Hi there. Please help me fix my computer. It has been infected with apple.com-winning.mobi virus. My favorite homepage is gone. Something nasty takes its place. It changes everything. Too many things are added to my Google Chrome. When I run Google Chrome, it takes 90% of my CPU. I hardly can visit youtube. This issue becomes worse and worse. Please answer me soon. I must remove this virus right now! I don’t want my system to be damaged.
apple.com-winning.mobi is a browser hijacker that can change your homepage and browser default settings without your approval. Not as other legit search engines, it is an unwanted ad-supported program. You can not tell it is a malicious program from its name and appearance until it starts to perform its task on your computer. Things just are out of control. It forces you to visit malicious websites by redirecting you when you are searching the Internet. Tons of ads pop up on your computer. Many components are added to your browser. Due to this, you will find that your computer runs slow. If you see apple.com-winning.mobi program on your browser, remove it immediately to fix your computer.
apple.com-winning.mobi’s developer hides it very well in free software installer package. The free software is not a virus itself but an ad-supported program which contain unwanted components. This browser hijacker can sneak into the target computer system without people’s knowledge when you download those programs. It is a plug-in program that will be installed along with free software. It is very necessary for you to forbid plug-in program to be installed during the installation process. Besides, this threat also hides on illegal websites and legit websites that have been hacked. apple.com-winning.mobi program can be downloaded when you click on suspicious links or visit malicious websites. Last but not least, unknown pop-up ads with malicious links cam make you pick up this browser hijacker. From the above information, we know that apple.com-winning.mobi can be everywhere on the Internet. Therefore, you need to be very cautious against unknown programs online. Do not allow plug-in to be installed. Ignore pop-ups.
apple.com-winning.mobi is well-designed and is capable of infecting various browsers, such as Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox etc. After your browser is infected with apple.com-winning.mobi, your original homepage will be replaced without your permission. Many unwanted programs will be added to your toolbar which will run along with your browser. All its components will be loaded every time you open your browser which takes a long time to wait. Many ads will be injected to your search result. When you click on one of them, it will redirect you to malicious websites. In addition, lots of ads will pop up when you visit websites which is really an annoying thing. Though you try to get your original homepage back by changing browser settings, apple.com-winning.mobi just comes back automatically. Others even try to reset the browser. However, it does not work either. It is important for you to note that the files of apple.com-winning.mobi are pretty complicated. You have to remove them one by one through Control Panel.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of apple.com-winning.mobi
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end apple.com-winning.mobi’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to apple.com-winning.mobi through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
From the information we talked above, apple.com-winning.mobi program is very harmful for your computer system. It can attack your browsing histories as well as gather your valuable private details, degrade performance of the system. According to its developer, it can track your browsing habits and record your history activities on the Internet. If it is given enough time on your system, it would be able to steal your precious personal information, like various accounts and passwords. It will be a disaster after the criminals get your personal information. Hence, remove apple.com-winning.mobi as soon as possible to safeguard your system. Or it will be too late to regret after you lose your money from this.
Published by & last updated on April 7, 2016 11:49 am