EasyArcade New Tab Extension is a piece of software that can be directly downloaded from http://www.geteasyarcade.com or the Chrome Web Store. Users install it willingly expecting that it will give them access to thousands of free games. In reality, users can access websites where they can download .swf files from with its help, but they need to have another program to open them, so we definitely cannot call EasyArcade New Tab Extension a completely useless extension. No matter you have found it useful or not, this does not change the fact that it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted applications are not harmful malware for sure, but they still have drawbacks. As for EasyArcade New Tab Extension, it changes browsers’ settings right after the successful installation. On top of that, it might appear on your PC and affect your Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome without your knowledge. The next paragraph of this report will tell you more about it, so if you need more reasons to get rid of this extension, read it carefully.
EasyArcade New Tab Extension is not a malicious application, we can assure you, but we cannot call it a fully reliable program either because it acts as a potentially unwanted application. First of all, when you install it or it somehow manages to enter your computer, it will apply changes to your Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers right away. You will see a page that looks like an ordinary search tool set as your homepage and New Tab. It contains the mysearch.com search box in the middle of the page and quick-access buttons opening third-party websites with games. Many users find these changes undesirable because they find out that EasyArcade New Tab Extension can apply them only after they install it. You should not trust the page you see blindly because it is not a legitimate search provider despite its legitimate-looking appearance. Researchers at 411-spyware.com have noticed that some of the search results it provides users with are nothing more than the modified search results. They might redirect you to untrustworthy third-party pages, so if we were you, we would try to avoid them at all costs.
What else you should know about EasyArcade New Tab Extension is that it collects certain types of information about users. This might be both personally and non-personally information as well as certain technical details, e.g., IP address, Internet Service Provider, equipment used, etc. It records details provided by users voluntarily, automatically collects certain details about them when they use the service, and, finally, it might get information about users “from third parties, for example, our business partners.” We do not promise that the recorded data will not be shared with third parties, so if we were you, we would disable EasyArcade New Tab Extension ASAP so that it could not collect any information.
EasyArcade New Tab Extension has two official sources users can download it from: its official website and the Chrome Web Store. On top of that, it has been noticed that it might be distributed by intrusive pop-ups. Users usually see these pop-ups when they enter untrustworthy domains, but if you see all kinds of ads promoting software on your screen periodically, the chances are high that an untrustworthy program, e.g., an advertising-supported application, is active on your computer. According to specialists, EasyArcade New Tab Extension might be distributed in bundles with third-party software as well. Security specialists say that there must be hundreds of untrustworthy extensions available, so all users who surf the Internet must have a security tool enabled on their PCs.
Specialists say that EasyArcade New Tab Extension is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome only, so its removal should be quick and relatively easy. If you do not know how to erase undesirable extensions from browsers, consult our manual removal guide (you can find it below this article). Alternatively, you can use an automatic tool if you have found the manual method quite a challenge.