What is MartianArcade?
Are you an avid online game player? Have you been recently plagued by multiple commercial advertisements? Perhaps it is so because you have MartianArcade installed on your computer. This program is true to its classification, as it is a genuine adware application, and its main purpose is to generate a financial profit for its creators. Luckily, it does not steal your financial data, but the manner in which this program tries to reach its goals can be extremely annoying. You will do yourself a favor if you remove MartianArcade from your computer immediately, and proceed to run a full system scan.
Where does MartianArcade come from?
Just like most of the online arcade games, MartianArcade has its own official website. You can access the site via martianarcade.com. From this, we can see that we cannot really call it a genuine malware infection because malware does not ask whether you want some particular program or not. This adware program, on the other hand, gives you the option of choice.
However, where you might say that you never agreed to install this application, and you have no idea how it managed to enter your computer. So we are about to tell you the other common method of adware and freeware distribution: bundled downloads.
Bundled downloads refer to software packages that are available for download from various file-sharing websites. They might also be embedded in various pop-ups that appear on your screen when you enter an adware-related website. What’s more, sometimes those annoying pop-ups are generated by another adware program that is already installed on your computer, so you should seriously consider scanning your system with a licensed antispyware tool that would help you determine the actual state of your system’s security.
What does MartianArcade do?
When users install this program on their systems (accidentally or on purpose), the program offers free online games in exchange for an agreement to install additional software and display commercial advertisements. Now, whether you like the games provided by this program or not, you have to realize that the application has no power over the commercial content it promotes.
Adware programs offer advertising space, and almost anyone can embed their content into that space, as long as they know how to do it. And cyber criminals most definitely will know how they can use this security loophole to their advantage. For instance, they may embed malicious links in the MartianArcade ads, and while the program does not force you to click those links, you may click one of them accidentally. Most of the time, these outgoing links lead you to websites that are associated with marketing schemes. However, in the worst case scenario, you might also get infected with malware, and we certainly do not want it to escalate that way.
How do I remove MartianArcade?
Luckily, it is not complicated to remove MartianArcade from your system manually. This program functions as a browser extension for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Thus, you just need to uninstall it via Control panel, and then remove it from the list of extensions via browser settings. We will provide the manual removal instructions for you, but you should also consider the fact that there might be more unwanted programs on-board.
Why? As mentioned, usually travels in software packages. Thus, when you installed this annoying program, you must have added a few more unwanted applications to your system, too. The best way to check for them would be opening your Control panel and going through the list of installed programs. However, if you are not sure how to tell reliable and potentially harmful program apart, you can always run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner.
A full system scan will soon generate you a list of potential threats, and you will be able to get rid of them either manually or automatically. Computer security experts always recommend using an automated antispyware tool because that is also one of the most efficient ways to protect your system from other threats that might be lurking just around the corner.
Aside from relying on legitimate security applications, you should also be careful about what websites you visit and what programs you install on your PC. Safe web browsing habits are really important.
Manual MartianArcade Removal
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type Control Panel into the Open box and click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the application.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the adware program.
- Click the Start menu button and select Control panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall the adware application.
Delete the MartianArcade Extension
- Open your browser and press Alt+T.
- Click Add-ons and go to Extensions.
- Remove the extension.
- Launch your browser and press Alt+F.
- Click More tools and go to Extensions.
- Remove the plug-in from the list.
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