How to uninstall (remove) Apusx.com

What is Apusx.com?

Apusx.com is molestful browser hijacker, that replaces search engine and homepage in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. It redirects user queries to home.parallaxsearch.com, which is known unwanted search, that we described before. Visually, Apusx.com looks minimalistic, with seashore as a background image, search box, that says Search Google, menu with search engine choice, and following text:

Dreamer
A new way to explore the world

Whatever search engine you choose, it will lead you to home.parallaxsearch. Apusx.com infiltrates deeply into browser settings and does not allow users to change them, using Group Policy restrictions. We prepared the complete guide to remove Apusx.com from different browsers and versions of Windows.

apusx.com hijacker

How Apusx.com gets on your PC?

Apusx.com, like most hijackers, gets on PCs along with freeware ad-supported utilities and programs. Usually, malware is bundled with installers of such programs. The installer downloads certain offer and displays it to the end user as a part of installation process. Vendors get paid for each installation or get the revenue share from displayed advertising and search affiliate commissions. Antivirus programs often cannot detect Apusx.com, because it does not create files and folders, but just modifies files, containing browsers settings. Use special tools, that are able to detect and fully remove Apusx.com and restore browsers.

How to remove Apusx.com from your computer?

To uninstall Apusx.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and reg keys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Apusx.com in their database. Please, use them to remove Apusx.com.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Apusx.com – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Apusx.com.

 

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2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Apusx.com – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

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Or uninstall Apusx.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Apusx.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Apusx.com (search for other unknown and suspicious programs).
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Apusx.com (search for other unknown and suspicious programs) and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Apusx.com (search for other unknown and suspicious programs), select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Apusx.com (search for other unknown and suspicious programs) and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Apusx.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Apusx.com from browsers

To be able to remove Apusx.com from the browser you need to remove Windows Group Policies created by this hijacker. To do this you can download following BAT file from our website:

remove chrome group policies

Download BAT file to remove Group Policies

or perform following instructions:

  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    Press Enter button.
  4. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    Press Enter button.
  5. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
    Press Enter button.

Step 3: Remove Apusx.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Apusx.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Apusx.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Apusx.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Apusx.com:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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