Getmacsoft.com POP-UP Redirect (Mac)

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

How to remove browser redirects to getmacsoft.com?

What is getmacsoft.com?

There are many rogue websites online, including getmacsoft.com, a website designed to force visitors to open other untrustworthy sites. Generally, users arrive at this web page unintentionally - they are redirected by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Furthermore, users often install these apps inadvertently. Once installed, PUAs feed users with intrusive ads and collect browsing-related (and other) information.

getmacsoft.com pop-up redirect

Following infiltration, PUAs continually force browsers to open new tabs/windows and redirect users to getmacsoft.com. This website promotes various other potentially unwanted applications (at time of research, the MacKeeper app). Do not download software promoted by these deceptive, dubious sources and websites. PUAs usually deploy intrusive ads including coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. These are often delivered via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content. Once clicked, they redirect to other untrustworthy sites or even run scripts that download and install other unwanted apps (possibly malicious). PUAs also collect browsing-related information, such as IP addresses, keystrokes, search queries, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, and so on. Developers share the information with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse the details (some of which might be private) to generate revenue. Therefore, users often encounter various privacy/browsing safety issues, or even more serious problems such as identity theft. We strongly recommend that you eliminate all PUAs immediately.

Many potentially unwanted applications are available on the internet and offer "useful" features to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, most are designed only to generate revenue by deploying ads, causing redirects, misusing system resources, and so on. In most cases, PUAs deliver none of the functionality promised or give any other value for regular users.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Many PUAs have official sites from which they can be downloaded, however, most users install them inadvertently through intrusive ads or when software developers use the "bundling" method. Bundling is a way to trick users to install PUAs together with regular (chosen) software. Typically, developers do not disclose information about PUAs and hide them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of software installation/download dialogs. Clicking intrusive ads and skipping software installation steps often leads to inadvertent installation of unwanted apps or privacy issues.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download/install software and browse the web with care. Download applications using official and trustworthy sources (websites) and direct links. Avoid using third party software downloaders (such as torrents), installers, or other similar sources. Do not rush software download or installation steps - check "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings or options and only then finish the procedure. Deselect any "special offers", tools, or other additional applications included (bundled) before you complete the process. If you encounter intrusive ads that redirect you to websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating, and other dubious sites, check the list of installed applications (add-ons, plug-ins, and extensions) on your browsers and remove any unknown/unwanted entries immediately. Also apply this to unwanted programs installed on your operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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Quick menu:

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

Potentially unwanted applications removal:

Remove potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac browser hijacker 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 getmacsoft.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.

getmacsoft.com pop-up removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove getmacsoft.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 getmacsoft.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 getmacsoft.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.