What is MacSweeper?
MacSweeper is a bogus software claiming to protect your system from malware. This program uses bundling method to penetrate system. Once lunched, MacSweeper tries to mislead users by displaying fake reports about diverse malicious infections existing on your computer. To eliminate them, you are offered to purchase full version of MacSweeper that supposedly cope with them. Actually, full version is no different than free one, probably there is nothing wrong with your computer, so don’t buy the full version of this one.
Furthermore, MacSweeper injects a different kind of ad into websites that you visit. As a result, every page will be filled up with banners, coupons, audio and video ads, pop-ups an so on. Such intrusive advertising not only annoys, but also reduces browsing experience. It will also exhibit symptoms that include slowness of the computer, appearance of bothersome pop-ups on the computer screen and constant redirects to sponsored webpages. It is worth noting that removing this kind of adware is quite difficult task for users who have not dealt with it previously. The best solution of this problem is to download special removal tool – it will completely remove MacSweeper from your computer, thus free you from all the difficulties with MacSweeper adware.
How to remove MacSweeper from your computer?
The best and easiest way to remove MacSweeper from your computer is to use special anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. The program is fully automated, all you need to do is to download and install it. Once you’ve installed anti-malware application, it will scan your system and remove all the threats.
CleanMyMac – fully removes all instances of MacSweeper from Mac and Safari. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete MacSweeper. Use this removal tool to get rid of MacSweeper for FREE.
Combo Cleaner – can find malicious program that is corrupting your system and clean up junk files after removal.
How to remove MacSweeper manually
Remove MacSweeper manually
In order to get rid of MacSweeper, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing MacSweeper, 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.
- Launch Finder
- Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
- If you see Uninstall MacSweeper or MacSweeper Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
- Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)
Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date and search for suspicious recently installed programs. If you still can’t locate any suspicious program or not sure what some application is for, we advise you to use Removal tool in order to track down what malicious program is infecting your system.
Step 2: Remove MacSweeper from browsers
Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove MacSweeper from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.
- Click Preferences from Safari menu
- Select Extensions.
- Find MacSweeper or other extensions that look suspicious.
- Click Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Google Chrome
- Click the menu icon “≡”.
- Choose Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for MacSweeper.
- Select the trash can icon to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Click on the Tools button at the top of window.
- Select Add-ons from the drop down menu.
- Go to the Extensions tab.
- Select MacSweeper.
- Choose Disable or Remove option.
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