Q. PLEASE help me remove Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop-ups. I have done everything I know how to do and they keep appearing…
A. If you are experiencing numerous advertising popups, trips to websites you did not intend to visit, then it is possible that your MAC OS has become a victim of the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software).
How can Adware be dangerous to your MAC system? Adware software is unwanted software developed to throw ads up on your internet browser screen. Adware software generates money for its creator by frequently showing a lot of ads and pop up deals. You might experience a change in your startpage or search provider, new tabs opening or even a redirect to misleading web-sites.
Another reason why you need to delete adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware be able to gather a wide variety of personal data that can be later transferred to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop-up virus, popup ads, pop-ups|
|Removal||Apple.com-clean-mac.website removal guide|
If you would like to free your MAC OS of adware software and thus remove Apple.com-clean-mac.website popups and are unable to do so, you can follow the steps below to locate and delete adware and any other malware for free.
How to remove Apple.com-clean-mac.website popup ads
Fortunately, we have an effective method that will assist you manually or/and automatically delete Apple.com-clean-mac.website from your browser and bring your internet browser settings, including search engine by default, newtab page and home page, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal tutorial with all the steps you may need to successfully remove adware and its components. Some of the steps will require you to restart your machine or exit this webpage. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Apple.com-clean-mac.website, execute the steps below:
- How to delete Apple.com-clean-mac.website ads without any software
- Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop-ups
- Run AdBlocker to stop Apple.com-clean-mac.website and stay safe online
- To sum up
How to delete Apple.com-clean-mac.website ads without any software
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to delete the Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop ups from the Safari, Firefox and Chrome internet browsers.
Uninstall adware through the Finder
In order to get rid of potentially unwanted applications like this adware, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker infection or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a software which you do not use, then uninstalling them off will increase your MAC OS start up time and speed dramatically.
Open Finder and click “Applications” as displayed in the following example.
You will see a list of apps installed on your MAC OS. We recommend to pay maximum attention to the program you installed last. Most likely, it’s the adware software related to the Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop-ups. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply right press on its name, and choose “Move to Trash”.
Don’t forget, select Finder, then “Empty Trash”.
Remove Apple.com-clean-mac.website popup ads from Firefox
If Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your web browser shows unwanted popup ads, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Apple.com-clean-mac.website adware. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Apple.com-clean-mac.website advertisements from Safari
If you find that Safari web browser settings such as startpage, newtab page and search engine having been changed by adware which redirects your web-browser to the undesired Apple.com-clean-mac.website web site, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious plugins on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete 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-clean-mac.website popup advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings to get rid of Apple.com-clean-mac.website popup ads. If you’re still experiencing issues with Apple.com-clean-mac.website advertisements removal, you need to reset Chrome browser to its default values. This step needs to be performed only if adware has not been removed by the previous steps.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your internet browser’s search engine by default, startpage and newtab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop-ups
In order to completely remove Apple.com-clean-mac.website, you not only need to delete adware from your machine, but also delete all its components in your MAC OS including system folders. We suggest to download and use free removal tools to automatically free your MAC OS of adware that causes intrusive Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop-up advertisements.
How to get rid of Apple.com-clean-mac.website with MalwareBytes Free
Delete Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop-ups manually is difficult and often the adware is not fully removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the MalwareBytes Anti Malware which are fully clean your Apple Mac. Moreover, this free application will allow you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and browser hijacker that your machine can be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Free on your Windows Desktop from the link below.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your MAC system. Run the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes tool will begin scanning the whole Apple Mac to find out adware that causes Apple.com-clean-mac.website advertisements in your browser. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your MAC and the speed of your machine. While the MalwareBytes Free tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware has finished scanning your MAC, it will open the Scan Results. In order to delete all items, simply click “Remove Selected Items” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will delete adware software responsible for Apple.com-clean-mac.website pop up ads.
Run AdBlocker to stop Apple.com-clean-mac.website and stay safe online
If you surf the Net, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocker program. AdGuard is an ad blocker which can filter out a lot of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Click the following link to download AdGuard.
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After the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you start your Apple Mac, AdGuard will run automatically and stop annoying pop-up ads, block Apple.com-clean-mac.website redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your MAC system should be clean from adware software that causes Apple.com-clean-mac.website ads in your internet browser and other malware. The Chrome, Firefox and Safari will no longer reroute you to various undesired webpages such as Apple.com-clean-mac.website. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.