Cpverify Mac

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Cpverify is a page-rerouting program that aims at filling the screen of Mac web browsers with pop-up ads, banners and page redirect prompts. From a security perspective, Cpverify is a browser hijacker able to adjust the settings of any Mac browser in order to accommodate aggressive online advertising campaigns.Web users who have Cpverify on their Mac may often experience unwanted redirects to different websites and to unfamiliar domains that have nothing to do with their actual web browser searches. Some common symptoms of a browser hijacker in your system may include a computer screen that gets constantly filled with pop-ups, banner ads and other forms of promotional messages that are difficult to remove.

Application was dropped or rewritten from Cpverify process
Some applications on Mac were dropped or rewritten from the Cpverify.exe process

Another symptom is the change of the browser’s homepage and/or the main search engine URL, which ensures the auto-rerouting of users to certain pre-defined sites. Such unpleasant symptoms can quickly convince anyone to uninstall Cpverify from browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers. Fortunately, this task is not that difficult with the help of a removal guide or a professional removal tool like the one below.

Cpverify for Mac

Cpverify is a web-hijacking tool for Mac created to hijack the default browser and change its settings. Cpverify for Mac usually changes the usual homepage and search engine of your browser and displays new content that is supported.You may have found that, regardless of what you do, you cannot remove or uninstall these modifications. This is a common issue faced by many web users. That’s why some people soon assume that they must have caught a virus or some malware from the Trojan or the Ransomware class because they can’t remove the browser hijacker by themselves. Nevertheless, Cpverify is not a program meant to destroy your Mac computer. It is used only for advertising purposes.

malicious activities on Mac by Cpverify
Behavior activities of Cpverify on Mac looks malicious

What is Cpverify?

Cpverify is a Mac browser hijacker program that is designed to promote web services, products and webpages through the aggressive display of online ads on the browser’s screen. Each time users click some of the promotional posts that Cpverify shows, the developers of the browser hijacker earn pay-per-click revenue. At the same time, a website or a given product is marketed, and this is the ultimate objective of the advertisers using such applications.

The Cpverify app

The Cpverify app is a potentially unwanted web app that uses aggressive online ads to land web users on specific websites. The Cpverify app is technically not a virus from a software standpoint, yet its supported ads and redirects can land users on questionable websites.

For that reason, most security experts advise to preventively uninstall the browser hijacker. In addition, clicking on pop-up ads, banners, and links that appear randomly on your screen is not the best idea because dangers such as Ransomware and Trojans are one click away. We, therefore, recommend avoiding any contact with any ads or connections shown on your computer on Cpverify or other browser hijackers and using the instructions in the removal guide below to permanently delete them.

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Remove “Cpverify” will damage your computer from Mac

The following instructions will allow you to remove “Cpverify 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 “Cpverify” 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 “Cpverify” 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/.”Cpverify”/”Cpverify”
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 “Cpverify” file.
12. If none of this helps, try the steps in this guide


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Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


  • Hi Lidia, how did you find that “cpverify is a browser hijacker able to adjust the settings of any Mac browser in order to accommodate aggressive online advertising campaigns”?
    It looks false to me, because I have that utility installed on my Mac, but I’ve never faced with such behavior.
    I’ve got “will damage your computer” warning from MacOS just yesterday, while app was installed years ago.
    So here are my findings:
    1) cpverify (located at `/opt/cprocsp/bin/cpverify`) is a utility associated with CryptoPro app (https://cryptopro.ru/) – this is an app used for digital signature, that accepted by government.
    2) Apple rejected developer certificates of CryptoPro yesterday, due to US sanctions. That’s why this warning pop ups now.

    > Behavior activities of Cpverify on Mac looks malicious:
    What exactly is malicious on that screenshot? Also I see you have a dmg image of CryptoPro app next to it, so I guess you know what is it actually..

    So I would say it’s harmless and useless now: it cannot damage your Mac and you cannot run it at all: as MacOS will block it with “will damage your computer” warning

    • Hi Alex,
      thank you for your reply. We will just keep the guide so others know how to remove the “Will damage your computer” message.

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