RockApps Removal Guide

Do you know what RockApps is?

If you have RockApps on your computer, you should be aware that the application is of a malicious nature, and, therefore, you should remove it. Research shows that the advertisements promoted by this application are prone to be supplied by various shady entities who aim to infect computers with malicious applications. The application will not enhance your browsing experience in any way, but will expose you to advertisements that are not only intrusive and annoying, but also dangerous. Therefore, we advise you to remove this infection from your computer as soon as possible.

If you have RockApps on your computer, it is likely that you got it by downloading something from websites that distribute pirated software or from shady torrent websites. Another method used to distribute the infection is via fake download buttons. Oftentimes, users might click a download button on a particular website and expect that they are downloading whatever they wanted, but get RockApps instead. It is also known that the application is bundled with other malicious applications, such as EZDownloader,, and so on.

You should remove RockApps from your computer because it is known to collect information about the users of the infected computer. The application collects information such as browsing history, search queries, browser settings, IP addresses, and so on. This information is sent back to whoever is managing the information for data analysis. It is necessary for advertisers to do so because they want to customize search results for unique users in order to increase the chance of a click, by which they get paid. We are of the opinion that that is a violation of privacy, and it is one of the reasons why we recommend that you remove it.

The second reason why should remove it is due to its primary purpose of displaying ads -- not just any ads, but ads of unknown origin that are apt to be supplied by scammers who aim to infect your computer with malicious applications, such as rogue applications and ransomware in order to extort money from you.

It is obvious that RockApps is not an application you should keep on your computer, because of the malicious content that it most likely promotes. Its annoyance is enough for most users to remove it, but some might not know how to approach this issue knowing that it is a source of infection. Therefore we have composed a set of instructions that will help you remove the infection manually. However, we also recommend that you perform a malware-detection scan after you remove RockApps.

Remove RockApps from the OS

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs.
  3. Find RockApps and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista and 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find RockApps and right-click on it.
  5. Click Uninstall.


Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Simultaneously press the Windows key + R.
  2. Type in Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Find RockApps and right-click on it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove RockApps from the browser

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Open More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click Remove RockApps.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Open Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Click Remove RockApps, and click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A, and Open Extensions.
  2. Click Remove RockApps.

In non-techie terms:

RockApps is a adware-type software that displays unreliable commercial ads that will infect your computer with additional malicious software if you click on the promoted ads. It also collects information about users without their consent, and that should not be tolerated. Therefore, our researchers recommend that you remove RockApps from your computer as soon as possible.