When it comes to search engines, Google Chrome is the leading browser at the moment. Second to Chrome is Bing which is getting more popular but not to the level of Chrome. Being so popular, Chrome does bring with it some unwanted attention from the wrong users. These users target peoples’ laptops and browsers to install viruses or malware for their own gain. A certain attack that can affect your chrome browser is the Chrome redirect virus on a mac.
The Chrome redirect virus often gets called a virus hence the title, but in reality, it’s actually known as a type of malware. What a Chrome redirect virus does is latch onto your browser, controlling how it operates. It can access your settings, appearance and often it will make changes to your default homepage. The reason for this type of malware is for the creator to gain revenue from the adverts, as well as collect your data.
Below we look into how you can remove malwares from chrome.
How to remove Chrome redirect virus from Mac
When it comes to removing malware or a virus from your Apple Macbook, one of the most efficient ways to do so is to use dedicated software. Most anti-malware applications can be free or paid software that you can install instantly to scan your computer for viruses or malware. They are very easy to use and can help with improving the performance of your Macbook, protecting your password, and keeping the system working to the best of its ability
When doing your research on which application to use. Make sure it’s from a reputable company and that it has had positive user reviews. User reviews are a great indicator of whether an application is useful as often they will mention the fix it performed for them and if it was efficient enough. They may also tell you if the free version was good enough or if you should opt for the paid version.
Malware could have been installed through a suspicious app. For this reason, it’s important you check your applications folder for anything that shouldn’t be there. If you see anything that you don’t recognise, you should delete it. To uninstall an application it’s simple, follow the below instructions:
- Locate your finder window and search for applications
- Browse the applications that are within the folder and look for any apps that you didn’t install.
- If an app is found, click the remove button to permanently delete it. It’s important to note that you can’t just drag it to the trash as it will still be on the laptop.
These are just two ways of many that you can use to remove a chrome redirect virus from your Macbook. Before deciding which method or software you use, it’s always important to do your research to make sure you are doing it correctly.
What methods do you have for removing a chrome redirect virus? Are there any that we have missed? Is there anything you would like to add to the above? Let us know in the comment box below.