Mac Virus

Multy App

Multy App

Multy App is a type of rogue software designed for online promotion of different sites and products. The reason Multy App is deemed unwanted is that it will flood the main browser of your Mac with ads and reroute its traffic to sites it’s programmed to promote.

Multy app

The Multy App app Virus will redirect your searches

If you are unsure what to do if this undesirable app has recently latched onto your Safari, Chrome, or another browser and is currently filling it with various forms of advertising content, then you must know that uninstalling such software is not always easy, This type of apps (called browser hijackers) are specifically designed to be as difficult to remove as possible, while still remaining legal pieces of software. However, if you want to get rid of the new search engine and starting page that Multy App has introduced to your browsers as well as put an end to the constant redirects to obscure ad-heavy sites caused by this annoying app, we may have the right solution for you in our guide at the bottom of the current post. Before you try to use it, however, we would advise you to first go finish reading the article itself in order to learn something more about the nature of these apps.

Multy App for Mac

Multy App for Mac is a browser hijacker created specifically for Mac machines and programmed to get installed in their main browsers. Multy App for Mac won’t damage the system of your computer but it will cause unwanted page-redirects in the browser.

Again, the goal of this activity is financial profit – the owners of the site that get promoted by this unwanted app pay for this type of promotion to the people who’ve created the hijacker. However, there’s little else that the hijacker itself could do in order to compensate for its intrusiveness. Some apps of this category offer some superficial functionality in order to get more users to download it but, in the end, there’s little to no reason to keep such an app installed in your computer.

What is Multy App?

Multy App is an undesirable junkware app that is able to automatically introduce settings changes to your browser without requiring your permission. Once Multy App makes the changes, it won’t allow you to override them or it will re-introduce them to the browser if you undo them.

Naturally, this would be particularly frustrating for most users, especially to the ones who don’t know how to handle this situation. On some forums, you may also see people calling this app a virus and while Multy App isn’t really a threatening program similar to a Trojan or a Ransomware virus, there’s certainly a basis for making such claims because it’s still an app that takes over the browser and changes it without first consulting you.

The Multy App

The Multy App is a sort of application belonging to the browser hijacker category and able to show obscure ads over the most important part of a page. The Multy App can also make you visit sites with questionable content and look through your browsing history.

The best piece of advice we can give you here is to make sure to remove this invasive software as that will help you make your Mac safer and less likely to get targeted by Viruses, Trojans, or Ransomware.

SUMMARY:

Name Multy App
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Unwanted anc unauthorized changes in the browser are the most common symptoms.
Distribution Method The preferred methods for spreading hijackers is the file-bundling technique.
Detection Tool

Remove Multy App 

Step1

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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.

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to activity-monitor

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:

chromeinfo

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

chromesample

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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Step3

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.

Step4

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,

Preferences in Safari

and then again on the Extensions tab,

extensions in safari

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.
Step5

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,
Privacy in Safari

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

General Tab in Safari

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
Default Home Page

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

firefox-512 How to Remove Multy App From Firefox in OSX:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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


chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundHow to Remove Multy App From Chrome in OSX:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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 Click chrome menu icon 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!


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