I wrote this article to help you remove Apple-kungfu.com. This Apple-kungfu.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you are constantly redirected to the Apple-kungfu.com website, we have bad news for you. You have a cyber infection on board. An adware, to be exact. It has managed to slither in your machine and you have to remove it ASAP. Even though adware infections are considered pretty easy to tackle and not that dangerous, you should not ignore the threat they pose. Every infection goes out of hand eventually and, trust us when we say, that you don’t want to deal with this adware once it goes out of control. You have to act promptly and remove the pest while you still have time. The longer it stays on board, the more problems it will cause.
For starters, your browsing won`t be the same anymore. Due to the adware, your previously normal web surfing changes and not for the better. Every time you so much as touch one of your browsers you get interrupted. The parasite redirects you to suspicious pages all the time starting with Apple-kungfu.com. Aside from that, you get sunk in a sea of ads. This is an adware we are talking about. Its entire existence relies on its ad-generating capabilities. You get bombarded with commercials on daily basis. They cover your whole screen and pop in front of your eyes. Nothing you do makes them go away.
Do you know why you are forced to deal with these advertisements? It is not only to annoy you and prevent you from using your machine at peace. Of course, not. Hackers have an agenda of their own and it has to do with money. They use these ads to generate web traffic to specific pages and gain profits via the pay-per-click method. This means that you are becoming their sponsor just by keeping the adware on your machine and each of your clicks fills their pockets. What is worse, you are exposed to a huge malware risk at the same time.
You didn’t think that these ads are safe, did you? Because they are anything but safe. In fact, one click on the wrong one is all it takes for you to download more infections on your already infected and underperforming machine. Stay away from everything this infection throws at you. Don’t click on anything even if it looks helpful or interesting. If it does, it is only because the adware wanted it to be so you would click. It tries tricking you by displaying commercials that you would like. Don’t fall into that trap. But how does it know your likes and preferences? Well, the pest spies on you. It knows your online habits. It knows that you search for, what pages you visit, what bookmarks you make. It knows everything and it uses it to dupe you. The even bigger problem is that it shares everything it finds with its crooks as well.
All the data the adware has access to, the cybercriminals have access to as well. This may include your personally identifiable and financial information too. Take measures now. You gain nothing by keeping the virus. Aside from exposing you to both malware and security risk and ruining your browsing experience, the pest also slows down your machine. It causes it to crash and freeze frequently. Your browser may freeze too. Remove it ASAP and regain control over your PC. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article.
Once your machine is clean, make sure it will stay that way. Don’t allow any more pest infect you. Be more vigilant and careful. All parasites rely on tricks to enter victims` machines but what they need the most are your carelessness and distraction. Without them, none of their tactics would work. For example, one of the most popular infiltration methods is bundling. Hackers could easily attach their pest to another program and you do the rest by not paying attention while installing that program.
If you want to prevent an intruder from entering, take your time and don’t rush the installation process. Don’t skip the Terms and Conditions. Forget about the “next/next/finish” tactic and don’t blindly say “yes/I agree” to everything without actually reading it. This is exactly what infections need. Don’t do it. Opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard. They take more time but they also give you complete control over the installation process. Remember that preventing an infection from entering is much easier that dealing with it later and being cautious is the way to do it.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
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.
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 MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Apple-kungfu.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.