How to remove (uninstall) Appdarkgame

Have you mentioned irritating banners in the browser that are generated by the Appdarkgame search? Have you seen the name Appdarkgame somewhere else in the system? If those things are true – your device is infested by adware, and this guide can assist you to delete it.


What is Appdarkgame

Appdarkgame, as you might have guessed by now, is an advertising program. It’s a kind of program that can do nothing good, as it’s made to achieve a sole purpose: to drive you crazy. Surely, the mad-driving stuff isn’t its direct goal, but it’s easily delivered until adware does its job – shows the advertising content. It infests the device, it modifies the settings of the browser and displays you as much spam as it can and even more, to make sure that they've attracted your attention. Fraudsters receive some tiny amount of money for every click you’ve made, and now you see why the links keep appearing: it’s pure money. In the next sections, we will tell you in which way Appdarkgame infected the device and how you can guard it against such viruses. In case you already know that and just want to remove Appdarkgame one way or another – ignore the coming parts and proceed to the removal advice.

Right after the penetration, Appdarkgame modifies the settings of the browsers. It’s everything that it's capable of doing, as the core function in this play is given to the “search engine” which takes over your browser when you download Appdarkgame. So, the virus removes the default homepage and the default search and places the fake webpage in their place. After that, instead of searching via the reputable Bing, Google, Yahoo or any other search system you prefer – you’ll surf the Net via the low-quality scammers' search that gives away advertising banners fake links pop-ups and other stuff like that. Another Appdarkgame's task is to spoil the settings of browser icons in a way that in case you restore the good settings, you will automatically open the fraud search in the starting tab.

If you have already struggled to erase this adware, you might have noticed that it restores, regardless of the number of times you eliminated it. It occurs because of the adware’s protective mechanisms, and we'll define their essence:

  • A system task is the easiest way to launch the restoration of the adware after its elimination. Such tasks are not frequently utilized by regular PC owners, so the virus just creates a task to confirm if it is working, and if it’s not – to download and set it again. That task checks the virus' status every time you reboot your computer, and thanks to it Appdarkgame keeps recovering.
  • Another manner has the similar aim, but it utilizes the OS's registry and not the system tasks. Hackers add a specific entry to the registry and you have to detect and remove it, which might be difficult. The regular registry values are critically important, and by deleting one of them, you can cause significant harm to the OS.


How Appdarkgame got into the system

To make simpler for you, we will depict the process in total. Most of the advertisement-oriented utilities are each other's replicas, repeated many times and sold to different hackers with easy alterations made. One of the suchlike lads got Appdarkgame from an underground auction, added their logo and published it on file-sharing sites around the Web. And then, you visited the website and downloaded it. Okay, are you sure that you didn’t look for adware that will drive you mad? Maybe, you wanted a perfect spoiling-it-all-up utility for your system, and got a direct link to Appdarkgame installation file? Still wrong? Well, then, you looked for another program that's really good. Some free tool from a not-so-famous developer, or a cracked version of a paid tool you didn’t want to purchase.

This method is known as “sponsored installation”, and its essence is that swindlers merge the installers of several dangerous programs and one helpful tool to create one installer. The bottom point of the bundle is that its scheme interferes you from inspecting the programs inside of it. On some of the stages, they display an offer to get extra viruses, with all checkmarks placed and the natural decision is to install them and move on. We suppose that you proceeded, if you're reading our article. It could be a bit different: there could be the “installation ways”. In most cases, the installation for expert customers is basically a manual pick of a directory for a utility to be installed, and how many extra utilities do you need. In case of Appdarkgame, picking the offered method of installation means that you allow all the adware from the bundle into the machine.

Methods to remove Appdarkgame

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Appdarkgame manually

Step 1. Uninstall Appdarkgame from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Appdarkgame from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you realize how Appdarkgame works, and you see in which way it penetrated your computer. We’ve told you nearly everything, except the most significant thing: the methods to remove Appdarkgame. Here we go. Appdarkgame can be removed with the help of two simple methods. One of them is what you have already attempted to perform – manual uninstallation. We know how to do it easier, and below this part, you’ll find the tips on manual elimination. Its main shortage is the impossibility to delete several advertising tools with its help as it'll take lots of time. It's better to try the faster method: you might completely remove Appdarkgame in a few minutes through Spyhunter antivirus. This tool has a lot of pros, including round-the-clock user support, extended signature database, the ability to operate along with other anti-viruses and fast deletion. It's time to stop attempting to clean the PC through unpaid software – try the true antivirus. Click the link under this paragraph to download a trial version with limited possibilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Appdarkgame from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Appdarkgame and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Appdarkgame
  • C:\ProgramData\Appdarkgame
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Appdarkgame

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Appdarkgame" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Appdarkgame and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Appdarkgame from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Appdarkgame and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove Appdarkgame from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Appdarkgame

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Appdarkgame

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Appdarkgame

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Appdarkgame and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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