How to remove VNPApps Ads

How to remove VNPApps Ads

How to remove VNPApps Ads

 

What is VNPApps:

Threat Classification: PUP/adware

VNPApps is an adware, which pretends being a legit software product and tries to look like a regular software, however our security experts warned us, that they performed multiple tests and finally classified it as an adware and a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), capable of infiltrating user’s systems without owner’s consent or other permission. When activated, the VNPApps adware will start showing all kinds of intrusive and unwanted web ads on almost every web page you visit. Please note, that the ads, shown by the VNPApps should be considered NOT SAFE and we strongly advise you to stay away from them – avoid clicking them or interacting in some way, because the latest studies are showing, that the easiest way to run a successful malware compaine is to buy a web ads and once it is running – change the JavaScript code and start infecting computers. Our recommendation is to harden your protection as much as possible and to stay vigilant – if you notice, that your web browser starts displaying various ads, claiming to be “by VNPApps Ads” , “Ads by VNPApps”, “VNPApps Ads”, “Ad by VNPApps”, “Powered by VNPApps”, “Brought by VNPApps” or “Brought to you by VNPApps” , you should consider this PC compromised and infected by the VNPApps. After multiple tests, our malware researchers could tell with certainty, that the VNPApps adware works fine with all well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Generally, users that have VNPApps installed on their systems might experience various pop-ups,  pounders, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, sponsored link advertisements or other internet based ads, often displayed on popular web pages and the search results appear to be compromised as well. Usually, the search results are full of 3rd party advertising and SPAM.

VNPApps is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and are installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, The bundle’s installer is performing an express/default installation, away from the eyes of the user, that is why VNPApps could stay under the radar that long.  The possible distribution of VNPApps varies but is not limited to – installing 3rd party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, multimedia codecs, downloading infected email attachments, torrent downloads, other P2P sharing services or by clicking on non safe ads or web banners etc.

The main purpose of the VNPApps is to generate as much web traffic as possible, which later could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms, which keeps the malware trend very high – it is actually used to generate money. Please note, that the creators of this or similar adware are usually monitoring and collecting various private browser information from your computer, that could extract location information, your browsing habits, IP addresses, Bookmarks, Usernames, Passwords or even financial information. Often this data is being collected by the adware too. The attacker will try to monetize this data as well, by selling it to some 3rd party company, which would later use it for their own marketing purposes. That’s why this infection should not be left unattended, and needs to be terminated immediately, as it presents a serious threat to your online, personal and financial safety.

!!! 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.

Removal Process:

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 the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Automatic VNPApps Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter & it will detect VNPApps , by clicking the download button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically initiate a malware scan that will detect all threats present on the system, but to unlock the full potential of the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite, use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a license.

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Please, read the SpyHunter’s End User License Agreement(EULA). You can find more about the SpyHunter Installation Process. SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers unlimited free scans and detections. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, however we advise you to purchase a subscription that will allow you to use the automatic removal feature and to get unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual VNPApps Removal:

!!! Please note: You can remove VNPApps Adware manually, although you should proceed at your own risk. Any of the below-mentioned interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For all other users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.

1. Remove VNPApps 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 all entries related to VNPApps, Bestadblocker, Coupon Time, CutThePrice, ExtensionSimple Blocker, IQIYI, iReview, Obrona Blockads, Media Player 1.1, Video Player, YoutubeAdBlocker, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Fast Free Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Feven Pro, Couponpeak, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. We recommend you to look for any suspicious programs, installed on the same date as the infections, because most likely they have came together in a “software bundle“. If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that these are actual infections and you might not be able to remove them 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 Enter.

2. Remove VNPApps from your browser:

Internet Explorer: 

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 Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then restart it for the new changes to take effect.

Google Chrome:

Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire “Chrome” folder with all its content – including all the files and all the subfolders.

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 bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Choose “Run“.

3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\   and hit Enter.

Mozilla Firefox:

1. At the top of the Firefox Main window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.

2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

4. Firefox will close and will be re-set. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will re-start.

3. Delete any folders or files related to VNPApps by checking the following locations:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

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