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.