Remove pop-up ads – (Mac OS X) Removal Guide

Remove pop-up ads from Mac OS X. If the web browser Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox on Mac OS X is redirecting to your Mac is infected with an adware application or redirected by a dangerous advertising service.

Adware is showing ads in the browser to trick users into installing malware on their Mac or into buying a suspicious product.

Most often, adware programs display new pop-up ads every few minutes on your Mac, redirecting to all sorts of malicious or shady web pages.

Most people think that Mac computers can’t get infected with a virus or adware. This is not true, Mac users are also exposed to all kinds of malware. It is therefore important to also protect your Mac with an antivirus application, for example, most Mac adware is spread through free downloads.

It is rogue software developers and advertising networks that develop these adware apps. In doing so, money is earned by secretly installing adware onto the Mac computer.

ccRemove adware and pop-up ads with Combo Cleaner

Download Combo Cleaner.

  • Double-click the downloaded file.
  • In the opened window drag and drop the Combo Cleaner icon onto the Mac application's icon.

install combo cleaner

  • Open Launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon.
  • Wait until the antivirus engine downloads it's virus definition updates.

combo cleaner updating virus definitions

  • Click "Start Combo Scan”.

combo cleaner start virus scan

cleanmymac xCleanMyMac X to remove site data

cleanmymac malware removal

Download and start CleanMyMac X, open the Malware Removal tab in the left menu and click Scan.

Download CleanMyMac pop-up ads leave traces such as cookies and other site data. You should remove these traces.

In the left menu click on Privacy at the Protection section.

remove safari traces

Select Safari, Firefox or Chrome and click the Remove button.

All traces are now removed from your Mac’s web browser.

browser caches

In the left menu click Smart Scan at the top to completely clean your Mac.

cleanmymac x smart scan

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