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There are many different kinds of software issues that can happen with your computer and it getting infected with a Apps 3.3 malware is one of the worst of them. Trojans are well-known computer threats, and we’d be surprised if you haven’t already heard about them.
However, what many fail to realize is just how problematic a Trojan Horse attack could be. One of the most typical traits of the representatives of this malicious group of malware threats is their versatility – if you get infected by a Ransomware cryptovirus, your files will get locked and you’d be asked to pay a ransom to release them, and if a Spyware infects your computer, you’d get spied upon, but hardly anything else would happen to your computer. If, however, a Trojan Horse infects you, there are many different unpleasant consequences that you may come to experience, and in many cases you wouldn’t even be aware of what the malware is trying to achieve until it has already achieved it.
The Apps 3.3 Virus
Such could be the case with the Apps 3.3 virus – a new and harmful threat of the Trojan Horse family that we will be focusing on in today’s article. The Apps 3.3 virus is a sneaky malware threat that oftentimes uses disguise in order to make its potential victims lower their guard and willingly allow the infection to enter their machines.
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 3.3 .
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Apps 3.3 .
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 3.3 from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Apps 3.3 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 3.3 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.
Get rid of Apps 3.3 by removing it from extensions
If using 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:
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 3.3 ” 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 3.3
Open task manager
Look for the Apps 3.3 process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Apps 3.3
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 3.3 ” 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 3.3
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Apps 3.3 in there
Uninstall Apps 3.3 from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Apps 3.3 -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 3.3 in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
The Apps 3.3 is disguised as some program that many users may want to download and install. In such cases, the virus is uploaded to some popular, but not overly-moderated file-sharing site, or it gets distributed via the help of spam email letters, and misleading clickbait pop-ups and banners. The users who get the malware file downloaded onto their computers would likely get tricked into opening it, which would, in turn, release the malware, and unleash it upon the victim’s computer system. Antivirus protection may oftentimes prove to be useful when it comes to spotting and stopping such Trojan Horse attacks, but if the virus is a new one such as Apps 3.3, Taskbarify, Pinaview and Dispout, intercepting the infection may not be possible even with a reliable antivirus solution. The problem is that newer infections the likes of Apps 3.3 aren’t present in the databases of most antivirus programs during the first days of their release. This makes it less likely for an out-of-date antivirus tool to stop the infection in its tracks, and in turn leaves your system vulnerable to such newer infections. This is why you must always be vigilant on the Internet or else some new and hazardous piece of malware like Apps 3.3 may infect you and cause all sorts of problems.
Saving the computer from Apps 3.3
In case you are one of the numerous victims of this nefarious malicious program, be sure to take a look at the next instructions, and follow them in order to liberate your computer, and make your system malware-free once again. In case you need extra assistance, you can contact us in the comments section.
About the author
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.