StandardBoostd will damage your computer

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StandardBoostd will damage your computer

“StandardBoostd will damage your computer” is an app that tends to track down your web surfing history and uses the gathered traffic data to bombard you with targeted ads. “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” may also modify different key components of the default Mac browser and force it to display various sponsored pop-ups, banners, and redirect links.

The “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” malware on Mac

The components that most frequently get altered by “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” are the browser’s homepage and the main search engine. They typically get replaced with some new ones that are designed to redirect you to specific web locations that pay for traffic and user clicks. Other things that “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” may change are the browser’s toolbar, the new tab page and the shortcut buttons. They may complete a complete revamp of their look and may start to redirect your searches to sites full of different pop-ups, banner ads and colorful notifications.

All in all, this software can influence any browser you have on your Mac computer, including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc. Thus, apps like “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” are commonly classified as browser hijackers.

The browser hijackers are not hazardous to the system and lack the harmful abilities of threats like viruses, Trojans, Ransomware and other malware. Yet, many of the modifications made by the hijacker could impact the computer’s protection and contribute to an exposure to dangerous web locations and real malware. This is the reason why security experts usually suggest uninstalling this software as a preventive measure.

StandardBoostd will damage your computer. on Mac

“StandardBoostd will damage your computer” will damage your computer for Mac is a rogue add-on for Mac browsers that is designed to hijack their settings and use them for aggressive ad-promotion . If “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” will damage your computer for Mac gets attached to your Safari, Firefox Chrome or any other web browser, it may change its homepage, replace the search engine and start an auto-redirect service to specific websites.

You will easily figure out that your Mac browser has been hijacked by an app like “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” because you will start seeing hundreds of aggressive advertisements and will start experiencing unexpected page-redirects during your web browsing sessions. This is something that distinguishes browser hijackers from computer viruses and malware, especially Trojans and Ransomware, which typically try to hide their traces and to remain invisible for as long as possible inside the infected computer.

What is StandardBoostd will damage your computer?

“StandardBoostd will damage your computer” is a potentially unwanted Mac browser application that is defined as a browser hijacker as it takes over the main web browser without permission from the user. “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” is known to overwhelm the browser’s screen with various promotional materials that link to different sponsored web locations.

The browser hijackers’ primary objective is to be seen and to grab the users’ attention as much as possible since their goal is to promote different products, services and websites. That’s why most apps such as “StandardBoostd will damage your computer”, Cleanparameterd , skilledobjectd and Searchlee will do their best to make you see their ads and click on their links by placing them all over your screen. Some hijackers may  go as far as preventing you uninstalling them or making their ads so hard-to-remove that you simply have no other choice but to click on them or visit the promoted pages.

The StandardBoostd will damage your computer app

The “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” app is a page-redirecting and ad-generating program for Mac browsers that is not malicious but should better be removed. The activities of the “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” app may not be harmful for the system but may seriously decrease your overall web browsing experience and expose you on questionable web materials.


NameStandardBoostd will damage your computer
TypeAdware/Browser Hijacker
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Remove StandardBoostd will damage your computer malware from Mac

The following instructions will allow you to remove StandardBoostd will damage your computer in two ways:

  • The manual instructions will allow you to remove it on your own by downloading 2 software suites which will show you the folders the threat is located in. Installing, scanning, and deleting everything will require 1-2 hours of your time, depending on your speed and the threat itself.
    Note: If StandardBoostd will damage your computer has an in-built ability to restore itself on a restart, the manual steps will not prevent that. We recommend the automatic removal.
  •  Download SpyHunter for Mac (one of the apps used in the manual instructions), scan with it, and if you decide to use the program, it will likely require about 15-20 minutes. This, however, requires an active subscription for SpyHunter, which means either to use the trial version or purchase the software.

Removal instructions:
1. Download EtreCheck from the Appstore and scan for any StandardBoostd will damage your computer unsigned files. Delete them. (You can skip this step altogether and download and scan with Spyhunter instead if you don’t want to double-check things).
2. Download and install Spyhunter for Mac. Scan for any malicious files.
3. The app will show you which files are infected. Either use SpyHunter to delete them for you (the automatic removal) or do it manually, which means tracking down each detected location by yourself and deleting the file.
4. In most cases start with /private/var/root/Library/Application Support/.StandardBoostd will damage your computer/StandardBoostd will damage your computer
5. In Finder press Shift+Command+G to open the Find window.
6. Search for the /var directory. Then proceed and look for the /root folder inside.
7. It will most likely be locked and you will need additional permissions to meddle with it.
8. Press command+I and scroll to sharing and permissions. Add your user name to permissions.
9. Now you should be able to access the /root folder and proceed and locate the /Library folder inside it. Proceed to do the same until you are inside the /Application Support folder.
10. It is possible that the folder you look for is hidden, if that is the case use command+shift+. to locate and find the file you want to delete.
11. Delete the StandardBoostd will damage your computer file.
12. If none of this helps, try the steps in this guide

Most browser hijackers, including “StandardBoostd will damage your computer”, tend to install an extension inside the main web browser in order to facilitate their ad-generating and page-redirecting activities. If you can detect that extension and remove it, however, you may be able to prevent “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” from further disturbing you.

That’s why before you go to the instructions in the guide below, we suggest you try this method first:

  1. Launch the Mac browser that is having unusual behavior. That could be Safari or some other browser that you are using.
  2. Next, from its Settings Menu, find the Preferences option.
  3. Next, locate the Extensions option and open it.
  4. You should be able to see all the extensions that have been installed in your browser in a list. Search for the “StandardBoostd” extension and remove it.
  5. Then, check again for other unfamiliar entries that you don’t want to keep in the browser and remove them as well. Sometimes, the extensions related to “StandardBoostd” may not have the same name, so look carefully.

After you are done with that, close the browser, restart your Mac computer and launch the affected browser again to see if the problem has been resolved. 

If “StandardBoostd” is still present and is causing you disturbance, then you need to use the more detailed steps in the guide that follows:


During the next steps, it is required that you Quit the hijacked browser. If this is Safari, and the browser hijacker is not letting you quit it, use the Force Quit Safari option from the browser’s Apple Menu. (click on the Apple icon>Force Quit)



Once the browser is completely closed, start the Mac’s Activity Monitor by navigating to: activity-monitor

The Activity Monitor will give you information about the processes that are currently running on your Mac. Your task there will be to find the processes that belong to “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” and are causing you trouble. Keep in mind that it is not necessary that they have the same name. That’s why you may need to google the processes that look suspicious in order to check if they are legitimate or not.

 When you find a process that you strongly believe belongs to the browser hijacker, highlight it and click on the “i” button at the top. This will immediately open an information box for that process that should look like this:


Go to the bottom left corner and click on the Sample button to generate a sample of the highlighted process:


Then, click on Save to save the generated sample file. 

Take that saved file and drop it in the free online virus scanner that is available here:

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    After the scan completes, you will know if the sample file has malicious code in it or not. In case it does, delete it and then go back to the Activity Monitor to Quit the sampled process.

    You can scan the sample files of every process you suspect could be dangerous with our scanner, so don’t hesitate to do so if you need to detect the correct “StandardBoostd will damage your computer”-related entries.


    In this step, you need to launch your affected browser (Safari) without letting it automatically open pages related to “StandardBoostd will damage your computer”. Keeping the Shift key from the keyboard while launching the browser should do that trick. 

    However, if, by any chance, some unwanted pages, tabs, and sites get opened on their own after the launch, you need to Quit Safari, disconnect from the Internet, and try the Shift-launch trick again.

    Here is how to quickly disconnect from the Internet on your Mac:

    • switch off your Wi-Fi by going to your Mac’s Menu and selecting Wi-Fi off.
    • or unplug the Ethernet cable from the computer if this is how you are connected to the Internet.

    Now, after the browser has been launched safely, it is time to dig into its settings and remove any traces that “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” might have left in there. For that, click on the Safari menu>Preferences.

    Preferences in Safari

    Go to the icon that writes “Extensions”:

    extensions in safari

    If you detect extensions that you haven’t installed willingly or are linked to “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” and look questionable, uninstall them.


    After that, while you are still in the Preferences menu open the Privacy tab and select the option that says “Remove All Website Data” and confirm the action to clear out all cookies and site data related to “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” and its sponsored pages.

    Attention! This action will sing you off all web accounts so make sure that you know your login credentials to sign in again.

    Privacy in Safari

    Remain in the Preferences menu because this time you will have some job in the General tab:

    General Tab in Safari

    Click it and go to the Homepage section. Check the URL that is written there and if it is not the one that you want, replace it with a homepage that you prefer.  
    Default Home Page

    After you have set your preferred homepage URL, the last thing that you need to do in Safari is to select the History menu and tap on Clear Browsing History

    Attention! Browser Hijackers like “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” may affect many different browsers. Thus, if you have other browsers on your Mac, even if you don’t use them, it is a good idea to check them for unwanted changes.

    firefox-512 How to Remove “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” From Firefox in OSX:

    Here are some quick instructions for Firefox users that will help to detect “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” and remove it from there.

    Open the browser,  click on mozilla menu (this is the main menu icon), and choose Add-ons>>Extensions.

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    Remove any extensions that seem unwanted or “StandardBoostd will damage your computer”-related and Refresh Your Firefox Settings.

    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundHow to Remove “StandardBoostd will damage your computer” From Chrome in OSX:

     Here is what to do if you are a Google Chrome User:

    Launch Chrome, click the main menu icon chrome menu icon and then find More Tools Extensions. Once in the Extensions tab, you need


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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


    • We had a dialogue box pop up on one of our Macs this morning “”StandardBoostd” will damage your computer.” Then, in grey: ‘This file was downloaded on an unknown date.’ With a tick box followed by “Report malware to Apple to protect other users” (no full stop at the end). We cannot remove the dialogue box which reappears after restarting [forced]. I feel the dialogue box is stopping it from being restarted normally.

      We tried installing your ‘SpyHunter’ software but nothing happens after double-clicking.

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