File Compressor Pro Removal

What is File Compressor Pro

File Compressor Pro is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) designed specifically for Mac computers. It is advertised by the developers as an online utility for zipping, i.e. Compressing files. Probably some of its services are useful, but the problem is that File Compressor Pro is promoted through “bundling†and some other deceptive techniques. In order to force you to install it, the developers of the program integrate the installer with other free programs. Often this information is not clearly mentioned, so people are quite surprised to find out that File Compressor Pro is additionally installed. File Compressor Pro is also dangerous because its installer is interconnected with search.bunnybarny.com, a fake search provider attacking Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari browsers in Mac OS X. Search.bunnybarny.com is considered as a typical browser hijacker attacking the default home page and search engine settings. It does not provide you with relevant search results, instead, it keeps redirecting your browser to many random websites of an extremely bad reputation. Based on these and other reasons, File Compressor Pro is the software you should uninstall right away, as well as its associated browser hijacker.

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File Compressor Pro is identified as unwanted software by many reputable anti-virus programs. For example. Avast and AVG report its installer as MacOS:Genieo-ED , whereas BitDefender, Emsisoft and GData identify it as Gen:Variant.Application.MAC.Genieo.1. This detection is explained by the impact of the File Compressor Pro installer on Mac browsers. It forces Mac users to surf the web through search.bunnybarny.com fake search engine, which is involved in performing the function of adware and spyware on the hijacked browser.

Impact of File Compressor Pro on your Mac

Unfortunately, the positive component of File Compressor Pro to help you compress various files in a single click is probably the only good thing that could be mentioned about it. You may expect that your Mac will be functioning in an extremely slow manner. There will be high CPU usage caused by the program and by its associated hijacker integrated into the browser. Your Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox may repeatedly display unwanted pop-ups, advertisement banners and other promoted content leading to third-party websites.

Finally, redirections caused by search.bunnybarny.com hijacker related to File Compressor Pro may lead you to suspicious resources on the web promoting rogue security programs, fake system optimization tools, and other malicious software. As a result, your system may become infected even more dramatically and you may start experiencing periodical system crashes even on a brand new Mac computer.

How to uninstall File Compressor Pro

Removing File Compressor Pro from your Mac is not a complex undertaking. You simply need to access your Mac applications, locate File Compressor Pro in the list and move it to the Trash, just as you uninstall other programs. Fixing your browser hijacked by search.bunnybarny.com could be more time-consuming. You will need to access the settings of your browser responsible for the default home page and the default search engine parameters. Remove search.bunnbarny.com by setting Google Search as your search main provider.

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It is very important that you act in a more careful manner next time when you surf the web and especially when you install free software. You could have avoided installation of File Compressor Pro simply by paying attention to important details mentioned in the installers of free software. So, read the setup instructions carefully. Do not allow the installation of other third-party software you do not need. Always switch to the advanced (custom) installation mode where you may uncheck this additional software from being injected into your system by default. We additionally recommend that you scan your Mac computer with Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool that will help to remove other malicious components remaining in your Mac and to protect it from unauthorized software installation in the future.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to File Compressor Pro. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove File Compressor Pro Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for File Compressor Pro or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall File Compressor Pro Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for File Compressor Pro or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete File Compressor Pro Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for File Compressor Pro or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If File Compressor Pro.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove File Compressor Pro Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for File Compressor Pro or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that File Compressor Pro is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the File Compressor Pro program.
  7. Select File Compressor Pro or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from File Compressor Pro

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete File Compressor Pro

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect File Compressor Pro, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find File Compressor Pro in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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