What is Apple.com-optimize.live pop-up?
Apple.com-optimize.live pop-up is a scam, that will redirect browsers and display following error “We have detected a trojan virus (e.tre456_worm_osx) on your Mac.” to trick users. This malicious program is targeting only Mac OS users. It’s created to make people think that their computer has crashed or that there is a real virus has been detected. We assure you, that there is nothing wrong with your computer, it’s a blind threat to make you pay them. In this article you may learn how to remove Apple.com-optimize.live scam.
The main purpose of such malware is to scare people and sell unneeded services and support contracts. That’s why we advise not to click on anything this page may offer for you. Keep ignoring this pop-ups till you remove this virus from your Mac computer. The malware will display these kind of texts:
Your system is infected with 3 viruses!
Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses. Our security check found traces of 2 malware and 1 phishing/spyware. System damage: 28.1% – Immediate removal required!
The immediate removal of the viruses is required to prevent further system damage, loss of Apps, Photos or other files.
Traces of 1 phishing/spyware were found on your Mac with OS X 10.12.
Personal and banking information are at risk.
To avoid more damage click on ‘Scan Now’ immediately. Our deep scan will provide help immediately!
1 minute and 56 seconds remaining before damage is permanent.
How to remove Apple.com-optimize.live from your computer?
Download Combo Cleaner anti-malware program for Mac in order to remove the source of ‘Apple.com-optimize.live’ pop-ups automatically. Simple, effective and user-friendly.
You can also use this software, it may help you to remove ‘Apple.com-optimize.live’: CleanMyMac
How to remove Apple.com-optimize.live scam manually
Step 1: Remove Apple.com-optimize.live scam from Applications
In order to get rid of Apple.com-optimize.live scam, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your Mac computer. When removing Apple.com-optimize.live scam, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.
- Open Finder.
- Select Applications in the Finder menu.
- Search for Apple.com-optimize.live scam or Apple.com-optimize.live scam Uninstaller, then choose it and follow instructions.
- Drag malicious application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Step 2: Remove Apple.com-optimize.live scam from browsers
Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove Apple.com-optimize.live scam from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.
- Open Safari
- Choose Safari menu.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for suspicious and unknown extensions that may be related to Apple.com-optimize.live scam.
- Choose Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Google Chrome
- Push Alt + F.
- Choose Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for Apple.com-optimize.live scam.
- Select the trash can icon to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
- Select Apple.com-optimize.live scam.
- Choose Disable or Remove option.
Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings
To be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset your browser. It will restore your browser settings to default.
Reset browser setting in Safari:
- Open Safari.
- Select Safari menu.
- Choose Reset Safari….
- Click Reset button.
Reset browser settings in Google Chrome:
- Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
- Choose Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Go to Reset browser settings section.
- Click Reset browser settings.
- In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
Reset browser settings in Mozilla Firefox:
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Go to Help.
- Go to Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox… button.
There are all the manual instructions that will help you to find Apple.com-optimize.live scam on your Mac computer and remove it. The most effective method to get rid of Apple.com-optimize.live scam is to perform the manual removal instructions and then use automatic tool.