What is ChangeParameter
ChangeParameter is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that belongs to the Adware group . Adware software is a part of malware. It is designed to bombard you with undesired advertisements and pop-up windows that could potentially be dangerous for your Apple Mac. If you get adware on your MAC system, it can modify internet browser settings and install malicious browser extensions.
The worst is, adware is often harmless, but sometimes the adware you inadvertently download can also be spyware. Spyware can sometimes seek out your confidential information stored on the MAC, collect this information and use it to steal your identity.
If your MAC system has been infected by the adware software, you must have finished any of the steps below. Once you have removed ChangeParameter from your Apple Mac by following our suggestions below, make sure not to commit the same mistakes again in the future.
How does ChangeParameter get on your MAC system
These days some free software authors bundle PUPs or adware software with a view to making some money. These are not free software as install an unwanted software on to your Microsoft Windows MAC. So whenever you install a new free programs that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during setup. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual install type, reject all optional apps.
|Name||ChangeParameter, Change Parameter 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popups, pop up virus, pop-up ads|
|Removal||ChangeParameter removal guide|
How to remove ChangeParameter adware
The answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to clean your MAC OS of ChangeParameter adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal solution. If you are familiar with the Apple Mac then use manual removal, otherwise run the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to delete adware. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your machine.
To remove ChangeParameter, perform the following steps:
- How to remove ChangeParameter adware without any software
- Automatic Removal of ChangeParameter adware software
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to remove ChangeParameter adware without any software
In this section of the post, we have posted the steps that will help to delete ChangeParameter adware manually. Although compared to removal tools, this method loses in time, but you don’t need to download anything on the MAC. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed guidance with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Windows and web browser settings, then it’s better for you to run tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Remove ChangeParameter related programs through the Finder
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the Finder, then Applications. Take a look at the list of apps on your MAC OS and see if there are any dubious and unknown apps. If you see any, you need to delete them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and delete all dubious and unknown apps.
After you’ve found anything dubious that may be the ChangeParameter adware or other PUP, then right click this application and select “Move to Trash”. Once complete, Empty Trash.
Remove ChangeParameter adware software from Chrome
If you’re getting ChangeParameter , then you can try to get rid of it by resetting Google Chrome to its original settings. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First launch the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the plugin 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 Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. Another method to display 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, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the task of cleaning. When it is complete, the browser’s settings including newtab page, startpage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your Apple Mac.
Delete ChangeParameter adware software from Safari
By resetting Safari browser you return your web-browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ChangeParameter adware software.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, choose it, then click 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”.
Delete ChangeParameter from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox web browser is hijacked by ChangeParameter and you want to restore the Mozilla Firefox settings back to their default values, then you should follow the step-by-step guidance below. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () as displayed 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 browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like the one below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ChangeParameter adware. When, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of ChangeParameter adware software
Is your Mac OS machine affected with adware software? Then don’t worry, in the following tutorial, we are sharing best malicious software removal utilities which has the ability to remove ChangeParameter ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Chrome and your MAC.
Use MalwareBytes Anti Malware to get rid of ChangeParameter
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware that are completely clean your machine of the adware. This free tool is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete the ChangeParameter ads from your web-browsers, potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, hijacker, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Mac.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When downloading is done, close all windows on your Apple Mac. Further, launch the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes will automatically start and you may see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your machine for the ChangeParameter adware. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your Apple Mac. While the MalwareBytes is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once that process is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Once you have selected what you wish to delete from your MAC OS click the “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes will remove ChangeParameter adware and move the selected threats to the Quarantine.
How to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good adblocker program for the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired ads, popunders, pop-ups, intrusive new tabs, and even full page advertisements and web-page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop harmful webpages automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Download AdGuard on your Apple Mac from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted pop up ads, block harmful and misleading web pages.
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the ChangeParameter adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popups and annoying harmful web pages) and MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) (to periodically scan your Apple Mac for new adwares and other malware).
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of ChangeParameter ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari, then ask for help here here.