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Adware-GameSpyArcade Removal

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by StalkerFishy, Jan 26, 2011.

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    StalkerFishy Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2011
    I downloaded Age of Empires III free trial and this Adware came with it. I removed AoE but it's still here. Verizon Internet Security Suite doesn't know how to remove it either :( .

    I found this online talking about the Adware,
    "Technically speaking, Gamespy Arcade is NOT spyware, and is a legitimate program that allows users to play games online. However, the fact that it shows pop-ups when it is running, lead some anti-virus companies to class it as Adware. There was also an issue at one point where Gamespy Arcade displayed pop-ups relating to adult-orientated web pages, again which cause anti-virus companies to class it as adware. The fact however, that it states in the terms of agreement that the program displays ads, means that it is not adware, as adware is installed without the users knowledge or consent.
    To conclude, it is a legitimate program, that happens to display pop-ups, so it is safe to keep."

    Does anyone here agree with this? Is it OK to keep? And if not how do I remove it?


    I downloaded HJT, and was going to post the log but the log doesn't open up into Notepad. It tells me to run something and I do. But there's no line that it says I should delete.
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