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Remove Rapsio (Improved Guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Rapsio virus. What should you do?

Rapsio is a shady ad-suppported software that triggers redirects to numerous bogus third-party websites. Therefore, if you have noticed that your browser’s homepage was suddenly changed to, you should look for Rapsio virus on your computer. Although it is not a malicious computer threat, it is dangerous to keep it installed on your computer system because it can completely disrupt your attempts to use a web browser. This adware-type program delivers misleading web ads and triggers redirects to shady Internet sites.

Questions about Rapsio

Once installed, Rapsio malware will change your homepage to You might also notice that you are getting redirected to this site repeatedly during your browsing sessions. What is more, Rapsio redirects can lead you to other shady websites as well. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) acts like that because its main purpose is to advertise affiliate links and get paid when people click on them. This argument is taken from Rapsio’s Privacy Policy:

The Site may provide links to the websites of our business partners. If you link to any of these third party web sites, this Privacy Policy will not apply to your use of those sites. […] Despite our reasonable efforts, no security measures are impenetrable, and any connection to the Site or information transmitted to us or to the Site will be at your own risk.

Sadly, third-party links that this program presents can lead you to high-risk web pages filled with questionable offers to install free apps or bogus software updates. Please, do not click on ads by Rapsio because they can force you to visit malicious websites!

Rapsio ads

Rapsio adware tracks your clicks on links, browsing history and search queries, also browser type, geographical location and pages viewed via the Site. if you would rather not share such information with such suspicious program, you should remove Rapsio virus from your machine. The easiest way to do it is to install an anti-spyware software (for example, Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego) and run a system scan with it.

How did Rapsio hijack your computer?

As we have already explained, Rapsio is an advertising service, which promotes affiliate links with a help of Rapsio PUP, which is distributed using quite an unfair technique. It is distributed along with other free software, and you can install it as an additional application if you tend to choose Default or Standard installation settings. If you do not want to find suspicious software on your system all of sudden, you must carefully monitor the installation process whenever you install new software on your PC. Take note that the majority of free programs often present “additional/recommended downloads” that you can install alongside them, but we advise you to reject such proposals since such additions frequently prove to be useless ad-supported programs. Therefore, we recommend you to choose Advanced or Custom installation method when installing programs and opt out all bonus apps added to your selected software.

Already infected with Rapsio malware? Do not worry. You can get rid of pop-ups just by uninstalling the adware program that generates them. Proceed to page 2 for Rapsio removal instructions.

Rapsio removal tutorial

Cannot stand Rapsio ads? Then remove Rapsio virus immediately. If you are eager to delete this computer parasite manually, please scroll the page down to find out how to remove Rapsio adware. This adware only seeks to promote affiliate marketing and gain pay-per-click revenue, however, we doubt that you want to be involved in such business and let this app use you as a tool to gain money.

You can uninstall virus using the manual removal instructions; however, you can also opt for the automatic removal tool and get rid of automatically.

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To remove Rapsio, follow these steps:

Uninstall Rapsio 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 Rapsio and related programs
    Here, look for Rapsio 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 Rapsio 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 Rapsio 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'

Delete Rapsio 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 Rapsio 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 Rapsio removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Rapsio 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, Rapsio should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Rapsio 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 Rapsio 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 Rapsio removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Rapsio 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 Rapsio 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 Rapsio removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Rapsio 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 Rapsio 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 Rapsio removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  1. yonce says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Opens loads of ads, crappy program. However, it is not hard to remove it using these instructions:)

  2. noneofurbusiness says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Rapsio is trash app!

  3. Slay18 says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 11:22 am

    VERY INTRUSIVE APPLICATION. Glad that Ive got rid of it…

  4. victor30 says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 11:23 am

    good guide i liked it, it was easy to remove rapsio

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