What is RecordEnumerator
RecordEnumerator is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that falls under the category of Adware . Adware is a type of invasive apps — which can hijack MAC systems — occasionally redirect your browser to certain web-sites so the creators of those sites can get revenue by displaying ads to visitors. It’s not a good idea to have installed adware. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click anything in the the adverts.
Another reason why you need to get rid of RecordEnumerator is its online data-tracking activity. Adware be able to collect user information about you which can be later transferred third party companies. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
The tutorial below explaining steps to delete RecordEnumerator. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware software that may attack Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome and other popular web browsers. The step-by-step guide will help you get rid of RecordEnumerator adware software and thereby clean your internet browser from all intrusive advertisements.
How does RecordEnumerator get on your MAC OS
Many of the free software out there install unwanted internet browser toolbars, browser hijackers, adware and PUPs along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing free applications in order to avoid accidentally installing bundled programs. It’s important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and choose the Custom, Manual or Advanced install method as it will typically disclose what additional applications will also be installed.
|Name||RecordEnumerator, Record Enumerator 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup virus, pop ups, popup advertisements|
|Removal||RecordEnumerator removal guide|
How to Remove RecordEnumerator adware software
Not all unwanted software like RecordEnumerator adware are easily uninstallable. You might see popups, deals, text links, in-text ads, banners and other type of ads in the Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted applications neither appear in the Finder. Therefore in order to fully remove adware software, you need to perform the following steps. 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 system.
To remove RecordEnumerator, execute the following steps:
- Manual RecordEnumerator adware software removal
- Automatic Removal of RecordEnumerator adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual RecordEnumerator adware software removal
This part of the post is a step-by-step tutorial that will help you to remove RecordEnumerator adware manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional utilities.
Delete potentially unwanted apps through the Finder
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted software, adware programs and browser hijackers through the ‘Applications’ section of the Finder.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other applications. Next, delete any unwanted and suspicious programs from machine using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your machine. Most likely, one of them is the RecordEnumerator adware. Select the dubious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Drag the suspicious program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Get rid of RecordEnumerator adware software from Safari
If you find that Safari internet browser settings like newtab, search engine by default and startpage having been changed by RecordEnumerator adware, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
Run Safari web-browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of pop ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for suspicious plugins on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete all dubious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search provider 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 provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove RecordEnumerator from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware software, your internet browser displays unwanted pop-up ads, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu similar to the one below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to their default values.
Remove RecordEnumerator adware from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web browser is hijacked by RecordEnumerator, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser program to its default settings.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the 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 instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The internet browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the process of cleaning. After it’s done, the browser’s settings including default search provider, startpage and newtab page back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your Apple Mac.
Automatic Removal of RecordEnumerator adware
The easiest solution to delete RecordEnumerator is to run an anti malware application capable of detecting adware software. We advise try MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware software, hijackers and other potentially unwanted apps.
Remove RecordEnumerator adware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
Remove RecordEnumerator adware manually is difficult and often the adware software is not fully removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) which are completely clean your machine. Moreover, this free program will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijacker that your machine can be infected too.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) for Apple Mac.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
- When downloading is finished, close all apps and windows on your MAC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
- Click the “Scan” button for checking your MAC OS for the RecordEnumerator adware. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your MAC system. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has completed scanning your MAC OS, a list of all items found is created. You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Remove Selected Items”.
How to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your computer against new intrusive advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use ad-blocker application that stops an access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the program may block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you start your Apple Mac, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted pop up ads, block malicious and misleading web pages.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your machine should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Firefox, Chrome and Safari will no longer show the RecordEnumerator ads when you surf the Web. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the RecordEnumerator adware.