OpticalRatePro Chrome extension Removal Guide (Mac OS)

Threat Summary
 Type  Adware
Similar Threats  AmpleApp
Distribution Method Spam email attached files, adware embedded in third party free software, hacked websites, , Rogue pop-up ads
Damage System settings or web browser settings may be changed without permission;

Spam commercials ads come up when user get online;

More Adware may be installed without user’s knowledge;

Rogue websites pop up to redirect user’s Google search;

User’s private data may be collected .

Solution  If your Mac is infected with OpticalRatePro, then we recommend checking your whole system to find out and remove all possible malware infections. You can do this easily by using Combo Cleaner, a Professional Mac Anti-virus software capable of dealing with any latest Mac malware.

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OpticalRatePro Chrome extension is another unreliable application which has been categorized as Potentially Unwanted Program and Adware infection. This adware interrupts users’ web-browsing with numberless commercial advertisements, in which some may even put users PC in danger and the users may have to bear potential risks of losing money and private information. OpticalRatePro Chrome extension is usually installed when you install free software downloaded from unreliable file-sharing website. In the process of freeware installation, OpticalRatePro Chrome extension and other unwanted and nasty apps can be added without any notification if you do not deselect options hiding in Typical Installation. Invasion of OpticalRatePro Chrome extension leads to occurrence of banner ads, popup ads, in-text ads, and audio /video ads everywhere, you will have to close these annoying ads at every website, and your Internet speed will become sluggish.
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How Does OpticalRatePro Chrome extension Damage Your PC?

OpticalRatePro Chrome extension can make various trouble to you if it cannot be uninstalled timely. When you click ads by OpticalRatePro Chrome extension, you may be routed to third party websites filled with malicious codes which can drop more threats to cause big damage against your system. For instance, rogueware will disable your antivirus and display fake security warning to cheat you into buying their products; hijacker will replace your homepage and search engine without permission; trojan horse will open backdoor to help hacker invade your system and steal your sensitive information. To avoid these big troubles, you need to get rid of OpticalRatePro Chrome extension and related threats as quickly as possible, read the steps below to cure your PC at once:

 

 How to Manually Remove OpticalRatePro Chrome Extension From Mac OSX? (Steps)

 

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

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PLEASE NOTE

OpticalRatePro Chrome Extension 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 OpticalRatePro Chrome Extension 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”, OpticalRatePro Chrome Extension”,  “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 OpticalRatePro Chrome Extension 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: