TechnologyCustom is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) belonging to the Adware family. How can Adware be dangerous to your MAC OS? Adware can cause many issues like unwanted ads and pop-ups on your internet browser, reroute your searches to advertising web sites, web browser crashes and slow loading web pages.
Does adware steal your personal data? The TechnologyCustom adware can gather personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
|Name||TechnologyCustom, Technology Custom 1.0 app|
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup virus, pop-up ads, popups|
|Removal||TechnologyCustom removal guide|
How does the TechnologyCustom adware get on your machine
Usually, adware gets into your MAC system as part of a bundle with free applications, sharing files and other unsafe apps that you downloaded from the Net. The developers of adware software pays software developers for distributing adware software within their programs. So, additional software is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the install of any adware: choose only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation option and disable all bundled programs in which you are unsure.
The guide below explaining steps to get rid of TechnologyCustom adware. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware that may attack Safari, Firefox and Chrome and other popular web browsers. The steps will help you remove adware and thereby clean your web browser from all intrusive advertisements.
How to Remove TechnologyCustom adware software
In the steps below, we will try to cover the Firefox, Safari and Chrome and provide general help to get rid of TechnologyCustom . You may find some minor differences in your Mac install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: uninstall all suspicious and unknown applications, reset web browsers settings, run free malicious software removal utilities. Certain of the steps below will require you to shut down this web-site. So, please read the step-by-step tutorial carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove TechnologyCustom, perform the following steps:
- How to get rid of TechnologyCustom without any software
- Automatic Removal of TechnologyCustom adware
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to get rid of TechnologyCustom without any software
This part of the post is a step-by-step guidance that will show you how to delete TechnologyCustom adware manually. You just need to carefully complete each step. In this case, you do not need to install any additional programs.
Uninstall potentially unwanted applications through the Finder
We recommend that you begin the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and hijackers may be bundled with free software. Delete the unwanted applications can remove the annoying ads or browser redirect.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will display a list of all programs installed on your MAC system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown apps. Right click to dubious program and select “Move to Trash”. Another solution is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, scroll through the all list, and move to trash any unknown applications. Don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove TechnologyCustom adware software from Safari
If you find that Safari browser settings like homepage, new tab URL and search provider by default having been replaced by the TechnologyCustom adware, then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
Run Safari web 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 popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for questionable extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all questionable extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your start 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.
Remove TechnologyCustom from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox web-browser application is hijacked by TechnologyCustom, 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 such as default search provider, new tab and startpage to their original settings. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove TechnologyCustom from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is affected by TechnologyCustom, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser application to its default settings.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click 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 on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Automatic Removal of TechnologyCustom adware
Using a malware removal utility to find and delete adware hiding on your MAC system is probably the simplest way to remove the TechnologyCustom adware. We suggests the MalwareBytes utility for Mac OS MAC systems. It is the antimalware application for Apple Mac that offers a free malware removal.
Use MalwareBytes Free to remove TechnologyCustom adware software
You can delete TechnologyCustom adware automatically with a help of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). We suggest this free malicious software removal tool because it may easily delete hijacker, adware software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Apple Mac.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
- After downloading is complete, close all apps and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Run the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
- Click the “Scan” button to find TechnologyCustom adware software. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your Apple Mac. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- When the scan is complete, MalwareBytes Free will display a list of all items detected by the scan. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Remove Selected Items”.
How to stay safe online
By installing an ad-blocker program such as AdGuard, you are able to block malicious websites, stop autoplaying video ads and delete a large amount of distracting and unwanyed ads on web sites.
Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for Apple Mac.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once downloading 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 instructions. Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted popup advertisements, block malicious or misleading web pages.
Now your MAC OS should be clean of the TechnologyCustom adware. We suggest that you keep MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and harmful web pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs.
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