How to uninstall (remove) GreatArcadeHits

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What is GreatArcadeHits

GreatArcadeHits – is a browser application, that can be installed on many internet browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera. Developers of this application claim, that GreatArcadeHits allows user to play different flash games. Sounds very nice and interesting. However it is classified as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), because of generating and displaying various advertisements. In addition, it may hijack your browser. What does it mean? GreatArcadeHits changes homepage and default search engine. It is highly recommended to remove GreatArcadeHits from computer.

GreatArcadeHits

How is GreatArcadeHits installed on my PC?

As many adwares, GreatArcadeHits can reach PC in many ways. But most exploitable method is “bundling”. Adware binds itself to free software, that may be downloaded from freedownload type websites. It is recommended to do not download programs from unknown or suspicious sources, better to download programs from official websites. Even you have license software, you should pay attention at setup process. Try to use custom/advanced setup options to disable installation of unwanted programs.

How to remove GreatArcadeHits?

To remove GreatArcadeHits you can use removal tool, that efficiently deletes malware. Also you can uninstall it manually, using our manual removal guide.

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Manual GreatArcadeHits Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to GreatArcadeHits;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to GreatArcadeHits;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to GreatArcadeHits and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 2-4 point by typing “chrome://extensions/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find GreatArcadeHits;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 2-3 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find GreatArcadeHits;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find GreatArcadeHits and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

If your browsers were hijacked, follow next instructions to restore browser settings.
google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click a link Show advanced settings;
  5. Turn down and click Reset settings;
  6. Click Reset.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “about:support” in address bar.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+H;
  3. Click Troubleshooting Information;
  4. At the Right-Top Corner click Reset Firefox;
  5. Click Reset Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt, click Tools, or Click on Gear Icon;
  3. Click Internet Options;
  4. Click Advanced tab;
  5. Click Reset;
  6. Mark Delete Personal Settings, Click Reset.

Conclusion

GreatArcadeHits – is a nasty adware, that may slow computer performance and be the reason of different PC infections. Uninstall GreatArcadeHits from PC as soon as possible.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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