What is Apps Hat?
Apps Hat is a free program created by Somoto and promoted as a tool that will help you find various android apps. The program promises to provide you with relevant notifications and recommendations and gives you an opportunity to share your apps with friends. On the official website of the application it is stated that Apps Hat can help you access over 100, 000 games and apps “straight from your desktop” and install them on your smartphone or tablet.
There is also a working download link on the webpage, however, it is known that Apps Hat also travels bundled with freeware, so it is possible that you did not download the program from the official webpage. That is one of the reasons Apps Hat is also classified as a potentially unwanted program, namely adware. You should delete Apps Hat, especially if you did not download it from its official website.
How does Apps Hat work?
Once Apps Hat gets access to your PC it installs a browser extension to Internet Explorer and creates a shortcut on your desktop. You may also notice that FLV Player or some other potentially unwanted software came bundled with the program. Apps Hat does not work on Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you think that it is not a good sign you are right. The official website of the program is on Google’s list of potentially unsafe webpages. You should also take into account that Apps Hat will fill your browser with all sorts of advertisements: pop-ups, banners and sponsored links will become a big part of your everyday browsing. We do not recommend clicking on the displayed ads, because they may not be safe. It is possible that you will be provided with false adverts that will present malware as some useful program. You could also be tricked into sharing your personal details via a fake lottery or survey. Do not take unnecessary Internet security risks and uninstall Apps Hat from your PC.
How to remove Apps Hat?
If you want to make sure that your computer is clean and protected you should download and install a malware removal tool. A reliable anti-malware program will scan your computer, detect the unwanted software and delete Apps Hat along with other possible infections. Moreover, it will make sure that your system stays safe by protecting your computer from similar online threats. However, it is also possible to remove Apps Hat manually. Manual Apps Hat removal may not be as reliable as some program elements may be left behind. Still, if you choose to terminate Apps Hat manually you can use the instructions provided below.
Manual Apps Hat removal
Windows XP/ Windows 7 and Vista
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Click Add or remove programs OR
- Select Uninstall a program
- Choose Apps Hat
- Click Remove OR Uninstall
- Press Win+Q and type in Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program option
- Pick Apps Hat and click Uninstall
- Launch IE and tap Alt+T
- Click on Manage Add-ons
- Select Toolbars and extensions
- Delete Apps Hat