Apps 1.0 Virus

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Apps 1.0

Apps 1.0 is a stealthy malware virus that quickly spreads with the help of disguise and infects users without causing any security alerts. Virus programs like Apps 1.0 belong to theTrojan Horse category and are known for their versatility and lack of symptoms.

Apps 1.0

If Apps 1.0 has invaded your computer, you really should worry about the safety of your system. This is a very malicious program, and It falls under the extremely dangerous Trojan Horse category. The best you can do is remove it as quickly as possible, but keep in mind, that this danger is very serious, and removing it would require your complete attention, and maybe some computing skills. That’s why our professional team has developed an easy-to-follow removal manual that will assist you with detecting and deleting the  Apps 1.0-related files manually, and will allow you to clean your system from all of its traces effectively.

To gain a better understanding of the harmful nature of this Trojan infection, we would also provide you with some details about its typical malicious practices, distribution techniques, and infection methods. A few safety tips would definitely come in handy, so we have also included those in the current post at the end. Just remain with us, and let us assist you with getting rid of this nasty malware.


Name Apps 1.0
Danger LevelHigh (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
SymptomsTrojans are very stealthy are rarely show visible symptoms of their presence.
Distribution MethodSpam, fake ads, misleading links, torrents, cracked software, illegal websites, malicious email attachments.
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Apps 1.0!

How to remove Apps 1.0

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Apps 1.0 in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Apps 1.0 from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Apps 1.0.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Apps 1.0.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Apps 1.0 from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Apps 1.0 extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Apps 1.0 and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Apps 1.0 on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Apps 1.0 extension
  4. Get rid of Apps 1.0 by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Apps 1.0” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Apps 1.0

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Apps 1.0 process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Apps 1.0
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Apps 1.0” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Apps 1.0

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Apps 1.0 in there
    4. Uninstall Apps 1.0 from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Apps 1.0-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Apps 1.0 in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Apps 1.0?

    When we say that Apps 1.0 is a very hazardous Trojan horse, we really do not exaggerate it. In reality, the Trojans one of the most damaging internet threats that one might encounter. They are very complex and versatile pieces of malware that are capable of countless malicious deeds. Techniques of social engineering are what allows them to spread around the internet, and sneak inside the systems of web users. Thus, they can infect people without any symptoms, and stay nearly undetected for a long time, while performing their criminal tasks in silence.

    Is Apps 1.0 a virus?

    Trojans like Apps 1.0, Apps, Apps 3.5, Apps 3.3 are generally used by hackers with malicious intentions who are aimed at compromising your machine, and carrying out a particular criminal action. That’s why each Trojan they create arrives on the victim’s machine with a mission. Spying on you, collecting login credentials and debit or credit card data, stealing online banking account information and identity information, or even corrupting certain files on your disks, are some of the things threats like Apps 1.0 can be programmed for. This malware can be used to create backdoors for other malware such as Ransomware, or to give remote access to your computer to the hackers.

    Is Apps 1.0 dangerous?

    The most significant thing the Trojan attempts to do once it gets inside the system is stay undetected by your safety software, and perform its damaging activities without being disturbed. It usually hides deep within the computer, and attempts to mask its processes so that the users cannot detect and remove them. It may take a long time before you realize what a terrifying threat lurks within your system, and there are hardly any visible symptoms that can give you an indication. With all this said, you now understand why Apps 1.0 is such a terrifying threat, and why removing it is something you should do right away. You may need some help to do this, so be sure to follow the directions in the removal guide below.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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