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How To Remove Unpollute My Mac (Mac Removal Guide)

How To Remove Unpollute My Mac Adware From MacOS

What is Unpollute My Mac?

Unpollute My Mac claims to be useful tool system optimization program. The program offers the feature to clean the browsing traces when user intentionally or unintentionally visits any pron sites. However, some users may find this feature useful, but it is not a worthy app.

Just like Mac Ads Cleaner, Quick Mac Care, Mac Auto Fixer, Smart Mac Tuneup and Advanced Mac Cleaner. These all are fake system optimization tools that are distributed via various deceptive techniques. You may encounter them unexpectedly when you click on any redirect page links that says your system is infected with virus and you need to remove them immediately. Secondly, Unpollute My Mac may come bundled with freeware downloads from third-party sites.

Unpollute My Mac Adware On Mac OS
Unpollute My Mac Adware On Mac OS

Once Unpollute My Mac gets installed on the system, it scans through the browsers and system to present issues that needs your attention. But as you try to fix the issues it asks to buy the full-version of the tool. But before paying for such a program, you should be careful in doing so. Unpollute My Mac is just another fake program that is designed by adware-authors to trick users into believing in its features and shows fake issues. The tool keeps running within the background and keeps threatening users with warnings to gain attention.

The main motive behind such apps is just to make their profit, thus you should not fall into such traps and remove it immediately.

How to Remove Unpollute My Mac From Mac (Guide)

This is a complete manual removal guide for Mac users. It consist of step-by-step removal of unwanted programs.  For instance, Adware, browser hijackers, redirects, Trojans and other malware. The manual removal may take several minutes, therefore you have to patience. Please follow the steps carefully. If you are in hurry, then we suggest you to go for automatic removal solution.

Combo Cleaners LogoCombo Cleaner DOWNLOAD LINK
(The above link will open a new page from where the Combo Cleaner will download)
“Unpollute My Mac” may reinstall itself multiple times if you don’t delete its core files. We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan for malicious programs. This may save your precious time and effort. Combo Cleaner scans the infected PC for free but you need to purchase its full version for complete removal. More information on Combo Cleaner.

To Remove Unpollute My Mac Extension and Unpollute My Mac from Mac OS, follow the steps:


STEP 1: Remove Unknown Profiles Created by Unpollute My Mac Program From Mac OS

Profiles are utility that allows business or organizations to control the actions and behavior of the Mac system. Thus, any profile created by the admins will prevent the users to change them. However, adware distributes design their programs that may create new profile. As a result, it prevents user from uninstalling the adware or other malware program.

So, we first need to find out if there is any malicious profile created on the Mac. If yes, then you have to remove them.

Please follow the Steps here:

    1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu;
      Open System Preferences
      Open System Preferences
    2. Within the System Preferences window, find “Profiles” icon; (If you can’t find the profile icon, it means may not have any profiles created.)
      Choose Users & Groups Icon
      Choose Users & Groups Icon
    3. When the “Profile” Window opens, look for the unknown profiles. To remove Unpollute My Mac fake user profile, select it and click on the – (minus) button.
      Remove Unknown User Profile By Unpollute My Mac
      Remove Unknown User Profile By Unpollute My Mac
    4. Repeat the steps to remove all unknown profiles.

STEP 2: Uninstall Unpollute My Mac/Malicious Apps From Mac OS

In this step, You need to locate for Unpollute My Mac application or unknown programs that you may not have installed yourself. Remove all such apps from your system.

  1. Open “Finder” application from your dock;
    Finder
    Finder
  2. In the left pane of the Finder, click on “Applications“;
    Choose Applications
    Choose Applications
  3. The Applications window will display the list of all apps installed on your Mac OS. Next, you need to locate the Unpollute My Mac/suspicious apps by scrolling.
  4. To remove Unpollute My Mac, right-click on it, and then click “Move to Trash”. (Repeat this step until you remove all such apps).
    Remove Unpollute My Mac Application
    Remove Unpollute My Mac Application
  5. Now you need to empty the trash as sometimes program can restore themselves from the trash. On your dock, right-click on the trash icon and then select “Empty Trash”.

STEP 3: Remove Unpollute My Mac Daemons And Agents From Mac’s Startup

  1. From top menu On Desktop → Choose Go→Go to Folder;
    Go To Folder
    Go To Folder
  2. Within the “Go To Folder” pop-up window, enter the following paths along with Unpollute My Mac.plist one by one. This will locate the malicious files created by the apps.
    • /Library/LaunchAgents
      Remove Launch Agents By Unpollute My Mac
      Remove Launch Agents By Unpollute My Mac
    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    • /Library/Application Support
    • /Library/LaunchDaemons

For instance, If a malicious program named Unpollute My Mac, then you may see ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.Unpollute My Mac.plist”, within this location.  You will see lots of files with “.plist” extension. Scroll through it and find the ones which appear to be suspicious.

    • To Remove launch agents by Unpollute My Mac, right click on it and “More To Trash”.
      Delete Unpollute My Mac Malicious Agents
      Delete Unpollute My Mac Malicious Agents

Similarly, do this for launching agents locations: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.Unpollute My Mac.plist.

NOTE: Do not forget to empty the trash. 


STEP 4: Use ComboCleaner Scan To Remove Unpollute My Mac

Combo Cleaners LogoCombo Cleaner DOWNLOAD LINK
(The above link will open a new page from where the Combo Cleaner will download)
“Unpollute My Mac” may reinstall itself multiple times if you don’t delete its core files. We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan for malicious programs. This may save your precious time and effort. Combo Cleaner scans the infected PC for free but you need to purchase its full version for complete removal. More information on Combo Cleaner.

Combo Cleaner is a complete security suite for Mac OS that is developed by “RCS LT” company. This program is featured with anti-virus scanner and system optimization tools like disk cleaner, duplicate files finder, application uninstaller, privacy scanner, and 24*7 customer support service.

It is very important to have a reliable anti-virus solution for the computer system. Combo cleaner is one of the best options for MAC users as detects and eliminates all sorts of threats like adware, browser hijacker, Trojans, and other malware.

How to Install and Scan with Combo Cleaner

  • 1. Click the above button to Download the “Combo Cleaner”;

  • 2. Once the download completes, double-click on the downloaded file;

  • 3. After the window opens, drag the Combo Cleaner program icon and drop it into your “Applications folder” icon.

    Combo Cleaner Install Step 2
    Combo Cleaner Install Step 2
  • 4. Now, open your “Launchpad” and click on the “Combo Cleaner” icon.

    Combo Cleaner Install Step 3
    Combo Cleaner Install Step 3
  • 5. This will start the combo cleaner installation and updates its latest virus definition. Once done, Combo cleaner will launch;

    Combo Cleaner Dashboard
    Combo Cleaner Dashboard
  • 6. Click on “Antivirus” tab and choose the scan options like Quick, Full, and custom. (Full is recommended for the first time)

    Combo Cleaner Antivirus Scan
    Combo Cleaner Antivirus Scan
  • 7. Let the scan be completed and it will list all the threats found. Now, click on “Remove All Threats”;

    Combo Cleaner Scan Results
    Combo Cleaner Scan Results
  • 8. after removing the threats, click on the “uninstaller” to find and remove any unwanted programs. Select the program from the list and its related files and then click on “Remove Selected Items“

    Remove Unpollute My Mac And Other Threats
    Remove Unpollute My Mac And Other Threats

STEP 5: Remove Unpollute My Mac From Safari, Chrome, And Firefox Web Browsers

Reset Safari

Safari Browser

To Remove Unpollute My Mac Extensions, homepage redirects From Safari Browser, follow steps:

    • On the Safari browser, click the “Safari” menu then select “Preferences”.
      Safari Preferences
      Safari Preferences
    • On the “General” tab of the Safari preferences, check for Unpollute My Mac URL added as the default homepage. Within the “Homepage” field enter your preferred URL as your default start-page of the browser.
      Reset Safari Homepage
      Reset Safari Homepage
    • Next, you need to check for malicious extensions, click on the “Extensions” tab on the same window.
    • The “Extensions” screen will list all the extensions installed on your safari browser. You need to browse through the list and uninstall Unpollute My Mac extension or Adware. Select it and then click on “Uninstall”. Repeat the steps to remove all unwanted extensions.
      Uninstall Unpollute My Mac Extension From Safari
      Uninstall Unpollute My Mac Extension From Safari
  1. Delete Safari’s preferences file to reset the default settings

Even after performing the above steps, some malicious program may reappear again. This happens because adware and browser hijackers creates new files within the preferences. Thus, they are able to replace the homepage and search engine URLs each time when user launches the Safari.

To do this, follow the below steps:

    • Close the Safari browser;
    • Come to normal desktop mode, now choose “Go” from the top menu then click on “Go to Folder“.
    • Within the “Go to Folder: pop-up window, enter the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist path and click on GO;
      Safari Reset
      Safari Reset
    • Delete the file, if found;
    • Launch the Safari Again.

Reset Google Chrome

Google Chrome

 

To Remove Unpollute My Mac From Chrome (Extensions, homepage redirects), follow steps:

Similarly,  you need to reset the default settings of Chrome browser. In order to remove unknown extensions, search engines, startup, and new tabs.

It is better to use the default reset feature of the Google Chrome. This will reset all the unwanted modifications done by third-party programs. It should be noted that you will not lose your saved passwords and bookmarks. (Sync your Google with Account to secure them first). However, it will delete cookies, extensions, startups, URLs, homepage and new tabs preferences.

    • Click on Chrome’s main menu then choose “Settings“. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced”;
      Google Chrome Advanced Settings
      Google Chrome Advanced Settings
    • Under the Advanced page, go for “Reset and clean up” section.  Then click on “Reset settings to their original defaults”;
      Remove Unpollute My Mac Extension And Reset Chrome
      Remove Unpollute My Mac Extension And Reset Chrome
    • Next, click on “Reset”, when you will be prompted for a confirmation “This will reset your startup page, a new tab page, search engine, and pinned tabs. It will also disable all extensions and clear temporary data like cookies. Your bookmarks, history, and saved passwords will not be cleared”;
    • Click on the “Reset Settings” button to confirm the procedure. After that, it may ask to restart your browser, click “Yes”.
  1. Remove Chrome’s policies created by Unpollute My Mac Program

If the above reset solution does not work for you, then it may possible that the malicious programs has created policies within the chrome browser. This certainly restricts the unwanted apps, homepage and search engine settings to reset again.  The Chrome polices are listed within chrome://policy URL. You can check the unwanted policies created by malicious apps. If this is the case then you need to remove them.

To reset such policies from chrome browser, follow the steps below:

    • Open a Terminal window. Go to Finder → Go → Utilities → Terminal;
      Open Terminal Window
      Open Terminal Window
    • Within the Terminal window, execute the following commands one by one. And press enter after each command.
      Delete Chrome Policies
      Delete Chrome Policies
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName
defaults delete com.google.Chrome ExtensionInstallSources
    • After executing the above commands, launch the Chrome browser again. To check the unknown policies to be removed successfully. Type  “chrome://policy” within the address bar and click on  “Reload policies”.
      Reload Chrome Policy
      Reload Chrome Policy
    • Now, the malicious policies should be gone. After that,  you can modify your homepage, new tab and search engine as per your preferences.

NOTE: Last but not the least, if the above solution also does not work for you. Then the malicious programs may have install “Managed by your organization” policy. As a consequence it restricts to remove the unknown extension or homepage even after resetting the browser.

Please follow our guide Remove “Managed by your organization” Chrome Hijack From Mac


 

Reset FirefoxMozilla Firefox Browser

 

To Remove Unpollute My Mac Extension, homepage redirects From Mozilla Firefox Browser, follow steps:

Finally, if you have facing same issues with Firefox browser, then follow the steps to refresh it.

    • Open Firefox’s Main Menu button by clicking on three horizontal lines. After that, from the drop-down menu select “Help“;
    • Click on the “Troubleshooting Information,“ from the Help menu;
      Troubleshooting Information Firefox
      Troubleshooting Information Firefox
    • From the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
      Reset Firfox
      Reset Firfox
    • To confirm, click on the “Refresh Firefox” button, within the confirmation pop-up window.
    • Click on the “Finish“ button.

By the time now, your Mac should free from adware and other malicious programs. Most importantly, you should always have a reliable anti-malware with real-time protection features. So, that it can trace the behaviors of unwanted program at its earliest. And quarantine it from being making serious damages.

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