Security experts have confirmed that the OutputData app/extension is an adware program. What you need to know about Adware. Adware is type of malware that can cause issues for your computer. It can generate numerous additional pop-up, banner, pop-under and in-text link ads flooding on your browser; collect your confidential data like login details, online searches, etc; run in the background and drag down your computer running speed; give more chances for other adware, potentially unwanted apps even malware to get on your computer.
Does adware software steal your confidential information? Adware can analyze the location and which Internet web-sites you visit, and then present ads to the types of content, goods or services featured there. Adware creators can collect and sell your surfing information and behavior to third parties.
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popups, pop-up virus, popup ads|
|Removal||OutputData removal guide|
Usually, adware software gets into your MAC as part of a bundle with freeware, sharing files and other unsafe apps which you downloaded from the Internet. The makers of adware software pays software authors for distributing adware software within their software. So, additional software is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the setup of any adware software: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation type and disable all third-party apps in which you are unsure.
You should remove adware without a wait. Here, in this blog post below, you can found the best possible guide on How to get rid of adware software and OutputData adware from your MAC OS for free.
How to remove OutputData app/extension (Adware virus removal guide)
The following guidance will allow you to remove OutputData adware from the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. Moreover, the step-by-step instructions below will allow you to delete malicious software, hijackers, PUPs and toolbars that your MAC OS may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please bookmark this page (or open it on your smartphone) as you may need to exit your internet browser or restart your Apple Mac.
To remove OutputData, complete the steps below:
- How to get rid of OutputData without any software
- How to automatically remove Output Data adware software
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to get rid of OutputData without any software
In this section of the blog post, we have posted the steps that will help to delete OutputData adware manually. Although compared to removal utilities, this solution loses in time, but you don’t need to download anything on your computer. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed instructions with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the MS Windows and web-browser settings, then it’s better for you to run utilities from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Uninstall OutputData related software through the Finder
Some of potentially unwanted applications, adware and hijacker infections can be uninstalled using the ‘Move to Trash’ utility that may be found in the Finder. So, if you are using any version of Apple Mac and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to remove it through the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your MAC system. Most probably, one of them is the OutputData adware software that created to redirect your browser to various ad web-pages. If you have many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you have found OutputData, other questionable, unwanted or unused applications, right click to it and choose “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, choose Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Get rid of Output Data from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
This step will help you get rid of OutputData ads, third-party toolbars, disable harmful extensions and restore your default start page, newtab and search provider settings.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox internet browser settings to their default state.
Get rid of OutputData adware software from Safari
By resetting Safari web-browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by OutputData adware which made to redirect your web-browser to various ad web pages.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown add-ons 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 OutputData adware from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the browser’s settings that have been changed by the OutputData.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through 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 otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
How to automatically remove Output Data adware software
In order to completely remove OutputData, you not only need to remove adware from your Apple Mac, but also remove all its components in your MAC OS including system folders. We advise to download and use free removal utilities to automatically free your MAC of OutputData adware.
Run MalwareBytes to remove OutputData
We suggest using the MalwareBytes which are fully clean your machine of the adware software. This free tool is an advanced malicious software removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove unwanted OutputData ads from your web browsers, PUPs, malicious software, browser hijacker, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware for Apple Mac.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- When downloading is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your MAC system. Run the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.
- The MalwareBytes Free will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button for scanning your MAC system for the OutputData that causes a large amount of undesired pop-up ads. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- Once the scan is finished, you can check all items detected on your computer.
- Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press the “Remove Selected Items” button.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
How to stay safe online
By installing an adblocker program such as AdGuard, you’re able to block OutputData, autoplaying video ads and delete tons of distracting and undesired ads on websites.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC OS, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block malicious or misleading webpages.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the OutputData adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and annoying harmful web-sites) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your Apple Mac for new malicious software, browser hijacker infections and adware software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, harmful applications and adware software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of OutputData ads from your browser, then ask for help here.