Having multiple adware and freeware programs on your computer eventually results in undesirable consequences. For example, you may be experiencing an onslaught of Arcade Candy ads when you install the Arcade Candy gaming application on your system. It could be that you did not intend to have this application at all, and it was set up accidentally when you downloaded something from a file-sharing website. Either way, if you want to get rid of the Arcade Candy ads, you need to terminate the program responsible for it. To remove the program that displays the annoying ads, please check out the instructions below.
The main website for this application can be accessed via arcadecandy.com. You will be offered to download the application when you try to load the games and play them on your computer. On the other hand, other distribution methods are a lot more prevalent. It is far more likely that you installed Arcade Candy ads accidentally with some other freeware program.
Have you recently downloaded some application from a third-party website? It must have arrived in a bundle with a number of other applications, and you did not notice how they were set up on your PC. Now you clearly have more than one program to remove, in order to avoid potential computer security issues.
Our research shows that Arcade Candy is an old adware application released in 2013. It is similar to Arcade Safari, and the programs share several files. When the application enters your computer, it creates add-ons on the Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Since it is an adware program, it is supposed to display the Arcade Candy ads. However, the advertisements will not appear on your screen immediately because the application needs to gather information on the websites you visit and your search queries.
Only when Arcade Candy has processed your online profile can the program generate custom ad content that would be related to your likes and preferences. You might feel inclined to click the ads, especially if they are related to something you have recently looked for. But please refrain from doing that because some of the ads could be embedded with links that lead to dangerous sites.
Now, the Arcade Candy application itself is not malicious, but such programs do not check whether the third-party content they program is safe. Therefore, in the worst case scenario, you could be redirected to a site that is part of a malware distribution network. Before you know it, you could end up getting infected with a Trojan, ransomware or rogue antispyware infection.
Do not allow that to happen. Please remove Arcade Candy at once, and the Arcade Candy ads will disappear from your browser as well. As for the other unwanted applications, you can delete them automatically with a computer security tool of your choice. Keep in mind that by investing in a licensed antispyware application you will ensure that your system is safeguarded against other uninvited guests in the future.
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