How to remove OptimalPromo from Mac PC

Proper guide to delete OptimalPromo immediately

OptimalPromo is popularly known as Ads by OptimalPromo which is described as adware type application. This unwanted program is mainly used to display third party pop-up ads on the infected PC and redirect user’s searches on malicious websites in order to earn illegal profit. It is mainly designed to deliver intrusive ads campaigns, modifying browser settings and promoting fake search engine. As we know, most users don’t download/install such apps intentionally and that is why it has been classified as potentially unwanted applications. Simply said, it is created and distributed by group of hackers with an evil intention and wrong motives.

Furthermore, their main aim is to display intrusive advertisements campaigns in form of third party coupons, offers, deals, discounts and many other similar adverts. Once clicked, you will get redirected to harmful websites or cause unwanted downloads or installations of PUAs. This malware will stay in the background and keep doing its malicious activities that will soon start to show its effect on your computer performance and speed.  Further, it also spread its associated files to various other locations on your PC due to which you are unable to remove this infection manually.

Further, it also has the capability to collect users browsing related activities and gather personal as well as sensitive details. Later, developers send all those details with third parties who misuse it in order to generate profit. In one way or another, presence of unwanted apps on computer causes system infiltrations and infections, serious privacy issues, browsing safety, financial losses and even leads to identity theft. So, to fix all such troubles we strongly recommend you to remove OptimalPromo and all rogue applications immediately upon detection.

How it intrude?

Like other adware infection and harmful threats, OptimalPromo infiltrate into your computer by using various different techniques. This dubious marketing method of pre packing regular products with unwanted or malicious content is called bundling. Basically, information about unwanted apps is included in setups that can be found in their settings like custom, advance or other similar. Thus, no people check all those available settings and leave them unchanged. It means that they inadvertently allowed unwanted applications to be downloaded and installed along with other wanted programs. This unnecessary program can also invade inside by clicking on deceptive advertisements that are designed to download and install unnecessary programs.

How to avoid installation of PUAs?

Firstly we advise you to download software only from official websites and other untrustworthy channels like peer to peer network, unofficial pages, free file hosting sites and other similar tools should not be used. Downloads and installation of programs should not be finished without checking settings like custom or advance that are included in software setups. Further, ads displayed on dubious pages should not be clicked because they tend to open potentially malicious websites or cause unwanted downloads or installations. Lastly, in order to stop browser from opening unwanted sites then it is required to remove all unwanted extensions or add-ons from it.

Remove OptimalPromo

Manual malware removal threat might be risky and complicated as it requires advanced computer skills. If you have much knowledge about it then you can go through such process. Despite this, you can use Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS that has the ability to remove OptimalPromo completely and safely from the system.

Quick Glance

Name: OptimalPromo

Type: Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus

Distribution: Through spam emails, bundled freeware, malicious websites, porn or torrent sites, cracked software, file sharing network etc.

Symptoms: Change your homepage and search engine, show lots ads, redirect your searches.

Damage: Internet browser tracking, display of unwanted ads, loss of private information and redirects to dubious websites.

Other information: This application belongs to Adload malware family.

Removal: Both manual as well as automatic guide has been described below under this article.

Automatic Removal of OptimalPromo (Instant Solution)

The deletion and uninstallation of components related to OptimalPromo is possible through both manual as well as automatic process. However, the manual removal steps require a lot of expertise and technical knowledge. It is advised to use an automatic OptimalPromo removal tool so that you can remove all the threats present in the work-station in hassle-free way. Additionally, it improves the PC security setting and protects the PC from malware attacks in future.

Remove all the suspicious files, folders and PUA related to OptimalPromo from Mac OSX

Step 1: In the /Library/LaunchAgents folder, check for all the suspicious files that are generated by the adware.

In the Go to Folder … bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In “LaunchAgents” folder, you can check for any suspicious files or folders and move them to “Trash”. Some of the common suspicious files types are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” , “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, and so on.

Step2: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /Application Support folder

In the Go to Folder.. bar, type: /Library/Application Support

Go to “Application Support” folder and check for any new files or folder that looks suspicious. Doubtful applications such as “NicePlayer” and “MPlayerX” etc. should be moved to Trash

Step3: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchAgents folder:

In Go to Folder bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In the “LaunchAgents”, select all the recently added files and folders that looks suspicious and move them to “Trash”. Example of some of the suspicious files are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” and so on.

Step4: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchDaemons folder:

In the Go to Folder… bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, looks for all the suspicious and doubtful files that have been recently added. Some of the example of such files are “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, “com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist” and move them to “Trash”.

Step5: Remove OptimalPromo from Internet Browsers

Delete Malicious Extensions from Safari

Uninstall all the extension related to OptimalPromo from “Safari”

Open the Safari Browser, In the menu bar, select “Safari” and click on “Preferences”

In the preference window, choose “Extension” and search for any newly added suspicious extension. When any suspicious extensions get detected, select the “Uninstall” button next to them. You must know that none of the extensions are necessary for daily browsing activities.

Remove all the plug-ins related to OptimalPromo from “Mozilla Firefox”

Delete all the add-ons related to OptimalPromo from Mozilla Firefox

Open the Mozilla Firefox. Click on the “Open Menu” present at the top right corner of the screen. In the newly opened menu, choose “Add-ons”.

In the “Extension tab”, select all the suspicious add-ons and click on the remove button next to them. Again, you can delete all the extension as none of them are necessary for the normal browser operation

Remove Malicious Extension from Google Chrome

Delete Google Chrome add-ons related to OptimalPromo

Open Google Chrome and click on “Chrome menu” that is located on the top-right corner of the screen. In the drop-down menu, choose “More Tools” and select “Extensions”.

In the extension window, select all the suspicious add-ons. After tracing all of them, click on the “Trash” option button next to them. Again, if require you can delete all the extensions as they are not necessary for normal browsing activities.

Step 6:  Scan the Mac PC with an automatic OptimalPromo Removal Tool

If you execute all the steps mentioned above in your Mac as it is stated, your work-station will get free from malware. However, to be sure that your PC is free malware, it is advised to scan it with a powerful anti-malware tool. Using automatic tool is also recommended because not every victims or users have expertise and technical knowledge to execute the manual process mentioned above in a proper way.

After you download the application, you have to execute in your work-station and begin the automatic scanning. On scanning, if it shows” OptimalPromo threats found”. You can select its files and folders and remove it.

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