AppendRunner is an adware helper application just like Microengine. This means that AppendRunner is not your main security problem. It is one of the many components created to help a particular unwanted application function properly. Consequently, in order to remove AppendRunner, you need to locate and terminate the program that makes use of this application. If you are not sure whether you have any adware apps installed, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. Although it is not complicated to uninstall AppendRunner manually, removing this one application alone would not solve the problem.
AppendRunner is a little bit similar to Microengine adware helper in that both of them “help” adware programs from the Multiplug family, which is based on the JustPlugIt engine. Therefore, if you encounter such programs as Unideals, UniSales, SaferWeb, OptiShopper, and many others, you can be sure that you have several adware helpers running on your system as well. You most probably have installed these unwanted applications bundled in software packages that you downloaded from unreliable file sharing websites. Whenever you access torrent and other file sharing websites, you have to remember that they are full of fake download buttons simply waiting for you to click them. However, clicking a fake download button eventually leads to adware infection and having things like AppendRunner on your computer. What’s more, after such multiple installations, you obviously have many programs to remove.
Our research team says that AppendRunner functions just like any other adware helper out there: It protects and restores adware program information in your browser settings, files, and registry keys. This means that if you do not remove adware from your computer through and through, AppendRunner might reinstall the removed infections, especially if they arrived with InstallRex installations. The adware helper might be hiding behind various uninstaller names, such as GrubTartan, DemiUpgrader, StatEgine, FalconCentre, etc.
The bottom line is that you cannot allow AppendRunner and related adware apps to stay on your computer not only because they are extremely annoying, but also because they can expose you to various cyber-crime schemes. Adware apps often display pop-up advertisements that contain unverified third-party content, and clicking these ads could easily redirect you to malware-related websites. Before any of that happens, you have to remove AppendRunner from your computer along with all the associated adware applications.
If you need any assistance with adware removal, you can leave us a comment below, but we would strongly suggest investing in a licensed antispyware tool because automatic malware removal is the most secure way to get rid of all the potential security threats.
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