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Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Remove InnoApp Malware (Uninstall Guide)

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InnoApp has been designed to display adverts on your PC. InnoApp Ads or "Ads by InnoApp" appear on every web page you visit. They are injected by malicious web browser extensions called InnoApp. While some people do refer to InnoApp as a virus or as malware, there are a number of differences. Unlike the latter two, InnoApp is not always harmful and is frequently used in legitimate circumstances. It seems that adware really is an unavoidable aspect of our daily lives these days, especially as so many of us spend so many hours of the day connected to the Internet. Whether you're surfing the web and reading the news on your tablet, playing Candy Crush on your smartphone, or - hey even actually doing some work - on your laptop or desktop, chances are you're also able to catch some online advertising out of the corner of your eye.

Did you know that in 2014 companies and organizations across multiple industries, lay down more dollars on online advertising than they did on TV ads? Business online is booming - thanks in part to the meteoric rise of the smartphone and e-retailers are helping themselves to an increasingly large chunk of our shopping budgets. Therefore it stands to reason that adware, or advertising supported software, is big business. And InnoApp is a great example of a typical adware that displays ads and opens to tabs without your permission.

So while the companies who use adware are only standing to cash in, and the people who actually develop the InnoApp are finding an ever increasing customer base for their product, and we, the consumer, are being shown advertising that is tailored to our needs or wants, why are so many people still complaining about adware?

The problem is that InnoApp is not just annoying and intrusive, thanks to its ubiquitous appearance on virtually every web page you look at, but it can have an effect on the way your computer works; it can slow down Internet connections speeds, cause programs to crash, change your tool bar and cause your processor to run slowly. And in a worst case scenario it can be downright dangerous too. Banner ads by InnoApp and pop up windows are now common tools used by hackers, fraudsters and cyber criminals to redirect your web searches, not to the advertised product, but to an undesirable or even infected website. They are also a tactic employed to allow these unscrupulous people to install truly malicious software on your computer.

If the any of the above sounds distinctly unappealing, as no doubt it does, it's time to regain control and start viewing InnoApp less as a necessary evil that is part and parcel of a free download or upgrade, and instead as something which can have an extremely undesirable knock on effect on your PC or other device.

Therefore if you are looking for ways to ensure your PC doesn't get infected by adware you need to stop downloading software from third party or dubious looking websites. You also need to stop installing programs without reading the license agreement: read the T's & C's carefully before hitting 'OK'.

Things you do need to do are to install - and run regularly - a reputable brand of anti-malware program. Make sure this program is up to date and has the latest patches installed too as this will give it the best possible fighting chance of defending your computer against the newer strains of adware - and by proxy, even nastier malware.

To remove InnoApp and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

InnoApp Ads Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Remove InnoApp related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • InnoApp
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove InnoApp related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove InnoApp, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.

Remove InnoApp related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove InnoApp, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove InnoApp related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.