What is EssentialCommand?
EssentialCommand is an adware program. Adware is a form of malware. When adware software gets inside your Apple Mac, it might carry out various harmful tasks. Some of the more common acts on MAC systems include: adware software can display constant pop-up deals and/or annoying ads;adware software can redirect your browser to unsafe web-sites; adware can slow down your computer; adware can modify web-browser settings.
Another reason why you need to remove EssentialCommand is its online data-tracking activity. Adware can be used to collect confidential data to get profit. Adware can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your personal info and, subsequently, can use it for marketing purposes. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to delete adware from your MAC system.
How does EssentialCommand get on your MAC system
|Name||EssentialCommand, Essential Command 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popups, pop-up virus, pop up advertisements|
|Removal||EssentialCommand removal guide|
How to Remove EssentialCommand (removal instructions)
In most cases adware requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of the Finder in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team developed several removal solutions that we’ve summarized in a detailed instructions. Therefore, if you have the unwanted EssentialCommand ads on your computer and are currently trying to have it uninstalled then feel free to follow the step-by-step guide below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your browser or reboot your MAC.
To remove EssentialCommand, perform the steps below:
- How to delete EssentialCommand adware software without any software
- Automatic Removal of EssentialCommand adware software
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to delete EssentialCommand adware software without any software
This part of the blog post is a step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to remove EssentialCommand manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional applications.
Delete PUPs through the Finder
The best way to start the MAC system cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Finder you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Chrome from pop up ads, hijackers and so on.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
It will display a list of all applications installed on your Apple Mac. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown software. Right click to suspicious application and select “Move to Trash”. Another way 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 EssentialCommand from Safari
By resetting Safari web-browser you revert back your browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by the EssentialCommand adware.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious addons on left panel, select it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown extensions 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”.
Remove EssentialCommand from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting Mozilla Firefox web browser will reset all the settings to their default values and will remove EssentialCommand ads, malicious add-ons and extensions. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet 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’re 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 shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the EssentialCommand adware. Once, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove EssentialCommand adware from Google Chrome
If you have adware problem or the Google Chrome is running slow, then reset Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we’ll show you a way to reset your Chrome settings to original state without reinstall. This will also allow to remove EssentialCommand ads from your internet browser.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see 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 tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of EssentialCommand adware software
The easiest way to delete EssentialCommand adware software is to run an antimalware application capable of detecting adware We recommend try MalwareBytes or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted software.
How to remove EssentialCommand with MalwareBytes AntiMalware
If you’re still having problems with the EssentialCommand adware removal or just wish to scan your MAC OS occasionally for adware and other malicious software, then download MalwareBytes. It’s free for home use, and scans for and removes various undesired apps that attacks your MAC system or degrades computer performance. MalwareBytes can remove browser hijacker, adware, PUPs as well as malware, including ransomware and trojans.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the link below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- When the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a file location. Run the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
- Press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the EssentialCommand adware. This process can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes will look for threats exist on your computer.
- As the scanning ends, you may check all threats detected on your MAC system. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and 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 remove a huge count of distracting and unwanted ads on webpages.
Click the link below to download AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you launch your MAC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop intrusive pop-up advertisements, block harmful and misleading web pages.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps outlined above, your machine should be clean from the EssentialCommand adware and other malicious software. The Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer display the EssentialCommand ads. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.