ArchiveIdea Removal Guide (Mac OS)

ArchiveIdea

ArchiveIdea is one kind of adware and its main function is to produce ads and enable them surging on your screen. Whatever browsers you use, it can make its ways without obstacles, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and even Safari. ArchiveIdea is able to delicate your browser protection functions and turn off your firewall so that you can not be aware of what happen to your computer. Sooner or later, your PC is screwed up and you lose money as well.

ArchiveIdea can be used for fraud. It is able to steal your information when you are browsing or chatting. It detects the main topics on your online conducts, and then utilize it to make up ads or make a fake website with this information. Therefore, if you miss only a small trace of clues, you may lose tens of thousands of moneys.

For example, when you are finding some books in Internet, you will be caught by numerous ads by ArchiveIdea about these books. Sometimes when you turn into the official stores, they are still here. So you will spontaneously take it as an ad from official stores, and click it. It will instruct you how to get the lowest prices for these books. When you finished all the steps, you pay this money, as well as lose your identities.

In this way, ArchiveIdea is not only bothering you, but also stealing all your information. Obviously, you should get it away from your PC. Please take after the removal guides as soon as possible.

ArchiveIdea Virus Harmful Properties:

1. It can enter your computer without any permission and without your knowledge.
2. It redirects you to malicious websites that contain more malware or viruses.
3. It offers nasty commercial ads which make you lose lots of money
4. It may get your system infected with others dangerous threats.
5. It can poor the computer performance and broke the system randomly.
6. It is able to collect crucial information about you and share them with cyber criminal

 How to Manually Remove ArchiveIdea From Mac OSX? (Steps)

 

Step 1 Uninstall ArchiveIdea related apps or potentially unwanted apps from Mac OSX
  • In Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar
  • In the applications folder, right-click on ArchiveIdea related apps or other suspicious apps and click Move to Trash. 

uninstall ArchiveIdea on mac

 

PLEASE NOTE

ArchiveIdea may reinstall itself multiple times if its core files and related malware are not removed completely.

Therefore we recommend, after uninstalling the potentially unwanted apps, you’d better downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.

Step 2 – Remove malicious files generated by ArchiveIdea or related malware from your Mac

1. Click the Finder icon from the menu bar  >>  choose “Go” then click on “Go to Folder“:

2. In the Go to Folder… bar, type the name of the following four folders to open them one by one:

~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/Application Support
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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3. In each folder, search for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Here are some examples of files generated by malware:

“installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, ArchiveIdea ”,  “com.genieo.completer.download.plist” “com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist” “com.genieo.engine.plist” “com.adobe.fpsaud.plist” , “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”,

PLEASE NOTE

Manually check and remove malicious files may take hours and you may delete healthy files by mistake.

To do it safely and efficiently, we recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any malicious files generated by ArchiveIdea or malware.

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.


Step 3 – Find and remove malicious extensions and browser hijacker from Safari and Chrome.

Safari

On Safari

1. Start Safari: Select Safari menu and click Preferences:

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2. Select Extensions tab>> Look for the unsafe or suspicious extensions and click Uninstall:

delete ArchiveIdea from safari

3. Select Search tab >> click the Search Engine menu and make your choice. Safari lets you use Google, Yahoo, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.

delete ArchiveIdea on safari

4. Select the General tab >> In the Homepage bar, type the URL you want to set as the Safari homepage.

remove ArchiveIdea on safari

Google Chrome

On Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions;

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2. Search for suspicious extensions and click trash icon to remove it:

remove ArchiveIdea on mac chrome

3. Reset default search engine on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings
  • Scroll down until you locate the Search engine section
  • Click the drop-down menu accompanying the option labeled Search engine used in the address bar
  • Select Google, Bing or Yahoo! as your default search engine.

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4. Reset homepage on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings;
  • In the “On Startup” section, click the “Set pages” link near to the “Open a specific page or set of pages” option.
  • Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example SearchMine.net) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

delete ArchiveIdea on mac chrome

PLEASE NOTE

If an unwanted extension or search engine can’t be removed manually from web browsers, it may be caused by malware.

We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac and see if it will detect malware.

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Step 4Re-check your Mac with Combo Clean Antivirus.

To be sure that your Mac is not infected at all, it’s recommended to run a full scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus.

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a professional Mac Antivirus and Mac OSX Optimization Tool for users. It is equipped with powerful detection engine against virus, malware, and adware. Thus it is able to protect your machine from the latest out-breaking threats and infections. Moreover, its Disk Cleaner can detect and clean up all junks and always keep your Mac’s performance at the peak. 

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Once Combo Cleaner is installed, run a scan to diagnose your Mac and solve all problems: