Q. I have ManagerPages app on my Mac which I cannot get rid of. I’ve searched for solutions everywhere, but all I found was to use a paid antivirus to remove it. Please help if there is an opportunity to remove ManagerPages for free.
A. If you find an application on your Mac or extension in your browser that you did not install, then there is adware on your computer. Adware is a type of potentially unwanted apps whose motive is to earn money for its author. It have various methods of earning by displaying the ads forcibly to its victims. Adware can generate popups, show unsolicited ads, change the victim’s internet browser settings, or redirect the victim’s browser to unrequested web sites. Aside from causing unwanted ads and browser redirects, it also can install other unwanted software and slow down the MAC system.
Even worse, adware can collect your browsing history and sensitive info, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, your confidential data can be transferred to third parties.
Usually, adware gets into your computer as part of a bundle with free applications, sharing files and other unsafe programs that you downloaded from the Internet. The developers of adware pays software developers for distributing adware within their programs. So, third-party programs is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the install of any adware software: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced install mode and uncheck all optional apps in which you are unsure.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup virus, popup ads, popups|
|Removal||Manager Pages removal guide|
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your MAC system from the adware software as well as remove Manager Pages undesired ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and other browsers.
How to Remove ManagerPages app from Mac (Adware virus removal instructions)
There are several steps to removing the Manager Pages adware, because it installs itself so deeply into Mac system. You need to delete all suspicious and unknown applications, then remove harmful add-ons from the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Chrome and other browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your web-browser settings to remove any changes the adware has made, and then check your MAC system with MalwareBytes AntiMalware to ensure the adware is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Manager Pages, perform the steps below:
- How to manually remove Manager Pages
- How to automatically deleteManager Pages
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually remove Manager Pages
These steps to remove Manager Pages adware without any programs are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step tutorial completely to fully get rid of this Manager Pages app which cause intrusive popup advertisements to appear.
Remove Manager Pages related apps through the Finder
The best way to start the MAC system cleanup is to delete unknown and dubious programs. 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 apps can clean up the Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome from pop up ads, hijackers and so on.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will show a list of all apps installed on your MAC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall ManagerPages, other suspicious and unknown software. Right click to suspicious application and choose “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, scroll through the all list, and move to trash any unknown applications. Don’t forget, select Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove Manager Pages adware from Google Chrome
If you have adware software problem or the Google Chrome is running slow, then reset Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we will show you a method to reset your Chrome settings to default values without reinstall. This will also allow to remove Manager Pages adware from your browser.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the plugin 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 Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your browser’s new tab, search engine and home page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of ManagerPages from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox web-browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like new tab, default search provider and home page to their original settings. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show 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 as on the image 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 procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Manager Pages adware. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Manager Pages from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by an malicious software.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious addons on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown addons 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”.
How to automatically deleteManager Pages
Run malware removal utilities to remove Manager Pages automatically. The free software utilities specially developed for hijackers, adware software and other potentially unwanted software removal. These utilities may get rid of most of adware from Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome. Moreover, it may remove all components of adware software from Windows registry and system drives.
Use MalwareBytes to delete Manager Pages
Manual Manager Pages adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware software can be not completely removed. We advise that run the MalwareBytes Free that are completely clean your MAC OS of adware. Moreover, this free utility will help you to remove hijacker, malicious software, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars that your MAC OS can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your MAC system from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
Once downloading is done, close all windows on your Apple Mac. Further, run the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically launch and you can see its main window such as the one below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your MAC OS for the Manager Pages adware. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
When the scan is finished, MalwareBytes will display a scan report. Review the results once the utility has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes will get rid of Manager Pages which causes undesired pop-up advertisements and add items to the Quarantine.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your machine against new undesired advertisements and harmful web pages, you need to use ad blocker program that stops an access to harmful advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard.
AdGuard for Mac download
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
- Once the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is done, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop intrusive advertisements, block harmful or misleading webpages.
Once you have done the steps shown above, your machine should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome will no longer display unwanted Manager Pages ads when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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