Do you know what Astro Arcade is?
The guys at our research team say that Astro Arcade is an adware application. They say it’s a copy of Websteroids, Meteoroids and other similar programs. Officially, it is supposed to help you play online games at the official website via astro-arcade.com. However, rather than providing you with free online games, Astro Arcade spams users with commercial advertisements that may not even be safe. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to remove Astro Arcade from the system along with other potentially unwanted application that could be currently running on your PC.
Some users think that Astro Arcade is a computer infection because they often do not understand how this application enters their computers. Just like most of the potentially unwanted programs, Astro Arcade has two main distribution methods. For one, you can easily download it at astro-arcade.com. The main website provides you with the basic information on the application, saying that you can “destroy any website with Astro Arcade” and “no site can escape the wrath of Astro Arcade.” However, the official website is not the only place where you can download this application.Astro Arcade screenshot
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Astro Arcade can get bundled with potentially unwanted freeware applications, and it may get installed onto your computer without you even realizing it. For example, if you download some application from a third-party website and it comes bundled with Astro Arcade, the installation wizard will most probably inform you about the additional applications. However, the problem in this case is that users tend to skip various installation steps without even bothering to read what they have to say. Eventually, such hasty installation leads to adware and potentially unwanted software entering your computer, and Astro Arcade might be one of them.
As far as computer security is concerned, the main problem related to Astro Arcade is commercial advertisements. The ads themselves cannot infect you with malware, but clicking them is not advisable. Astro Arcade clearly does not check what kind of content gets embedded into the ads, so you might accidentally click an outgoing link to a potentially malicious website, or a page that is related to online marketing schemes.
In the case you did not plan on having Astro Arcade on your computer, your best option is to uninstall the application right now. If this program arrived at your computer together with a list of other unwanted apps, remove them all as well. Finally, to make sure that your computer is completely safe and clean, scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner. Invest in a powerful antispyware tool if need be.
How to remove Astro Arcade
- Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Astro Arcade.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click Start menu button and select Control panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Astro Arcade.
- Click Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Astro Arcade.
In non-techie terms:
Astro Arcade is a potentially unwanted program that could be exploited by cybercriminals to promote their dangerous content. If you did not want to have this application on your system, you should remove Astro Arcade today. For the alternative software removal method, please refer the secondary instructions below the article.