This page aims to help you remove the Power App Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Power App is an extension for Google Chrome categorized as a browser hijacker which has the ability to alter the homepage and the search engine settings of a web browser. Power App is also known to generate pay-per-click ads, banners, and pop-up notifications during regular browsing sessions.
A browser hijacker has specific symptoms that are easy to spot and typically affect the default web browser which could be Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, or another one. The first thing you may notice is that when you open your browser you find that its normal homepage has been changed and that the default search engine has also been replaced with a new one. You may also notice that when you try to surf the web, your searches automatically get redirected to some random website you’ve never seen or heard of before. And, on top of that, every the browser hijacker may frequently place banners or a pop-up windows right under your cursor and get you to click on it. Without a doubt, all these activities can get on your nerves and even cause you to panic. But, fortunately, on this page, we have an effective solution – a comprehensive removal guide with instructions on how to remove the browser changes and uninstall the browser hijacker that stands behind them. Just stay with us and carefully follow the Power App removal steps or simply scan your system with the professional Power App removal tool attached to the guide.
Power App on Chrome
People who have never experienced the consequences of a browser hijacking program such as Power App before tend to be quite nervous once they notice the unauthorized web browser changes and the stream of redirect prompts and aggressive ads. These odd changes Power App has made can easily lead you to believe you may have been infected with some kind of virus or malware from the ranks of Ransomware and Trojans.
Luckily for everyone, browser hijackers such as Power App lack the ability to harm your computer in a way that a Ransomware, a Trojan, or another virus could. However, these pieces of software are not particularly functional or user-friendly either, which places them in the category of potentially unwanted programs.
There are a couple of reasons for that. One of them is the fact that most browser hijackers may selectively collect and use traffic data from your web browser to enhance their advertising campaigns and bombard you with more optimized pop-ups, banners, box notifications, and redirect links during your browsing sessions. In a way, this is a form of invasion in the user’s privacy and it is also not quite clear where all this collected traffic data goes and who may use it in the long run.
The process of generating and displaying ads is also highly undesirable to many web users. Besides, it can run constantly in the background of the system and engage a fair share of RAM and CPU resources. This, in turn, may result in system sluggishness and unresponsiveness, frequent lags, longer page-loading times, and even crashes in the hijacked web browser. So, this is certainly another good reason to uninstall Power App and remove its browser changes ASAP.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Browser Hijackers can install a new search engine or replace the browser’s homepage and redirect users to random web locations.|
|Distribution Method||Such software can often be bundled in free software installers, torrents, ads, and spam messages.|
Remove Power App from Chrome
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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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Power App from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Power App from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Power App from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!