DisplaySuccess is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that belongs to the Adware family. How does adware work? Adware is something which developed in order to display third-party ads to the user without asking his permission. Adware takes control of web browsers and redirects them to unwanted web pages every time you browse the Internet. Adware software can end up on your computer in various ways. Most often is when you download free software and forget to uncheck the box for the third-party apps installation.
Even worse, the DisplaySuccess adware may monetize its functionality by gathering confidential data from your browsing sessions. This privacy info, subsequently, can be easily transferred third party companies. This puts your privacy data at a security risk.
|Name||DisplaySuccess, Display Success 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup virus, pop-ups, pop up ads|
|Removal||DisplaySuccess removal guide|
How does the DisplaySuccess adware get on your Apple Mac
In most cases, the free applications setup package includes bundled software 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 installation method. Here disable all third-party apps in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install any bundled software which you do not trust!
Therefore it is very important to follow the steps below sooner. The step-by-step tutorial will help you to get rid of the DisplaySuccess adware as well as clean your machine from unwanted ads. What is more, the step-by-step tutorial below will help you remove other harmful applications like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto machine along with the adware.
How to Remove DisplaySuccess
As with removing adware, malware or PUPs, there are few steps you may do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be run malware removal tool, because it should remove adware and block any further infection. But to completely get rid of DisplaySuccess you will have to at least reset your browser settings such as newtab, search engine by default and home page to default state, delete all unwanted and suspicious applications, and remove adware by malware removal utilities. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to shut down your web browser or reboot your MAC system.
To remove DisplaySuccess, follow the steps below:
- Manual DisplaySuccess adware software removal
- Automatic Removal of DisplaySuccess
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual DisplaySuccess adware software removal
First of all, try to get rid of DisplaySuccess adware manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual adware software 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 DisplaySuccess adware software using free utilities.
Delete dubious software using the Finder
First, you should try to identify and remove the application 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”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your MAC. Most probably, one of them is the DisplaySuccess adware. If you have many software installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful apps by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you have found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and choose “Move to Trash”. Another way is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, select Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Get rid of DisplaySuccess adware software from Safari
By resetting Safari web-browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by DisplaySuccess .
Click Safari menu and select “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious plugins on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete 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 DisplaySuccess adware software from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox internet browser program is hijacked by DisplaySuccess, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like new tab, homepage and default search provider to their default state. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show 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 displayed on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the DisplaySuccess adware. When, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove DisplaySuccess adware software from Google Chrome
If you have adware, DisplaySuccess problems or Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome can help you. In this instructions we’ll show you the method to reset your Chrome settings and data to default values without reinstall.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the 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 display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your internet browser’s search provider, new tab page and home page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of DisplaySuccess
If your MAC is still infected with DisplaySuccess , then the best solution of detection and removal is to use an anti-malware scan on the Apple Mac. Download free malware removal utilities below and run a full system scan. It will allow you remove all components of the adware software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Run MalwareBytes Free to get rid of DisplaySuccess adware software
Manual DisplaySuccess adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes that are completely clean your MAC system of adware software. Moreover, this free tool will allow you to get rid of browser hijacker, malware, PUPs and toolbars that your Apple Mac can be infected too.
Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware for Mac OS.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
After the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Press the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the DisplaySuccess adware. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your MAC OS. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) utility is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware. Make sure to check mark the threats that are unsafe and then press “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, malicious services and so on.
How to stay safe online
It is also critical to protect your web browsers from malicious web sites and ads by using an ad blocking program such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard on your machine from the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When the download is finished, 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 guide. Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop annoying advertisements, block malicious or misleading web-sites.
To sum up
Once you have complete the steps outlined above, your Apple Mac should be free from DisplaySuccess and other malware. The Safari, Firefox and Chrome will no longer display the DisplaySuccess ads. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help here.