How To Remove Basic Desktop Adware From Mac?

 Remove Basic Desktop Adware From Mac

On the internet, there are so many unwanted and malicious software. One such software is Adware. It enters into your computer without your knowledge and throws unwanted advertisements on your browser screen. It also downloads other unwanted software that are fake. On this page, we have explained some ways to remove basic desktop adware from Mac.

Method 1: Removing Desktop Adware Manually

  • Access the LaunchPad wizard on your Mac computer.
  • Locate Activity Monitor and double-click on it to open it.
  • Now, look for the unknown or suspicious application and select it.
  • Click the Force Quit button.
  • Open the Applications window.
  • Select the suspicious application and drag it to the Trash folder.
  • Make sure to empty the Trash folder.
  • After emptying the Trash folder, make sure to restart your Mac computer.

Now, check if the desktop adware is removed from your Mac computer. If not, perform the next method.

Method 2: Use CleanMy Mac X

The CleanMy Mac X software helps you to detect and remove threats hidden on your Mac computer. To know how to use this software to remove basic desktop adware from Mac, follow the below instructions.

  • Download the CleanMy Mac X software and install it on your Mac computer.
  • Launch the ClenMy Mac X application.
  • Go to the Malware Removal section.
  • Click the Scan button.
  • Now, the application will try to detect the threats present on your computer.
  • Once it is detected, click the Remove button.

Method 3: Remove Unwanted LaunchAgents And LaunchDaemons

Some unwanted agents and daemons running in the background may allow the adware to enter into your Mac computer.

  • Click the Go tab on the taskbar.
  • Select the Go to Folder option.
  • Go to the following paths one-by-one and remove the unwanted agents and daemons from your Mac computer:
  • /Library/LaunchAgents
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons
  • /System/Library/LaunchAgents
  • /System/Library/LaunchDaemons
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents

If still, you can't remove basic desktop adware from Mac, contact us for remote assistance.

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