Interactive Premium Interactive Premium is an application for Mac that aggressively promotes certain websites through the uncontrolled generation of sponsored ads and automatic redirection of user searches. When activated, Interactive Premium adds new components inside the users\u2019 main web browser, including new browser toolbars and redirect buttons. Interactive Premium can manage almost any common Mac web browser but Firefox, Chrome and Safari are some of the most common targets. This, however, does not mean that it if you use a different web browser or change the current one you will be safe. Interactive Premium can change the settings of any web browser and install its own search engine or a sponsored homepage that automatically redirects you to specific sites. This is the reason why you may also see this program being referred to as a browser hijacker. The main aim of browser hijackers is to provide financial benefits to their developers through sponsored redirects to partnering web pages and through the generation of pay-per-click ads during web browsing sessions. The more users are rerouted to the advertised sites, and the more they click on the pay-per-click ads, the more income the browser hijacker developers earn. Interactive Premium for Mac Interactive Premium for Mac is an ad-displaying application that utilizes Mac browsers to reroute user search queries to sites that need promotion. Interactive Premium can modify the settings of a Mac web browser by integrating helpers like a new search engine, a sponsored homepage or quick redirect buttons. These changes will basically ensure that any time you search for something on the internet, the new search engine installed on your Mac will automatically show sponsored websites while the supported homepage will redirect you to specific URL's the moment you open a new tab. If you are a regular web user, however, and you need your browser for work, studies or simply for regular web browsing, it might be difficult for you to navigate through these sponsored pages, and find the real results for your search queries. In fact, you may often be faced with hundreds of pop-up ads, banners and redirect click prompts during your web surfing sessions and find you trapped in attempts to remove them. Without a doubt, this can be very distracting and irritating, but one thing you should not ignore is the fact that some of the pop-ups and links may potentially hide security hazards such as viruses and malware like Trojans, Ransomware and so on. What is Interactive Premium? Interactive Premium is a Mac-optimized browser extension which is used to display pay-per-click ads. Interactive Premium typically spams the Mac window with commercial advertising, pop-ups and redirect links to supported web pages. As a matter of fact, Interactive Premium is not a serious Mac threat and cannot cause harm to your computer. Nevertheless, such a browser hijacker can rarely provide any useful features to its users which can compensate for its aggressive marketing behavior. Therefore, a piece like Interactive Premium can easily be treated as a potentially unwanted program and can be uninstalled from the system without regret. The InteractivePremium app The InteractivePremium app is a program that can connect with any Mac web browser and make it display questionable advertising material. If not removed, the InteractivePremium app may reroute user searches to random web locations and expose the system to potential threats. With this in mind, we suggest that you use the guide below to uninstall this browser hijacker and protect your Mac from a possible encounter with ads and URLs that contain Trojans, viruses, ransomware and other unreliable web content. SUMMARY: Name Interactive Premium Type Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk) Symptoms You may notice that intrusive ads and automatic page redirects may start to interrupt your web browsing. Distribution Method A method known as program bundling is commonly used to distribute browser hijackers. Detection Tool Remove Interactive Premium Mac App For a quick way to remove Interactive Premium try to do this inside your Mac browser: \tOpen your Mac browser. \tGo to Preferences. \tNow navigate to the extensions sub-menu. \tLook for any unfamiliar entries, including Interactive Premium. \tRemove Interactive Premium from your Mac as well as any other suspicious-looking items by clicking on the trash bin icon. If this does not help then continue reading this article for more detailed instructions on how to get rid of Interactive Premium! 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 \u2318 (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! Start Activity Monitor\u00a0by opening\u00a0up Finder, then proceed to 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\u00a0at 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\u2019s 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\u2019s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable. Re-Launch Safari but don\u2019t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now,\u00a0Click on Preferences in the Safari menu, and then again on the Extensions tab, Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don\u2019t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don\u2019t 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. \u00a0How to Remove Interactive Premium\u00a0From Firefox in OSX: Open\u00a0Firefox,\u00a0click\u00a0on\u00a0\u00a0(top right) \u2014\u2014->\u00a0Add-ons.\u00a0Hit\u00a0Extensions\u00a0next. The problem should be lurking somewhere around here \u2013\u00a0\u00a0Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings. How to Remove Interactive Premium From Chrome\u00a0in OSX: \u00a0Start\u00a0Chrome, click\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>More\u00a0Tools\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Extensions.\u00a0There,\u00a0 find the malware\u00a0and \u00a0select\u00a0\u00a0. \u00a0Click\u00a0\u00a0again, and proceed to\u00a0Settings \u2014>\u00a0Search,\u00a0the fourth tab, select\u00a0Manage Search Engines. \u00a0Delete\u00a0everything\u00a0but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings. If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. 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