How Do I Remove Apple Platform Security scam pop-up? (Solved)

What is Apple Platform Security scam pop-up? Is it genuine or fake?

Apple Platform Security scam pop-up

Apple Platform Security scam pop-up is a newly identified malicious spam popup whose wicked attempt is to treat your money with horrible security reports generated by fake system scanning launched by it. Though Apple Platform Security scam pop-up uses a name containing eyecatching words such as “Antivirus” to wrap up itself as a legit PC security website, you should never trust it since its evil nature will really trouble you a lot once your PC is entangled by it. As soon as infiltrating your PC, Apple Platform Security scam pop-up would firstly modify the system registry to enable itself to be launched when your PC starts up, then it will start fake scanning to display you a fake but horrific security report when you get online, and it keeps telling that your PC is suffering severe attack from lots of virus, worm, Trojan and so on.

Besides, Apple Platform Security scam pop-up will claim that your PC’s issue could be solved by the antivirus software s or phone tech support it provide, attempting to convince you to spend money on something useless. In fact, what Apple Platform Security scam pop-up displays and claims are completely a trap to swindle your money, please don’t be taken in.

 

 How to Manually Remove Apple Platform Security scam pop-up From Mac OSX? (Steps)

 

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

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PLEASE NOTE

Apple Platform Security scam pop-up 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 Apple Platform Security scam pop-up 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”, Apple Platform Security scam pop-up”,  “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 Apple Platform Security scam pop-up 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: