Remove Mac Exe Virus (Feb. 2019 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Mac Exe Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Mac OSX.

If you are reading this because you are worried that your computer may have gotten infected by the insidious Mac Exe Virus, then we advise you to stay on this page to learn more about the potential abilities of this nasty piece of Trojan Horse malware as well as about the ways you can counteract its infection. As we said, Mac Exe Virus is a Trojan which means that it belongs to one of the nastiest and most dangerous malware families that you can have the misfortune of getting in your computer. A typical Trojan Horse trait is the ability of these threats to perform different insidious and harmful processes in the attacked machine with few to no symptoms that may draw the user’s attention to the presence of the virus inside the system. Currently, the information available regarding the Mac Exe Virus threat is rather scarce because this particular piece of malware is quite new and its specific characteristics are still somewhat not fully explored. Even so, there are certain things that we can tell you about this infection which you should be aware of. First and foremost, due to the high versatility of the Trojan Horse viruses in general and due to Mac Exe Virus being one of them, you can expect from this threat all kinds of malicious and harmful activities that can compromise your system, personal data, virtual privacy and so on and so forth. The usual targets of the threats of the Trojan Horse category are the personal files of the user, the files of their computer’s system as well as the user’s privacy. On top of all that, some Trojans are also used as backdoor malware and are programmed to load Ransomware, Spyware, Rootkits and other additional nasty programs inside the targeted system. To prevent all of this from happening to you, be sure to take a look at and try out the instructions we’ve prepared for you in our removal guide.

What’s the best way to stop a Trojan?

Unfortunately, when it comes down to dealing with most types of malware, there aren’t any universal solutions available. The same is the case with the Trojans like Mac Exe Virus. Still, as you can see, we have prepared for those of our readers who may need it a detailed set of instructions and we’ve also added to it a recommended security tool that may help you detect and eradicate all malware data which you may have not been able to clean via the manual removal method.

However, the one truly effective way of keeping your computer safe and not letting any Trojans mess with it is by never allowing such malware to get inside it in the first place. To achieve that, you would need a reliable security tool like the one offered on this page as well as some healthy browsing habits such as never going to shady or illegal sites and pages and never opening spam messages or downloading pirated content.


Name Mac Exe
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Mostly, there won’t be any symptoms though your computer may sometimes experience errors and crashes in case of a Trojan Horse infection.
Distribution Method Shady online messages, illegal downloads and pirated content, malvertising and others.
Detection Tool

Remove Mac Exe Virus


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.



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:


Now click on Sample at the bottom:


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.


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.

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 Mac Exe Virus 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 Mac Exe Virus 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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