Gen.mactechright.com POP-UP Redirect (Mac)

Also Known As: gen.mactechright.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove gen.mactechright.com from Mac?

What is gen.mactechright.com?

gen.mactechright.com is a deceptive website that displays a fake error message stating that the system is infected. Most users arrive at gen.mactechright.com inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or intrusive advertisements delivered by other deceptive websites. In addition, potentially unwanted programs typically infiltrate systems without permission and, as well as causing redirects, deliver intrusive ads and continually gather information relating to web browsing habits.

gen.mactechright.com scam

gen.mactechright.com delivers a fake error message stating that the users' computers are infected and encourages them to immediately perform a full system scam. This is a scam. These fake errors are used to promote fake anti-virus/anti-spyware suites (e.g., Mac Mechanic, Mac Adware Cleaner, Mac Ads Cleaner, and so on). After clicking the "Scan Now" button, users are presented with a download of one of these tools. After using a tool to perform a full system scan, users are prompted with many potential threats/infections. 'Free' versions of these tools are supposedly incapable of resolving the detected issues and users are encouraged to purchase the 'full version'. This is also a scam. The list of errors is false - your computer is probably optimized and virus-free. Cyber criminals generate revenue by tricking unsuspecting users into purchasing software that is useless - these programs merely empty the aforementioned false list. Therefore, you should never purchase 'full' versions or even download these applications in the first place. Ignore the error displayed by gen.mactechright.com and immediately leave this site, however, some rogue sites employ scripts that prevent users from closing browsing tabs/windows. In these cases, close the browser via the Task Manager or simply reboot the system. After re-running the browser, restore the previous session, otherwise the malicious sites are reopened.

As mentioned, potentially unwanted programs deliver various intrusive ads such as coupons, pop-ups, banners, and so on. These are delivered using various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any visited website. Therefore, they often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, intrusive advertisements can redirect to malicious websites and even execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware. Therefore, clicking them risks various system infections. Data tracking is also an issue. Research shows that many PUPs gather various information relating to web browsing activity. Collected data typically includes personal details that are shared with third parties. These people (potentially, cyber criminals) generate revenue by misusing private information. Therefore, data tracking can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity. You are strongly advised to uninstall all potentially unwanted programs immediately.

There are hundreds of PUPs, all of which are virtually identical. Most offer "useful functionality", however, these programs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than delivering any real value for regular users, PUPs cause unwanted redirects, deliver advertisements, and gather private data, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. The false promises are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy.

How did potentially unwanted programs install on my computer?

Although a small percentage of PUPs have official download websites, most are proliferated using intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of third party software together with regular software/apps). Therefore, intrusive advertisements often infiltrate systems without users’ permission. Developers hide "bundled" applications within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes - they do not disclose this information properly. Furthermore, many users are likely to rush these procedures and skip steps. In addition, they often click advertisements without understanding the possible consequences. This behavior can lead to inadvertent installation of PUPs - users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent system infiltration by PUPs, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Intrusive ads typically seem legitimate, since developers invest many resources into their design, however, they redirect to dubious websites (adult dating, pornography, gambling, and so on). They are often delivered by potentially unwanted programs. If you encounter dubious redirects, immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. We also strongly recommend that you carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. Software should be downloaded from official sources only, via direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers are often used to promote rogue apps, and thus these tools should not be used. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with PUPs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Installed Fake Adobe Flash Player that distributes PUPs causing redirects to gen.mactechright.com:

Rogue setup that bundles PUPs

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

Potentially unwanted programs removal:

Remove PUP-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac adware removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select “Applications”. In the applications folder, look for “MPlayerX”,“NicePlayer”, or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove gen.mactechright.com pop-up related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar. Choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from launch agents folder step 1

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

removing adware from launch agents folder step 2
In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

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

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 2
In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

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Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

gen.mactechright.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove gen.mactechright.com pop-up related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser, from the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove gen.mactechright.com pop-up related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove gen.mactechright.com pop-up related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.