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Danger level 8
Type: Adware


If you love playing flash-based games within your web browser, you should be aware of a dubious program that is named ZipArcade. Users of the USA area should be extra aware since our reports show a spike in its activity in this particular region. If you ever happen to come across this application, you must know that there is a hidden catch to it. While it might provide you with access to some flash-based online games, it will provide you with a vast amount of third-party advertisement as well. In fact, providing you with annoying content is the best thing that this application does; hence, that our researchers have classified it as yet another adware. Like any other application that belongs to such invasive category, the one in question should be removed without any hesitation as it does not hold beneficial features. In this report, we provide further information regarding the intrusive functionality of ZipArcade along with a few security tips that are crucial if you wish to maintain your PC safe and secure at all times. Below you can also find comprehensive removal instructions that will help you terminate every single bit of this unwanted adware application once and for all.

During the initial analysis of ZipArcade, it has been found out that this ad-supported program at the moment only affects the Internet Explorer web browser. While it might sound like users of popular browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are safe, we must inform you that it is not entirely true because a newer, updated version of this adware could be launched, which could turn out to be compatible with the mentioned browsers. The main functionality of it is based on the extension that it implements upon entering your personal computer. The extension's main and primary task is to establish connections to adware servers from where this program obtains third-party web content. In the majority of cases, such content will manifest itself as various commercial adverts, suspicious pop-ups, and irrelevant coupons. It goes without saying that due to such activity you will most likely have a very limited ability to play those flash-based games because you will constantly be disrupted. In fact, the whole online experience will become a bothersome one, to put it mildly. While deleting the extension via browser settings might stop such unwanted functionality, you must know that traces of this adware could remain on your computer, and they could be used to silently restore ZipArcade. In order to surely stop all operations triggered by this ad-supported software and delete its every file and registry entry, you must execute the removal guide that we present below.

It has been found out that obtaining ZipArcade from its official website at the moment is impossible as the direct download link does not exist. This means that the dubious program is mostly spread via bundled installers. It goes without saying that this adware is not the only questionable application that is distributed in such a way. Therefore, you need to take a few preventative steps to avoid getting your PC infected in such a way as well as to improve your overall virtual security. In order to do bypass setup files hosting suspicious software, you must avoid unauthorized third-party download sites because they are well-known to be the primary origin of such installers. In addition to that, you must be extra aware while installing any program on your computer. Often users get their operating system infected with some dubious application because they rushed through the setup procedure. If you pay close attention to every single step, you might be able to cancel the installation of some undesirable program by simply unmarking a single box. Lastly and most importantly, you must have a professional antimalware tool active on your computer at all times. Such a tool is your best bet to keep your system infection-free as it can warn you about any potential dangers online or within your computer.

It goes without saying that the removal of ZipArcade must be executed without any hesitation as it does not exhibit any actually beneficial features. Follow the removal guide carefully in order to avoid mistakes which could have unwanted consequences. We are aware that some computer users might not feel comfortable enough to follow the instructions below as it involves manual registry editing as we as manual removal of files and folders. If this is the case, you should not worry as there is an alternative way to terminate ZipArcade; simply delete it by using a reliable malware detection and removal tool.

How to delete ZipArcade from your PC

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local.
  3. Remove the folder entitled ZipArcade.
  4. Now click the Windows button.
  5. Type regedit into the search field and tap Enter.
  6. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects.
  7. Locate and remove the registry key called {EE4E6262-375F-4405-950B-2C6E4884FC7C}.
  8. Now go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  9. Find and delete the registry key named ZipArcade.
  10. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes.
  11. Delete registry keys entitled ZipArcade.Control.1 and ZipArcade.Control.
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