Remove Martian Arcade Ads

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Martian Arcade sounds like the name of a harmless application. The program also looks harmless at first glance. However, nothing is as it seems in the world of cyber infections. Hackers aren’t exactly popular for being honorable people so they rarely tell the truth about the malware they develop. Martian Arcade (by MartianArcade Games) is yet another example of that. This pest is supposed to provide you arcade games when in reality it only provides you dangers and threats. You’re dealing with a tricky adware-type infection also classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you don’t take immediate action, you’ll witness its entire malicious potential unleashed. Trust us when we say, you most certainly don’t want to witness that. Martian Arcade goes after your browsers so it could injects them with commercials. Actually, the very first red flag concerning your safety is the pop-ups. Crooks know how to draw your attention, don’t they? Due to the parasite’s presence on board, you will be constantly bombarded with various ads in various shapes. We’re talking pop-up ads, banner ads, interstitial ads, video ads, etc. on every single website you visit. Or, should we say, attempt to visit. As you could imagine, surfing the Web becomes quite problematic when you’re forced to avoid useless, irritating commercials all the time. Why should you avoid the ads, you may ask? Because Martian Arcade is ad-supported. That means all commercials it displays are sponsored and potentially very harmful. And clicking a corrupted link will automatically make your already bad cyber situation much worse. To prevent this, restrain yourself from clicking the commercials, no matter how attractive they seem to be. Chances are, you’re seeing all these pop-ups because hackers want you to. Adware is not only annoying beyond belief but also very sneaky and very dangerous. Therefore, stay away from all seemingly safe commercials Martian Arcade floods your PC screen with. In addition, the virus spies on your browsing-related activities so hackers could sell your private data later on. Obviously, such a cheap trickery may result in many serious privacy issues and the absolute worst case scenario – identity theft. Martian Arcade also causes an overall poor PC performance and an unstable Internet connection. Your browsers might crash and freeze so even using the machine in general is now almost impossible. The solution to all aforementioned problems? Delete the virus.

Remove Martian Arcade

How did I get infected with?

Cyber infections are stealthy. They mainly get spread online via lies and deceit. Martian Arcade also used a secretive infiltration method in order to land on board behind your back. For example, it might have been bundled with other programs. With bundled software/shareware being among the most popular methods out there, we could assume that is how Martian Arcade invaded your PC as well. Have you recently downloaded such bundles off of the Internet? There you go. In the future don’t hesitate to check out the programs in the bundle thoroughly before you accept anything. Keep in mind that the Web is filled with malware; it’s your responsibility to watch out for potential threats. Opting for the Custom option, for example, guarantees you that not a single “bonus” program would get installed alongside the safe bundled software. You do not need such a malicious bonus on your PC system. Last but not least, take your time to read the End User License Agreement (EULA). Also, make sure you remember to avoid third-party commercials, spam emails/messages, illegitimate torrents and unverified websites.

Why are these ads dangerous?

The nasty Martian Arcade ads exhibit way more malicious traits than they should. For starters, this was supposed to be a perfectly safe and even practical online tool. However, the very last thing Martian Arcade is, is safe. Its browser extension works just fine with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer so all three of the most popular browsers are no longer trustworthy. The virus injects your browsers with its never-ending pile of questionable pop-up ads. As we mentioned, these pop-ups might be leading you to practically any website – corrupted or not. This way you might end up compromising your already compromised PC much further. Discounts, coupons, various product deals and offers, best prices, price comparisons, etc. – stay away from all of them. Those are equally deceptive and should all be avoided. Martian Arcade might even attempt to redirect you to questionable pages because it aims at generating web traffic. Hackers use the pay-per-click mechanism to make money directly at your expense. Why hesitate? Martian Arcade was never really meant to be beneficial for you. To get rid of this pest for good, please follow the detailed manual removal guide you will find down below.

How Can I Remove Martian Arcade Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Martian Arcade infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall Martian Arcade from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Martian Arcade from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Martian Arcade from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Martian Arcade from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

run command

Type “Appwiz.cpl


Locate the Martian Arcade program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove Martian Arcade from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

delete this user chrome

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

reset mozilla firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Martian Arcade Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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