Bash Wants To Control System Events POP-UP Virus (Mac)

Also Known As: "Bash wants to control System Events" virus
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

How to remove "Bash wants to control System Events" from Mac?

What is "Bash wants to control System Events"?

"Bash Wants To Control System Events" is a macOS pop-up window (message) used to trick users into allowing "bash" to take over System Events. These pop-up windows are commonly displayed by adware (designed to deliver advertisements). Do not trust the "Bash Wants To Control System Events" notification or others such as Osascript wants to control Safari and Terminal would like to control this computer.

Bash wants to control System Events fake popup

Allowing "bash" to control "System Events" will provide it with access to various documents and other data stored within "System Events". This will also allowing it to perform actions within this app. This pop-up is often generated by an installed adware-type application, or its installer. These apps (or associated installers) often demand permission to access certain applications/settings. Granting these permissions can result in changes to browser settings - users begin to experience unwanted redirects to untrustworthy, dubious, or even malicious websites. Visiting these websites can lead to browsing safety and privacy issues. We recommend that you ignore the "Bash Wants To Control System Events" pop-up window. Do not give "bash" access to the "System Events" app. The occurrence of this window might indicate that adware is installed on your computer. Therefore, check installed extensions (plug-ins or add-ons) on your browser and programs on your Mac. Eliminate all unknown/unwanted entries immediately.

Adware-type apps are classified as potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that deliver intrusive advertisements. These ads are usually displayed as coupons, banners, pop-ups, surveys, and so on. Furthermore, they are displayed through tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content. When clicked, these ads lead to untrustworthy websites and some might run scripts that download/install further unwanted applications. Another downside of these PUAs is data tracking: they often record data relating to users' browsing activity, including IP addresses, search queries, URLs of visited websites, and so on. People who develop these apps share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue.

Not all deceptive pop-up windows (such as "Bash Wants To Control System Events") demand permission to access settings or other apps. Some request login and password details. Whatever their function, these pop-ups appear because of installed adware. Most potentially unwanted apps are promoted as 'useful tools', however, most users install them unintentionally or are tricked into installation. Only developers benefit from these installations - PUAs provide none of the functionality promised.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

PUAs can be downloaded from their official websites, however, most are distributed using "bundling", a deceptive marketing method used to trick users into installing PUAs together with other software. Developers hide these unwanted apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options of the installation/download set-ups. Typically, information about bundled (additionally-included) unwanted apps is not properly disclosed. Furthermore, users who skip installation/download steps, without studying them, often install PUAs inadvertently. This exposes users to risk of privacy/browsing safety problems.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software from official/trustworthy sources and using direct links only. Do not use third party software downloaders, torrents, untrustworthy websites, and so on. Install (or download) software by carefully inspecting each step and check "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings or options. Opt-out of installation of bundled apps before completing the process. Avoid clicking intrusive advertisements, even if they seem legitimate. Many potentially malicious ads redirect users to untrustworthy websites such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. If you are redirected to untrustworthy websites after clicking ads, check for suspicious entries on your browser (extensions, plug-ins, and pop-ups) and programs on your computer. Remove all unwanted/unknown applications or programs immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Text presented in "Bash wants to control System Events" pop-up:

"bash" wants to access to control "System Events". Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in "System Events", and to perform actions within that app.

Screenshot of the adware installer that displays this fake system pop-up:

adware installer that displays Bash wants to control System Events pop-up

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove "Bash Wants To Control System Events" pop-ups using Combo Cleaner:

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 "bash wants to control system events" virus 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

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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.

"Bash wants to control System Events" virus removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove "bash wants to control system events" virus 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 "bash wants to control system events" virus 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 "bash wants to control system events" virus 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.