FocusProvide is an unwanted app from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) category. What does Adware do? Adware can cause issues for your computer. Adware can display undesired advertising on your computer screen so that your cannot block them, redirect your web browser to misleading web-sites, and it can cause unwanted webpages to pop up on your web-browser.
Does adware steal your confidential data? Adware can be used to collect marketing-type data about you such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This privacy information, afterwards, may be sold to third parties.
Adware software commonly comes on the computer with freeware. In most cases, it comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their MAC OS has been infected with potentially unwanted apps and adware. Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your computer from adware software and PUPs: do not install any suspicious applications, read the user agreement and select only the Custom, Manual or Advanced install mode, do not rush to press the Next button. Also, always try to find a review of the program on the Web. Be careful and attentive!
|Name||FocusProvide 1.0, Focus Provide adware|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-up advertisements, popup virus, pop-ups|
|Removal||FocusProvide removal guide|
Thus, the FocusProvide does not really have beneficial features. So, we recommend you remove adware which made to redirect your web-browser to various ad websites immediately. This will also prevent the adware from tracking your online activities. A full FocusProvide adware removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic method listed below.
How to Remove FocusProvide (Adware virus removal guide)
According to security professionals, Focus Provide adware removal can be complete manually and/or automatically. These tools that are listed below will allow you get rid of adware software, harmful browser add-ons, malicious software and PUPs . However, if you are not willing to install other apps to delete FocusProvide adware software, then use steps below to return your MAC OS settings to their previous states.
To remove FocusProvide, execute the following steps:
- Manual FocusProvide adware removal
- How to remove FocusProvide adware software with free software
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual FocusProvide adware removal
First try to remove FocusProvide manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual adware removal requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in computer settings. In this case, we recommend that you scroll down to the section that describes how to delete FocusProvide using free tools.
Delete potentially unwanted software through the Finder
The best way to begin the Apple Mac cleanup is to delete unknown and questionable apps. 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 programs can clean up the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome from pop up ads, hijackers and so on.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will display a list of all applications installed on your MAC. Scroll through the all list, and delete any dubious and unknown applications. Right click to suspicious program and select “Move to Trash”. Another way 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, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove FocusProvide adware from Safari
If you find that Safari web-browser settings like new tab page, search engine by default and homepage having been changed by FocusProvide adware software that causes multiple unwanted ads and pop ups, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
Click Safari menu and select “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to get rid of 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”.
Delete Focus Provide from Firefox
If your Firefox browser is redirected to FocusProvide ads or an unknown search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
Click 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 displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox web browser settings to their original state.
Remove FocusProvide adware software from Google Chrome
If you are getting FocusProvide ads, then you can try to get rid of it by resetting Chrome to its default state. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension 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.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to remove FocusProvide adware software with free software
Use malicious software removal tools to remove Focus Provide automatically. The free programs utilities specially made for hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These tools may remove most of adware software from Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Moreover, it can remove all components of adware from Windows registry and system drives.
Remove FocusProvide with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Manual FocusProvide removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes Anti Malware that are completely clean your computer of adware. Moreover, this free tool will help you to get rid of hijacker infection, malware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars that your MAC system may be infected too.
Please go to the link below to download MalwareBytes.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
After the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your MAC. Run the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button for checking your machine for the FocusProvide adware that causes multiple unwanted ads and pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your MAC OS. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
When MalwareBytes Free is finished scanning your MAC, a list of all threats detected is produced. When you are ready, click “Remove Selected Items” button. The MalwareBytes Free will begin to remove FocusProvide adware that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop ups.
How to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocking application for the Safari, Firefox and Chrome, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of annoying ads, popunders, pop ups, annoying newtabs, and even full page advertisements and web-site overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block unwanted websites automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for Apple Mac.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When 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 instructions. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC OS, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted pop up ads, block harmful or misleading websites.
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the FocusProvide adware. We suggest that you keep MalwareBytes Free (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and harmful web-pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs.
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