UltraLocator is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that belongs to the adware category. Adware is a part of malware that presents unwanted advertisements. These advertisements are often shown as advertising links, popups or push notifications. Clicks on the ads produce a monetary payoff for the software producers. Adware may work like Spyware, since it sends sensitive info such as searches and trends to advertisers.
The worst is, the UltraLocator adware can install a component that enables its author to track which web-pages you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to choose the type of ads they display you. So, if you had UltraLocator on your MAC OS, there is a good chance you have another that is collecting and sharing your personal data with third parties, without your consent.
|Name||UltraLocator, Ultra Locator 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup ads, popup virus, popups|
|Removal||UltraLocator removal guide|
How does UltraLocator adware get on your MAC system
The instructions below explaining steps to get rid of UltraLocator adware problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware software that may attack Firefox, Safari and Chrome and other popular web browsers. The steps will help you remove adware software and thereby clean your browser from all undesired advertisements.
How to Remove UltraLocator adware (removal tutorial)
We can help you delete UltraLocator from your internet browsers, without the need to take your MAC OS to a professional. Simply follow the removal guidance below if you currently have the undesired adware on your machine and want to remove it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the UltraLocator adware software, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web site. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove UltraLocator, perform the following steps:
- How to delete UltraLocator without any software
- Automatic Removal of UltraLocator adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to delete UltraLocator without any software
This part of the article is a step-by-step guidance that will show you how to delete UltraLocator manually. You just need to carefully complete each step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional software.
Delete UltraLocator related applications through the Finder
Check out the Finder (Applications section) to see all installed applications. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
Make sure you have closed all web-browsers and other software. Next, uninstall any unwanted and suspicious software from MAC OS using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your MAC OS. Most probably, one of them is the UltraLocator adware. Select the suspicious program or the application that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Drag the suspicious application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, select Finder -> Empty Trash.
Delete UltraLocator adware from Safari
If you find that Safari browser settings like homepage, new tab page and search engine by default having been changed by UltraLocator adware, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
Run Safari browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for dubious extensions on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all questionable extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your home page and search engine settings. Click “General” icon. 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 engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove UltraLocator adware from Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will remove the unwanted UltraLocator ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It’ll save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
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 displayed in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button similar to the one below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to their default values.
Remove UltraLocator from Chrome
Resetting Google Chrome to default state is useful in deleting the UltraLocator ads from your internet browser. This way is always useful to complete if you have difficulty in removing changes caused by adware.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another method to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt as shown in the figure below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the task of cleaning. Once it’s done, the web browser’s settings including home page, newtab page and search provider back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your MAC system.
Automatic Removal of UltraLocator adware
In order to completely remove UltraLocator, you not only need to delete adware software from your machine, but also get rid of all its components in your machine including system folders. We suggest to download and run free removal utilities to automatically free your MAC of UltraLocator adware.
Remove UltraLocator with MalwareBytes Free
We recommend using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware. You may download and install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to scan for adware software and thereby remove UltraLocator ads from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically identifies and deletes all threats exist on the MAC OS.
Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware for Mac.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your Apple Mac. Further, open the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the UltraLocator . A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the scan results and then click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove UltraLocator adware.
How to stay safe online
If you surf the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocking which can filter out a large number of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When the download 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 assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop annoying advertisements, block harmful or misleading web sites.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step tutorial outlined above, your MAC should be clean from this adware software and other malicious software. The Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome will no longer display the UltraLocator ads when you browse the Internet. 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 UltraLocator adware.