Most of the Mac users are affected by Adware in their Browsers. Adware, is any software package which automatically renders advertisements in order to generate revenue for its author. The advertisements will be populated on browsers and they will sometimes throw irritating pop-ups while surfing net.Once installed, it does things like injecting advertisements into web pages, causing pop-up windows or tabs to open to advertising sites, and changing your home page and/or search engine.
So, how to get rid off these Adwares?
You could allocate and remove unwanted “Adware Extension” installed in your browser. After successful uninstallation restart the browser.
Reset your browser settings. By doing so the browser settings will goto original defaults. Then restart your browser the adware should have gone!!!.
Install a Adware scanner and run “Adware Check”. The software tool automatically detects the installed Plugins & extensions and removes it completely.
What is AdwareMedic & What It Does?
AdwareMedic is an excellent freeware utility which takes care of Mac Adware issues.AdwareMedic currently detects and handles 24 different families of adware, and the app will update it’s detection list each time you launch it to handle future findings. It’s effective and extremely easy to use, making it an appropriate addition to a general Mac maintenance routine, particularly if you or someone else is noticing some weird behaviour while browsing the web.
AdwareMedic comes with an uncluttered interface that makes it easy to initiate the scanning process in order to check and clean up your system in a couple of minutes. You just have to select the detected items and let AdwareMedic do the hard work for you.
In addition to the scanning feature, AdwareMedic also offers you the option to take a system snapshot and generate a system report that could help you find sources for your problem.
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Top 10 Mac OS X Tips & Tricks Every Mac User Must Know:
The following are Most wanted Tips and Tricks which must me know for every Mac user. If your are newbie to iMac or MacBook Pro laptops then the following tips highly useful.
- How to create a password-protected (encrypted) disk image in Mac OS X?
- How to Create Hidden Folders in Mac Os X Using Terminal
- 3 Hidden Easter Eggs in Mac OS X
- How to Check Mac Notebooks Battery Cycle Count?
- How To Add Your Name On Mac OS X Menu Bar
- [Trick] How to Make Your Mac Speak Any Text You Want Using Terminal
- How to Close Unresponsive Programs on a Mac OS X?
- How To Extract .Zip and .RAR Files on Mac OS X?
- How to Turn ON Backlit Keyboard in Macbook Pro?
- How To Change Mac OS X Boot Screen Logo?
Mac OS makes life simple 🙂