How to remove Apple-kungfu.com from computer and browsers

Apple-kungfu.com

 

What is Apple-kungfu.com. Removal reasons and methods

Apple-kungfu.com is a browser hijacker (the program that manipulates the settings of victim’s browser to show ads and redirect him to untrusted websites). This activity helps web-scammers to trick users and make them view the untrusted websites, increasing their visitor counters and their overall position in rating. Also some hackers can use Apple-kungfu.com to interfere with work of decent advertising companies. Apple-kungfu.com as a program has very simple structure. It consists of two parts. The first part is responsible for the penetration into the system and the change of settings. It is a simple script that becomes useless when the settings are changed. The second part of a program works outside the victim’s PC and it is the scammer’s website. Actually it’s the website to which Apple-kungfu.com redirects users. This website has only one function: it picks the website from the list and redirects you to it. The website can be chosen randomly or in accordance with the info that scammers have about you, such as the list of visited websites or search queries. When scammers launch their scheme and hijacker begins to spread over the Web, the only thing that they need to do is to update the list of websites that must be shown.

 

The browser hijackers can be of several types. Some of them are relatively harmless, because they don’t initiate the download of harmful tools and just annoy their victims with ads and pop-ups. Apple-kungfu.com belongs to another sort of browser hijackers that provide much more inconvenience and endanger the system.

 

 

The first type of inconvenience that Apple-kungfu.com brings is the overall PC performance decrease. It is noticeable and it drives the victims crazy. Good programs don’t work, windows are opening slowly, browser starts to open new tabs with weird websites, the in-built services lag etc. The presence of any browser hijacker on your PC calls a lot of system failures which lead to critical errors in work of decent software and even to BSOD. The reason is that Apple-kungfu.com isn’t a licensed program, and its creators don’t care about compatibility with OS or other programs. The only thing they want is money, so Apple-kungfu.com will work in your system until you will delete it or until your PC will cease working.

 

The second type is the abundance of ads in browser and on the desktop. Apple-kungfu.com’s work is to show ads, and it does it very well. You will see advertising websites each time when you run the browser and each time when you’ll open new tab. Also, the new tabs will open from time to time without your participation. You should understand that all websites that appear in browser without your permission are dangerous. This rule becomes very important when the PC is infected by advertising program of any type. Each website might be viral, and clicking on any link you can download a dangerous virus. So, we strongly advise you not to browse the Web until Apple-kungfu.com will be removed.

 

The third type of problems is related to other viruses. The thing is that Apple-kungfu.com never comes alone. It is being spread via bundled installation method, so if you have this hijacker in the system, you surely have other viruses that you haven’t notice yet. Except that, Apple-kungfu.com is tightly bound with browser, and changes its settings to show ads and redirect you to untrusted pages. These changes decrease the security level and let unwanted programs enter the system. Summing up, Apple-kungfu.com is annoying, dangerous and completely useless for you. It slows down the computer, makes the web-surfing very slow and dangerous, and shows suspicious ads. If you don’t like it – we know the way to stop this mess. In the next part of this article you’ll see how to delete Apple-kungfu.com from the system once and for all.

Automatic removal tool

If you want to delete Apple-kungfu.com from the system, there are two ways to do it. The first method relies on your own skills and experience. We are talking about manual deletion and if you want to do it this way – you better make a backup of the system before you start. The manual deletion is pretty easy for an experienced users, but if you don’t actually know what you should do – strictly follow our instructions or just pick another way. An automatic way of deletion is much easier and doesn’t need any knowledge or skills. You’ll just need to install a decent anti-viral tool that will do everything for you. There are many suchlike tools, but we advise you to try Spyhunter antivirus, because of its speed, effectiveness, low price and compatibility with other software and AV-tools. If you want to purchase Spyhunter or to download a trial version – just click on the link below.

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Removal instruction for manual deletion

If you are seasoned enough to perform the removal manually, prevent all complications and avoid the dangerous consequences - here are the removal instructions.

 

 

Step 1. Uninstall Apple-kungfu.com from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Apple-kungfu.com, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Apple-kungfu.com and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Apple-kungfu.com from browser settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

Step 4. Remove elements that stayed after Apple-kungfu.com deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed

  • Type Apple-kungfu.com in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Apple-kungfu.com'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

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