How to Remove “App Of The Day” (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove “App Of The Day”. This “App Of The Day” removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Are you being constantly bombarded with numerous pop-up ads, signed as “App Of The Day”? Does “App Of The Day” appear as a new tab in your web browsers? If yes, the news is not good. Your machine is no longer infection-free. It harbors a nasty parasite which has managed to slither in and which is currently making a mess. It is an adware. As you may know, adware infections cannot be compared with ransomware and Trojans when it comes to levels of danger. However, do not think the pest is innocuous. There is no such thing as a harmless virus. Some are just less hazardous than the others.
The adware is one of them so consider yourself lucky.

The program is also relatively easy to remove. Yet, do not ignore the risk it poses because there is always a risk. Even though the pest is removable and less dangerous than others, this doesn’t mean it cannot cause you harm. It can and it will. Especially if it spends enough time on board. Make sure this doesn’t happen. As soon as you spot the “App Of The Day” pop-ups, start looking for the adware`s hiding place and once you find it, remove it on the spot. This infection causes nothing but problems and headaches which will become more and more as time passes. Save yourself tons of trouble by getting rid of the adware now.

This program injects all of your previously reliable browsers with countless advertisements. They are all infected. Whenever you decide to go online, you get bombarded with an avalanche of commercials. Why? It is not because the adware wants to enhance your online shopping experience, be sure of that. The infection`s goal is to generate pay-per-click revenue for its owners. That’s why it floods you with ads. Every time you click on one, the crooks get paid. They get even better paid every time you get redirected to a shady-looking page. You are basically becoming their sponsor. Not only that, though. You are always exposed to malware risk.

The “App Of The Day” adware is a huge hole in your security. It bombards you with highly unreliable ads and links, most of which have been compromised to deliver infections. A single click is all it takes for you to download more pests and to worsen your already pretty bad predicament. Do not forget that you already have an infection to worry about. The last thing you need is more viruses. Get rid of the one you currently have ASAP. It does not only destroy your online activities and expose your to malware risk, but it also jeopardizes your privacy by using your browsers to spy on you and to gather sensitive data. Cut its stay as short as possible. Otherwise, it won`t be long before you regret it. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and clean your machine for good.

The adware didn’t appear out of the blue. It was installed. Since it needs the user`s permission on its installments, the pest asks for it but in the sneakiest way possible. If it shows up with a big, neon sign stating “Nasty Adware”, of course, you would deny it access. That’s why it turns to tricky tactics instead. For example, it hides behind freeware/shareware bundles, corrupted links/pages, spam email messages, unverified torrents, fake program, system updates, etc. If you don’t pay attention, each one of these methods will work. Be more vigilant and careful about what you click on and what you say yes to. Don’t make hackers` job easier by being distracted and in a rush. Do your due diligence and keep your computer safe.

“App Of The Day” Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove “App Of The Day” from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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