Speedup Mac Pro
Speedup Mac Pro is a rogue program displaying warnings for apparent safety breaches. What Speedup Mac Pro does not disclose however, is that ti comes bundled with the malware it claims to remove. For these practices. Speedup Mac Pro is labeled scareware.
A Browser Hijacker is an invasive and annoying piece of software that is programmed to operate as an additional element to browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and others. Though hijackers oftentimes get confused with viruses, Trojans, and even Ransomware, their nature is almost never malicious. They aren’t supposed to cause harm to the computer they are in, or to mess with the user’s data or computer in any way. However, their very presence in the system could be quite unpleasant, irritating, and may sometimes indirectly lead to the decrease of the computer’s security.
In the following lines, we will be focusing on a hijacker known for promoting a page called Speedup Mac Pro by automatically making that page the user’s homepage, by imposing a new search engine in the browser that may page-redirect you to Speedup Mac Pro, and by introducing other unwelcome changes in the browser. Understandably, users who face this kind of annoyance are usually eager to get rid of the pesky hijacker. However, even if you are among the few people who do not mind the browser changes all that much, you should still know that it is better for your system and browser to have the hijacker uninstalled. If you do not know how to do this on your own, you can try using the guide you will find down this page. Its manual instructions as well as the advanced removal tool we have linked there are two great options of eliminating the invasive piece of software.
Is Speedup Mac Pro a virus?
Speedup Mac Pro displays unwanted frightening messages to users. This is a classical example of how some malware works – the same kinds Speedup Mac Pro “removes.”
There are usually two typical goals that most hijackers have programmed into them. The first one is to promote something – it could be a certain page (such as Speedup Mac Pro), ads from different online stores, some software products, online services, and more. To ensure that the promotion is effective, the hijacker is likely to make various changes in the targeted browser’s settings. Those changes, however, are usually quite irritating, and may sometimes even make your system less safe. In addition to that, the hijacker is likely to prevent you from bringing back your old browser settings, which means that the only way to have control over the affected settings in the browser would be to uninstall the hijacker. As we said, the guide posted on this page will help you with this task.
The other typical goal of mot hijackers is to collect advertising (telemetry) data from the user’s browser. This means that, aside from making Speedup Mac Pro your homepage, the hijacker that has been bothering you is also likely to keep tabs on the sites you visit, the things you like online, the videos you watch, and so on and so forth. It is no secret that many sites and online services use such methods in order to gather valuable marketing data, but most of them at least give you some options to customize just how much of your data you would allow to be gathered. A hijacker, on the other hand, hardly ever gives you such options, and instead secretly collects all kinds of browser-relate info in order to make some extra profit for its creators.
|Name||Speedup Mac Pro|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||The most common symptoms are changes in the starting page, and in the search engine of the browser.|
|Distribution Method||The method known as file-bundling is most commonly used to spread such hijackers.|
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Remove Speedup Mac Pro
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.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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:
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,
and then again on the Extensions tab,
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,
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
Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.
How to Remove Speedup Mac Pro From Firefox in OSX:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
The problem should be lurking somewhere around here – Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.
How to Remove Speedup Mac Pro From Chrome in OSX:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select .
Click 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!