Promote Queue is a type of rogue browser extension for Mac-compatible web browsers. The main feature of programs like Promote Queue is the generation of online ads directly on your screen during browsing sessions.
But in addition to the many popups, box messages and banners that Promote Queue may display on your screen, there are also other no less apparent symptoms of an ongoing infection. For instance, if this hijacker has embedded itself in your Safari, Chrome, Firefox or other web browser, it will typically impose certain changes to the browser’s settings.
Usually these changes will have to do with the browser’s homepage and/or the default search engine. But on top of that, you may also see new browser elements, such as an extra toolbar or similar.
Promote Queue for Mac
The only way you can remove the changes made by Promote Queue for Mac is if you fully uninstall the hijacker itself. And it’s important that you delete all components of Promote Queue for Mac, because it can otherwise reinstall itself in your system.
With that in mind, below is a detailed removal guide in step-by-step format that you can follow in order to make sure you have this hijacker completely removed from your Mac. There’s a professional removal tool available that can help take care of the process for you automatically, as well. After you have gotten rid of the ad-generating application, you will then also be free to restore your browser’s settings to their original state.
What is Promote Queue?
When dealing with software like Promote Queue for the first time, many users often panic thinking they’ve landed a virus. However, Promote Queue and browser hijackers in general are not malicious and cannot directly harm your system.
Nevertheless, it is advisable to be cautious around such pieces of programming. And the reason for this is largely due to the immense quantities of ads that they hurl at you. The thing is that there’s generally no quality control when it comes to the various websites that Promote Queue’s ads may link you to. And so it’s very common for many (if not the majority) of them to be of low or questionable quality. Hence, it’s possible to land on potentially dangerous content and real viruses like Trojans, ransomware and others.
For this reason it’s best to try and avoid interacting with any of the ads showcased by this hijacker on your screen.
The PromoteQueue app
The PromoteQueue app was most likely included in a so-called program bundle along with one or more other applications. Thus, you probably installed the PromoteQueue app without realizing it when you were installing another piece of software.
This is by far the most common means of distribution for programs like Promote Queue. But it’s relatively simple to avoid and that can be done by paying closer attention to the setup of any program you’re about to install on your computer. Be sure to opt for the advanced or custom setup so that you have more control over the process. And that, in turn, will usually give you the option to opt out of any added software components such as browser hijackers and similar.
Remove Promote Queue from Mac
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone.