Cprocsp Mac

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Cprocsp is an undesirable extension for browsers like Safari and Firefox that secretly attaches itself to the browser and uses it as an advertising platform. Cprocsp belongs to the browser hijacker software family and its main goal is to boost the traffic of certain sites.If you have noticed changes in the search engine of your Mac’s browser or if the browser’s homepage has recently been replaced without your permission, then you almost certainly have a browser hijacker installed on your computer. The presence of this undesirable app won’t directly cause any long-lasting damage to your computer but it is still preferable that you uninstall the hijacker as soon as you notice its presence.

Application was dropped or rewritten from Cprocsp process
Some applications on Mac were dropped or rewritten from the Cprocsp process

People who use Chrome, Firefox, and Safari are the ones who most commonly get hijackers in their browsers, but this doesn’t mean that Cprocsp cannot get installed inside another browsing program. Therefore, if you try to switch to another browser in an attempt to solve the hijacker issue, this will most likely not work – the hijacker will still be in your Mac and it may even attach itself to the new browser you’ve chosen to use.

Cprocsp for Mac

Cprocsp for Mac is a new browser extension compatible with Mac browsers that security researchers label as potentially unwanted. Cprocsp for Mac can install itself in almost any browser and alter its settings without letting the user reverse the introduced changes.

If this app is currently inside your browser, then it will probably be quite difficult for you to surf the Internet. For starters, random pop-ups and ads will likely frequently get displayed on the pages that you visit, preventing you from looking at the information you are interested in until you click on the advert/pop-up. Also, most browser hijackers tend to suddenly open new tabs and window in the browser or redirect the current tab you are on to the sites that they are supposed to popularize. What’s even worse is that there is no option to stop, or at least limit, the spam with ads and page redirects and the only way to put an end to this invasive activity is to uninstall Cprocsp and remove all of its components from your browser.

What is Cprocsp?

Cprocsp is an aggressive browser-redirecting hijacker that tampers with the browser’s settings without having been given permission from the user. Cprocsp will show obstructive ads and send your browser to unknown pages as long as it stays active on your Mac.If you want to find out how you can get rid of this application, you should definitely check out the removal steps in our Cprocsp uninstallation guide available down below.

The Cprocsp app

The Cprocsp app is a browser-hijacking app that replaces the homepage of Mac browsers and monitors users’ online activities. The purpose of the Cprocsp app is to learn more about your preferences and then show you relevant ads that function on a Pay-Per-Click basis.

This is why you will likely start to get redirected to sites that you may have visited earlier if there is a hijacker on your computer. However, it is also possible that this unwanted app lands you on unsafe pages that contain malware threats such as Trojans and Ransomware. The best thing you can do in order to prevent having your Mac exposed to Ransomware, Trojans, or other viruses is to uninstall the hijacker. 

Other threats of this type:

Cprverify,Cpverify,Sibelius6,Kanbanier,NanoFilefld,Ryder,Ryderd,Remcore,Pipidae,ConnectionCachefld,standardboostd , cleanparameterd , skilledobjectd , RecordMapperd , manageranalogd , InitialProgramd , ProtocolPort , ActivityInputd , initialskilld , dominantpartitiond , OriginalModuled , OperativeMachined , unithandlerd , protocolstatus , elementarytyped , standartproductd , configtyped , Analyzerwindowd , ExtendedSprintd , LauncherSetup , TrustedAnalogd


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Remove “Cprocsp” will damage your computer from Mac

The following instructions will allow you to remove “Cprocsp will damage your computer” in two ways:

  • The manual instructions will allow you to remove it on your own by downloading 2 software suites which will show you the folders the threat is located in. Installing, scanning, and deleting everything will require 1-2 hours of your time, depending on your speed and the threat itself.
    Note: If “Cprocsp” has an in-built ability to restore itself on a restart, the manual steps will not prevent that. We recommend the automatic removal.
  •  Download SpyHunter for Mac (one of the apps used in the manual instructions), scan with it, and if you decide to use the program, it will likely require about 15-20 minutes. This, however, requires an active subscription for SpyHunter, which means either to use the trial version or purchase the software.

Removal instructions:
1. Download EtreCheck from the Appstore and scan for any “Cprocsp” unsigned files. Delete them. (You can skip this step altogether and download and scan with Spyhunter instead if you don’t want to double-check things).
2. Download and install Spyhunter for Mac. Scan for any malicious files.
3. The app will show you which files are infected. Either use SpyHunter to delete them for you (the automatic removal) or do it manually, which means tracking down each detected location by yourself and deleting the file.
4. In most cases start with /private/var/root/Library/Application Support/.”Cprocsp”/”Cprocsp”
5. In Finder press Shift+Command+G to open the Find window.
6. Search for the /var directory. Then proceed and look for the /root folder inside.
7. It will most likely be locked and you will need additional permissions to meddle with it.
8. Press command+I and scroll to sharing and permissions. Add your user name to permissions.
9. Now you should be able to access the /root folder and proceed and locate the /Library folder inside it. Proceed to do the same until you are inside the /Application Support folder.
10. It is possible that the folder you look for is hidden, if that is the case use command+shift+. to locate and find the file you want to delete.
11. Delete the “Cprocsp” file.
12. If none of this helps, try the steps in this guide


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Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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