If your monitor gets suddenly flooded with tonnes of commercial pop-up advertisements, it is certain that a malicious application is present on the system. Such program is AppToU and similarly to the other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), it is a typical advertising-supported application.
Despite the fact that AppToU is supposed to provide you with the best shopping deals online, while at the same time saving you plenty of time, you certainly should not trust this program and delete it from your PC as soon as possible. In other case, the PUP might slow down the performance of your computer, provoke frequent system crashes and cause you various security problems. In addition, AppToU might let other dangerous infections onto the system.
AppToU has no direct link for download. The information about the application can be found at apptoyounow.info, however, the download link on this website is not active. This means that identically to many other dangerous applications, AppToU has been distributed bundled with other freeware. This usually happens during the setup process of new software on the system, due to the fact that users don’t read the terms and conditions provided by the setup wizard of the application.
In this case, they simply agree to everything in a hurry and let the PUP into the system without even realizing it. Thus, you should be very careful every time when you install new applications on your virtual machine. Otherwise, your system security will be put in danger.
AppToU could be also spread out via fake codec or update downloads, thus if you need to update your software, make sure that you’ll download the update pack from the official website of the program.
AppToU is similar to other malicious applications which randomize their names upon installation, such as YouTubeAdBlocker, Browse2Save, TubeitAdBlockApp, etc. AppToU makes no exception, and once installed on your PC, the entry in the list of installed programs might include ApptoU, AppTOU, and many others. For that reason, you should not search for the exact name of the application, but for a name that visually looks similar to AppToU. As soon as you find it, you must delete it from your virtual machine without any consideration.
Identically to other unwanted applications, as soon as AppToU enters the system, it starts flooding your web browser with tones of commercial advertisements. Keep in mind that you should not trust any of these adverts, as AppToU does not take responsibility for the content shown on your web browser. So, if you click on the displayed adverts, you might get transferred to various websites which contain corrupted material.
Also, every click on an ad provided by AppToU, brings profit to the third parties hiding behind the malicious program and continues its existence. The only way to terminate all the useless adverts is to remove AppToU from your PC. Thus, deleting this application from the system is highly recommended. In addition, you have to make sure that your computer is well-protected against malware.
AppToU Virus Uninstall
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove AppToU Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.