ServiceBuilder is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the Adware category. What is Adware? Adware is something which you should be aware of even if you use Google Chrome or other modern web-browser. This is the name given to applications that have been created to show intrusive advertisements and pop up commercials onto your browser screen. The reason for adware software’s existence is to generate profit for its author.
Does the ServiceBuilder adware software steal your personal data? Adware software can be used to collect personal information (your ip address, what is a web site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
|Name||ServiceBuilder, Service Builder 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop up advertisements, pop up virus, pop ups|
|Removal||ServiceBuilder removal guide|
How does the ServiceBuilder adware get on your Apple Mac
Therefore it’s very important to follow the steps below without a wait. The step-by-step instructions will allow you to delete adware as well as clean your Apple Mac from the ServiceBuilder . What is more, the step-by-step guide below will help you delete other harmful programs such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which can be installed onto MAC along with the adware.
How to remove ServiceBuilder adware
In the steps below we will have a look at the adware and how to remove ServiceBuilder from Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox internet browsers for Mac, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your machine or exit this web site. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove ServiceBuilder, execute the following steps:
- How to manually delete ServiceBuilder
- Automatic Removal of ServiceBuilder adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to manually delete ServiceBuilder
In this section of the article, we have posted the steps that will help to remove ServiceBuilder adware manually. Although compared to removal tools, this method loses in time, but you don’t need to download anything on your MAC system. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed guide with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and internet browser settings, then it’s better for you to run tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Uninstall ServiceBuilder associated software by using the Finder
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this adware, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed apps. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker or PUPs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your Apple Mac start up time and speed dramatically.
- Open the Finder.
- Click “Applications”.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the Apple Mac.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown applications. Pay maximum attention to the program you installed last.
- Drag the suspicious program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
- Empty Trash.
Remove ServiceBuilder from Mozilla Firefox
If your Firefox web browser is rerouted to ServiceBuilder without your permission or an unknown search engine opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, press the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ServiceBuilder adware software. When, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of ServiceBuilder adware from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, that installed by an malicious software.
Run Safari browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of pop ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for suspicious plugins on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all questionable addons from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search provider 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 ServiceBuilder adware from Google Chrome
If adware, other application or addons changed your Google Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can remove ServiceBuilder ads and return your internet browser settings in Chrome at any time. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
First open the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The browser will start the task of cleaning. After it is done, the web browser’s settings including default search provider, newtab and home page back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Automatic Removal of ServiceBuilder adware
Manual removal guide does not always help to completely delete the adware software, as it’s not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware software and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely remove ServiceBuilder ads off your web browser. Several free malware removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum solution would be to use MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
How to delete ServiceBuilder with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM). You may download and install MalwareBytes Free to look for adware software and thereby remove ServiceBuilder ads from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically scans for and removes all threats present on the MAC OS.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your MAC system. Further, open the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes will automatically run and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ServiceBuilder adware software. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When MalwareBytes Free has completed scanning your Apple Mac, MalwareBytes will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Once you have selected what you wish to delete from your Apple Mac click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will remove ServiceBuilder adware and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine.
How to stay safe online
It is important to use adblocker apps like AdGuard to protect your Apple Mac from harmful web-pages. Most security experts says that it’s okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block misleading and other unwanted web-pages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When the downloading process 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 tutorial. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block harmful or misleading websites.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps above, your MAC should be clean from this adware software and other malware. The Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox will no longer display the ServiceBuilder ads when you surf the Web. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step 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 ServiceBuilder adware.