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This page aims to help you remove Unpollute My Mac “Virus”. These Unpollute My Mac “Virus” removal instructions work for Safari, Chrome and Firefox, as well as every version of Mac.

There may be just few things more annoying than the appearance of ads while you are trying to use your browser apps and reach a certain web page. What’s even more irritating might be the fact that these advertisements may infect all the browser apps you have installed on your PC – Safari, Firefox, Chrome or others. The software which might be the reason for all of the aforementioned bothering effects is called Adware, and this article is all about an exact version of it, called Unpollute My Mac “Virus”.

Unpollute My Mac “Virus” – specific characteristics:

As an Adware-like product, Unpollute My Mac “Virus”’s normal behaviour comprises the daily generation of pop-ups, banners, tabs, boxes and/or other versions of cyber ads inside your browser apps. Generally, these advertisements can’t seriously damage your computer or you in any way. They may just make it slower provided that too many of them get displayed at one and the same time. If the intensity of their production is too intense, you may become completely unable to use your browser apps, as they might get completely covered by various ads.

Is such an Adware program malicious?

Luckily, no Adware version belongs to any of the known categories of malware. Unpollute My Mac “Virus” is not close to any typical virus type – either Ransomware, or Trojans. These two types of malware usually cause very serious trouble like stealing banking credentials or stealing your money from your bank accounts; hacking your private accounts, or pretending to be you and possibly performing some illegal things.

On the contrary, no actual encryption of data, no ransom-demanding messages or any form of harassment may come from an infection with an Adware.

Why is Adware seen as potentially unwanted software then?

Some of the characteristics of Adware may seem to be more or less too intrusive. For example, some Adware versions could have the capability of keeping track of your online activities like your most current online searches. As soon as the Adware has access to such information, it may be able to link the stream of the popping up ads to your supposed personal interests.

If you really don’t know how you have come across such a program, think twice…

Such programs cannot infect your system by themselves, they are not real viruses, and they lack the malicious capability of sneaking into someone’s PC. That’s why it is more likely that you have  incorporated such program into your computer unknowingly.

How do you catch Adware?

  • It is possible that you have downloaded a free bundle (a combo of some free programs/apps) and installed it, either using the Default feature, or any other that provides a quick or automatic installation. If you have chosen such an installer function, the entire content of the selected bundle has been installed on your system.
  • Also, it’s likely that you have opened a contagious web page or clicked on another annoying ad, and by doing so, you have received Unpollute My Mac “Virus” as a bonus.
  • Another possibility is that you have recently downloaded an infected torrent or some sort of shareware.
  • Adware may also get spread as spam, so you may have opened a letter or downloaded an attachment from your email by mistake and clicked somewhere inside them.

The way to avoid Unpollute My Mac “Virus”:

Below we have gathered a set of useful prevention tips, which can assist you in avoiding a potential contamination with Adware-like programs. What we have found helpful to be done is:

– Ordinary as it may sound, just stay away from the probable Adware sources, which basically means that you should avoid spam, program bundles and suspicious torrents at all costs.

– If you indeed need to use a program from a bundle for free, and really find it necessary to install such a product, do it in the most sensible way – via performing the installation process in the Custom or the Advanced way. Normally, using these features gives you the chance to choose only the programs that you really want and to simply avoid installing the others, including the potential Adware inside the bundle.

– For sure, your PC really deserves the best anti-virus tool, so be sure to equip yours with one. Don’t think about the money when it comes to web security, and you won’t regret it.

Removal of this Adware:

A full removal can be done successfully by following the steps of the Guide below.

 

SUMMARY:

Name Unpollute My Mac
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms An annoying generation of ads inside your browser apps.
Distribution Method Inside torrents, shareware, contagious web pages and bundles.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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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

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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:

chromeinfo

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 Unpollute My Mac “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 Unpollute My Mac “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!