The ArcadeTab is a browser hijacker that affects your computer and changes web browser settings. It can take over your web-browser and force you to use ArcadeTab as your default search provider, home page and newtab. When the hijacker in your personal computer, it can collect personal information such as search queries as well as browsing history. So, if you have realized this web-site set as your new home page, you should get rid of it as soon as possible and choose a well-known search engine such as Google or Bing. Try the steps listed below to know how to get rid of ArcadeTab and other unwanted software.
When you’re performing searches using the web-browser that has been affected by ArcadeTab, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The devs behind ArcadeTab hijacker are most likely doing this to generate advertisement revenue from the advertisements displayed in the search results.
Also, adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the computer together with ArcadeTab hijacker infection. It will insert lots of ads directly to the web-sites which you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the creators of the web site. Moreover, legal ads can be replaced on fake advertisements that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Moreover, the ArcadeTab browser hijacker can be used to collect lots of confidential info about you that may be later used for marketing purposes.
In order to remove browser hijacker infection responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to ArcadeTab from your system, clean the infected internet browsers and revert back the Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer settings to its default state, please use the ArcadeTab removal guide below.
Remove ArcadeTab from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
The following steps will help you to delete ArcadeTab start page from the Google Chrome, IE, Edge and Mozilla Firefox. Moreover, the step-by-step tutorial below will help you to get rid of malicious software such as PUPs, ad supported software and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected. Please do the guidance step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your computer or exit this page. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove ArcadeTab, perform the steps below:
- How to delete ArcadeTab search without any software
- How to automatically remove ArcadeTab browser hijacker
- How to block ArcadeTab redirect
- Why has my home page and search provider changed to ArcadeTab?
- To sum up
How to delete ArcadeTab search without any software
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the ArcadeTab from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and MS Edge web browsers.
Remove potentially unwanted apps using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual hijacker removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of applications on your personal computer and see if there are any suspicious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Net search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your system. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker infection related to ArcadeTab home page. If you’ve many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed on the screen below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the hijacker responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to ArcadeTab. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the application which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed in the following example.
Delete ArcadeTab search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by hijacker infection like ArcadeTab.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Delete ArcadeTab from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the hijacker infection, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s newtab page, default search engine and startpage that have been modified by browser hijacker infection.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove ArcadeTab from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
Resetting Mozilla Firefox internet browser will reset all the settings to their default values and will remove ArcadeTab, malicious add-ons and extensions. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, open the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove ArcadeTab browser hijacker
If you are unsure how to remove ArcadeTab hijacker easily, consider using automatic hijacker removal programs that listed below. It will identify the browser hijacker that causes web-browsers to display annoying ArcadeTab web page and remove it from your PC system for free.
Remove ArcadeTab search with Zemana Anti Malware
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) highly recommended, because it can look for security threats such adware and hijacker infections which most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any ArcadeTab hijacker removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana AntiMalware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Now you can setup and run Zemana Free to remove ArcadeTab search from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is complete, this malicious software removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to look for browser hijacker infection that causes web browsers to display intrusive ArcadeTab web page. While the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After the scan is complete, Zemana Anti Malware will produce a list of undesired and adware. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your machine press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove ArcadeTab hijacker infection and other web-browser’s harmful extensions. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to remove ArcadeTab home page
HitmanPro is a portable application that requires no hard setup to identify and get rid of browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to ArcadeTab. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). Hitman Pro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal utilities you have ever tried. HitmanPro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal utility can be just as effective as the widely known antivirus applications.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Once the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will launch the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to detect hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to ArcadeTab. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once HitmanPro has finished scanning your computer, you’ll be displayed the list of all found threats on your system as shown below.
All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove browser hijacker that cause ArcadeTab website to appear and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When disinfection is done, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC.
Run Malwarebytes to delete browser hijacker
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of the hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
- MalwareBytes Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- When the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your personal computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is complete, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free utility will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out hijacker which redirects your web-browser to intrusive ArcadeTab web-page.
- After the scan is finished, MalwareBytes will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Quarantine Selected”. When the cleaning procedure is complete, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
The following video offers a guidance on how to get rid of hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
How to block ArcadeTab redirect
Use an adblocker utility like AdGuard will protect you from malicious advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web pages. Additionally, ad-blocker software will allow you to avoid unwanted pop-up ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, websites like ArcadeTab, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Why has my home page and search provider changed to ArcadeTab?
To sum up
Now your system should be clean of the browser hijacker infection which redirects your web browser to undesired ArcadeTab webpage. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted harmful webpages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, malicious programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete ArcadeTab home page from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.