How to remove (uninstall) Applecomsupport.com

Have you mentioned irritating banners on the Internet, flagged as “advertising by Applecomsupport.com”? Have you noticed the presence of Applecomsupport.com anywhere else on the computer? If anything like that happened lately – the computer is infested by adware, and this article was created to help you to get rid of it.

Applecomsupport.com

What is Applecomsupport.com

Immediately after the infestation, Applecomsupport.com alters the properties of your browser. It’s all that it can do, as the main function in this system is left for the scammers' search engine to which you're being redirected. So, Applecomsupport.com alters your pre-set start page and your favorite search and puts the fake webpage instead of them. Now you cannot use the reputable Bing, Yahoo, Google or another search you like – you’ll browse the Net via the poor Applecomsupport.com website that displays wrong pages pop-up windows advertising banners of all forms and colors. Applecomsupport.com also corrupts the controls of the shortcuts of your browsers in a way that in case you return the normal controls, you'll see the scammers’ search in the starting tab.

If you've already struggled to get rid of the virus, you might have seen that it recovers, regardless of how many times you uninstalled it. It happens because of the Applecomsupport.com's protective mechanisms, and we can define their essence:

  • The easiest way of defense is to develop a system task for the restoration of the virus after its removal. System tasks are not typically used by regular computer users, so Applecomsupport.com simply develops a task to confirm if it’s installed, and if it isn't – to download and set it again. That task is being launched after each restart, and that’s why Applecomsupport.com is so hard to reinstall.
  • The second method is similar to the first one, but it utilizes the OS's registry and not the system tasks. Hackers make a specific string to the registry and you should find and delete it, which might be difficult. The regular registry entries are required for the PC to function, and by deleting any of them, you can bring significant injury to the OS.

The tool that generates banners is called Applecomsupport.com, and it is an advertising tool. It’s a kind of software that can do nothing well, as it’s created to do one thing: to annoy you. Surely, your irritation is not its real task, but it’s lightly delivered while adware does what it does – distributes the advertising content. Immediately after the infection, it alters the browser settings and displays you lots of links, to ensure that you click at least on some of them. Fraudsters receive a couple of cents for every click you're making, so you can realize why the banners are being displayed again and again: it’s a honeypot. In the paragraphs below, we will explain in which way the virus got onto the machine and how you might defend it against similar viruses. If you’re not interested and simply want to get rid of the virus one way or another – skip the coming sections and look at the uninstalling advice.

 

How Applecomsupport.com got into the system

To make easier for you, we will describe the whole story from the start. Most of the advertising programs are each other's replicas, repeated countless times and sold to different scammers with easy alterations made. One of the suchlike lads bought Applecomsupport.com in the Dark Web, added their logo and put it on file-sharing portals around the Web. And then, there was you, searching for it. Okay, you're saying that you haven't looked for adware to irritate you? Possibly, you looked for the best messing-it-all-up tool for the system, and found a direct link to Applecomsupport.com downloader? Missed again? Well, then, it might have been another utility that is actually useful. Sort of a toll-free program created by a not-so-famous developer, or a cracked replica of a well-known program you didn’t want to purchase.

This way is known as “sponsored installation”, and its essence is that swindlers merge the installation files of 2-3 viruses and one helpful software to create one package. The primary point of that bundle is that its name is the name of a helpful tool, and a victim cannot discover which tools are there until it's too late. On one of the middle stages, you're allowed to see a suggestion to get additional utilities, with the required fields checked and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “OK”. We suppose that you clicked, as you're on this page today. Don't forget about another method, with the “methods of installation”. In most cases, the installation for practiced operators means that you might manually choose a directory for a tool to be established, which extra tools do you want, and which you don’t. In case of Applecomsupport.com, if you choose the easy installation, you allow all the garbage from the viral installer into your computer.

Methods to remove Applecomsupport.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Applecomsupport.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Applecomsupport.com 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 what Applecomsupport.com is, and you know how it infected your system. We’ve told you almost everything, apart from the highly significant thing: how to delete Applecomsupport.com. Let’s get to it. Applecomsupport.com might be uninstalled with the help of these basic manners. The first one is what you’ve just attempted to perform – by-hand removal. We know how to do it right, and under this paragraph, you’ll find the instructions on by-hand uninstallation. The worst drawback is that you cannot uninstall many viruses with its help as it'll require too much time. We present you another method: you might completely erase the virus within a few minutes with the help of Spyhunter AntiMalware. It has many pros, and among them are the ability to work along with many anti-viruses, high operation speed, wide signature database and 24/7 support service. Don’t waste your time, attempting to guard the system through free tools – try the decent anti-viral tool. Push the button under this paragraph to inspect the hard drive with the unpaid version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Applecomsupport.com" 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 the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Applecomsupport.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Applecomsupport.com

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 unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

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 suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

Safari

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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