Remove Apusx.com from Chrome, Firefox, IE
Name of the threat:Apusx.com
Command or file name:(randomname).exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Apusx.com is a website, used to modify search engine and homepage settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It redirects queries, that user type in the search box, to home.parallaxsearch.com. Apusx.com and www.apusx.com show different results, which is made to trick security researchers and regular users. This malware collects private information about browsing and search history, cookies and can use this information for advertising. We recommend you to remove Apusx.com as soon as possible.
Apusx.com intrusion method
Usually Apusx.com comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Apusx.com. Apusx.com copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (randomname).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Apusx.com and value (randomname).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name (randomname).exe or Apusx.com. Also, it can create folder with name Apusx.com under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Apusx.com, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Apusx.com from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Apusx.com, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Apusx.com.
To get rid of Apusx.com, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
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 Apusx.com Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
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 Apusx.com Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Apusx.com related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Apusx.com 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 Apusx.com 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 Apusx.com Removal Tool.
Remove Apusx.com related extensions from your browsers
Apusx.com 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 Apusx.com. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Apusx.com 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 Apusx.com before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:
Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.
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.
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.