How to remove APlusGamer Toolbar
What is APlusGamer Toolbar:
Threat Classification: Browser Hijacker
APlusGamer or APlusGamer Toolbar is powered by the MyWay and developed by the MindSpark Interactive Networks LLC., furthermore, it is considered a malicious browser hijacker and once installed and activated on a victim’s computer, the hijacker will then modify every popular browser on the PC. The main idea is to compromise the browser settings and to set up a custom homepage and default search engine and new tab’s URL, that is capable of monetizing the hijacked traffic. When the user performs a search, it will be redirected to https://search.myway.com/. The search results will be compromised, and they would show up information loaded with spam and third-party advertising.
Usually, APlusGamer Toolbar comes packed with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. The possible distribution of the APlusGamer Toolbar hijacker varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
APlusGamer Toolbar redirect hijacker would fill your screen with unwanted advertising, trying to attract more users to the advertised web pages in order to generate income from online traffic. APlusGamer Toolbar may keep track of your browsing activity and steal valuable information as login credentials. This information might be sent to third-party companies that would use it for marketing purposes. That is the reason why this malware infection should not be left unattended and it needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online identity.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove APlusGamer Toolbar Automatic:
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Manual APlusGamer Toolbar Browser Hijacker Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove APlusGamer Toolbar hijacker manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove APlusGamer Toolbar Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs’ List for any entry related to APlusGamer Toolbar, APlusGamer Toolbar for Internet Explorer, APlusGamer Toolbar for Firefox, APlusGamer Toolbar for Chrome, Web-Start.org, Trotux.com, Teoma.com, ShowBox Ads, Searchudak.com, 9o0gle.com, 1.loadblanks.ru, Searchguide.level3.com, BrowserProtect, Youtube Downloader HD or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit the Enter.
2. Remove APlusGamer Toolbar from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the lower-left portion of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit the Enter key.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower-left portion of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit the Enter key.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-left corner), click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Check for arguments added by APlusGamer Toolbar in any Browser shortcuts or links to web pages:
APlusGamer Toolbar might also hijack your web browser shortcuts in order to force-load its home page. This causes the APlusGamer Toolbar`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that APlusGamer Toolbar uses in order to hijack shortcuts looks like or is similar to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut`s target line.
4. Delete any folders related to APlusGamer Toolbar by checking the following locations:
Look for a folder named “APlusGamer Toolbar” in: