How to remove Powerlift Virus from Mac OS

Complete Powerlift Virus removal guide

Powerlift Virus is an adware type application that intrudes inside Mac OS together with a potentially unwanted program named MacPerformance. Its main aim is to display fraudulent pop-up ads, coupons, deals, banners and etc and redirect users to questionable websites. To achieve this, it affects installed browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and changes the settings that could be spotted on homepages and new tab pages option. Also, it injects browser extensions, add-ons or plug-ins that enable it to deliver adverts with each visiting site and search result on browser.

Users install Powerlift Virus along with freeware unintentionally. They do not know about its existence. The intrusion is possible because they do not pay close attention during installation moment and do not serious when choosing for sources for the download. They only recognize the adware infection when they encounter redirects and face disruptive ads during browsing sessions. In other to stop browsing misbehavior, users must have to remove Powerlift Virus and all its components together with the potentially unwanted applications installed on their Mac OS. Below, you will be provided detail instruction for manual and automatic elimination.

Powerlift adware is specialist in advertising. Initially, it seems nothing wrong with those adverts however are used in fraudulent ways that trick people to download unwanted apps, pay for fake services, or lead them in malware-laden site to bring some malicious malware. Browsing redirect is the main activity that frustrates most of the users and this is the reason why many start calling Powerlift as virus.

Finally, you should aware that the app can be used to data tracking. Various inbuilt tracking technologies with Powerlift adware track information about users’ browsing habits. For example, the following data could be collected about the users:

  • IP addresses,
  • Search queries,
  • Viewed pages,
  • Bookmark added,
  • Geo-locations,
  • URLs visited,
  • Technical device information and OS version
  • And many more

Since the developers belong to Powerlift app is not known, we cannot say what type of gathered information protection the responsible parties are using. This means, the information might include email address, home address, name, and last name and etc. In worst cases, such data could be shared to potent Cybercriminals who misuse them in illicit way to cause some privacy issues and can create identity exposure.

To avoid all these things from happening, you are highly recommended remove Powerlift Virus, and its components. Manually deleting them all might be bit more complicated task. Use some reputable antivirus tool that scans the Mac OS, detects/deletes the viruses and fix the damages.

PUPs come bundled with regular software

PUPs developers use multiple malware campaigns to distribute their applications. In most cases, users get tricked by fake flash updates or download apps form unsecured websites like torrent, eMule and etc. if you want any PUPs intrusion, you must need to make sure before downloading any app by checking its review online. Also, check relevant documents, pick Advanced/Custom settings and delete all checkmarks that are pre-selected during the installation process. Further, you must require using official websites and direct links only for any software you want inside your PC. Install some reputable antivirus tool that provides adequate protection to your PC and prevents any big issues from happening.

Remove Powerlift Virus

Manual malware removal guide is provided below in step by step manner. Follow it so that you will not find any trouble when performing the virus removal process. You can use some reputable antivirus tool to automatically remove Powerlift Virus from the system

Automatic Removal of Powerlift Virus (Instant Solution)

The deletion and uninstallation of components related to Powerlift Virus 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 Powerlift Virus 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 Powerlift Virus 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 Powerlift Virus from Internet Browsers

Delete Malicious Extensions from Safari

Uninstall all the extension related to Powerlift Virus 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 Powerlift Virus from “Mozilla Firefox”

Delete all the add-ons related to Powerlift Virus 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 Powerlift Virus

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 Powerlift Virus 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” Powerlift Virus threats found”. You can select its files and folders and remove it.

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