Apple-panda.com Redirect

Also Known As: apple-panda.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Apple-panda.com redirect removal instructions

What is apple-panda.com?

Identical to clicknshare.net, click-cpa.net, click.aarth.com, and many others, apple-panda.com is a rogue website designed to redirect to various suspicious sites. Users are redirected to apple-panda.com by adware-type applications that infiltrate systems without consent (the "bundling" method). As well as causing redirects, these potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

apple-panda.com adware

PUPs commonly open a full-screen "virtual layer" when any website is visited. This immediately redirects to apple-panda.com. After visiting this site, the user will encounter another redirect to a random website, which might also be malicious. These redirects can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Another downside is display of intrusive advertisements (pop-ups, coupons, banners, etc.) that conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Some of these ads lead to malicious websites, and even accidental clicks can lead to computer infections. Furthermore, PUPs continually monitor browsing activity by recording user-system information that might contain personal details. The list of collected data types includes (but is not limited to) website URLs visited, pages viewed, queries entered into search engines, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This information is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) to generate revenue for the developers. Therefore, the presence of information-tracking applications can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are advised to uninstall all PUPs immediately.

The Internet is full of PUPs, all of which are virtually identical. Research shows that by offering various 'useful features', they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, their only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. These applications are useless for regular users, cause unwanted redirects (thereby increasing the traffic of various websites), deliver intrusive advertisements (via the "Pay Per Click" advertising model), and collect various user-system information (which is later shared with third parties to generate revenue).

How did adware install on my computer?

As mentioned above, PUPs are distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Users often rush the download/installation processes and skip steps. Aware of this, developers hide bundled programs within the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Skipping this section thus exposes systems to risk of various infections and compromises users' privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

There are two simple steps you should take to prevent infiltration by PUPs: 1) closely analyze each download/installation step using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings, and; 2) opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. The key to computer safety is caution.

Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

apple-panda.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes apple-panda.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing apple-panda.com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing apple-panda.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the apple-panda.com pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing apple-panda.com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing apple-panda.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the apple-panda.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing apple-panda.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing apple-panda.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with apple-panda.com pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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