What is AppToU?
AppToU is an adware application that can slow down your browser and spam you with annoying commercial advertisements. The main excuse this application makes is that AppToU should help you save money on your purchases online. In other words, AppToU should provide you with information on optimal price list throughout an extensive list of online stores. Unfortunately, the application does not seem to do anything of the kind, and if you have it installed on your computer, it would be in your best interest to remove AppToU right now. Adware applications are not dangerous computer infections, but they could be risky.
Where does AppToU come from?
There is no one exact download link for this application. The main information about the program is provided at apptoyounow.info, but the home page for the application has a dead download link. It means that just like a lot of other adware applications, rather than being distributed via official websites, AppToU gets bundled with freeware.
According to our security research, AppToU is often bundled with adware that gets automatically downloaded onto your computer once you click various flash advertisements that offer you to install Flash, Video Player or Java updates. Adware is distributed via fake codec or update downloads, so if you need to update your application, make sure you download the update pack from the official website.
What does AppToU do?
AppToU is actually similar to other adware applications that randomize their names upon the installation. For example, there is YouTubeAdBlocker, Browse2Save, TUbeitAdBlockApp and so on. AppToU is of no exception, because when you install it onto your computer, the entry in the list of installed programs may be ApptoU, ApptoU, AppTOU and so on and so forth. You need to look not for the exact name of the program, but to a title that visually looks similar.
AppToU installs extensions to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. With the add-ons all set, AppToU spams you with various ads, pop-ups and shopping suggestions that are supposed to help you find goods at reasonable prices. However, there is a reason as to why AppToU is considered a potentially unwanted program.
The problem is that such applications cannot be held responsible for the security of a third party content they display. Thus, if AppToU happens to expose you to something corrupted, you click the ads at your own risk.
How to remove AppToU?
The best way to avoid potential malware threats and other cyber scams is to remove AppToU and other potentially unwanted software from your computer right now. AppToU can be uninstalled via Control Panel and we provide the manual removal instructions below. Removing the application manually will terminate the browser extensions automatically as well.
Manual AppToU Removal
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your desktop.
- Wait for Charm bar to appear and then click Settings.
- Go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
- Click AppToU and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove AppToU.
- Open Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall AppToU.
After manual removal it is highly recommended to run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, because this way you can check whether your computer is absolutely clean and safe.
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