HermesLookup is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) belonging to the Adware family. Adware is type of malware that can cause problems for your MAC. HermesLookup can generate numerous additional pop up, banner, pop-under and in-text link ads flooding on your web-browser; gather your privacy data such as login details, online searches, etc; run in the background and drag down your MAC system running speed; give more chances for other adware software, potentially unwanted software even malware to get on your MAC OS.
Another reason why you need to remove HermesLookup is its online data-tracking activity. It has the ability to collect lots of user info to get profit. Adware can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your sensitive information and, subsequently, can use it for marketing purposes. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to get rid of adware from your MAC OS.
|Name||HermesLookup, Hermes Lookup 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop up ads, pop ups, popup virus|
|Removal||HermesLookup removal guide|
How does HermesLookup get on your machine
In this blog post we will discuss how can you remove HermesLookup ads from the Firefox, Safari and Chrome manually or with free adware removal utilities.
How to Remove HermesLookup adware software (removal tutorial)
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your Apple Mac. So you need to quickly and completely delete this HermesLookup adware. To remove this adware, you can use the manual removal steps which are given below or free malware removal tool such as MalwareBytes Free (it is free). We recommend you use automatic removal method which will help you to remove HermesLookup easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in MAC system or in the case where adware software is not deleted automatically. Some of the steps below will require you to close this webpage. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove HermesLookup, complete the steps below:
- How to manually delete HermesLookup
- Automatic Removal of HermesLookup
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually delete HermesLookup
The step-by-step guidance developed by our team will help you manually remove HermesLookup from a MAC system. If you have little experience in using computers, we recommend that you use the free tools listed below.
Delete potentially unwanted apps through the Finder
It is of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted apps, adware software applications and hijacker infections through the ‘Applications’ section of the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and delete all questionable and unknown applications.
Once you’ve found anything suspicious that may be the HermesLookup adware or other PUP, then right click this application and select “Move to Trash”. Once complete, Empty Trash.
Remove HermesLookup from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
Resetting Firefox web browser will reset all the settings to their original settings and will remove HermesLookup ads, malicious add-ons and extensions. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the following example.
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 display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the HermesLookup adware. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove HermesLookup adware software from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will help you to completely reset your web-browser. The result of activating this function will bring Google Chrome settings back to its original settings. This can remove HermesLookup ads and disable malicious addons. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google 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 displayed on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove HermesLookup adware from Safari
If you find that Safari internet browser settings such as search provider, home page and new tab having been modified by the HermesLookup adware, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious plugins on left panel, select it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to get rid of all unknown addons 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”.
Automatic Removal of HermesLookup
Use malware removal utilities to delete the HermesLookup adware automatically. The free software utilities specially designed for browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These tools may remove most of adware from Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Moreover, it can remove all components of adware software from Windows registry and system drives.
Automatically remove HermesLookup adware software with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM). You may download and install MalwareBytes to search for adware and thereby delete HermesLookup ads from your browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically identifies and removes all threats exist on the MAC.
MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the HermesLookup adware. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Review the report and then click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, malicious services and so on.
How to stay safe online
Enabling an ad blocking application like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocker software will also protect you from harmful ads and web sites, and, of course, stop redirection chain to misleading and similar web-sites.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once downloading is complete, 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 press “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop intrusive pop-up ads, block harmful and misleading web-pages.
Now your MAC should be free of the HermesLookup adware. We suggest that you keep MalwareBytes AntiMalware (to periodically scan your MAC OS for new adware softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired popups and harmful webpages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party software.
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