This page aims to help you remove TurboMac. These TurboMac removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, as well as every version of Windows and MAC OS X.
If your browser seems to be behaving strangely, flooding you with uncountable ads and redirecting your searches every time you open it, then you most probably have got adware like TurboMac on your PC. This type of programs could be really disturbing and may significantly decrease your browsing satisfaction. Moreover, there are a few undesired activities that may invade your privacy, that’s why it is a good idea to consider removing the program that is causing them. The removal guide below will help you do that by manually detecting the TurboMac files and deleting them. In case you really want to get rid of the ads as quickly as possible, the removal tool would also do the job in just a few clicks. But before you scroll down, let’s first clarify a few things about this particular type of ads-generating software.
What is specific about adware applications?
Generally, adware is a piece of software that displays a huge number of advertising messages on the users’ screen. These messages may come in different shapes, colors and sizes and usually, appear every time you open your browser. TurboMac perfectly fits into the adware category since this is exactly what the program is doing while on your PC. If you wonder why anyone would want to flood you with annoying ads, then you should learn a bit more about the online advertising tools and methods. Ads-generating software plays a great role in it and despite being irritating, it is considered to be a legitimate way of displaying ads while users browse online. Moreover, a money-making scheme called Pay-Per-Click is involved and many software developers don’t miss the chance to take advantage of it. They receive money every time users click on the ads displayed by the adware, that’s why they usually include such programs in their software bundles and free applications installation packages. Usually, such software is “sponsored” by the ads and when users get it for free, they may get adware along. Even though there is nothing wrong with this practice, it often leads to some undesired or useless applications sneaking inside the system unnoticed. This happens during the installation process when users quick-install the whole bundle without manually selecting the desired programs through the advanced option. You may have ended up with TurboMac this way, or you may have found it in spam emails, open source platforms, torrents or promotional links.
Your antivirus won’t flag Turbomac “Virus”
First of all – Turbomac is not a virus. Many people classify TurboMac’s activity as annoying. Surely it may not be nice to be interrupted by popping boxes every now and then or not be able to land on your desired web page because of constant page redirects. Some users may get panicked when they see their browser behaves strangely and may immediately think of a virus infection. When they run a virus scan, however, the antivirus won’t detect the adware. The reason is that TurboMac is not malicious or a virus. Unlike other malware threats like Trojans, worms, spyware or even Ransomware, which would surely be detected by a good antivirus, adware does not contain malicious scripts. In fact, it is not capable of doing any major harm to your system and security experts classify it as one of the least threatening applications, which are rather undesired than harmful. However, as little as they are, there are still some security risks.
What could happen if adware operates on your system?
In its attempts to increase the chance of you clicking on the ads, TurboMac may try to optimize them according to your searches. For that, it may monitor your browsing, your history, the websites you visit and the products you click on. This practice may be considered as compromising the users’ privacy. An enormous amount of ads may cover your screen and trying to close them may become impossible. Your monitor may freeze and your computer may become sluggish due to this additional activity that is loading the processor. While trying to close the pop-ups, there is a chance you might click on a misleading ad or a link by mistake. This way, you may end up on an unsafe web location and get infected with some malware. Beware that Ransomware and Trojans do use misleading ads to infect users this way, so it is a good idea to avoid clicking on such messages or landing on suspicious websites. To eliminate this risk completely, you may wish to uninstall TurboMac from your PC. With the help of the removal guide below, we believe you will succeed in getting rid of its annoyance once and for all.
|Danger Level||Medium ( can expose you to some undesired ads and redirect you to unknowns web pages)|
|Symptoms||Huge amounts of advertising messages may flood your screen.|
|Distribution Method||Adware could be found packed inside installation wizards, spam emails, torrents, free software, open source platforms, direct downloads.|
TurboMac “Virus” Uninstall (Mac/Win)
WARNING! If you are a Mac OS X User, please refer to this guide instead: How to remove ads on Mac
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
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 SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
- Do not skip this – TurboMac may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove TurboMac from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove TurboMac from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove TurboMac from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!