Q. How can I get rid of unwanted Apple.com-fixing.live popups on my internet browsers?
A. Apple.com-fixing.live is a misleading web-site that created to trick you into installing an unwanted software, PUPs, or adware. If you are constantly getting undesired Apple.com-fixing.live pop ups on your Apple Mac then it indicate that your system is already infected by adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) or PUP (potentially unwanted program).
What is the purpose of adware? Adware is something which you should be aware of even if you use Google Chrome or other modern internet browser. This is the name given to software that have been designed to display annoying ads and popup commercials onto your web-browser screen. The reason for adware’s existence is to make profit for its author.
Adware can install a component that enables its author to track which web pages you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to select the type of advertisements they display you. So, if you had adware on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is gathering and sharing your confidential data with third parties, without your say-so.
We strongly suggest that you perform the guide below that will help you to get rid of Apple.com-fixing.live pop-ups using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove Apple.com-fixing.live pop up scam (removal instructions)
Fortunately, it is not hard to get rid of adware software which causes Apple.com-fixing.live scam on your browser. In the following guidance, we will provide two solutions to free your computer of this adware software. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal way. You can select the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to get rid of Apple.com-fixing.live pop-up scam right now!
To remove Apple.com-fixing.live pop-ups, execute the steps below:
- How to manually remove Apple.com-fixing.live
- Apple.com-fixing.live pop-up automatic removal
- Use AdBlocker to block Apple.com-fixing.live and stay safe online
- Method of adware intrusion into your MAC system
- Finish words
How to manually remove Apple.com-fixing.live
To remove Apple.com-fixing.live popup, adware software and other unwanted applications 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 remove it through the uninstall function of your MAC. You can do this by completing the steps below.
Uninstall suspicious apps through the Finder
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of intrusive advertisements or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Applications’ list that located in the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications” as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your MAC. We recommend to pay maximum attention to the application you installed last. Most probably, it’s the adware software that causes multiple Apple.com-fixing.live popups. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply right click on its name, and choose “Move to Trash”.
Don’t forget, choose Finder, then “Empty Trash”.
Delete Apple.com-fixing.live scam from Firefox
If Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware software, your internet browser shows undesired pop up ads, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Apple.com-fixing.live pop-ups from Safari
By resetting Safari internet browser you restore your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that causes Apple.com-fixing.live pop-up scam on your web browser.
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, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to get rid of 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”.
Remove Apple.com-fixing.live scam from Chrome
If your Google Chrome browser is redirected to undesired Apple.com-fixing.live web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: 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 shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Apple.com-fixing.live pop-up automatic removal
If your MAC OS is still infected with adware that causes internet browsers to display the Apple.com-fixing.live pop-up scam, then the best solution of detection and removal is to run an antimalware scan on the MAC. Download free malicious software removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will allow you delete all components of the adware software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Use MalwareBytes Free to remove Apple.com-fixing.live pop ups
Remove Apple.com-fixing.live pop-up scam manually is difficult and often the adware software is not fully removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the MalwareBytes that are completely clean your MAC. Moreover, this free program will help you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and hijacker that your machine may be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Free from the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
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When the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that cause Apple.com-fixing.live scam to appear. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your Apple Mac and the speed of your MAC system. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, malicious services and so on.
Use AdBlocker to block Apple.com-fixing.live and stay safe online
If you surf the Internet, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad-blocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocker that can filter out a lot of of the malvertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is done, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup advertisements, websites such as Apple.com-fixing.live, as well as other malicious or misleading sites.
Method of adware intrusion into your MAC system
Many of the free programs out there install undesired web-browser toolbars, hijackers and PUPs like the adware that cause Apple.com-fixing.live pop-up scam to appear along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing free software in order to avoid accidentally installing bundled applications. It’s important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and select the Custom, Manual or Advanced setup type as it will typically disclose what bundled applications will also be installed.
Once you’ve complete the tutorial outlined above, your MAC OS should be free from adware that causes multiple Apple.com-fixing.live pop-ups and other malware. The Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome will no longer redirect you to various annoying sites similar to Apple.com-fixing.live. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.