InterfaceSample is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the Adware category. Adware is considered by many to be synonymous with ‘malware’. It is a malicious program which serves unwanted advertisements to computer users. Some examples include pop up ads, push notifications or unclosable windows. Adware can be installed onto your computer via infected web-sites, when you open email attachments, anytime you download and install free software.
Even worse, the InterfaceSample adware can gather a wide variety of user information about you (your ip address, what is a web-site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
The instructions below explaining steps to remove InterfaceSample adware. Feel free to use it for removal of adware that may attack Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari and other popular browsers. The instructions will help you remove adware and thus clean your web browser from unwanted ads.
How does the InterfaceSample adware get on your machine
|Name||InterfaceSample,Interface Sample 1.0 app|
|Type||adware software, PUP (potentially unwanted program), popup virus, pop up advertisements, pop-ups|
|Removal||InterfaceSample removal guide|
How to Remove InterfaceSample adware (removal steps)
According to cyber security experts, InterfaceSample removal can be finished manually and/or automatically. These tools which are listed below will help you delete adware, malicious web-browser extensions, malware and potentially unwanted software . However, if you’re not willing to install other apps to delete InterfaceSample adware, then use steps listed below to restore your computer settings to defaults.
To remove InterfaceSample, complete the steps below:
- How to manually delete InterfaceSample
- Automatic Removal of InterfaceSample adware software
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually delete InterfaceSample
This part of the blog post is a step-by-step instructions that will show you how to remove InterfaceSample manually. You just need to carefully complete each step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional software.
Delete potentially unwanted software using the Finder
In order to remove PUPs such as this adware, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker or PUPs. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your machine start up time and speed dramatically.
Make sure you have closed all internet browsers and other apps. Next, remove any unrequested and suspicious programs from computer using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of programs installed on your Apple Mac. Most probably, one of them is the InterfaceSample adware. Choose the dubious program or the application that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Drag the dubious program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove InterfaceSample from Safari
If you find that Safari internet browser settings like default search engine, new tab and startpage having been changed by InterfaceSample adware, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
Run Safari internet browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to get rid of all suspicious 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 provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove InterfaceSample adware from Google Chrome
If adware, other program or extensions replaced your Google Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can delete InterfaceSample and revert back your browser settings in Google Chrome at any time. Essential information like 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 open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press 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 steps: 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 on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of InterfaceSample from Mozilla Firefox
If your Firefox web-browser is hijacked by InterfaceSample or an unknown search provider opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click 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 open 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 such as the one below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the InterfaceSample adware. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of InterfaceSample adware software
Manual removal guidance does not always allow to completely delete the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and delete components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely get rid of InterfaceSample off your web-browser. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum way would be to run MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
Use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove InterfaceSample adware
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware that are completely clean your MAC system of the adware. This free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you get rid of the InterfaceSample ads from your web browsers, PUPs, malicious software, browser hijacker infection, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your MAC OS for free.
- Download MalwareBytes from the link below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- Once the downloading process is done, please close all software and open windows on your machine. Run the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.
- The MalwareBytes Free will start and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware program will scan through the whole Apple Mac for the InterfaceSample adware software. Depending on your MAC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- Once MalwareBytes Anti Malware has finished scanning your MAC, MalwareBytes will open a list of all items detected by the scan.
- Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your MAC click the “Remove Selected Items” button.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
How to stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocking application which can block unwanted web-pages. The ad blocker utility such as AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Net and blocks access to malicious webpages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for Mac.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once downloading is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you start your MAC OS, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted pop up advertisements, block malicious and misleading web-sites.
Once you have complete the tutorial outlined above, your MAC system should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Chrome, Safari and Firefox will no longer display the InterfaceSample ads when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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