How to remove Gamespy Arcade

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Adware Gamespy Arcade

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Name

Gamespy Arcade

Description

Gamespy Arcade programs are generally designed to deliver unwanted ads on computers by running in the background and remaining hidden. This software can cause pop-up windows to appear, Web browsers to redirect to advertising websites, and can sometimes track a user's activity and send reports to the Gamespy Arcade creator.

Type

Adware

Manual

How to manually remove Gamespy Arcade guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Gamespy Arcade activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Gamespy Arcade process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Gamespy Arcade. If you find Gamespy Arcade process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Gamespy Arcade for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Gamespy Arcade using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Gamespy Arcade.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Adware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Adwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Adwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Gamespy Arcade from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Gamespy Arcade. After turning off the Internet and disabling Gamespy Arcade process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Gamespy Arcade to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Gamespy Arcade one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Gamespy Arcade. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Adwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • aphex.exe

    • arcadeinstallciv311.reg

    • arcaderes.dll

    • buddy_bottom.psd

    • buddy_caption.psd

    • buddy_icons.psd

    • buddy_left.psd

    • buddy_right.psd

    • buddy_tab.psd

    • comver.dll

    • countries.ini

    • country_icons.psd

    • demospy_border.psd

    • demospy_buttons.psd

    • demospy_icons.psd

    • demospy_left.psd

    • demospy_right.psd

    • demospy_scrollbar.psd

    • dialog_login_light.psd

    • dlmgr_history_border.psd

    • dlmgr_history_icons.psd

    • dlmgr_main_border.psd

    • dlmgr_progress_border.psd

    • dlmgr_progressgraph_border.psd

    • dlmgr_progressitem_border.psd

    • dlmgr_scrollbar.psd

    • dlmgr_splitter.psd

    • dlmgr_toolbar_buttons.psd

    • dlmgr_toolbar_left.psd

    • file

    • gamespy

    • gsaeula.txt

    • gsapak.exe

    • gsg_radar.avi

    • gslan.dll

    • gsws.dll

    • install.log

    • mod_cs.psd

    • mod_excessive.psd

    • mod_osp.psd

    • mod_q3f.psd

    • mod_ra3.psd

    • mod_swat.psd

    • mod_tfc.psd

    • mod_wfa.psd

    • peer_chat_border.psd

    • peer_chat_icons.psd

    • peer_chat_panel_side_lt.psd

    • peer_chat_panel_side_rt.psd

    • peer_chat_panel_top.psd

    • peer_ctl_buttons.psd

    • peer_ctl_left.psd

    • peer_frame_borders.psd

    • peer_frame_hilite.psd

    • peer_frame_widgets.psd

    • peer_gametype.psd

    • peer_link.psd

    • peer_list_border.psd

    • peer_list_checkbox.psd

    • peer_list_chicklets.psd

    • peer_list_icons_sm.psd

    • peer_list_icons.psd

    • peer_list_ping.psd

    • peer_list_scrollbar.psd

    • peer_logobg.psd

    • peer_splitter.psd

    • portrait_outline.psd

    • pw32.dll

    • readme.html

    • register_tab_w.psd

    • register_tab.psd

    • rwnet.dll

    • rwvoice.dll

    • service_gap.psd

    • service_group.psd

    • service_menu_bg.psd

    • service_menu_btns.psd

    • service_sysmenu.psd

    • service_tab_dl.psd

    • service_tab.psd

    • service_tab+.tga

    • splash_banner.psd

    • stg_border_in.psd

    • stg_border_main.psd

    • stg_border_namebox.psd

    • stg_border_names.psd

    • stg_border_out.psd

    • stg_border_wv.psd

    • stg_ctl_buttons.psd

    • stg_ctl_left.psd

    • stg_ctl_right.psd

    • stg_icons.psd

    • stg_legend.psd

    • stg_map_us.psd

    • stg_map_world.psd

    • stg_splitter.psd

    • stg_voice.psd

    • tab_bottom.psd

    • tab_icons.psd

    • tab_left.psd

    • tab_main.psd

    • tab_right.psd

    • tmpsupport.cfg

    • web_border.psd

    • web_buttons.psd

    • web_left.psd

    • web_reload_button.psd

    • web_right.psd

    • window_bannerfill.psd

    • window_bg.psd

    • window_caption.psd

    • window_progress.psd

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Gamespy Arcade, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Gamespy Arcade has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Gamespy Arcade that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • Can Gamespy Arcade spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Gamespy Arcade infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Gamespy Arcade

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How does Gamespy Arcade infect my computer?

Gamespy Arcade is an Adware-type virus. The most common way a computer becomes infected with Gamespy Arcade is when a user downloads free software or browser toolbars.

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I detected Gamespy Arcade on my computer. What do I do?

If you have OSHI Defender installed on your computer, it will detect and remove Gamespy Arcade and all related files. First, restart your browser and then check the Home Page to make sure that you’re still using your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), because Gamespy Arcade replaces users’ search engines with ones that display ads.

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What damage can Gamespy Arcade do to my computer?

Developed by large companies, viruses like Gamespy Arcade are mostly legal products that hackers use to make money on the ads that Gamespy Arcade displays on infected computers.

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What are the main symptoms of Gamespy Arcade?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Gamespy Arcade spread to other computers?

As a rule, Gamespy Arcade requires user interaction and cannot automatically infect other computers on your local network or by using the same USB-disk on additional computers. There may be exceptions, though.

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Countries with the highest Gamespy Arcade infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Gamespy Arcade

2016-02-22

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