Manager Pages Mac

Manager Pages

Manager Pages is categorized as a browser hijacker by security experts. Manager Pages is known to cause browser redirects and different pop-up advertisements in addition to security vulnerabilities.

Manager Pages Mac

The Managerpages Mac App is likely to display pop up ads.

Hijacker apps can be terribly annoying if one such software piece manages to get installed on your computer and infiltrates your browser. In most cases, it doesn’t really matter what browser you have on your computer. Generally, browser hijackers can function from pretty much any browser you could think of – IE, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Vivaldi and so on. There is also little to no point in switching to another browser as it is highly likely for the hijacker to latch onto it as well. But what do browser hijackers do that makes them so irritating and unpleasant. Well, for starters, they are known for replacing the search engine tool, the homepage, the new-tab page or different elements from the toolbar without the user’s agreement. Also, most hijacker apps tend to trigger page redirects to random sites that the user doesn’t really want to visit. Also, generation of nagging ads, pop-ups, blinking banners, flashy box messages and so on are also a likely and commonly encountered consequence of the presence of a browser hijacker inside a given PC system. Understandably, if you currently have such an application on your computer, you’d probably like to have it removed and uninstalled so that it will no longer mess with your browser settings and spam your screen with obnoxious and obstructive advertising materials. The good thing here is that taking care of a browser hijacker-related issue isn’t overly complicated or difficult. That said, it’s also not as simple as uninstalling any other program mainly because if not thoroughly eradicated with all of its related data and files, most hijackers tend to come back to annoy you even after you have supposedly gotten rid of them.

Manager Pages on Mac

Manager Pages is known to be a browser hijacker. Numerous complaints about Manager Pages include webpage redirects, unwanted advertisements and unapproved changes to the user’s browser.

Therefore, if you presently have such an unwanted app on your computer and inside your browser, we advise you to take a look at the instructions below – they will show you what you’d need to do in order to ensure that the obstructive software piece gets uninstalled and removed in a way that won’t allow it to come back again. There’s also a removal tool added to the guide that you can use as an additional removal option, especially if you don’t think you can complete the guide on your own.

The ManagerPages App

Manager Pages is regarded as a type of a browser hijacker. Threats like Manager Pages are known to cause different problems like changing of the user’s designated home page or even the preferred browser of choice.

Obviously, there are quite a lot of hijacker apps out there since this type of software is actually rather profitable through its never-ending ads and page redirects. Pretty much every day a new hijacker version gets released and every now and then some of those new versions really take off and manage to get installed onto a big number of machines. One such hijacker version is the newly-reported Manager Pages. Again, here we are talking about a software piece that targets the user’s browser in order to use it as a hub for its web-advertising campaign. One important sidenote that we need to make here is that hijackers aren’t like Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware or other similar forms of malware. They aren’t actual virus versions and are not intended to harm your system or the files that you keep on the PC. They simply try to advertise stuff and in that way make money for their creators. However, the important thing here is that the adverts and page redirects you see on your screen when there’s a hijacker like Manager Pages installed on your PC might not always be safe and trustworthy. Many ads around the Internet are used by nefarious hackers in attempts to further spread malware viruses like the ones we’ve just mentioned (Ransomware, Trojans, etc.). Our advice for you with regards to that is to avoid the advertising content that an app like Manager Pages might stream to your browser and also to make sure to eliminate the hijacker as soon as you have the opportunity to do so.

What is Manager Pages?

Researchers have labeled Manager Pages a browser hijacker. Security problems such as Manager Pages are known to cause website redirects, intrusive advertisements and even phishing attempts.

It could be expected for a hijacker to get distributed through different spam messages, irritating and misleading online offers and request, pirated software programs, torrents, obscure and questionable streaming sites and sometimes even through their officials sites (some hijackers have actual official sites). You can also potentially get Manager Pages or some similar hijacker if you install a new program that had the hijacker bundled with its installer. That’s why it is essential that you always check the setup managers of new software for bundled content and make sure to manually leave out anything you deem suspicious and questionable.


Name Manager Pages
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Page redirects, intrusive ads and browser changes are the typical symptoms.
Distribution Method A hijacker can be distributed through misdealing ads, spam messages, installation bundles and so on.
Detection Tool

Manager Pages Virus App Uninstall

Manager Pages 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.

Manager Pages Mac


Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Manager Pages 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:

Manager Pages Mac

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

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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.

    Manager Pages 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,

    Manager Pages Mac

    and then again on the Extensions tab,

    Manager Pages 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.
    Manager Pages 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,
    Manager Pages 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

    Manager Pages Mac

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

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

    Manager Pages Mac How to Remove Manager Pages From Firefox in OSX:

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

    Manager Pages Mac

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

    Manager Pages MacHow to Remove Manager Pages From Chrome in OSX:

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

    Manager Pages Mac

     Click Manager Pages 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


    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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