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Remove Number One Vpn Virus (iPhone/Mac) Sept. 2019 Update

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Number One Vpn

As soon as a browser hijacker such as Number One Vpn gets installed on your system, you may realize that some unwanted modifications may occur in your browser. A change in your homepage, which gets replaced by some sponsored page, or a replacement of your default search engine are highly probable. You may also start to experience frequent redirects to different pages, full of ads, banners, pop-ups, and similar sponsored content. Every time you open your browser, be it Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, or another one, dozens of advertisements may start appearing on your screen, and every new tab in your browser may come flooded with banners, pop-up boxes, redirect links, blinking notifications, and sponsored posts. In the removal guide below, however, we will show you how to safely uninstall the unwanted program, along with all of its changes from Chrome, Firefox, and IE.

How can you land the Number One Vpn Virus on your computer?

Number One Vpn Virus

The Virus will spam you with Pop-up windows.

Number One Vpn can find its way to your machine when you download, and install some free software, that’s either from a spam email attachment, a torrent, a free download link, or from a shareware site. Information about any added elements such as Number One Vpn can be found within the setup, usually under the advanced, or the custom settings, as well as in the EULA. If you pay attention during the installation process, you may see it in the program bundle of the applications you are installing. But if you directly go for the default setup settings (which you’ve had likely done since you’ve ended up on this page), then you’ll most likely get Number One Vpn installed without further notice.

Why is it a good idea to uninstall the Number One Vpn Virus?

In some cases, the fact that your browser is constantly redirecting you to different sites, and spamming your screen with various advertisements, may be enough to drive you crazy. And if the unstoppable flow of blinking boxes, new tabs, and page redirects prevents you from browsing the internet in peace, you may want to remove the browser hijacker completely.

There may be one more good reason for that, you to want to uninstall the hijacker. Threats like Ransomware, Trojans, and computer viruses usually use fake ads, and misleading links to infect unsuspecting web users. Therefore, the possibility of you bumping into such dangers while clicking on the random ads displayed by a program like Number One Vpn is always present. And while such a scenario does not occur often, there is still a risk that you cannot predict, and shouldn’t ignore.
In reality, catching a Trojan, a Ransomware, or other malware from advertisements is an indirect risk. Yet, you may be subjected to it as a result of the constant exposure to advertisements, generated by the hijacker. However, don’t think that because of this, a browser hijacker is equal to a malicious threat. In reality, a program like Number One Vpn cannot do anything directly harmful to your system except annoy you with its ads, and to mess with your browser. Therefore, you should not panic when if you encounter such an app in your machine, as it is not a virus (as many users may mistakenly believe).

However, if you want to keep your system clean from such programs, it’s a good idea to install some trusted anti-malware software in the computer. And if you decide to remove Number One Vpn, and its related ads, and browser changes, just follow the instructions below. We’ve given you detailed instructions on how to deal with the removal manually, but if you encounter any problems, do not hesitate to use the attached professional removal tool, and/or to leave us a comment.


Name Number One Vpn
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  You may start to experience frequent page-redirects to different sites full of sponsored content.
Distribution Method Software bundles, free installers, automatic installation managers, torrents, ads, spam.
Detection Tool

Number One Vpn Virus Removal

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading ComboCleaner to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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.



To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading ComboCleaner
a professional malware removal tool.

More information on ComboCleaner, steps to uninstallEULA, and Privacy Policy.

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 Number One Vpn 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 Number One Vpn 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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