If you have encountered ArcadeHall, BestArcadeHits, GiantArcade, and other similar programs before, you will know what to expect of GamerHippo. This arcade game download manager is considered an adware application because it displays a lot of third-party advertisements. Albeit infecting you with malware is not the main objective of this program, we cannot rule out such possibility. That is why, it is important that you remove all the potential threats from your system as soon as possible. GamerHippo is no exception. The sooner you get rid of this application, the better. Do not overlook this program just because it is not an immediate system threat.
What’s more, we are almost certain that there are several other unwanted programs installed on your computer. Although this application has an official homepage at gamerhippo.com, it is very unlikely that users would download this application directly. More of than not, users complain that seemingly this application appears out of nowhere, and they have no idea how it entered their computers. The truth is that you most probably installed GamerHippo yourself when you downloaded something from a file-sharing website. Whenever you are about to set up a program you have downloaded from a third-party web page, be sure to read all the installation steps carefully because you might install additional (and unnecessary!) applications along.
It is very likely that this is what happened with GamerHippo. That is why we say that you should check for other unfamiliar programs. Software bundling is a common adware distribution method, so it should not come as a surprise for you. It is very often that users have a chance to decline to install unfamiliar programs, but they simply miss it because they breeze through the installation without thinking. As a result, you have the likes of GamerHippo running on your system.
Granted, this program seems to be functioning quite well as an arcade game downloader. However, that is outweighed by its additional functions. The additional functions make GamerHippo a perfect adware program because the application can collect data on your web browsing habits and then process it to display customized commercial advertisements. You can also see a lot of advertisements when you access the official arcade game website as well. This means that this website and the application itself rely on third-party advertising for their revenue. GamerHippo might be free of charge, but its creators need to make a living somehow, and they do that by making their program and their website advertising platforms.
That would not be much of a problem if the third-party content embedded in the ads were reliable and safe. Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that the GamerHippo ads will not be exploited by malevolent third parties. You have to protect yourself from that by deleting the program and everything related to it for good.
If you think that you might miss some of the potentially unwanted programs when you go through the removal process, do not hesitate to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. This way, you will be able to identify all the potentially unwanted applications and remove them immediately. Should you have any further questions, please contact us by leaving a comment below.
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