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This page aims to help you remove the “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up . Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

If you’re on this page, you’ve probably noticed a new program called “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up that has recently made some changes in your browser. The strange program has probably changed your homepage, and has replaced your default search engine with a different one. As a result, now every time you open your browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Edge, etc.), dozens of ads, and page-redirects are getting displayed on your screen, and you don’t know how to stop them from nagging you. If this is the case, the instructions below are then made just for you. There, you will find a removal guide with concrete steps on how to remove the source of this disturbance, and uninstall all of its changes.

Is the “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up a virus?

Although the term “Browser Hijacker” may sound scary, this software is not something you should worry about. If you are facing a program like “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up for the first time, then you should know that these pieces of software are usually harmless applications used for online advertising. They are typically not capable of conducting any harmful activities, unlike the computer viruses, or the real malicious threats of the Internet. For instance, they cannot encrypt your files the way a Ransomware cryptovirus can, nor can they replicate on other machines as the viruses do. However, with their somewhat irritating behavior, the Browser Hijackers have gained their fame as potentially unwanted programs.

The Browser Hijackers are developed, and specially programmed to display an enormous number of advertising messages that can come in various shapes, and sizes. Random ads, colorful banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, sponsored messages, notification boxes are all content that a Browser Hijacker could generate. “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up is one of those programs, and most of the things you are experiencing with it are related to the display of these advertisements. Such programs, however, may perform some other activities too, which might be the reason why some users may want to remove them from their systems.

“Your mac security analysis” Pop Up may be tracking the activity of users.

What we are referring to here is the fact that not only can a program like “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up generate ads, but also it can replace the browser’s homepage, or the main search engine, and initiate automatic page-redirects to different sponsored sites. In addition to that, the hijacker may monitor, for example, the users’ last web searches, the pages they visit, the products, and services that they like, and share on social media, and even their location. Usually, this traffic data is passed on to third parties and may be used for different purposes. In most cases, the developers may simply be trying to optimize the ads the users see with the sole purpose of making people click on the blinking boxes. However, the random exposure to various ads, and the automatic page-redirects may hide certain security risks. For instance, you can never know where the hijacker may land you and, in case you come across some unreliable pages, or sketchy ads, the chances of catching a virus, a Ransomware, a Trojan, or other malware are very real. Therefore, our suggestion is to avoid any interaction with the messages that “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up may display, and use the instructions in the removal guide below to uninstall the advertising program.

SUMMARY:

Name “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  The browser hijacker may replace your homepage or install a new search engine which constantly redirects you to sponsored pages.
Distribution Method Software bundles, torrents, ads, and different free installers can commonly distribute browser hijackers.
Detection Tool

Remove “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

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).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up  from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up  from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove “Your mac security analysis” Pop Up  from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

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 up 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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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!


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