Many people consider this additional extension a virus, and while it technically doesn't fit the description, it can be an annoyance. In this article, we are going to share a method get rid of it for good.
You are going to begin by quitting Safari Browser if it is opened.
In your Apple Menu, you will find Force Quit. Use this if you can't quit the browser ordinarily.
Alternatively, you may simultaneously press the Command (⌘), Option and Escape keys.
A Force Quit dialogue box should appear. Select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, confirm and close the dialogue box.
Go to your Finder to open up and start your Activity monitor. Proceed to:
View all your processes carefully. If it seems suspicious, there's a high likelihood it is. Select these processes which may be contributing to the problem with your mouse and click the " i" button at the top to open this dialogue box:
Proceed by clicking Sample at the bottom:
If you believe any of the processes are a threat, repeat this process to your heart's content and delete each one.
After this, you are welcome to launch Safari once again but you must press and hold the Shift key and only let go once the browser is up and running. Doing this prevents any of the previously opened pages from loading again.
In the event that you are still seeing pop-ups or it's still opening old pages, you may need to take some additional measures.
Begin by conducting a Force Quit for Safari once again.
If you are connected to the internet via a wireless connection such as Wi-Fi, turn it off as usual. Otherwise, disconnect your Ethernet cable.
Re-run your Safari browser while pressing and holding your Shift key as mentioned in the previous step.
Open your Preferences in the Safari menu,
navigate to the Extensions tab,
Once here, click Uninstall to get rid of any extensions you cannot recognise. You are also welcome to completely uninstall all of them. They won't affect the way in which your browser normally operates.
After you finish deleting these extensions, make sure you Empty your Trash folder. It's always good practice when if you feel your system has been compromised in any way, to change your password after getting rid of the threat.
It is possible that the threat has spread to other browsers, should you have that problem, see my other post.
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