove arcadeCenter Search from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the menu by pressing Alt+F simultaneously.
  2. Navigate to More tools and then, open Extensions.
  3. Find the unwanted extension and click on the Trash can.
  4. Press Remove in the confirmation window. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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