If you are into online games, there are many websites out there that offer you to play arcade games for free. At the same time, there are a lot of applications like ArcadeCake that are supposed to provide you with easy access to the online games. However, most of these apps are not as reliable as they might seem. ArcadeCake is classified as an adware application because it shows commercial advertisements and pop-ups during your web browsing sessions. If you do not remove ArcadeCake from your computer at once, it is very likely that eventually the ArcadeCake ads will expose you to malevolent third-party content.
Normally, it should be possible to download additional programs and browser extensions from the vendor’s official website. Nevertheless, our researchers say that arcadecake.com does not provide us with any direct download option, so if ArcadeCake happens to be active on your computer, you most probably did not intend to install the application.
The reason ArcadeCake managed to enter your system is that the application get distributed bundled with freeware apps. It might also come with other potentially unwanted applications that get installed on your system accidentally. This might happen when you access some adware-related website or click a random pop-up. You need to exercise safe web browsing habits if you want to avoid such annoying security threats as ArcadeCake.
ArcadeCake should help you download and manage online games from arcadecake.com. But we cannot say that the application performs the promised functions. On the contrary, it is clear that ArcadeCake employs tracking cookies to monitor your web browsing history. Thus, we can say that the application applies the pay-per-click system to profit from redirecting you to affiliated third-party websites. This is not something illegal, but ArcadeCake cannot guarantee that you will be lead to reliable websites.
In other words, ArcadeCake could be exploited by cyber criminals to promote malicious content or distribute malicious programs. We are not saying that ArcadeCake does that on purpose, but adware programs are not responsible for the third-party content security, so there is nothing this application could do to protect you from harm.
Therefore, you need to protect your computer from any potential threats that could reach you via ArcadeCake. Remove the application at once and delete the extensions from your default browsers. In order to deal with other potentially harmful applications, scan your PC with an antimalware tool of your choice. You need to invest in a computer security tool so that your system would be protected against similar threats 24/7.
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