If you find that the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer are being rerouted to the web site named the Appversion.gq then most likely that your internet browser has become the victim of the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ‘ad supported’ software is a form of undesired software which can open a large amount of ads without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can redirect the browser on harmful and misleading web sites. Also, if you seeing that the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge tries to load an unknown web page, when you try to open a long-known page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in browser’s address bar. You need to follow the tutorial below and clean your system from adware sooner. It will assist you to delete redirect to Appversion.gq page and other intrusive ad pages.
What is more, the adware that redirects your internet browser to undesired Appversion.gq page, may display ads depend on a web site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, without your permission, steals confidential info such as: your ip address, what is a web site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The worst is, the adware may monetize its functionality by gathering confidential info from your browsing sessions. This user info, afterwards, can be easily transferred third party companies. This puts your confidential info at a security risk.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also alter all web browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to unwanted ad pages like Appversion.gq, some of which might be malicious. It can make the whole machine more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
The tutorial below explaining steps to remove Appversion.gq popup ads problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the ad-supported software that may attack Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and IE and other popular web browsers. The step-by-step guide will allow you remove ad supported software and thereby clean your browser from all unwanted ads.
Remove Appversion.gq pop ups (removal steps)
Fortunately, we have an effective solution that will help you manually or/and automatically remove Appversion.gq from your internet browser and bring your web browser settings, including startpage, newtab page and default search provider, back to normal. Below you will find a removal guide with all the steps you may need to successfully remove adware and its traces. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this web-site. So, please read the guide carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Appversion.gq, perform the following steps:
- Manual Appversion.gq popup ads removal
- Uninstall PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts that have been infected by ad supported software
- Remove Appversion.gq pop-ups from Chrome
- Get rid of Appversion.gq pop-up advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of Appversion.gq redirect from Firefox
- How to automatically remove Appversion.gq popup ads
- Stop Appversion.gq advertisements and other annoying pages
- How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of Appversion.gq pop ups
- To sum up
Manual Appversion.gq popup ads removal
The step-by-step instructions will help you get rid of Appversion.gq redirect. These Appversion.gq removal steps work for the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Uninstall PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
First, go to Windows Control Panel and uninstall dubious apps, all applications you do not remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before Appversion.gq pop-ups appeared on your browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any dubious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will display Appversion.gq undesired web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious apps. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts that have been infected by ad supported software
When installed, this ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for the appearance of Appversion.gq pop up ads, may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will open an undesired ad web site.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be affected too.
Remove Appversion.gq pop-ups from Chrome
If your Chrome browser is re-directed to unwanted Appversion.gq web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its default settings.
- First run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your browser’s newtab, homepage and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Appversion.gq pop-up advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting IE browser you revert back your web-browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that causes intrusive Appversion.gq advertisements.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
After the procedure is done, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab page, homepage and search provider by default to default state.
Get rid of Appversion.gq redirect from Firefox
If the Firefox browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as home page, new tab and default search engine to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove Appversion.gq popup ads
If you’re not expert at system technology, then we recommend to use free removal tools listed below to get rid of Appversion.gq popups for good. The automatic way is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual method. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic Appversion.gq removal is a better option.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to delete Appversion.gq pop-ups
We advise using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your system of the ad-supported software. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you delete PUPs, hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and ad-supported software that causes unwanted Appversion.gq ads.
Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the download is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC system. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button to look for adware that causes a large number of unwanted Appversion.gq advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC and the speed of your PC. While the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan is finished, Zemana Anti Malware will produce a list of undesired and ad supported software applications. Next, you need to click “Next” button. The Zemana Free will delete ‘ad supported’ software that made to redirect your browser to various ad web sites such as Appversion.gq and add threats to the Quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
Run Malwarebytes to delete Appversion.gq redirect
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer of the adware. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove undesired Appversion.gq pop-up advertisements from your internet browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
When the download is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed on the image below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once setup is complete, you’ll see window as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to scan for ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to display intrusive Appversion.gq ads. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After MalwareBytes Free has finished scanning your system, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for web browser redirect to the unwanted Appversion.gq site. After finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains steps on how to remove browser hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool which can scan your machine for a wide range of security threats such as malicious software, adwares, PUPs as well as adware that causes multiple unwanted popup ads. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. After a malware is found, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your PC system with a simple click.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- When the download is done, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button .AdwCleaner program will scan through the whole system for the ‘ad supported’ software which causes intrusive Appversion.gq pop up ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After AdwCleaner has finished scanning your system, AdwCleaner will open you the results. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Appversion.gq advertisements and other annoying pages
By installing an ad blocking application such as AdGuard, you’re able to block Appversion.gq, autoplaying video ads and delete tons of distracting and unwanted ads on web sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker application is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup ads, web-pages such Appversion.gq, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of Appversion.gq pop ups
Many of the free applications out there install unwanted web-browser toolbars, hijackers and potentially unwanted software such as the ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for the appearance of Appversion.gq ads along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing free software in order to avoid accidentally installing optional software. It is important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and select the Custom, Manual or Advanced install mode as it will typically disclose what optional software will also be installed.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your computer should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display unwanted Appversion.gq web-page when you browse the Net. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Appversion.gq pop-up advertisements.