AtlantaLookup is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the Adware family. What does Adware mean? Adware’s basic purpose is to display advertisements. These advertisements are often presented as advertising banners, unclosable windows or different offers and deals. Clicks on the ads produce a monetary payoff for the software producers. AtlantaLookup adware can work like spyware, since it sends sensitive info such as searches and trends to advertisers.
Another reason why you need to remove AtlantaLookup is its online data-tracking activity. It can analyze the location and which Internet webpages you visit, and then present ads to the types of content, goods or services featured there. Adware developers can gather and sell your surfing information and behavior to third parties.
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-ups, pop up virus, pop up advertisements|
|Removal||AtlantaLookup removal guide|
How does AtlantaLookup adware get on your MAC system
Adware most likely to occur during the setup of free programs due the fact that potentially unwanted applications like this are commonly hidden in the installer. Thus, if you have installed some freeware using Quick(Standard) method, you may have let adware get inside your Apple Mac. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about third-party applications. Thus, optional apps will be installed automatically unless you select Advanced/Custom method and reject its installation.
Therefore, AtlantaLookup adware software is quite dangerous. So, we suggest you remove it from your MAC system sooner. Follow the steps presented below to delete AtlantaLookup adware software from the Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
How to Remove AtlantaLookup adware
In the guide below, we will try to cover the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Safari and provide general advice to delete AtlantaLookup adware software. You may find some minor differences in your Apple Mac install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: uninstall all suspicious and unknown applications, reset browsers settings, run free malicious software removal tools. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your Apple Mac or close this webpage. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove AtlantaLookup, perform the following steps:
- How to manually delete AtlantaLookup
- Automatic Removal of AtlantaLookup adware software
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to manually delete AtlantaLookup
The step-by-step guidance will help you manually get rid of AtlantaLookup adware from your web browser. If you are not good at computers, we suggest that you use the free utilities listed below.
Remove AtlantaLookup associated software by using the Finder
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads or web browser redirect, using the ‘Applications’ list that located in the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will open a list of all apps installed on your machine. Scroll through the all list, and remove any dubious and unknown applications. Right click to suspicious program and choose “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the application 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.
Get rid of AtlantaLookup from Mozilla Firefox
This step will help you remove AtlantaLookup ads, third-party toolbars, disable malicious add-ons and return your default homepage, new tab page and search provider settings.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the AtlantaLookup adware software. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove AtlantaLookup adware from Google Chrome
Resetting Google Chrome to default values is useful in deleting the AtlantaLookup ads from your web browser. This method is always helpful to complete if you have difficulty in removing changes caused by adware software.
- First launch the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. 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, 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 Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is complete, your internet browser’s new tab, start page and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove AtlantaLookup from Safari
If you find that Safari browser settings such as newtab, search engine and startpage having been changed by AtlantaLookup adware, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
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, 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”.
Automatic Removal of AtlantaLookup adware software
The adware may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the AtlantaLookup adware software again infect your MAC system. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to remove adware software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system. The best method to look for and get rid of adware is to use free malware removal software.
Automatically remove AtlantaLookup with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). You can download and install MalwareBytes Free to locate adware and thereby delete AtlantaLookup ads from your web browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically detects and removes all threats exist on the Apple Mac.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Click the “Scan” button to start scanning your MAC OS for the AtlantaLookup adware. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, malicious services and so on.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad-blocking application that can block malicious web-sites. The ad blocking tool like AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious webpages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocking apps is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
AdGuard for Mac download
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 annoying advertisements, block harmful or misleading web-pages.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps above, your machine should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome will no longer show the AtlantaLookup ads when you surf the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, if the instructions 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 AtlantaLookup adware software.