How to remove apiprxy.com (Virus Removal Guide)

apiprxy.com


apiprxy.com is a browser hijacker infection, also known as a redirect virus, that modifies existing internet browser settings including the homepage, default search, and new tab settings.

What is apiprxy.com?


apiprxy.com is a website that utilizes numerous browser extensions and potentially unwanted programs to take over existing internet browser settings and cause unwanted browser redirections. When infected, search results will redirect to apiprxy.com and then to another website such as search.yahoo.com. This is done in order to intercept and track what you search for online.

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The intended purpose of the apiprxy.com hijacker, or apiprxy.com virus, is to intercept what people search for online and keep track of their browsing data.  Information collected by apiprxy.com and associated parties may be used for unknown purposes.

Bundles with malware and viruses


One of the biggest issues with the apiprxy.com virus is that it employs potentially malicious software and browser add-ons and extensions to do its dirty work. These extensions and programs themselves can perform tasks that users may find intrusive and malicious. However, to add more to the risk, the programs and extensions typically bundle with and are advertised by malicious advertising networks alongside malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, and other computer viruses.

How to remove apiprxy.com (Virus Removal Guide)


To remove apiprxy.com we recommend scanning the infected computer with a reputable security program such as Malwarebytes Premium or Malwarebytes Free. Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the apiprxy.com hijacker and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the apiprxy.com extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the apiprxy.com extension


Follow the instructions to remove the apiprxy.com extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the computer.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

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6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

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3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

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4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

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5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

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6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

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7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

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8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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