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 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