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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How to Remove Appround.net Redirect Completely

Appround.net redirect virus messes up your browser? Your homepage is stuck with http://www.appround.net/ that you cannot get rid of?  No worries, this step-by-step guide can help you safely and quickly remove Appround.net.


Description of Appround.net

To be distinguished as a browser hijack virus, Appround.net ( http://www.appround.net/) pretends to be a legitimate web site which provides a PC optimizer - PC Performer download. In reality, once you download PC Performer (which behaves like a rogue) in your PC, you may get suck the problem of uninstalling it as well. Whatsoever, we should be more careful while opening distrusted websites and downloading unknown applications.

As a malicious redirect virus, Appround.net will apparently make trouble on your browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. While changing DNS settings, it is able to modify your default and homepage and redirect your search results to vicious domain that has nothing to do with the real one. Worse thing is that Appround.net redirect would open parts of system resource to cyber criminals and reveal your important personal data to public. Obviously, we need to remove Appround.net from our PCs as fast as we can to avoid data lose and further damage in PC. 


Common sense of redirect virus

Appround.net manual removal is your best choice to make your computer safe. Before performing its manual approach, we suggest you back up Windows registry at first for accidental damages or further usage.

Step one: Launch the Task Manager by pressing keys “CTRL + Shift + ESC”, search for Appround.net processes and right-click to end them.

Step two: Click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by Appround.net:

%Temp%\[random]\
%Temp%\[random]\[random].exe

Step three: Open Registry Editor by navigating to “Start” Menu, type “Regedit” into the box and click “OK” to proceed. When Registry Editor is open, search and get rid of the following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[random]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter “Enabled” = “0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyOverride” = “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyServer” = “http=127.0.0.1:33921?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1?

Automatic Removal Tool (Recommended)

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Step 1. Click the Download icon below to install SpyHunter on your PC.


Step 2. After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your computer.


Step 3. Choose Select all>Remove to get rid of all the detected threats on your PC.


How to repair search engine?

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Google Chrome:
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.

Mozilla Firefox:
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under ‘General tab;

Important Note: If you haven’t sufficient expertise in handling virus program files, processes, dll files and registry entries, you will take the risk of messing up your computer and making it crash down finally. If you need any help, click here to download SpyHunter to automatically fix the virus for you.