How to Remove MacKeeper

How to remove MacKeeper?
Scan your computer with Macware Antivirus for Mac. This will remove all traces of MacKeeper and the malicious browser extensions it installs.

How to manually remove MacKeeper?
Launch the MacKeeper app in the Applications folder and then quit it. (If this is your first time running it, no, you don’t have to activate MacKeeper or sign on for any of its services. Just choose Quit from the MacKeeper application menu.)

When you’ve done that, drag the MacKeeper app to the trash. You may be prompted for your administrator’s password. Enter it and the MacKeeper app will move to the trash and a window will pop up and offer to uninstall the rest of its components. Click the Uninstall MacKeeper button (don’t bother selecting an option about why you’re doing so if you don’t care to). This should remove most of the files MacKeeper placed on your hard drive.

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If you have a recent version of MacKeeper, the uninstaller does a good job, and Macware Antivirus can help clean up any bits left behind.

But not all of them. Although the window tells you that all MacKeeper-related processes will be deleted, a few things remain.

A MacKeeper Helper folder isn’t removed. You can find it by visiting this location: ~/Library/Application Support. (To access this Library folder hold down the Option key and, in the Finder, choose Go > Library.) Inside this MacKeeper Helper folder is a NoticeEngine.plugin file. Go ahead and toss the MacKeeper Helper folder and this file will disappear right along with it. Empty the trash, restart your Mac, and MacKeeper will be gone. If you don’t see the MacKeeper Helper folder, don’t worry about it—it’s only bad if it’s there.

While we’re making sure the uninstaller got everything, here’s a few more places to check. The most recent version of MacKeeper as of this writing (3.7, build 979) did get all of these on the uninstall, but it’s still smart to double-check.

~/Library/Caches/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper

~/Library/Caches/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper

~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.Helper.plist

~/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper Helper

~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft.daemon.plist

How to remove MacKeeper Adware?

MacKeeper also installs unwanted browser extensions which either inject ads into your web browser or displays annoying ad pop-up windows.

Uninstall MacKeeper Safari Extension;
You can uninstall the  extension by selecting Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Select the MacKeeper Extension (it may be listed as another name, so just uninstall anything you don’t remember installing yourself) > Uninstall > Restart Safari.

(See Remove Extensions from Safari for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall MacKeeper Firefox Extension;
You can uninstall the MacKeeper extension by selecting: Firefox > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Find the MacKeeper Extension (it may be listed as another name, so just uninstall anything you don’t remember installing yourself) > Remove > Restart Firefox.

(See Remove Extensions from Firefox for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall MacKeeper Google Chrome Extension;
You can easily uninstall the the MacKeeper extension by selecting Window > Extensions > Find the MacKeeper Extension(it may be listed as another name, so just uninstall anything you don’t remember installing yourself) > click the Trash Can icon.

(See Remove Extensions from Chrome for more detailed instructions)

How to Remove OSX.Pirrit

What is OSX.Pirrit?
OSX.Pirrit adware shows you ad’s in your browser as you browse the web.

It can be downloaded from the programs website or bundled with some third-party software installation programs (e.g MacKeeper).

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

Pirrit

How to manually remove OSX.Pirrit?

STEP 1: Uninstall MacKeeper
Please carefully read and follow this guide; MacKeeper Removal Guide

STEP 2: Delete Malicious Files

Locate and delete the following files from; ~/Library/cyrtograph/Contents/MacOS
~/Library/unsubtleness/Contents/MacOS

rec_script.sh

If you cannot find the specified file, please look for any unfamiliar or suspicious files/browser extensions. It may be the one causing the Pirrit to be present on your Mac. Arranging all items to see the most recent ones may also help you identify recently installed unfamiliar files.

 

 

 

How to Remove MacCaptain

What is MacCaptain?
MacCaptain is advertised as a program that displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like Amazon. Though this may sound like a useful service, the MacCaptain program can be intrusive and will display ads whether you want them to or not.

When installed, the MacCaptain browser extension will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “MacCaptain”. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the MacCaptain publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

MacCaptain
MacCaptain Homepage

When infected with MacCaptain the common symptoms include:
– Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
– Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
– Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
– Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.

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

How to remove MacCaptain?
If there’s an item named “vindinstaller” in the Applications folder, or any other item that you don’t recognise, delete it.

Uninstall MacCaptain Safari Extension;
You can uninstall the  extension by selecting Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Select the MacCaptain Extension (it may be listed as another name) > Uninstall > Restart Safari. (See Remove Extensions from Safari for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall MacCaptain Firefox Extension;
You can uninstall the MacCaptain extension by selecting: Firefox > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Find the MacCaptain Extension (it may be listed as another name) > Remove > Restart Firefox. (See Remove Extensions from Firefox for more detailed instructions)

Uninstall MacCaptain Google Chrome Extension;
You can easily uninstall the the MacCaptain extension by selecting Window > Extensions > Find the MacCaptain Extension (it may be listed as another name) > click the Trash Can icon.(See Remove Extensions from Chrome for more detailed instructions)

 

 


How to Remove MacVX

What is MacVX?
MacVX is an application that should enable faster streaming of online videos. At least that is what developers of this program are claiming. Moreover, this application is compatible with all major browsers. However, there are a couple of interesting facts that you should know about this program. In fact, MacVX is recognized as an adware for a couple of reasons. Firstly, this program is free; therefore, in order to make money, its developers are cooperating with various advertisers. Secondly, this questionable application may travel as an extra attachment together with other freewares. Thirdly, MacVX ads may redirect you to an unsafe website that you do not want to visit. Finally, this program may track your online activities and use this information for various commercial purposes.

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

How to Remove Celipsow

What is Celipsow?
Celipsow is a program that is used to monetized software installation. It is a platform that generates revenue for developer and helps in the distribution of other program. The bad thing about Celipsow is some adware authors are utilizing this program to deploy malicious application to Mac OS X systems.

To be able to spread adware, authors of potentially unwanted program uses Celipsow to bundle their software into legitimate ones. In most cases, users are not aware that installing desired programs may contaminate their computers with various adware. Celipsow are commonly linked to freeware and third-party software.

Once Celipsow gets installed on your Mac, it will install the host program and deliberately load other adware in the background. It installs unknown software without asking for user’s permission. Celipsow also alters various browser settings without the user’s permission.

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

How to manually remove Celipsow?

STEP 1: Remove the Celipsow Browser extension
1. Locate the add-on or extension that is relevant to Celipsow. To do this, please follow the following depending on the affected browsers.

Uninstall Celipsow Safari Extension;
You can easily uninstall the Celipsow extension by selecting Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Select Celipsow Extension (it may be listed as another name) > Uninstall > Restart Safari. (See Remove Extensions from Safari for helpful instructions)

Uninstall Celipsow Google Chrome Extension;
You can easily uninstall the Celipsow extension by selecting Window > Extensions > Find Celipsow Extension (it may be listed as another name) > click the Trash Can icon. (See Remove Extensions from Chrome for helpful instructions)

Uninstall Celipsow Firefox Extension;
You can uninstall the Celipsow extension by selecting: Firefox > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Find Celipsow Extension (it may be listed as another name) > Remove > Restart Firefox. (See Remove Extensions from Firefox for more detailed instructions)

2. Once you have located Celipsow, click on Remove or Uninstall, to get rid of it.

3. Close the browser and proceed to the next steps.

STEP 2: Delete Malicious Files that have installed Celipsow

Locate and delete the following files from ~/Library/LaunchAgents and ~/Library/Application Support;

unknown.download.plist
unknown.ltvbit.plist
unknown.update.plist

The term unknown is just a representation of the actual malware name. It is normally an unfamiliar file name such as the following; Celipsow, InstallMac, Manroling, Genieo, Gwenrose, Montageobox, Nariabox, Epolife, Feelbegin, Inkeeper, Javeview, Jakecares, or Leperdvil.

If you cannot find the specified file, please look for any unfamiliar or suspicious files/browser extensions. It may be the one causing the Celipsow to be present on your Mac. Arranging all items to see the most recent ones may also help you identify recently installed unfamiliar files.

 

 

 

How to Remove Nariabox

What is Nariabox?
Nariabox.com is classified as a browser hijacker that installed by third parties. Once attacked, Nariabox.com reports a number of fake massages and display various ads on your computer without your permission. In most cases, Nariabox.com comes into your computer without any notification. The browser hijacker can be installed on Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox and other browsers. Nariabox.com has the ability of modifying your default settings and search engine. You may notice that your homepage will be replaced by Nariabox.com. Thus, Nariabox.com is able to redirect you to fake web pages without your approval.

In addition, Nariabox.com is interested in collecting your online activities with the purpose of stealing your sensitive data. What you do on your compromised machine will be exposed to remote hijackers in the background. Your privacies like credit card number and password, emails address and phone number will be stole. Nariabox.com is closely related to cyber criminals. In order to completely take over your computer, Nariabox.com will install its related browser extensions on your system secretly. Your Mac will be compromised by more and more infections. 

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

How to manually remove Nariabox?
1.
Go to User library. Now go to your Finder and select Go menu. From the list, click on “Go to Folder” command and input the following string: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

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2. Press Return on your keyboard to open the LaunchAgents folder.

3. Inside the LaunchAgents folder, you will see the following files:

Nariabox.AppRemoval.plist
Nariabox.download.plist
Nariabox.ltvbit.plist
Nariabox.update.plist

4. Drag them all to your Trash. Empty the Trash Bin and restart your Mac.

5. Go to Finder once more and Go to Folder using this string: ~/Library/Application Support

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6. Press Return on your keyboard to open the Application Support folder.

7. Once more, find any items with word Nariabox and put them to your Trash. Please restart the computer.

8. Lastly, go to your Finder and select Go menu. From the list, click on Applications command. Look for Nariabox and drag it to Trash.

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

How to Remove InKeepr

What is InKeepr?
InKeepr is believed to be a renamed version of Genieo (from the same creators).

InKeepr is a “content recommendation engine,” which is installed on a local system to allow custom searches and targeted advertising to be presented on a homepage, managed through a browser extension. In essence, it tracks what you do and guides your searches and activity to relevant commercial sites and deals.

search-inkeepr

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

How to manually remove InKeepr?
Please follow the Genieo removal instructions.