Mac Virus

Navlibx Mac

 

Navlibx

Navlibx is a file related to the Symantec Antivirus but sometimes malware may hijack it and use it to compromise your Mac. The Navlibx file itself isn’t a virus but if your Mac warns you against it, it’s best to check your computer for malware.

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“‘Navlibx’ will damage your computer” error pop up

If you are reading this, you have probably seen a warning message on your Mac computer that reads “Navlibx will damage your computer”. This has been a commonly encountered issue in recent days, as many users have reported that this same warning has popped-up on their Mac computers. Since Mac’s built-in security features deem Navlibx dangerous, it seems safe to assume that it is some kind of virus. However, in this particular case, this file may actually be something that isn’t harmful.

According to our research, Navlibx is a file that is most likely related to the Symantec Antivirus, which means that it is not related to actual malware. The most likely reason for this warning is a compatibility issue between Symantec’s latest version and macOS. It seems that Symantec is currently working on a fix which should end the compatibility problem, and hopefully stop this warning from appearing again. So if you are not sure you have an actual malware issue it is likely that the Navlibx removal guide below does not apply to your case.

The Navlibx Malware

The Navlibx malware is any hazardous program or application that may exploit the Navlibx file to infect your Mac. The Navlibx malware may affect your browsers, try to spam you with fake or misleading advertisements, and collect data related to your browsing habits.

We told you about what seems to be the likely reason for this Mac warning, but this doesn’t mean that it can be guaranteed that the Navlibx file you have on your Mac is absolutely safe. Maybe the warning is caused by compatibility issues, but it is also not fully excluded that hackers may have hijacked the file in question in order to use it to infiltrate your Mac. This is why you shouldn’t let your guard down and must make sure to secure your Mac.

For starters, you can try the steps from the guide you will see on this page. This will help you detect any potentially dangerous data or software in your Mac and remove it before it has caused any actual damage. Some reports suggest that potentially unwanted apps such as adware or browser hijackers may be related to the Navlibx file, so if you have recently started seeing an increased amount of advertising and promotional materials in your browser, a Navlibx virus/adware/browser hijacker may be behind this. Still, even if you don’t see anything suspicious, it may still be a good idea to scan your computer for malware. There is a specialized anti-malware tool in the guide below that can help you detect (and remove) anything that may be potentially unwanted or harmful.

Navlibx on Mac

Navlibx on Mac is a file used by the Symantec antivirus that might get exploited by harmful programs that seek to infect your computer. Navlibx on Mac isn’t a danger in and of itself, but you should still scan your Mac for malware.

We cannot tell for sure if the Navlibx virus warning in your case is a simply a Symantec bug or is something more dangerous, but if there’s malware, adware, or a browser hijacker in your Mac, it has most likely gotten there because of your carelessness while surfing the net. It is, therefore, important to keep away from sketchy sites, especially if they offer you any downloadable content. Only download software from reliable sources and even then check the License Agreement and the added bonus apps (if there are any). It is crucial that you only install software that you know you can trust so keep that in mind for future reference.

SUMMARY:

Name Navlibx
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Hijackers are pesky ads that tend to make unwanted changes to the targeted browser.
Distribution Method Among the most popular distribution methods are the file bundles, the spam messaging and the malvertising.
Detection Tool

Please bear in mind that the Navlibx removal guide below is not intended for the removal of the genuine Navlibx file that is connected to the Norton Antivirus protection. The Navlibx removal guide to follow is intended only for the virus-like apps that may have compromised the navlibx file or pretent to be the genuine article.

Navlibx Mac Removal

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:

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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 Navlibx 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 Navlibx 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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