Fast Guide to Get Rid of/Remove Appround.net Popup Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - April 7, 2014

Appround.net pops up on your browser each time you try to surf the Internet? This is really annoying. How could you wipe out such a stubborn browser hijacker when the installed security tools won’t think you are attacked by a virus and fail to help you? Please follow the manual removal instruction here.

Details about Appround.net Hijacker

approundnet-virus

Appround.net is a kind of vicious browser hijacker virus that usually attacks Firefox/IE/Chrome users. Once your computer is infected by this unsavory virus, in a very short time, you will be annoyed by continuous hijacking. Once being hijacked, whenever you look up something with you search engine, your page will ultimately become blank and nothing shows up in front of you.

However, no matter how hard you try to stop that, it always turns out to the same result. Besides, this kind of infection has an ability to modify your browser default, so it is quite sure that your homepage will be substituted by Appround.net or other domains without your permission.

According to a survey, this repugnant pest also can lure a Trojan horse virus or other malicious malware into victims’ system by misleading you that your browser is overdue so you must update it as soon as possible. In this time, other vicious programs, including Feed.helperbar.com, Updatenowpro.com and Search.coupon.com will be installed to your computer, which make your PC get into a dangerous situation. In case of other damages, what you need to do now is to delete this annoying pest right now.

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Infection Symptoms of Appround.net virus :

1. It hijacks the site visits to malicious websites;
2. It resets the default DNS settings;
3. It changes Windows Host files;
4. It exhibits annoying commercial ads and fake alerts;
5. It records your online browsing history and pilfers some sensitive information.

Appround.net Virus Manual Removal Guide

Appround.net redirect virus often comes into a target computer together with other online freeware. It is capable of modifying some default browser settings. Any slight mistake may cause more damage. Therefore, extra attention should be attached to the manual removal process.

Step 1: Terminate related processes of Appround.net malware.

a. Click Start Run. At the opening Run box, type in “taskmgr” and hit Enter. Or, tap Alt + Ctrl + Del all at once.

b. Search for and stop all malicious processes belonging to Appround.net virus.

Step 2: Get rid of malicious add-ons.

Internet Explorer:
a. Launch Internet Explorer → Tools → Manage → Add-ons.

b. Disable those add-ons added by Appround.net hijacker or unfamiliar ones.

Mozilla Firefox:
a. Open Mozilla Firefox Tools Add-ons Extensions.

b. Look for Appround.net hijacker related extensions or unknown ones and delete them all.

Google Chrome:
a. Activate Google Chrome Wrench Icon Tools Extensions.

b. Tick off all harmful extensions related to Appround.net virus and click Bin icon.

Step 3: Delete hidden malware files.
a. Click Start Control Panel Appearance and Personalization Folder Option.

b. Move to View tab in the Folder Option window. At Advanced settings session, deselect Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

c. Search for malicious files outlined below and remove them all together.

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe
%Temp%\random.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

Step 4: Delete futile registry entries.
a. Click Start Run. At the opening Run box, type in “regedit” and hit Enter. Or, tap Win + R together to open Registry Editor.

b. Search for and remove all listed harmful files.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\random.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Regedit32

Step 5: Disable suspicious startup items.
a. Click Start Run. At the opening Run box, type in “misconfig” and hit Enter.

b. At the running System Configuration Utility, find out all harmful items generated by Appround.net redirect virus.

Video of How to Remove a Registry File:

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