What is AccessSide?
The AccessSide is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) belonging to the category of Adware. What is Adware? Adware can cause issues for your machine. The AccessSide adware can display annoying adverts on your computer screen so that your cannot block them, redirect your web-browser to malicious web-sites, and it can cause undesired web sites to pop up on your web-browser. Adware might end up on your MAC system after you download and install free programs from a questionable website.
Another reason why you need to remove the AccessSide adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware has the ability to gather and transmit user information without your knowledge. Adware software be able to track information about web-pages visited, web-browser and system information, and your MAC system IP address.
|Name||AccessSide, Access Side 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), popups, popup ads, popup virus|
|Removal||AccessSide removal guide|
How does AccessSide get on your MAC system
If you are unfortunate have adware, you can follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to remove adware software and thus remove AccessSide adware from your internet browser.
How to remove AccessSide adware software
According to experienced security experts, AccessSide adware removal can be complete manually and/or automatically. These utilities that are listed below will help you delete adware, malicious internet browser addons, malicious software and potentially unwanted applications . However, if you’re not willing to install other applications to delete AccessSide , then use steps below to return your Apple Mac settings to defaults.
To remove AccessSide, execute the steps below:
- How to manually get rid of AccessSide
- Automatic Removal of AccessSide adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to manually get rid of AccessSide
The step-by-step instructions created by our team will allow you manually delete AccessSide adware software from your Apple Mac. If you are not good at computers, we suggest that you use the free tools listed below.
Uninstalling the AccessSide, check the list of installed apps first
In order to delete potentially unwanted programs such as this adware, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker infection or potentially unwanted software. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your Apple Mac. Most likely, one of them is the AccessSide adware. If you have many applications installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you’ve found a dubious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and select “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, select Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Remove AccessSide adware from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your browser is hijacked by AccessSide or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by an malware.
Run Safari internet browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of pop ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for suspicious extensions on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all suspicious add-ons from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search engine 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 provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Delete AccessSide from Mozilla Firefox
This step will help you get rid of AccessSide ads, third-party toolbars, disable harmful addons and revert back your default homepage, new tab page and search engine settings.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display 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 below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the AccessSide adware. After, it is complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove AccessSide adware software from Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Chrome settings. PUPs like the adware software can make changes to your web browser settings, add toolbars and undesired extensions. By resetting Chrome settings you will remove AccessSide and reset unwanted changes caused by adware software. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click 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 tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another method to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the process of cleaning. After it is complete, the web browser’s settings including default search engine, new tab page and startpage back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your Apple Mac.
Automatic Removal of AccessSide adware
The easiest way to get rid of AccessSide is to use an anti malware program capable of detecting adware software. We recommend try MalwareBytes Free or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other PUPs.
Run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to get rid of AccessSide adware
If you’re still having problems with the AccessSide adware removal or just wish to scan your MAC OS occasionally for adware and other malicious software, then download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). It’s free for home use, and scans for and removes various unwanted software that attacks your MAC system or degrades MAC OS performance. MalwareBytes AntiMalware can remove browser hijacker infection, adware software, potentially unwanted programs as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
Once the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Click the “Scan” button for scanning your MAC system for the AccessSide adware. When you are ready, click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes 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 important to run ad blocker applications like AdGuard to protect your MAC system from malicious webpages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to block misleading and other unwanted web sites.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your Apple Mac by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once downloading is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop intrusive advertisements, block malicious and misleading web-pages.
To sum up
Now your MAC should be free of the AccessSide adware. We suggest that you keep MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) (to periodically scan your MAC OS for new adware softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying ads and harmful web pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party software.
If you need more help with AccessSide related issues, go to here.