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How to remove the ArcadeGoNetwork ads extension

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ArcadeGoNetwork ads is an internet browser extension compatible with Google Chrome that displays advertisements while you browse the web.

There is no clear purpose for the ArcadeGoNetwork ads extension; it is promoted as a tool to play games online, but you can simply visit the native website without the extension installed.

A concern with the extension is that it collects personal identifying information (PII) once it is installed. Information collected includes what you search for, the sites you visit, your location, and much more. This information can then be shared with third parties or sold to third parties for marketing purposes.

In retrospect, the ArcadeGoNetwork ads extension appears to be a marketing tool and nothing more. It was created to simply gather personal information and display advertisements.

How to remove ArcadeGoNetwork ads

If privacy and security is a concern to you, I strongly urge you to uninstall the ArcadeGoNetwork ads extension right away and scan your computer for malware. Here’s how:

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon (3 dot icon) and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Click the Remove button next to the ArcadeGoNetwork ads extension.

3. Next, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan your computer for malware and potentially unwanted programs.

4. To install Malwarebytes, double-click the executable file you just downloaded, or open the file from your browser window. The file can usually be found in the Downloads folder.

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5. Choose if this is for home or work use and click Agree and Install to begin installing Malwarebytes. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

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6. When Malwarebytes is installed, launch the program and click the Scan Now button on the dashboard (or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button).

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7. When the scan been completed, click the Quarantine Selected button.

8. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

9. Download HitmanPro to perform a second-opinion scan and remove any remaining malicious trace files. A second-opinion scan is important when removing malware and malicious files from your computer.

10. To install the program, locate and double-click the executable file you just downloaded. The file can usually be found in the Downloads folder.

11. Once HitmanPro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may choose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

12. When the HitmanPro scan is complete, click the Next button.

13. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

14. Click the Reboot button.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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