How to Remove MacReviver on Mac OS Permanently? (Answered)

MacReviver

MacReviver is a nasty computer threat that should be removed completely. Once infected by MacReviver, the targeted computer will be destroyed to poor condition. This MacReviver is classified as a rogue program. The MacReviver malware settles down deeply on the system, and it has its own registry entries. MacReviver disguises to be a useful program. However, MacReviver is not a trustworthy program, it will totally mess up the system settings. As a nasty malware, MacReviver runs automatically once the system is launched. As long as it activates in the background, it can malfunction the system directly. MacReviver generates lots of fake security alerts. This MacReviver is supported by many nasty third-parties malware, if it begins to attack your computers, it is also a sign of other malware attacks. MacReviver can promote browser hijacker, pop-up virus, adware and even trojan infecton. Those malware can activate themselves on the system. Day by day, the security prevent system will be severely weakened.

Usualy MacReviver is promoted by many dubious websites. During online free downloads, MacReviver can infiltrate into the system at the same time. MacReviver installs into the system without asking any permission. Usually free application download is a main resources to promote MacReviver. Other resources like online game playing, rogue email attachments, sponsored links and also random popups are able to spread MacReviver malware. Once infected by MacReviver, users are highly recommended to remove it completely ASAP. Or the innocent computers will be totally messed up.

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

 

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

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PLEASE NOTE

MacReviver 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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Step 2 – Remove malicious files generated by MacReviver 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”, MacReviver”,  “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 MacReviver or malware.

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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:

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

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

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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:

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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).

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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: