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How to Remove – Fake Virus Alert – Mac Removal Guide

By | March 26, 2019

Get rid of Fake Virus Alert pop-up on Mac? If your web browser Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox is redirecting to your Mac is infected with an adware application.

Adware is showing ads in the browser to convince users to install more malware onto their Mac. Most often, adware displays new pop-up ads every few minutes on your Mac, redirecting to all sort of malicious web pages.

Adware is the most common to Microsoft Windows and Android devices, however, since many users switched to Mac computers, cybercriminals took their chance to infected Mac users with adware applications.

If you experience these ads on Windows, you can follow this guide, it is identical to

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 who develop this ad-supported installation software. 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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Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

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