Q. How can I get rid of unwanted ProcessSave app virus? I have searched the World Wide Web on this. I also believe it’s adware. Does anyone else have this problem? What can I do to rectify this?
A. It seems that your Mac is affected by adware which is causing this problem. I would suggest you to check installed applications and web-browser extensions and scan your machine for adware software. What you need to know about Adware. Adware is unwanted software that delivers advertisements and prompts unwanted advertising popups, while you surf the Internet. Adware may hijack the advertisements of other companies with its own. In many cases, adware software will track your surfing habits and report this info to its makers.
Does adware steal your personal data? Adware can collect privacy info, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and advertisements;
- browser version information.
Adware most likely to occur during the setup of freeware due the fact that potentially unwanted applications like this are usually hidden in the setup file. Thus, if you’ve installed some free software using Quick(Standard) method, you may have let adware software get inside your MAC OS. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about third-party applications. Thus, third-party programs will be installed automatically unless you choose Advanced/Custom method and reject its installation.
|Name||ProcessSave, Process Save Mac virus|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), browser extension|
|Removal||ProcessSave removal guide|
Therefore, the adware is quite dangerous. So, we suggest you delete it from your MAC OS ASAP. Follow the tutorial presented below to remove ProcessSave adware from the Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
How to Remove ProcessSave app from Mac (Adware virus removal guide)
Fortunately, it is not hard to get rid of ProcessSave.app virus which causes intrusive advertisements. In the following steps, we will provide two methods to free your machine of this adware software. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal way. You can choose the solution that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to remove ProcessSave adware right now!
To remove ProcessSave, use the following steps:
- Delete ProcessSave adware software without any utilities
- How to remove ProcessSave adware with freeware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Delete ProcessSave adware software without any utilities
These steps to remove ProcessSave without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully delete this ProcessSave adware which cause annoying ads to appear.
Deleting the ProcessSave, check the list of installed programs first
It’s of primary importance to first identify and get rid of all PUPs, adware software and hijackers through the ‘Applications’ section of the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will display a list of all software installed on your Apple Mac. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. Right click to suspicious program and choose “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, scroll through the all list, and move to trash any unknown applications. Don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Delete Process Save adware from Firefox
Resetting Firefox browser will reset all the settings to their original settings and will remove ProcessSave ads, malicious add-ons and extensions. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Launch the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page similar to the one below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ProcessSave adware. After, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove ProcessSave adware software from Chrome
Annoying ProcessSave or other symptom of having adware software in your web browser is a good reason to reset Google Chrome. This is an easy method to restore the Google Chrome settings and not lose any important information.
- First run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your browser’s search provider, homepage and newtab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of ProcessSave adware from Safari
By resetting Safari web browser you restore your web-browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ProcessSave adware that causes annoying pop-ups.
Run Safari browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for questionable addons on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all dubious addons from Safari.
Once complete, check your home page and search engine settings. Click “General” icon. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
How to remove ProcessSave adware with freeware
Spyware, adware, potentially unwanted programs and hijacker infections can be difficult to remove manually. Do not try to remove this apps without the help of malicious software removal tools. In order to completely remove adware software from your machine, use professionally created tool such as MalwareBytes.
Run MalwareBytes to remove ProcessSave adware software
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware which are completely clean your MAC OS of the adware. This free utility is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove annoying ProcessSave adware software from your web-browsers, PUPs, malware, hijacker, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) by clicking on the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Update: September 10, 2020
When downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your MAC system. Run the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan” button to begin checking your MAC system for the ProcessSave adware that causes a ton of undesired pop up advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your MAC OS. During the scan MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will locate threats exist on your MAC.
After that process is complete, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will open a scan report. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Remove Selected Items” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will start to delete ProcessSave that redirects your web-browser to undesired ad web-pages.
How to stay safe online
Use an adblocker utility such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web-sites. Additionally, adblocker applications will help you to avoid annoying pop ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Please go to the link below to download AdGuard.
AdGuard for Mac download
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- Once downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block malicious or misleading web-sites.
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the instructions shown above, your MAC system should be free from ProcessSave adware software which developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web sites and other malware. The Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari will no longer reroute you to various intrusive web-pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.