Guide to Remove A+ Gamer (APlusGamer) Toolbar Step by Step

By | December 11, 2014

Know more about APlusGamer

APlusGamer is an ads-supported toolbar which can be downloaded and installed along with the third-party program. Once this toolbar installs successfully, it will change the browser setting and attach itself as the toolbar on the browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. When you open the browser, you can see the APlusGamer Toolbar on your browser without your permission.

APlusGamer Toolbar

If you surf the Internet with the APlusGamer Toolbar, you will get a lot of unwanted contents at your result webpage. It may cause the problems as follow:

It will compromise the browser and read/modify/adds browser cookies。
It will display excessive targeted advertisements and commercials.
It changes the browser settings and hijack browser’s homepage and new tab.
It will add unnecessary extension or add-on and toolbar installation.
It will silently track the browsing behavior of the user for marketing.
It will collect confidential user information and dispatches them to cyber criminals.

To remove the APlusGamer Toolbar and protect your personal information,  you should remove APlusGamer as soon as possible. By the way, you should pay attention to the installation processes when install any programs from the Internet. Do remember to select out the unwanted items. It is highly recommended to keep a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter on the computer to remove and block viruses.

Two effective methods to remove APlusGamer permanently from your computer system

1. Remove APlusGamer manually.

2. Remove APlusGamer by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Detail instruction:

Method one: Manually remove APlusGamer

Step 1: Go to Task Manager with Alt+Ctrl+Delete, click on process tab to find out malicious processes. Select the process and click the end process button

Windows-Task-Manager

Step 2. Remove APlusGamer Toolbar related programs from control panel

Windows 7/Vista
Start>Control Panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features
Uninstall Tasearch.com related programs.

Add or Remove Programs win7 control panel

Step 3. Remove APlusGamer from web browser

Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools in the menu, go to Manage add-ons. Windows Vista/7 users may need to tap the Alt key in order for the menu to appear.
2. In the Manage Add-ons window , highlight Toolbars and Extensions under ‘Add-on Types’.
3. Select toolbar you wish to remove, and select Disable.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the button with three horizontal bars in the upper-right corner of the Chrome browser and then select Settings
2. Select Extensions from the left menu of the Settings window.
3. Find out the APlusGamer toolbar on the list and click the trashcan icon to the right of the item.

For Firefox

1. Click the menu in Firefox and select Add-ons
2. Click on Extensions.
3. Pick up the add-ons you want to uninstall and then click the Remove button.

Step 4. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files.

(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.

(2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Step 5. Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.

%AllUsersProfile%\{random.exe\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

Step 6. Delete related malicious registry entries.

Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )

registry editor

Delete all the vicious registries as below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\<random>Software
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\supWPM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wpm
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = 
"http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"

Method two: Automatically get rid of APlusGamer with Spyhunter

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware,etc. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Step one: Click the icon to download SpyHunter removal tool

download Spyhunter2

Step two: Install Spyhunter.

Open spyh File sph-setup-win7 spyhunter installed

Step three: After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.

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Step four: Select the detected malicious files after your scanning and click “Remove” button to clean up all viruses.

remove all threats

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RegCure Pro thoroughly cleans away system errors that cause freezing, crashes, slowness and general poor PC performance. It restores speed and performance. RegCure Pro gets rid of temporary items, junk files and other clutter that slow you down. It also deletes privacy files that contain confidential data. This advanced program cleans your PC in many ways.

Step 1.Download RegCure Pro by clicking the icon

download RegCure Pro

Step 2. Run the file of RegCure Pro.

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Step 3. Follow the Setup Wizard and install the RegCure Pro on your desktop:

RegCure Pro 2

RegCure Pro icon

Step 4 . Run a scan and fix any detected problems.

RegCure Pro 3

regcure scan

Note: Manually removal APlusGamer is not an easy job. To completely remove it, we need to find out the process, files and registry entries of the virus. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, dll files and registry entries, it is not recommended to delete the infections by hand. You are highly recommended to download Spyhunter antivirus software to remove APlusGamer and other threats from your system once for all. And Download RegCure Pro to help you clean up unneeded registry entries and optimize your computer.

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