What is is an unexpected pop-up many people notice in Mac computers. Some realize that this is a fake alert not related to Apple or AppleCare Protection Plan, whereas there is still some group of users who were easily misled by the scary warning mentioned in the pop-up.

In brief, the message is that your Mac is infected with 3 viruses and that you need to perform additional scanning to reveal what exact malware is causing the damage. pop-ups only attack the Mac operating system and its popular browsers, such as Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The alert uses malicious scripts preventing people from easily closing the window. Even if you eventually manage to do that, another pop-up window will soon come up.

Remove faulty statements

The scary alert delivered by the pop-up to Mac screens is basically the same, no matter in what country the specific Mac is located. People in the UK, Canada, and the USA see basically the identical repeated statement mentioning that their Mac is infected with 3 viruses. The scary text may be translated into some other European languages, but the meaning of it remains without being amended. This is the first message that users notice: At this point, a lot of unwary users might be really scared about the condition of their Macs. It could be that the system is indeed functioning in a slow manner, so they could come to the wrong idea that the aforesaid message is trustworthy. Clicking on OK gives another alert:

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Finally, when they click on “Scan Now†the malicious website gives some other frustrating statements and eventually instructs users to download and install the dubious software allegedly for fixing the above-mentioned problems. For example, potentially unwanted programs like Mac Cleanup Pro, CleanupMy-Mac and Mac Mechanic are distributed this way. It is absolutely clear that fulfilling the instructions by the alert will lead to an absolutely negative outcome. In fact, the viruses reported in the scary warning are absolutely not real.

These are false positives, whereas the names of the infection were simply invented by online criminals for the purpose of forcing you into paying the money for the so-called full version of their useless program in order to fix those bogus threats. Therefore, stay away from interacting with the alerts. Make sure you do not trust any other similar deceptive alerts that you may encounter while browsing the web.

How to get rid of scam

There is a high probability that your Mac is now infected by the adware causing numerous pop-ups. The adware redirects browsers to the variety of third-party websites, so could be just one of many other misleading and dangerous domains to which you could be brought by the adware. It is definitely important that you perform a thorough checkup of your computer to identify where exactly the adware could be concealed. First of all, try to inspect your Mac manually. Access the “Applications†through Finder, sort the programs according to the date of their installation. If you locate recently installed applications that do not look familiar, move them to the Trash right away.

Similarly, check the extensions (add-ons) of your Mac browsers. Some extensions could cause similar browser redirections to suspicious websites, so disabling the extensions could definitely help. Finally, perform scanning of your Mac with reliable anti-virus software, such as Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool that will identify other leaks in your Mac security, remove hidden viruses and defend your system in the future.

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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

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

Remove Extension from Google Chrome

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

Uninstall 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 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete 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 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove 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 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that 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 program.
  7. Select or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from

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

  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, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find 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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