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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Astro Arcade

Astro Arcade is promoted as a popular online game, but in reality it is just an adware application that collects data on what websites you frequent and then bombards you with random commercial advertisements. Constant exposure to third-party commercial content is not safe because Astro Arcade does not check whether the links that get embedded into its ads are safe. Hence, you need to ensure your PC security yourself, and in order to do that you are strongly recommended to remove Astro Arcade from the system immediately. If you keep this app on your computer, it might result in serious computer security issues.

It is very likely that you will not stumble upon on your own. It is the official website for this application, and it contains a direct download link. Thus, unlike many other adware applications that get distributed via bundled downloads only, Astro Arcade may also be downloaded at its main homepage. However, bundles still remain the main method of adware distribution and, according to security research; users may accidentally install Astro Arcade onto their computers after clicking an outgoing link, visiting a website or downloading freeware installer that had more than one application within.

Astro Arcade is not the first application in line. Based on our research, it is a new version of Websteroids and Meteoroids adware. Thus, we can tell that the main reason Astro Arcade enters your computer is money. Do not panic – it does not try to steal your money or sensitive banking information. Astro Arcade earns money by displaying commercial advertisements on popular online stores. When you click any of the Astro Arcade ads, you increase the traffic count for an affiliated website, and, as a result, the people behind this adware make money via pay-per-click system.

The problem with adware applications is that they cannot be trusted. As in, Astro Arcade cannot cause any harm on its own, but it is too vulnerable to outside threats to leave it be on your system. Cybercriminals can easily make use of Astro Arcade to promote their websites. After all, adware programs do not check whether the content on their ads is safe or not. Their privacy policy simply does not cover the third-party content. As a result, if you get infected with malware after having clicked Astro Arcade ad, you would have no one else but yourself to blame.

Naturally, malware infection is the worst-case scenario when it comes to Astro Arcade. However, you have to take all potential threats into account, so when it comes to ensuring your system’s security, you should remove Astro Arcade from the PC at once. When you are done with manual removal, you should invest in a legitimate antispyware application that would protect your system from harm.

Manual Astro Arcade Removal

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. Wait for Charm bar to appear and then click Settings.
  3. Open Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight Astro Arcade and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Astro Arcade.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Astro Arcade.
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