Remove Fake Pop Up Virus from Mac OS X

In this tutorial we are going to show you “How you can Remove Fake Pop Up Virus from macOS

Note : Before doing any step, please check your Mac is updated or Not.

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Step 1 : Close all Open Applications

  • Navigate to Apple Icon from Top Left Corner and then click on Force Quit.
  • After that Force Quit all the open Applications except Finder.

Step 2 : Backup Safari Bookmarks

  • Navigate to Go and Select Go to folder Type: ~/Library. Then Hit Enter
  • Then open the folder name Safari
  • You will be able to find a file name Bookmarks.plistthis file contain the backup of all your bookmarks.
  • Now you can either backup this file to online storage or copy it to a flash drive.

Step 3 : Open ~/Library

  • Now, Click Go Select Go to folder Type: ~/Library. Then Hit Enter
  • Look for Cookies, Cache and Safari. Select them all and Move to Trash.
  • Navigate to Folder Saved Application State.
  • Search for and Move to Trash.
  • Then Close the window.

Step 4 : Open Terminal

  • Now, Open Terminal.
  • Copy and Paste all these commands at once in Terminal.
mv ~/Library/Safari ~/Desktop/Safari-`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ Safari\ Extensions\ Gallery; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.binarycookies; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ Safari\ Extensions\ Gallery; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/PubSub/Database; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/

These commands will fully wipe out all of your old Safari settings. 
Restart the Mac and Open Safari again.

Step 5 : Add Extensions to Safari

  • Open Safari
  • Click on Safari from top left corner and click on Safari Extensions.
  • Now select Adblocker from the available extensions and Install it.
  • Open website : & Install.

Step 6 : Scan using Malwarebytes

  • Open website
  • Install Run a scan.
  • If you find any malicious entries delete them.

Step 7 : Install Anti-Virus

    • Search for a free Anti-Virus and install it.
    • My Choice: Avast, AVG or Avira.
    • Note: Don’t click on websites which starts with Ad.


Now your Mac is all clear from virus and other Malware’s. 
Restart the Mac and start using it.
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14 Responses

  1. Hello Harish, I hope you can help me in removing Safe Finder extension. its hijacked my safari making simple searches impossible. I have tried most fixes to no avail. Any help?
    thank you

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