How to remove ArcadeTwist

What is ArcadeTwist?

ArcadeTwist is a service that offers to play over 300 flash games. Unluckily, these games tend to be a distraction for the shady activities of the gaming platform, which include sites promotion, illegal collecting information on users’ preferences, etc. Besides, ArcadeTwist application is responsible for displaying in-browser ads, so many security experts designate is as a potentially unwanted application and an adware. If you don’t want to scramble through tons of ads before seeing the page content and want to keep your private information safe, you need to remove ArcadeTwist.

ArcadeTwist ads

How ArcadeTwist got installed on your computer?

To look more or less legitimate, ArcadeTwist has an official website, from where the malicious application can be downloaded. However, it is a rare for ArcadeTwist to appear on a system – more often it uses other setups to hide inside. Usually, these are small programs, like file converters, media players, PDF viewers, etc., so be careful with installing them. A good tactic to keep your computer safe is to select Advanced type of installation and double-check every step of it.

Symptoms of ArcadeTwist infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by ArcadeTwist”, “Brought by ArcadeTwist”, “Powered by ArcadeTwist”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove ArcadeTwist?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete ArcadeTwist completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as ArcadeTwist files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download SpyHunter

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to ArcadeTwist. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate ArcadeTwist, but also the safest and most assuring one.

Steps of ArcadeTwist manual removal

Uninstall ArcadeTwist from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of ArcadeTwist you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove ArcadeTwist from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to ArcadeTwist and click Uninstall

How to remove ArcadeTwist from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to ArcadeTwist and click Uninstall

How to remove ArcadeTwist from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to ArcadeTwist

How to remove ArcadeTwist from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to ArcadeTwist and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing ArcadeTwist from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel

Remove ArcadeTwist from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on , you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove ArcadeTwist from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete ArcadeTwist or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove ArcadeTwist from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete ArcadeTwist or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove ArcadeTwist from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete ArcadeTwist or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Remove files and registry entries added by ArcadeTwist

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the adware. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove ArcadeTwist files and folders:

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\ArcadeTwist
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ArcadeTwist
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ArcadeTwist
%USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ArcadeTwist
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ArcadeTwist
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\ArcadeTwist
%WINDIR%\Tasks\ArcadeTwist Updater.job

Remove ArcadeTwist registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value: {81a9e7a1-5cda-462d-bd06-d4450c6d9077}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{07DE9DE3-477C-4E49-B7CD-A8ABAC6566CB}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{07DE9DE3-477C-4E49-B7CD-A8ABAC6566CB}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures, value: ArcadeTwist Updater.job.fp
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures, value: ArcadeTwist Updater.job
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures, value: ArcadeTwist Support.job.fp
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures, value: ArcadeTwist Support.job

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