ProgressSite is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) belonging to the group of Adware. What is the purpose of Adware? Adware is type of programs created to add adverts into your Internet surfing or even desktop experience. Adware can be designed to alter your startpage, search engine, search results, or even add toolbars to your web-browser. Adware software run in the background when you’re online, and adware can slow down your Apple Mac and affect its performance.
Another reason why you need to remove adware is its online data-tracking activity. The ProgressSite adware can collect privacy data, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and ads;
- browser version information.
|Name||ProgressSite, Progress Site 1.0 app|
|Type||adware software, PUP (potentially unwanted program), popup advertisements, pop ups, pop-up virus|
|Removal||ProgressSite removal guide|
How does the ProgressSite adware get on your MAC
So, if you happen to encounter the ProgressSite ads, then be quick and take effort to remove adware as soon as possible. Follow the few simple steps below to remove ProgressSite. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
How to Remove ProgressSite adware
There exist several free adware removal tools. Also it is possible to remove ProgressSite manually. But we recommend to combine all these ways below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guidance. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web-site. So, please read the step-by-step guide carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove ProgressSite, use the following steps:
- How to manually get rid of ProgressSite
- Automatic Removal of ProgressSite
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually get rid of ProgressSite
Looking for a way to remove ProgressSite adware software manually without installing any software? Then this section of the blog post is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of web-browser and Microsoft Windows setup. If you are not sure that you can follow them, it is better to use free applications listed below that can allow you remove ProgressSite .
Uninstall PUPs through the Finder
One of the first things to attempt for removal of adware is to check your computer installed programs screen and look for undesired and dubious software. If there are any applications you do not recognize or are no longer using, you should remove them. If that doesn’t work, then you may need to use adware removal utility like MalwareBytes Free.
Open Finder and click “Applications” as shown in the following example.
You will see a list of applications installed on your MAC OS. We recommend to pay maximum attention to the program you installed last. Most probably, it is the ProgressSite adware. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to delete is found, simply right press on its name, and choose “Move to Trash”.
Don’t forget, select Finder, then “Empty Trash”.
Get rid of ProgressSite from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the ProgressSite ads. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
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 displayed in the following example.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button such as the one below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to their default values.
Remove ProgressSite adware software from Safari
By resetting Safari web-browser you return your web-browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ProgressSite adware.
Run Safari browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of pop ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete all questionable extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage 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 engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove ProgressSite adware from Google Chrome
If you are getting ProgressSite adware software, then you can try to delete it by resetting Chrome to its original state. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the add-on 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 Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that 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 Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of ProgressSite
The easiest way to get rid of ProgressSite is to use an antimalware program capable of detecting adware. We recommend try MalwareBytes AntiMalware or another free malware remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware software, hijacker infections and other PUPs.
Run MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove ProgressSite adware
We recommend using the MalwareBytes that are fully clean your MAC of the adware software. This free utility is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove the ProgressSite ads from your internet browsers, PUPs, malware, hijacker, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your Apple Mac for free.
MalwareBytes Free can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the saved file and follow the prompts.
Once installation is done, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button to start scanning your MAC system for the ProgressSite adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your MAC OS. During the scan MalwareBytes will search for threats present on your MAC system.
After MalwareBytes has finished scanning, it will show the Scan Results. When you’re ready, click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove ProgressSite and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine.
How to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocker program for the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Chrome, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of unwanted advertisements, popunders, pop-ups, unwanted new tabs, 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.
- Please go to the link below to download AdGuard.
AdGuard for Mac download
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, launch 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 application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your MAC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop annoying ads, block malicious or misleading web pages.
Now your MAC system should be clean of the ProgressSite adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up advertisements and intrusive harmful web-pages) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware, hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful apps and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove ProgressSite ads from your web browser, then ask for help here.