OdysseusLookup is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) belonging to the Adware family. Adware is created for the purpose of showing numerous pop up deals and/or annoying ads on the infected machine without the user’s permission. It’s important, do not click on these ads, as they can lead you to more harmful or misleading web pages. Adware usually gets installed alongside free software, codecs and shareware.
Another reason why you need to delete the OdysseusLookup adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware can collect personal info, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and advertisements;
- web-browser version information.
Therefore it is very important to follow the guidance below ASAP. The instructions will help you to remove adware software as well as clean your computer from the OdysseusLookup ads. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you remove other malicious applications like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto MAC OS along with the adware.
How does Adware get on your MAC OS
|Name||OdysseusLookup, Odysseus Lookup 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-up advertisements, pop-up virus, popups|
|Removal||OdysseusLookup removal guide|
How to Remove OdysseusLookup adware (removal guide)
When the adware gets installed on your MAC without your knowledge, it’s not easy to uninstall. Most commonly, there is no Uninstall application which simply uninstall the OdysseusLookup adware from your MAC OS. So, we recommend using a well-proven free adware/malware removal tool called MalwareBytes. But the best method to remove OdysseusLookup adware will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run an antimalware tool.
To remove OdysseusLookup, perform the steps below:
- How to manually get rid of OdysseusLookup
- Automatic Removal of OdysseusLookup adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to manually get rid of OdysseusLookup
First of all, try to delete OdysseusLookup adware manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual adware removal requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in computer settings. In this case, we suggest that you scroll down to the section that describes how to get rid of OdysseusLookup ads using free tools.
Remove OdysseusLookup related applications through the Finder
Some of PUPs, adware software and browser hijackers can be removed using the ‘Move to Trash’ utility that is located in the Finder. So, if you are running any version of Mac OS and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and get rid of all suspicious and unknown software.
When you have found anything dubious that may be the OdysseusLookup adware or other PUP, then right click this program and select “Move to Trash”. Once complete, Empty Trash.
Remove OdysseusLookup adware from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your web browser is hijacked by OdysseusLookup or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by adware.
Run Safari internet browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of pop-ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for dubious add-ons on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all questionable extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your startpage and search engine 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 engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove OdysseusLookup from Chrome
If you’re getting OdysseusLookup ads, then you can try to delete it by resetting Google Chrome to its default values. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
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 extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: 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 displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of OdysseusLookup from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as start page, newtab page and search provider by default have been replaced by the adware software, then resetting it to the default state can help. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show 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 click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Automatic Removal of OdysseusLookup adware
Is your Mac MAC system infected by adware? Then don’t worry, in the following steps, we’re sharing best malicious software removal utilities that can delete the OdysseusLookup adware from the Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari and your MAC OS.
Run MalwareBytes to delete OdysseusLookup
Manual OdysseusLookup removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware may be not fully removed. We suggest that use the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) that are fully free your Apple Mac of adware. Moreover, this free tool will help you to get rid of browser hijacker infection, malware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars that your MAC OS can be infected too.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) for Mac OS.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
Once downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your MAC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the saved file and follow the prompts.
Once install is complete, you’ll see window like below.
Now press the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the OdysseusLookup adware software. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient.
When that process is finished, a list of all items found is created. Once you have selected what you want to remove from your machine press “Remove Selected Items” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove OdysseusLookup and move the selected items to the Quarantine.
How to stay safe online
If you surf the Internet, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and run an adblocker application. AdGuard is an ad-blocking which can filter out lots of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When the download is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you run your MAC, AdGuard will run automatically and stop annoying popup advertisements, block harmful and misleading websites.
To sum up
Now your MAC should be clean of the OdysseusLookup adware software. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and undesired malicious web-pages) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your Apple Mac for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete OdysseusLookup ads from your web-browser, then ask for help here.