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Remove 22Apple from Chrome, Firefox, IE

* What is 22Apple

* Download 22Apple Removal Tool

* Remove 22Apple manually

* Remove 22Apple from Google Chrome

* Remove 22Apple from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove 22Apple from Internet Explorer

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* Reset browsers settings

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

22Apple intrusion method


Usually 22Apple comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to 22Apple. 22Apple copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is hao123.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name 22Apple and value hao123.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name hao123.exe or 22Apple. Also, it can create folder with name 22Apple under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about 22Apple, please call us on the phone below. You can use programs to remove 22Apple from your browsers below.

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* Removes all files created by 22Apple.

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* Removes all files created by 22Apple.

* Removes all registry entries created by 22Apple.

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How to remove 22Apple manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with 22Apple, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by 22Apple.

To get rid of 22Apple, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use 22Apple Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use 22Apple Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall 22Apple related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for 22Apple entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If 22Apple won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use 22Apple Removal Tool.

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Windows 8

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate programs that can be connected with 22Apple or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

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Windows 7

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to 22Apple

  • Click Uninstall button.

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Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find 22Apple related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove 22Apple related extensions from your browsers

22Apple in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to 22Apple. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with SpyHunter or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

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Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.

  • Choose add-on possibly related to 22Apple or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective 22Apple removal use 22Apple Removal Tool.

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Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find related to 22Apple and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm 22Apple removal.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extension locate ones related to 22Apple.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

22Apple can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to 22Apple before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

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Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.

  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage

  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

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Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.

  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

  • Click the Reset Firefox button.

  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov

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