OnlineArcade Search Removal Process (remove onlineArcadeSearch)

June 19, 2018

The onlineArcade Search add-on component may be a type of web browser extension that promotes various online arcade gaming sources allowing computer users to quickly find such sources on the Internet. Using the onlineArcade Search is not known to be harmful but it does cause annoyances for some due to it displaying advertisements, sponsored links, and causing unwanted site redirects.

Those looking to rid their system of onlineArcade Search will want to utilize an antispyware resource to automatedly detect and eliminate all components associated with onlineArcade Search. Such components may load on a Windows PC after installing a freeware program that comes bundled with additional software. Allowing onlineArcade Search to run on a system may lead to modification of Internet settings and other issues that interrupt one’s ability to surf the Internet without interruption.

Are you getting popups from OnlineArcade Search? Have you identified that you have OnlineArcade Search installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove OnlineArcade Search completely from your computer?

Why should you remove OnlineArcade Search?

If OnlineArcade Search resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that OnlineArcade Search may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking OnlineArcade Search removal process.

How can you manually remove OnlineArcade Search

Manual removal of OnlineArcade Search may not be for everyone. Each manual OnlineArcade Search removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic OnlineArcade Search removal process.

OnlineArcade Search can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate OnlineArcade Search in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find OnlineArcade Search, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing OnlineArcade Search. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with OnlineArcade Search from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with OnlineArcade Search, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with OnlineArcade Search by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\OnlineArcade Search folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed OnlineArcade Search completely from your computer. If you find that OnlineArcade Search is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic OnlineArcade Search removal process.

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