Interactive Premium Mac

Interactive Premium

Interactive Premium is an application for Mac that aggressively promotes certain websites through the uncontrolled generation of sponsored ads and automatic redirection of user searches. When activated, Interactive Premium adds new components inside the users’ main web browser, including new browser toolbars and redirect buttons.

Interactive Premium Mac

The Interactive Premium Mac App

Interactive Premium can manage almost any common Mac web browser but Firefox, Chrome and Safari are some of the most common targets. This, however, does not mean that it if you use a different web browser or change the current one you will be safe. Interactive Premium can change the settings of any web browser and install its own search engine or a sponsored homepage that automatically redirects you to specific sites. This is the reason why you may also see this program being referred to as a browser hijacker.

The main aim of browser hijackers is to provide financial benefits to their developers through sponsored redirects to partnering web pages and through the generation of pay-per-click ads during web browsing sessions. The more users are rerouted to the advertised sites, and the more they click on the pay-per-click ads, the more income the browser hijacker developers earn.

Interactive Premium for Mac

Interactive Premium for Mac is an ad-displaying application that utilizes Mac browsers to reroute user search queries to sites that need promotion. Interactive Premium can modify the settings of a Mac web browser by integrating helpers like a new search engine, a sponsored homepage or quick redirect buttons. These changes will basically ensure that any time you search for something on the internet, the new search engine installed on your Mac will automatically show sponsored websites while the supported homepage will redirect you to specific URL’s the moment you open a new tab.

If you are a regular web user, however, and you need your browser for work, studies or simply for regular web browsing, it might be difficult for you to navigate through these sponsored pages, and find the real results for your search queries. In fact, you may often be faced with hundreds of pop-up ads, banners and redirect click prompts during your web surfing sessions and find you trapped in attempts to remove them.

Without a doubt, this can be very distracting and irritating, but one thing you should not ignore is the fact that some of the pop-ups and links may potentially hide security hazards such as viruses and malware like Trojans, Ransomware and so on.

What is Interactive Premium?

Interactive Premium is a Mac-optimized browser extension which is used to display pay-per-click ads. Interactive Premium typically spams the Mac window with commercial advertising, pop-ups and redirect links to supported web pages.

As a matter of fact, Interactive Premium is not a serious Mac threat and cannot cause harm to your computer. Nevertheless, such a browser hijacker can rarely provide any useful features to its users which can compensate for its aggressive marketing behavior. Therefore, a piece like Interactive Premium can easily be treated as a potentially unwanted program and can be uninstalled from the system without regret.

The InteractivePremium app

The InteractivePremium app is a program that can connect with any Mac web browser and make it display questionable advertising material. If not removed, the InteractivePremium app may reroute user searches to random web locations and expose the system to potential threats.

With this in mind, we suggest that you use the guide below to uninstall this browser hijacker and protect your Mac from a possible encounter with ads and URLs that contain Trojans, viruses, ransomware and other unreliable web content.


Name Interactive Premium
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms You may notice that intrusive ads and automatic page redirects may start to interrupt your web browsing.
Distribution Method A method known as program bundling is commonly used to distribute browser hijackers.
Detection Tool

Remove Interactive Premium Mac App

For a quick way to remove Interactive Premium 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 Interactive Premium.
  5. Remove Interactive Premium 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 Interactive Premium!

Interactive Premium 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.

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Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Interactive Premium 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:

Interactive Premium Mac

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

Interactive Premium 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.

Interactive Premium 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,

Interactive Premium Mac

and then again on the Extensions tab,

Interactive Premium 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.
Interactive Premium 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,
Interactive Premium 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

Interactive Premium Mac

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
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Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

Interactive Premium Mac How to Remove Interactive Premium From Firefox in OSX:

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

Interactive Premium Mac

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

Interactive Premium MacHow to Remove Interactive Premium From Chrome in OSX:

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

Interactive Premium Mac

 Click Interactive Premium 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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