Search.theappjunkies.com is a browser hijacker for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge, developed by a company called eAnswers. eAnswers is responsible for multiple identical browser hijackers such as search.theappzkingdom.com. Search.theappjunkies.com is set up after the installation of the browser hijacker as your default search engine and homepage. All web browser searches are redirected to Yahoo.
Search.theappjunkies.com may seem like a legitimate search engine. The problem with the search.theappjunkies.com search engine is the fact that it saves your searches, visited web pages and browser settings and resells them to suspicious ad networks.
This Search.theappjunkies.com search engine is not about displaying the best search results for the user but about gathering as much information as possible in order to make a profit. In addition, the search results via Search.theappjunkies.com are provided with advertisements between the search results. In this way, the developers of Search.theappjunkies.com are trying to make money by placing advertisements. It may be clear that the theappjunkie.com browser hijacker is not intended to provide the user with the best search results but purely for profit.
Search.theappjunkies.com browser hijacker
Search.theappjunkies.com: Download Removal Tool
Distribution: Adware, intrusive popup ads
Affected Browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer
Type: browser hijacker
Search.theappjunkies.com is a browser hijacker. A browser hijacker is a piece of malware, better known as adware. Adware is often unwanted without the user knowing it is installed on the PC. You can access adware from multiple places on the Internet.
Adware is distributed through P2P (peer to peer) networks, web pages that offer free software, Usenet downloads and more. It is therefore very important to understand what you actually installed to prevent adware and other malware on your PC. The Search.theappjunkies.com browser hijacker is most likely installed by the user itself with a rogue installation program.
How to remove Search.theappjunkies.com?
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- Step 1 – Remove Search.theappjunkies.com with Malwarebytes
- Step 2 – Remove Search.theappjunkies.com left-overs with Zemana
Search.theappjunkies.com manual removal instructions
Only use these instructions if you know what you are doing. In this instruction, I provide steps to manually remove Search.theappjunkies.com from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
- Remove Search.theappjunkies.com from Internet Explorer
- Remove Search.theappjunkies.com from Google Chrome
- Remove Search.theappjunkies.com from Firefox
- Remove Search.theappjunkies.com from Microsoft Edge
If you need help, use the comments at the end of this article. I am here to help you.
Remove Search.theappjunkies.com with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Search.theappjunkies.com with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove the Search.theappjunkies.com redirect from the web browser. Search.theappjunkies.com is a browser hijacker which is a type of malware, Malwarebytes will remove Search.theappjunkies.com from the web browser.
Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for the adware responsible for the Search.theappjunkies.com redirect in the web browser.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the Search.theappjunkies.com malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the Search.theappjunkies.com redirect removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
After the system reboot, your web browser is free from the Search.theappjunkies.com browser hijacker. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future browser hijacker and other types of malware. Malwarebytes stops adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your web browser.
Get rid of Search.theappjunkies.com with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology with Search.theappjunkies.com browser hijacker detection. Zemana is the fastest, smallest and most proactively malware scanner available. Zemana is its best in addition to a primary virus scanner or malware scanner such as Malwarebytes.
Download Zemana Anti Malware
Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.
Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan to detect the malware responsible for the Search.theappjunkies.com redirect
Please wait for the scan to finish, the scan usually takes a few minutes.
Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.
Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to remove the Search.theappjunkies.com browser hijacker from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is an excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.
Remove Search.theappjunkies.com from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge
Remove Search.theappjunkies.com from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge web browser. Make sure to remove the search settings and default homepage to get rid of Search.theappjunkies.com. Select your web browser from the tabs to begin removing Search.theappjunkies.com.
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In this first step for Internet Explorer, you have to verify if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on. Add-ons could be responsible for the Search.theappjunkies.com homepage, search engine in the Internet Explorer web browser.
choose the wrench button, and from the menu click Manage add-ons.
Check the add-on list for any suspicious add-on in Internet Explorer, click disable or remove to delete the add-on.
Continue to the next step to remove Search.theappjunkies.com from Internet Explorer.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has the possibility to reset to default, an Internet Explorer reset will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Internet Explorer reset is the easiest way to get rid of Search.theappjunkies.com browser hijacker.
pick the wrench button and from the menu click Internet Options.
Choose the Advanced tab, click the Reset button.
Check Delete personal settings and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset.
Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are adware (Search.theappjunkies.com) remnants on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer. Make sure the Search.theappjunkies.com redirect doesn’t occur again and all remnants are removed from your PC.[/wps_tab]
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Google Chrome users on Mac OS, follow this Adware removal guide for Mac OS
In this first step for Google Chrome, you need to identify and remove the browser extension responsible for the Search.theappjunkies.com search engine. Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g. adware and might change the homepage or search settings to Search.theappjunkies.com.
If you didn’t install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.
Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click More tools and then Extensions.
Identify browser extension(s) from the list and click the Remove button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the browser extension is malicious, click the blue slider and disable the extension first. Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome profile sync
Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, the homepage and Search.theappjunkies.com search engine settings are synced with Google’s servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the Search.theappjunkies.com extension and Chrome settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.
Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google’s server, confirm with OK.
Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome homepage and search engine settings
Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Google Chrome reset is the easiest way to get rid of ad-supported browser extensions that install the Search.theappjunkies.com homepage.
Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of Search.theappjunkies.com hijacker on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the adware does not reinstall and the Search.theappjunkies.com redirect doesn’t occur again.
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In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn’t install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox. Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically means an add-on might have installed Search.theappjunkies.com in Firefox.
Click the Firefox menu button, from the drop-down menu click Add-ons.
Click extensions from the left menu. Identify any unknown Firefox browser extension.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension and get rid of Search.theappjunkies.com.
Reset the Firefox homepage and search engine settings
Firefox has the option to reset to default settings, this will reset Firefox completely. Reset Firefox is the easiest way to get rid of ad-supported add-ons from Firefox that install Search.theappjunkies.com as your default search engine.
Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.
The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the Search.theappjunkies.com redirect is entirely removed from the Firefox web browser.
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If you encounter Search.theappjunkies.com as your default homepage or search engine in Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.
Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.
Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.
Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.
The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of the Search.theappjunkies.com hijacker on your PC. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the browser hijacker does not reinstall and the Search.theappjunkies.com search engine is entirely removed from the Microsoft Edge web browser and PC.[/wps_tab][/wps_tabs]
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