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Danger level 3
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's


Sometimes it is very hard to draw a line between a useful program and a computer threat. For example, 22Apple is closely related to 22find and these two websites offer a lot of shortcuts to popular social networking websites, news websites and other pages people visit almost daily. 22Apple also has a tailored Google search bar that should provide proper search engine functions. Judging from the fact that you can find uninstall instructions on, it would seem that these browser extensions has no malevolent intentions. However, there are no instructions on and it is not possible to find a download button for the application itself.

It is so, because 22Apple is downloaded and installed when it comes bundled with other free applications that you find online. In order to install the program and fast as possible, users often fail to see that the program they have downloaded has come with additional software applications. 22Apple seldom prompt users about the oncoming installations. However, once the installation takes place, all main browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) are affected, and your home pages are changes to What is more, you will have an application installed and your default search engine will be 22Apple.

Naturally, 22Apple is not a computer virus. However, its intrusive nature and resistance to being removed makes this browser extension a potentially unwanted application. The main problem lies behind the sponsored links that are displayed by 22Apple on its website and on the search results. It might not be the application's intention to display links to corrupted websites, but it is possible for it to get hacked by a third party, and then 22Apple becomes a part of malware distribution scheme. Hence, if you do not find this plugin useful, you can remove 22Apple following the instructions below:

Remove 22Apple from Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove from Search Providers list.
  3. Press Alt+X again and select Internet Options.
  4. Under General tab remove from home page section.
  5. Enter a new home page address and click OK.
  6. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut and click Properties.
  7. Open Shortcut tab.
  8. At Target line, leave "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" only.
  9. Click OK.

Remove 22Apple from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A for Add-ons Manager tab to open.
  2. Remove 22Apple from Plugins and Extensions.
  3. Click search icon on the left of the Mozilla search bar.
  4. Select Manage Search Engines and remove 22Apple from the list.
  5. Set a new default search engine and click OK.
  6. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  7. Under General tab remove 22Apple from home page section.
  8. Enter a new home page address and click OK.
  9. Right-click Mozilla Firefox shortcut.
  10. Select Properties and click Shortcut tab.
  11. At Target line, leave "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" only.
  12. Click OK.

Remove 22Apple from Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools --> Extensions.
  2. Remove 22Apple from the list. Click Settings on the left pane.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages. Click Set pages.
  4. Remove 22Apple and type in a new home page address. Click OK.
  5. Under Search, click Manage search engines.
  6. Remove 22Apple and set a new default search engine.
  7. Click OK and click the tab.
  8. Right-click Google Chrome Shortcut icon.
  9. Go to Properties and open Shortcut tab.
  10. At Target line, leave only "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe".
  11. Click OK.

Sometimes manual removal is not enough to get rid of the browser extension. In such a case you are highly advised to use a free SpyHunter scanner to check your system for any suspicious files that might be causing disruptive browser or system behavior. Do invest in an antimalware program if need be.

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  1. Yozi21 Jan 23, 2014

    Hi ! Great user guide! any chance you can let me know what software was bundled with the 22find search?

    you can contact me here or by email @


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