EssentialPanel is an obnoxious potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the adware (also known as ‘adware software’) category. Adware can cause problems for your MAC system. EssentialPanel can show annoying ads on your browser so that your cannot stop them, redirect your internet browser to misleading web-sites, and it can cause undesired webpages to pop up on your browser. Adware might end up on your MAC system after you download and install free programs from a suspicious website.
Another reason why you need to delete adware is its online data-tracking activity. EssentialPanel can gather your Net surfing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or user information theft. This is another reason why the EssentialPanel should be uninstalled as quickly as possible.
|Name||EssentialPanel, Essential Panel app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-up ads, pop ups, popup virus|
|Removal||EssentialPanel removal guide|
How does the EssentialPanel adware get on your MAC system
Most commonly, the free software setup file includes optional apps such as this adware. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual install option. Here disable all third-party software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any bundled software which you don’t trust!
In the few simple steps below, we will explain best possible ways on how to free your Apple Mac of adware and remove EssentialPanel ads from your internet browser.
How to Remove EssentialPanel (removal steps)
As with removing adware, malicious software or potentially unwanted applications, there are few steps you can do. We recommend trying them all. If you do only one part of the instructions, then it should be run malicious software removal tool, because it should remove adware software and stop any further infection. But to completely remove EssentialPanel adware software you will have to at least reset your browser settings such as new tab page, homepage and default search provider to default state, remove all unwanted and suspicious apps, and remove adware with malicious software removal utilities. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your web browser or restart your MAC OS.
To remove EssentialPanel, perform the steps below:
- How to delete EssentialPanel without any software
- Automatic Removal of EssentialPanel adware
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to delete EssentialPanel without any software
Looking for a solution to get rid of EssentialPanel adware manually without installing any utilities? Then this section of the post is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of web-browser and MS Windows setup. If you doubt that you can follow them, it is better to use free tools listed below that can help you remove EssentialPanel .
Delete EssentialPanel associated software by using the Finder
First of all, check the list of installed apps on your MAC and delete all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal tool like MalwareBytes.
- Open the Finder.
- Click “Applications”.
- It will display a list of all software installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown software. Pay maximum attention to the program you installed last.
- Drag the questionable program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
- Empty Trash.
Get rid of EssentialPanel from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to EssentialPanel ads. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Launch the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the 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 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 prompt. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the EssentialPanel adware. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove EssentialPanel adware from Safari
If you find that Safari web browser settings like newtab, home page and search engine by default having been modified by EssentialPanel , then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
Run Safari browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for questionable extensions on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all dubious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your home page and search provider settings. Click “General” tab. 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 provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove EssentialPanel adware from Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Chrome settings. potentially unwanted software like the adware can make changes to your browser settings, add toolbars and unwanted extensions. By resetting Google Chrome settings you will remove EssentialPanel ads and reset unwanted changes caused by adware. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First run the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click 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 guidance: 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 show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is done, your web browser’s homepage, search provider by default and new tab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of EssentialPanel adware
Manual removal steps does not always help to completely remove the adware software, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you use malware removal tool to completely delete EssentialPanel off your web browser. Several free malware removal tools are currently available that may be used against the adware. The optimum way would be to run MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
How to remove EssentialPanel with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
Remove EssentialPanel adware manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) which are completely clean your MAC. Moreover, this free program will help you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and hijacker infection that your computer can be infected too.
MalwareBytes AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the saved file and follow the prompts.
Once install is done, you’ll see window like below.
Now press the “Scan” button to start checking your MAC OS for the EssentialPanel adware. While the MalwareBytes is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When finished, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your MAC. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Remove Selected Items” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove EssentialPanel adware software and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
If you surf the Net, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web browser against it. Download and run an adblocker program. AdGuard is an ad blocker which can filter out tons of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once downloading is done, 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 which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC OS, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block malicious or misleading websites.
After completing the guidance above, your computer should be clean from this adware software and other malware. The Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox will no longer show the EssentialPanel ads when you surf the Net. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the EssentialPanel adware.