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AppTrailers.com Adware Removal

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AppTrailers.com is a website which is a subsidiary of the AppRedeem Inc. company. The website claims to provide a platform for watching trailers and get rewarded with real money, coupons and gift cards. Many advertisements spread the promise of those rewards, promoting the website in the shape of pop-ups and other ad types. You could be redirected to various websites and the platform spreading the ads is considered adware.

To remove all advertisements and all things related, you should read the article to the end.

Threat Summary

NameAppTrailers.com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe site generates advertisements, which can show on other websites when you browse.
SymptomsYou will see advertisements inside your browsers, such as pop-ups, message boxes, in-text links or other ad types.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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AppTrailers.com – Delivery Ways

The AppTrailers.com website and ads might be delivered in many ways. One of them is with third-party installer setups. Without your knowledge, the adware could be placed on your computer device via the third-party installer setups with bundled programs or freeware. Installers might be configured by default to add extra components with the main software of the installation. To avoid any undesirable components from being injected is doable if you find Advanced or Custom options and deselect them.

Another way of delivery is with an application hosted on the Google Play store as seen here:

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AppTrailers.com promotes itself by spreading advertisements and they can be the entry point for the related adware. Banners, pop-up and pop-under ads could be used to put adware on your device and infiltrate it in this way. Upon visiting sites with an unknown origin or such that seem suspicious could be another way for delivery utilized by these websites. Besides, they could be affiliates or partners of AppTrailers.com. Browsers that can get affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

AppTrailers.com – In Detail

AppTrailers.com is the main web page of a subsidiary to the corporation AppRedeem Inc.. The company has many websites that try to advertise just that – applications on which to redeem things. Among those things are gift cards, coupons, or even a small amount of money. On the website in question, those are awarded upon the completion of watching trailers from beginning to and end and interacting with them every minute.

You can see the explanation of how it works from the AppTrailers.com site itself, shown in the image:

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Advertisements and redirects will be spread in bulks by the AppTrailers.com website when you surf the Internet. This will happen if your device is in any way affected by applications associated with the AppTrailers platform. The trailer program and all other related applications are all considered adware.

From the snapshot displayed below you can see the main page of AppTrailers.com:

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We can see that the platform is even available for the iOS and Android platforms. That means that more devices can get affected, resulting in more advertisement generation, overall.

If your system has the adware tied to AppTrailers.com present and installed, you will see lots of advertisements when you are online. If your browsers have some add-on, plug-in or extension connected to the adware, you will witness a wall of adverts. You might be redirected on a regular basis to web pages that are probably partnered or affiliated with the owners of AppRedeem Inc.

Advertisements related to the platform can show one of the following texts:

  • Ads by AppTrailers.com
  • Advertisement by AppTrailers.com
  • Ad by AppTrailers.com
  • Advert from AppTrailers.com
  • Powered by AppTrailers.com
  • Brought to you by AppTrailers.com

The AppTrailers.com website will spread various redirects and put them on websites as links, with the aim of generating online traffic and spreading targeted ad content. The Web traffic gathered by that action can be easily turned into revenue by using a pay-per-click plan.

The advertisement types can differ, but all of them will have the same goal – to make revenue for the website owners. Advertisements associated with AppTrailers.com can be displayed online as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, interstitial or even transitional adverts. More advert types are not excluded from appearing, too.

AppTrailers.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the AppTrailers.com website is the same as the one of AppRedeem Inc. as the former is a subsidiary of the latter. The website collects both personal and non-personal information. All information can be disclosed to third parties, if certain circumstances occur. You can see the Privacy Policy from the image right here:

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These are the types of information that can be acquired from you:

Personally identifying information:
  • Your name
  • Your user name
  • Your email address
  • Other information that you provide
Non-Personally identifiable information:
  • Your device ID (UDID)
  • Your IP address
  • Logs of your usage with AppRedeem mobile applications and websites

Cookies, as well as many other Internet technologies, like Web beacons and pixel tags could be used for further tracking of your online activity. In case there is a merger with another entity, or in the event of a transfer of assets, the AppRedeem Inc. company will give out the collected information from its applications, including the AppTrailers.com app.

The recommended action for you to take is to remove the adware and all that is associated with it, as you are unaware what other information might be collected from you where it will be sent.

Remove AppTrailers.com Completely

To remove AppTrailers.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such an application can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove AppTrailers.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove AppTrailers.com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall AppTrailers.com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by AppTrailers.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by AppTrailers.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for AppTrailers.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of AppTrailers.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall AppTrailers.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to AppTrailers.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to AppTrailers.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to AppTrailers.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove AppTrailers.com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as AppTrailers.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove AppTrailers.com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Erase AppTrailers.com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Uninstall AppTrailers.com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove AppTrailers.com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the AppTrailers.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate AppTrailers.com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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