If you are getting MacBooster pop ups when you use your Apple Mac then it is a sign that your Apple Mac has become a victim of potentially unwanted program (PUP).
The MacBooster most likely to occur during the setup of freeware due the fact that potentially unwanted software like this are commonly hidden in the installer. Thus, if you have installed some freeware using Quick(Standard) mode, you may have let the MacBooster get inside the Mac. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about bundled programs. Thus, additional apps will be installed automatically unless you select Advanced/Custom method and disable its installation.
The MacBooster can modify MAC OS setting in order to launch automatically when the computer run. You will be annoyed about it. The MacBooster can attack your MAC OS’s. Maybe you approve the idea that this PUP is just a small problem. But MacBooster ads eat MAC resources and slow down your MAC system’s performance.
The worst is, potentially unwanted software like the MacBooster has the ability to collect user info which can be later used for marketing purposes. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
Therefore it is very important to follow the step-by-step guide below without a wait. The few simple steps will allow you to clean your Apple Mac from any potentially unwanted programs as well as remove MacBooster. What is more, the few simple steps below will allow you delete other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which can be installed onto MAC along with this PUP.
How to remove MacBooster potentially unwanted program
In the tutorial below, we’ll try to cover the Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox and provide general advice to delete MacBooster PUP. You may find some minor differences in your Mac install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: uninstall all suspicious and unknown applications, reset internet browsers settings, run free malicious software removal tools. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your browser or restart your MAC system.
To remove MacBooster, follow the steps below:
- Manual MacBooster potentially unwanted program removal
- How to automatically remove MacBooster PUP
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual MacBooster potentially unwanted program removal
To delete MacBooster potentially unwanted program, adware and other unwanted applications you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the potentially unwanted program won’t show up in your program list, but some potentially unwanted program may. In this case, you may be able to delete it through the uninstall function of your Microsoft Windows computer. You can do this by completing the steps below.
Remove MacBooster associated software by using the Finder
Some potentially unwanted apps, browser hijacking applications and PUP may be deleted by uninstalling the free software they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed apps in Finder. Use the “Move to Trash” command in order to get rid of them.
- Open the Finder.
- Click “Applications”.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall dubious and unknown programs. Pay maximum attention to the application you installed last.
- Drag the questionable application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
- Empty Trash.
How to automatically remove MacBooster PUP
If you’re unsure how to get rid of MacBooster easily, consider using automatic potentially unwanted program removal programs which listed below. It will identify the MacBooster and other PUPs and remove it from your MAC OS for free.
Delete MacBooster PUP with MalwareBytes
Delete MacBooster PUP manually is difficult and often the PUP is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the MalwareBytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malware, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijackers that your MAC system can be infected too.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- When the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your MAC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
- Click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the MacBooster and other unwanted software. While the MalwareBytes is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- After the scanning is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Remove Selected Items”.
How to stay safe online
It is important to run ad blocking applications like AdGuard to protect your MAC from malicious sites. Most security experts says that it’s okay to stop advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to stop misleading and other intrusive web-sites.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for Mac.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you launch your MAC OS, AdGuard will launch automatically and block unwanted pop-up advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages.
To sum up
Now your MAC system should be clean of the MacBooster and other PUPs. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up advertisements and unwanted malicious webpages) and MalwareBytes Free (to periodically scan your Apple Mac for new malicious software, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of MacBooster from your web browser, then ask for help here.