Q. How do I remove OnlyApplication 1.0 extension from my web browser? I have had no luck removing it. Any and all help is appreciated.
A. If you see ‘OnlyApplication’ extension in the browser which just won’t go away, you might have inadvertently downloaded and installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) or potentially unwanted application (PUA). Certain third-party download web sites might add programs which you do not want with the software that you install. Dangerous Adware – What Is It? Adware can cause issues for your machine. Adware can show undesired ads on your computer screen so that your cannot block them, redirect your internet browser to malicious web-pages, and it can cause unwanted web-pages to pop up on your browser.
Does adware steal your personal data? Adware software can gather privacy information, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and ads;
- browser version information.
Adware might end up on your MAC system after you download and install free applications from a dubious source. These days some free software developers bundle potentially unwanted applications or adware with a view to making some money. These are not free software as install an unwanted software on to your Microsoft Windows machine. So whenever you install a new free applications that downloaded from the Net, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual installation method, reject all third-party applications.
|Name||Only Application, OnlyApplication 1.0|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop ups, popup virus, pop up ads|
|Removal||Only Application removal guide|
Adware software is usually written in ways common to malware, spyware and browser hijackers. In order to delete adware and thus remove Only Application , you will need complete the following steps or use free adware removal utility listed below.
How to Remove Only Application app from Mac (Adware virus removal tutorial)
According to cyber security professionals, Only Application adware removal can be done manually and/or automatically. These utilities which are listed below will allow you remove adware, malicious web-browser extensions, malware and potentially unwanted software . However, if you are not willing to install other apps to get rid of Only Application , then use guide listed below to restore your Apple Mac settings to their previous states.
To remove Only Application, perform the following steps:
- How to remove Only Application adware without any software
- How to automatically remove OnlyApplication adware
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to remove Only Application adware without any software
To delete Only Application adware, adware and other unwanted programs you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the adware won’t show up in your program list, but some adware software may. In this case, you may be able to delete it through the uninstall function of your MAC OS. You can do this by completing the steps below.
Uninstall OnlyApplication using the Finder
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed apps and remove all unknown or dubious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted programs can get rid of the annoying ads or web browser redirects.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your MAC system. Most probably, one of them is the OnlyApplication that causes multiple annoying ads and pop ups. If you have many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and select “Move to Trash”. Another solution is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, select Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Delete OnlyApplication adware software from Firefox
This step will help you delete OnlyApplication ads, third-party toolbars, disable malicious extensions and revert back your default homepage, newtab page and search engine settings.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button such as the one below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to their default state.
Remove Only Application adware from Google Chrome
Another method to get rid of Only Application from Google Chrome is Reset Google Chrome settings. This will disable harmful extensions and reset Chrome settings to original state. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
- First launch the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: 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 press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your internet browser’s search provider, home page and newtab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Only Application adware software from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your web browser is hijacked by OnlyApplication or you have unwanted add-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 add-ons on left panel, choose 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”.
How to automatically remove OnlyApplication adware
Using a malicious software removal utility to scan for and delete adware hiding on your machine is probably the easiest way to remove the Only Application . We advises the MalwareBytes tool for Mac Apple Macs. It is the antimalware program for Mac OS that offers a free malware removal.
How to automatically remove Only Application with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
If you are still having issues with the Only Application adware removal or just wish to check your computer occasionally for adware software and other malware, then download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. It’s free for home use, and identifies and removes various undesired programs that attacks your MAC or degrades MAC performance. MalwareBytes Free can remove browser hijacker, adware, PUPs as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for Mac.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your MAC. Further, open the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Only Application which cause unwanted popup ads to appear. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
Once the scan get finished, MalwareBytes Free will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. In order to delete all items, simply click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will delete Only Application adware that reroutes your web-browser to unwanted ad webpages.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocker application for the Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired ads, popunders, popups, undesired newtab pages, and even full page ads and web-page overlay layers.
Download AdGuard on your MAC OS from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop annoying popups, block malicious or misleading websites.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your MAC OS should be clean from Only Application adware and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox will no longer reroute you to various undesired websites. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.