Dynamic Extra Mac

Dynamic Extra

Dynamic Extra is a browser extension for Mac, the main purpose of which is to redirect its users to promotional pages and paid advertisements. To do that, Dynamic Extra typically introduces changes to the main web browser and imposes its sponsored homepage or a pre-defined search engine that performs automatic redirects.

Dynamic Extra Mac

The Dynamic Extra Mac App

These helper components easily can integrate with popular browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox and usually cannot be personalized or uninstalled by the users as they follow pre-defined behavior. In some cases it is believed that these new elements will somehow enhance the user’s browsing experience, but the fact is that they only help the hijacker program to accomplish its page redirect activities.

Applications such as Dynamic Extra are also able to generate an unstoppable flow of pop-up messages, banners and hard-to-remove ads during your regular browsing sessions and to trick the Mac users into clicking on them. This is a common activity for a class of software known as browser hijackers and, in the next paragraphs, we will explain to you how to deal with them. If you need help uninstalling Dynamic Extra from your Mac, we suggest you finish reading this article and then scroll down to the removal guide that we have posted below.

Dynamic Extra for Mac

Dynamic Extra for Mac is an aggressive advertising program that installs new elements in your web browser to spam your screen with ads and promotional links. The revenue of Dynamic Extra for Mac is based on the number of users redirected to the promotional sites and ads of this application.

The intrusive behavior of this program is what causes irritation and disturbance to a lot of web users. Dynamic Extra can literally flood the screen of any Mac with a number of page-redirect links, pop-ups, banners, and other irritating forms of online advertising the moment you open your web browser. The main problem, though, is not the frustration due to the advertising, but the chance to accidentally click on some risky websites such as a phishing page or a platform that distributed viruses such as Trojans, Spyware or Ransomware.

What is Dynamic Extra?

Dynamic Extra is an unwelcome online advertising application for Mac, recognized as a browser hijacker. When enabled, Dynamic Extra adds new components inside the main browser that ensure automatic redirects to pre-defined web pages, promotional links, and ads.

A browser hijacker, despite being quite annoying, is not software that can harm a Mac computer in a serious way. Yet, if such software is left in the machine for too long, certain security problems can occur because its activities could potentially compromise the overall system protection and performance. For instance, while Dynamic Extra is in your Mac, you may experience significant system lags, browser unresponsiveness, and even sudden crashes caused by a system overload with ad-generating background processes. Therefore, we strongly advise our readers to uninstall such browser hijackers from their systems before they start to see any troubling issues.

The DynamicExtra app

The DynamicExtra app is a piece of software that displays aggressive advertisements during the regular web browsing and updates the settings of the main browser to make it handle more of these advertisements. The DynamicExtra app is not designed to negatively affect a Mac computer, but it can expose it to danger.

A careless click on a misleading link or a pop-up could easily infect the computer with real threats like Trojans, Ransomware viruses or Spyware. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Dynamic Extra and uninstall the changes it imposed on your browsing program with the help of the following removal guide.


Name Dynamic Extra
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms You may witness unwelcome browser changes and aggressive redirects to random sites.
Distribution Method Browser Hijackers are often distributed in a bundle with other free programs, spam messages, click-bait ads and torrents.
Detection Tool

Remove Dynamic Extra Virus

For a quick way to remove Dynamic Extra try to do this inside your Mac browser:

  1. Open your Mac browser.
  2. Go to Preferences.
  3. Now navigate to the extensions sub-menu.
  4. Look for any unfamiliar entries, including Dynamic Extra.
  5. Remove Dynamic Extra from your Mac as well as any other suspicious-looking items by clicking on the trash bin icon.

If this does not help then continue reading this article for more detailed instructions on how to get rid of Dynamic Extra!

Dynamic Extra Mac

The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.

Dynamic Extra Mac


Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Dynamic Extra Mac

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:

Dynamic Extra Mac

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

Dynamic Extra Mac

Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

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The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

First, Force Quit Safari again.

Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.

Dynamic Extra Mac

Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

Dynamic Extra Mac

and then again on the Extensions tab,

Dynamic Extra Mac

Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.
Dynamic Extra Mac

The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
Dynamic Extra Mac

Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. Keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.

Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

Dynamic Extra Mac

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
Dynamic Extra Mac

Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

Dynamic Extra Mac How to Remove Dynamic Extra From Firefox in OSX:

Open Firefoxclick on Dynamic Extra Mac (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

Dynamic Extra Mac

The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.

Dynamic Extra MacHow to Remove Dynamic Extra From Chrome in OSX:

 Start Chrome, click Dynamic Extra Mac —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  Dynamic Extra Mac.

Dynamic Extra Mac

 Click Dynamic Extra Mac again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


About the author


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.

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