The apple-kungfu.com is a ‘ad’ web-page. If this web site popping up in your browser then most probably that your computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It is a type of dangerous programs that designed to display a large amount of unwanted pop-ups. Unlike viruses, the adware will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your browser. This is because, it will infect your computer, get full access to your browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and MS Edge and be able to modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web-browser settings will be modified, you will be rerouted to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading web pages. For this reason, we recommend that you begin the clean up of your PC as soon as possible and thereby delete apple-kungfu.com advertisements.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge by changing the browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the PC system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web-browser, you will see an annoying apple-kungfu.com web site.
The ad supported software may insert a lot of ads directly to the sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the web page. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad supported software has the ability to collect a ton of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC from the ad-supported software as well as delete apple-kungfu.com unwanted pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer and other web browsers.
How did apple-kungfu.com pop-up ads get on your personal computer
How to manually remove apple-kungfu.com
This useful removal guide for the apple-kungfu.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of apple-kungfu.com redirect let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of apple-kungfu.com from Firefox
- Delete apple-kungfu.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Delete apple-kungfu.com pop-up ads from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove apple-kungfu.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted apple-kungfu.com ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as on the image below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying pop-ups and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to remove, is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Get rid of apple-kungfu.com from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto apple-kungfu.com web site.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Delete apple-kungfu.com pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to apple-kungfu.com annoying ads which is caused by the adware.
At first, run the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will start the task of cleaning. When it is finished, the web browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Delete apple-kungfu.com pop-up ads from IE
To delete the apple-kungfu.com ads you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown in the figure below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove apple-kungfu.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the internet 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 that starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying apple-kungfu.com web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove apple-kungfu.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove apple-kungfu.com ads from the infected system. This is because the ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your system and it will begin to display annoying apple-kungfu.com pop-ups. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the machine.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. It’s an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is complete, close all programs on your computer. Next, run the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which cause a redirect to apple-kungfu.com. When the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware which cause apple-kungfu.com . Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes program to delete adware and other malware.
How to block apple-kungfu.com advertisements
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, apple-kungfu.com redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with apple-kungfu.com pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete apple-kungfu.com advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: July 23, 2020
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the adware that generates apple-kungfu.com ads.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Once you have done the step-by-step instructions above, your personal computer should be free from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE will no longer display apple-kungfu.com unwanted pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.