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* What is 22Apple

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* Remove 22Apple from Mozilla Firefox

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

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.

* Removes all registry entries 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.

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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