If you are getting annoying MacKeeper tabs and pop-up ads then most probably that the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) get installed on your MAC system. Adware is a type of potentially unwanted programs whose motive is to make money for its developer. It have different methods of earning by showing the advertisements forcibly to its victims. Ad-supported software can open pop-ups, show annoying advertisements, change the victim’s web browser settings, or reroute the victim’s internet browser to unwanted web-pages. Below we are discussing the solutions which are very effective in deleting ad-supported software. The guide will also assist you to remove MacKeeper tabs and pop-up ads from the Safari, Chrome, Firefox and other web-browser.
The ad-supported software that causes web-browsers to open undesired MacKeeper tabs and pop-up advertisements can attack your machine’s browsers such as the Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Maybe you approve the idea that the ads from it is just a small problem. But these unwanted MacKeeper tabs advertisements eat MAC system resources.
Even worse, it can collect your browsing history and user information, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, confidential data can be sold to third party companies.
We strongly recommend that you perform the steps below that will allow you to remove annoying MacKeeper tabs and pop-up ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove MacKeeper tabs from Safari, Chrome, Firefox
Fortunately, we have an effective solution which will assist you manually or/and automatically get rid of MacKeeper tabs from your web browser and bring your web browser settings, including search provider by default, newtab and homepage, back to normal. Below you will find a removal guide with all the steps you may need to successfully remove adware and its traces. Certain of the steps below will require you to close this website. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove MacKeeper tabs, use the following steps:
- Manual MacKeeper tabs removal
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely remove MacKeeper tabs
- How to stop annoying MacKeeper tabs and pop-up ads
- How does your computer get infected with adware
- Finish words
Manual MacKeeper tabs removal
To remove MacKeeper tabs, adware and other unwanted software you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the adware won’t show up in your program list, but some adware may. In this case, you may be able to delete it via the uninstall function of your MS Windows computer. You can do this by following the steps below.
Removing the MacKeeper tabs, check the list of installed apps first
The best way to begin the Apple Mac cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious apps. Using the Finder you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox from ads, hijackers and so on.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the ad supported software responsible for annoying MacKeeper tabs and pop-ups. If you’ve many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you’ve found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and choose “Move to Trash”. Another solution is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, choose Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Remove MacKeeper tabs from Google Chrome
Another solution to get rid of MacKeeper tabs from Chrome is Reset Google Chrome settings. This will disable harmful extensions and reset Chrome settings to default state. It’ll save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove MacKeeper tabs from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malware.
Click Safari menu and select “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown extensions from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Get rid of MacKeeper tabs from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox web-browser is redirected to MacKeeper tabs without your permission or an unknown search engine opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware that causes a large number of annoying MacKeeper tabs and pop-up advertisements. Once, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely remove MacKeeper tabs
In order to completely remove MacKeeper tabs, you not only need to uninstall adware from your machine, but also get rid of all its components in your computer including system folders. We suggest to download and run free removal utilities to automatically free your Apple Mac of adware which cause annoying MacKeeper tabs to appear.
Use MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove MacKeeper tabs
You can delete MacKeeper tabs automatically with a help of MalwareBytes. We suggest this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily delete browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- Once the downloading process is complete, close all programs and windows on your Apple Mac. Open a file location. Run the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
- Click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) utility will begin scanning the whole machine to find out ‘ad supported’ software responsible for annoying MacKeeper tabs. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) utility is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
- After finished, you will be shown the list of all detected threats on your MAC OS. Review the scan results and then click “Remove Selected Items”.
How to stop annoying MacKeeper tabs and pop-up ads
In order to increase your security and protect your MAC against new undesired ads and malicious webpages, you need to run adblocker application that stops an access to malicious advertisements and pages. Moreover, the application may block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Visit the following page to download AdGuard.
AdGuard for Mac download
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
- When the downloading process is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your MAC OS, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted advertisements, stop annoying MacKeeper tabs and pop-up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages.
How does your computer get infected with adware
Now your machine should be clean of the adware that causes web-browsers to open annoying MacKeeper tabs. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and annoying malicious web-pages) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your Apple Mac for new adwares and other malware).
If you are still having problems while trying to remove MacKeeper tabs from the Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome, then ask for help here here.