AristotleLookup is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the category of Adware. What is Adware? Adware is type of malicious software that presents unwanted ads on a computer, redirects search results to advertising web-pages and gathers confidential information for marketing purposes. The AristotleLookup adware can display banner advertisements, full-screen advertisements, pop ups, videos, or other varieties of online advertising. Adware software can attack your MAC OS’s web-browsers such as the Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. Maybe you approve the idea that the ads or pop ups is just a small problem. But these unwanted advertisements eat machine resources and slow down your MAC OS performance
Another reason why you need to remove the AristotleLookup adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware can gather and transmit personal information without your knowledge. Adware can track information about websites visited, internet browser and system information, and your Apple Mac IP address.
|Name||AristotleLookup, Aristotle Lookup 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop-ups, pop up virus, pop up advertisements|
|Removal||AristotleLookup removal guide|
How does the AristotleLookup adware get on your Apple Mac
Therefore it is very important to follow the step-by-step guidance below immediately. The steps will assist you to get rid of adware software as well as clean your Apple Mac from the AristotleLookup ads. What is more, the guide below will help you get rid of other harmful apps such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto Apple Mac along with the adware.
How to remove AristotleLookup
In the steps below we will have a look at the adware software and how to get rid of AristotleLookup from Safari, Chrome and Firefox web-browsers for Mac OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your machine or close this webpage. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove AristotleLookup, use the steps below:
- Manual AristotleLookup adware removal
- Automatic Removal of AristotleLookup adware software
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Manual AristotleLookup adware removal
First of all, try to delete AristotleLookup adware manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual removal of adware requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in system settings. In this case, we suggest that you scroll down to the section that describes how to remove AristotleLookup adware using free utilities.
Remove potentially unwanted software using the Finder
Check out the Finder (Applications section) to see all installed programs. If you see any unknown and questionable programs, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other applications. Next, remove any unwanted and suspicious applications from MAC using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your MAC OS. Most likely, one of them is the AristotleLookup adware. Select the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Drag the questionable program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, select Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove AristotleLookup adware from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by adware and get rid of AristotleLookup ads from internet browser. This will also disable harmful add-ons as well as clear cookies and site data. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove AristotleLookup adware from Safari
If you find that Safari browser settings like search provider by default, new tab page and start page having been changed by AristotleLookup , then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
Run Safari browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of pop ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all suspicious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your home page 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 provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Delete AristotleLookup from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox internet browser program is hijacked by AristotleLookup, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as newtab, default search engine and startpage to their default values. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Automatic Removal of AristotleLookup adware software
The adware software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the AristotleLookup adware again infect your computer. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system. The best way to search for and delete adware software is to run free malware removal applications.
Use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to delete AristotleLookup adware software
Remove AristotleLookup adware manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) that are completely clean your MAC system. Moreover, this free application will help you to remove malware, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijacker that your machine may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your MAC OS by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
Once downloading is complete, close all apps and windows on your MAC system. Run the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen like the one below.
Now press the “Scan” button to begin checking your MAC OS for the AristotleLookup adware. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine.
When the scanning is finished, you’ll be displayed the list of all detected items on your MAC system. You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Remove Selected Items” button. The MalwareBytes will begin to uninstall AristotleLookup .
How to stay safe onlinee
By installing an ad blocker program like AdGuard, you are able to block AristotleLookup, autoplaying video ads and remove a lot of distracting and intrusive ads on web-pages.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for Mac.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you run your MAC OS, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block harmful or misleading websites.
Now your Apple Mac should be free of the AristotleLookup adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and intrusive harmful web-pages) and MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malicious software).
If you are still having problems while trying to delete AristotleLookup ads from the Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome, then ask for help here here.