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Remove AP Suggestor ads

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Ads by AP Suggestor, AP Suggestor virus, AP Suggestor adware | Type: Adware

What is AP Suggestor?

AP Suggestor is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which may flood you with irritating advertisements. Be aware that it may infiltrate your computer using a suspicious method, which is known as ‘bundling’. Once it enters the system, it may affect all the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer by dropping its own extension on each of them. Besides, it may start tracking its victims because once inside it may install tracking software (‘cookies’) on all aforementioned web browsers and get in touch with its remote control servers. If you are concerned about personally identifiable information, such as credit card details and passwords, then don’t worry. AP Suggestor can hardly reach such information; however, it may collect information, such as search terms, mostly visited websites, data entered in them, PC’s IP address, email address, clicks and so on. Be aware that such and similar information may be used for deceiving you. To be more precise, third-party advertisers may prepare commercial advertisements according to your browsing habits, thus increasing the chances that you will click on them. Unfortunately, ‘Ads by AP Suggestor’ should never be trusted because they may contain links to suspicious or really unsafe websites. Of course, we cannot claim that all AP Suggestor ads are unsafe; however, keeping in mind the fact that some of them can make you visit unsafe websites without even being aware of that, you should ignore all of them. If you want to prevent issues that AP Suggestor virus may initiate, we recommend you to run a full system scan with a reliable anti-spyware, such as Reimage and remove this adware right away.

How can AP Suggestor hijack my computer?

Usually, AP Suggestor infiltrates computers via other freewares because it’s developers use ‘bundling’ to spread it. We have found out that it may spread attached to such programs as Language Learning, ClickDownload, DealFinder, Yontoo or FBPhotoZoom. Unfortunately, this list is not limited, which means that other freewares may also contain this adware as an ‘optional download’. If you want to detect and opt out of it during freeware’s installation, we highly recommend you to make a small research on your selected program before installing it by reading EULA, Privacy Policy and other accessible information. If you find nothing suspicious, then you should select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully look for browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, or extensions offered to you in addition. NEVER accept to install them as they usually appear to be potentially unwanted programs. In case you have already been tricked into installing AP Suggestor redirect virus or any other suspicious program on your computer, you should follow this guide:

How to remove AP Suggestor virus?

Be aware that AP Suggestor virus may spread in one pack with other PUPs, such as FB Photo Zoom, HopToShop,, and many others. So, if you suspect AP Suggestor virus to be installed on your computer, we highly recommend scanning your PC with a reliable anti-spyware in order to detect all suspicious entries.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove AP Suggestor ads, follow these steps:

Delete AP Suggestor from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall AP Suggestor and related programs
    Here, look for AP Suggestor or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove AP Suggestor from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for AP Suggestor or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate AP Suggestor from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for AP Suggestor and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete AP Suggestor removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall AP Suggestor ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, AP Suggestor should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase AP Suggestor from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select AP Suggestor and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete AP Suggestor removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of AP Suggestor from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select AP Suggestor and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete AP Suggestor removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete AP Suggestor from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for AP Suggestor or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete AP Suggestor removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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