How to Remove DynamiteArcade

What Is DynamiteArcade?

How to stop DynamiteArcade ads

Ads by DynamiteArcade will appear in your browser if you install DynamiteArcade software. This software allows computer users to play online games on dynamitearcade.com website, although many users might wonder how it ended up on their computers if they’ve never even heard of this site. Well, in such cases this occurred when the users got free-of-charge software from one of download sites. Freeware is often accompanied by PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) that get installed together with the freeware unless users know how to cancel the PUPs’ installation. Once DynamiteArcade is inside, it starts to generate ads of various types: banners, sidebars, text-links, pop-ups, etc. If you encountered such ads and wish to remove DynamiteArcade from your computer, this step-by-step guide will help you.

Is DynamiteArcade Safe?

Well, it is not a malware program, just a PUP. However, DynamiteArcade does collect browsing-related and other info about its users: search queries done, web-pages visited, programs and browser extensions installed. This data is used in advertising and can be shared with other companies. The ads by DynamiteArcade are better not to be clicked at, as, according to the Terms of Use, DynamiteArcade doesn’t hold any responsibility for the sites the ads lead to.

How to Remove DynamiteArcade

The simplest method to stop DynamiteArcade ads is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and DynamiteArcade in particular. Norton Security is one of such tools; it finds and removes all files, folders and registry entries left by DynamiteArcade.

Download Norton Security

Other software that may be able to get rid of DynamiteArcade:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

You can also try to remove DynamiteArcade by hand using the following instructions.

Remove DynamiteArcade From Browsers:

To get rid of DynamiteArcade, remove DynamiteArcade extension from browsers. If the problem persists, reset browser settings.

Remove DynamiteArcade extension from Google Chrome:

  1. Click menu button Menu button.
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. To remove an extension, click on a trashcan to the right of it.
  4. Click Remove in the dialog box.
Reset Google Chrome Settings:

Note: This will disable your extensions and themes, clear cookies and site data, as well as change content settings, start page, new tab page and search engine to default.

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Copy and paste into the address bar: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box click Reset.

Remove DynamiteArcade extension from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button Menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.
    Note: If the extension is impossible to delete, click on Menu button => Help button => Restart with Add-ons Disabled…. In the dialog boxes click Restart => Start in Safe Mode. Restart Firefox in normal mode after you are finished.
Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings:

Note: Your add-ons, themes, added search engines and download history, among other things, will get deleted.

  1. Click on menu button Menu button.
  2. Click on help button Help button and select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… in the top-right corner.
  4. In the dialog box click Refresh Firefox.

Remove DynamiteArcade add-on from Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. In the drop-down menu under Show: select All add-ons.
  4. To delete an add-on, double-click it, in the new window click Remove.
Reset Internet Explorer Settings:

Note: This will remove most of your saved browser data, including extensions, passwords and the majority of browser settings.

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Go to Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset… button.
  5. Put checkmark in Delete personal settings checkbox.
  6. Click Reset.

Remove DynamiteArcade extension from Opera:

  1. Press Ctrl +Shift + E keys to open extensions manager.
  2. To remove the extension, click on the x button next to it.
  3. Click OK when asked to confirm.
Reset Opera Settings:

Note: This will delete all saved data including bookmarks and passwords and return the browser to freshly installed state.

  1. Exit Opera browser.
  2. Open File Explorer.
  3. Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera, where username is the name of your Windows account.
  4. Find and delete Operapref.ini file.

Remove DynamiteArcade From Programs and Features:

If the steps above didn’t help, go to Programs and Features, uninstall DynamiteArcade if you can find it there. Uninstall also any suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before DynamiteArcade appeared on your computer. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Look for DynamiteArcade in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for DynamiteArcade in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for DynamiteArcade in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for DynamiteArcade in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for DynamiteArcade in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

How to Protect Your PC From DynamiteArcade and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User Licence Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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