How to Remove MyBrand

What is MyBrand?
MyBrand and/or Conduit is a browser toolbar/hijacker that is usually installed without the user’s knowledge. MyBrand is frequently bundled with freeware and shareware applications.

Apart from this unwanted browser changes, MyBrand Search will add a toolbar on your browser and whenever your are doing a search, it will display on the first search results their own ads.

MyBrand may also change your browser homepage and default search engine.

How to remove MyBrand?
Scan your computer with MacWare Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars (e.g. MyBrand).

 

How to Remove Fake Adobe Flash Player

What is Fake Adobe Flash Player?
Fake Adobe Flash Player causes advertisements to appear on sites that should not normally have ads, and may replace existing ads with others (usually pornographic ads).

If you are concerned your system has been infected by Fake Adobe Flash Player, we suggest you download a program to wipe it from your system, such as Macware Adware Cleaner for Mac. (You should already be running regular antivirus software on your Mac.) We also advise Mac users to only download software from approved online retailers, such as Apple’s own App Store.

How to Remove Torrenthandler

What is Torrenthandler?
Torrenthandler and/or Yontoo is a web browser toolbar extension. It collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so they can suggest services or provide advertising. The program is typically bundled by 3rd party freeware applications as it is distributed through several monitization platforms.

How to remove Torrenthandler?
Scan your computer with Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars (e.g. Torrenthandler).

How to manually remove Torrenthandler?
You will need to remove the Torrenthandler and Yontoo extensions from the effected browser;

Uninstall Torrenthandler Safari Extension;
You can easily uninstall the Torrenthandler and Yontoo extension by selecting Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Select Yontoo / Torrenthandler Extension > Uninstall > Restart Safari. (See Remove Extensions from Safari for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall Torrenthandler Firefox Extension;
You can uninstall the Torrenthandler and Yontoo extension by selecting: Firefox > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Find Yontoo / Torrenthandler Extension > Remove > Restart Firefox. (See Remove Extensions from Firefox for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall Torrenthandler Google Chrome Extension;
You can easily uninstall the Torrenthandler and Yontoo extension by selecting Window > Extensions > Find Yontoo / Torrenthandler Extension > click the Trash Can icon. (See Remove Extensions from Chrome for more detailed instructions)

Remember to change the home page and search engine settings in your browser’s preferences.

How to Remove Glims

What is Glims?
Glims is not your typical adware. It is actually a set of browser enhancements for Safari that has been around for a while, and has always been free. The developers recently decided to add advertising features as a means of paying for development. This feature is clearly identified, and there is a preference that allows ads to be dialed down or even turned entirely off.

How to remove Glims?
Scan your computer with Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.

How to manually remove Glims?
My recommendation would be to use the Glims uninstaller. However, if you like Glims, you could also simply turn off the ads by choosing Preferences from the Safari menu, then clicking the Glims icon on the right side of the icon bar at the top of the window, then clicking Ads/Shopping in the list. Set the advertising settings as you like there.

How to Remove ChatZum

What is ChatZum?
ChatZum is a browser hijacker, which is usually packaged with other free software. Once installed it will add the ChatZum Toolbar, change your browser homepage and default search engine to search.chatzum.com.

How to remove ChatZum?
Scan your computer with Macware Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.

How to manually remove ChatZum?
Firstly, remove the ChatZum browser extension from the infected browser.

Select your browser for more information on how to remove the ChatZum extension from your browser; Apple Safari Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

After you have removed the ChatZum browser extension locate and delete all of the following files;

/Applications/ChatZumUninstaller.pkg
/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SafariOmnibar.bundle
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/uid.plist
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/zako.plugin

Most of the files will require admin access in order to be deleted.

We also recommend you to delete SIMBL which is related to ChatZum.

Locate and delete all of the following files;

/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/
/Library/LaunchAgents/net.culater.SIMBL.Agent.plist
/Library/ScriptingAdditions/SIMBL.osax

Remember to change the home page and default search engine settings in your browser’s preferences.

How to Remove Ask Toolbar

What is Ask Toolbar?
The Ask Search toolbar is a browser extension that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from the browser. It collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so the distributor can suggest services or serve advertisements to you.

Ask Toolbar comes bundled as part of various other applications and add-ons, but the most common culprit happens to be Oracle’s Java (as if Java wasn’t already problematic enough!). During the software installation process, you are shown a checkbox that says, “Install the Ask Toolbar and make Ask my default search provider.” The checkbox is already checked on, by default.

How to remove Ask Toolbar?
Scan your computer with Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.

How to manually remove Ask Toolbar?
First of all, choose another search engine (Google, yahoo, Bing) and make it your default search engine in your browser preferences.

Now remove the ask extension from the effected browser;

Apple Safari users;
Click Safari Menu > Preferences and then goto Extensions. Uninstall the Ask Toolbar and Ask Search extension. Also remove any other extensions you do not recognize. (See Remove Extensions from Safari for more detailed instructions)

Mozilla Firefox users;
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Ask Toolbar and Ask Search if found (See Remove Extensions from Firefox for more detailed instructions)

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Ask Toolbar and Ask Search if listed there. (See Remove Extensions from Chrome for more detailed instructions)

Also locate and delete the following file;

~/Library/Application Support/Sponsors.framework

How to Remove OperatorMac

What is OperatorMac?
OperatorMac is a typical adware program developed for displaying additional ads, sponsored links and coupons in web browsers. OperatorMac will redirect you to different pages and inject content into web pages you visit.

How to remove OperatorMac?
Scan your computer with Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.

How to remove OperatorMac?
Search for the following browser extensions and remove them: Toppy, Opti-Page. Have in mind that there might be many more extensions with similar names. We recommend you to remove all of them.

Select your browser for more information on how to remove the OperatorMac extension from your browser; Apple Safari Google Chrome  or Mozilla Firefox

Also Locate and delete the following files;

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/chromex
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/chromexdm
~/Library/Application Support/mediahm
~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mediahm.operator.update.plist

Firefox users should open the following folder;

~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/

Inside that folder, you will find another folder with a name that begins with a series of random characters and ends with “.default”. Open that folder, and look for a folder named “searchplugins”. Inside that folder, delete the “mySearchPlug.xml” file, if present.

How to Remove Savekeep

What is Save Keep?
Save Keep is an adware program, that displays extra  pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages that you visit. These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners.

How to remove Save Keep?
Scan your computer with Macware Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware (e.g. Save Keep), malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.

How to manually remove Save Keep?
Locate and erase the following browser extensions: savekeep, suave keepo, save keep. Have in mind that there might be many extensions with similar names. We recommend that you remove all suspicious browser extensions.

Select your browser for more information on how to remove the malicous extension from your browser; Apple Safari Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Also delete the following file if it exists;

/Applications/Savekeep.app

Afterwards, go through your browser’s preferences and adjust your search engine/homepage settings.

How to Remove Yontoo

What is Yontoo?
Yontoo is a web browser toolbar extension. It collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so they can suggest services or provide advertising. The program is typically bundled by 3rd party freeware applications as it is distributed through several monitization platforms.

How to remove Yontoo?
Scan your computer with Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.

How to manually remove Yontoo?
You will need to remove the Yontoo extensions from the effected browser;

Uninstall Yontoo Safari Extension;
You can easily uninstall the Yontoo extension by selecting Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Uninstall. (See Remove Extensions from Safari for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall Yontoo Firefox Extension;
You can easily uninstall the Yontoo extension by selecting: Firefox > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Remove. (See Remove Extensions from Firefox for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall Yontoo Google Chrome Extension;
Google Chrome: You can easily uninstall the Yontoo  extension by selecting Window > Extensions > click the Trash Can icon. (See Remove Extensions from Chrome for more detailed instructions)

Remember to change the home page and search engine settings in your browser’s preferences.