This page aims to help you remove Appinstaller 11.6 Trojan Horse. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
In case that your computer has been infected with a Trojan Horse called Appinstaller 11.6, the last thing you should do is get panicked. On this page, our “How to remove” team has posted all that you need to know about this nasty infection so that you can handle it in a safe way without risking your system and data. What is more, below we have published a detailed removal guide, a trusted removal tool and some useful tips about Trojan Horse infection prevention in case that you are concerned about the safety of your PC. It’s always better to be prepared when it comes down to dealing with threats of this kind and that’s why we suggest that you carefully read the information that follows in order gain a better understanding about the nature of Trojans like Appinstaller 11.6, Taskbarify and Pinaview as well as about their most malicious features.
Usually, these computer threats are commonly referred to as “Trojan viruses”, “Trojan Horse viruses,” or just the plain “Trojans”. Regardless of how the people call them, such malicious pieces of software are definitely not welcomed inside any computer and will do no good to your system if you have them in it. Unfortunately, they are likely to infect you when you least expect it. Most advanced Trojan-based viruses such as Appinstaller 11.6 use special and very stealthy infection tactics such as “social engineering”, the aim of which is to trick the victims into clicking on its malicious carriers and to thus activate the infection. For this purpose, the infection is often camouflaged as harmless-looking files or applications, legitimate-looking email attachments, free software installers, download links, torrents, ads and more. As you can see, the content that might be used to spread Trojans are things people tend to interact with on a daily basis. Therefore, if you recall having recently interacted with some questionable and sketch-looking files or applications, this is probably how you might have ended up with a Trojan like Appinstaller 11.6 on your PC.
How can Appinstaller 11.6 damage your system?
Threats like Appinstaller 11.6 can be unpredictable when it comes to their malicious capabilities. This is one of the most harmful features of most of the advanced Trojan Horse threats.Trojans tend to be so versatile that we cannot tell you with certainty what may happen to your computer and how bad the attack of Appinstaller 11.6 could be. However, some of the criminal actions that you should expect from this malware may include data corruption, system destruction, theft of personal information, banking fraud, espionage and even insertion of other viruses like Spyware or Ransomware.
A full system scan with a good antivirus program is still one of the best options to detect and effectively remove the Trojan before it manages to complete its criminal actions. If you don’t have such a program, the professional Appinstaller 11.6 removal tool on this page can do the job. Of course, it goes without saying that you should always pay attention when interacting with different content online and stick only to reputed websites and well-known software developers when you seek to download new applications. Do not trust random pop-ups, redirect links and offers that claim you have won a “free gift” out of nowhere. Just be smarter than the hackers by keeping their “free gifts” off your system.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Appinstaller 11.6 Virus
To try and remove Appinstaller 11.6 quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Appinstaller 11.6 extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Appinstaller 11.6 by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Appinstaller 11.6 and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Appinstaller 11.6 removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Uninstall the Appinstaller 11.6 app and kill its processes
The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Appinstaller 11.6. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.
Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.
- Uninstalling the rogue app
- Killing any rogue processes
Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.
Click on anything you think could be linked to Appinstaller 11.6, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Appinstaller 11.6.
If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.
After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.
Undo Appinstaller 11.6 changes made to different system settings
It’s possible that Appinstaller 11.6 has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:
Type in Start Menu: View network connections
Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:
Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps
Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler
Type in the Start Menu: Services
Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor
Press Ctrl + F to open the search window
Remove Appinstaller 11.6 from your browsers
- Delete Appinstaller 11.6 from Chrome
- Delete Appinstaller 11.6 from Firefox
- Delete Appinstaller 11.6 from Edge
- Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
- Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
- Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
- Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
- irefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
- Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
- Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
- Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
- Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
- From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
- Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
- Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.