MacReviver is a disputable optimizing and cleaning tool designed for Mac operating systems. It usually comes along with costless programs that include corporate setup procedure. MacReviver is considered as another sneaky adware bundled to them and installed on your computer without a ring. In most cases, users have no idea how this program crouched into their systems. Some of them do not even realize how negative it can affect their PCs thinking that it helps their pc employing by means of cleanup and optimization. Woefully, it does not properly implement its initial purpose because it mainly focuses on baiting users to pay for the full and extended versions that will give allegedly more accurate clean-up and malware elimination. If you really care about making your pc work faster and stay clear, then install the popular and reliable program called CleanMyMacX. It is also necessary to point out that MacReviver is an ad-supported program that gobbles up optional system resources to display unwanted ads and force you into clicking on them as a result.
Sauwoaptain.com is a fake push-notification pop-up that can be commonly faced when visiting suspicious websites. It is generally meant to trick users into clicking on the "Allow" button, therefore provoking a flow of intrusive advertisements appearing right on your desktop. As you can imagine, you should not be clicking on it, especially if you see messages like "Click allow to continue" or "Click allow to open the website". However, you should not be scared of all push-notifications that you see on the web and rapidly leave a site because you thought it was dangerous. Push-notifications is a great feature developed to notify users about the latest updates on blogs and other information portals. Fake notifications are usually displayed when being redirected to a landing page through shady ads and hyperlinks. Classified as adware, it can potentially expose your personal data to third-parties for revenue purposes, therefore, putting your identity under a threat.
Searchpowerapp.com redirects are caused by a deceptive browser hijacker called Power App or Flash App + that might be sneaking on your computer. According to its name, it is meant to provide powerful searching tools that will show more accurate results based on users' surfing habits. Searchpowerapp.com mainly targets the Google Chrome browser which has the biggest user database. Once installed, it instantly changes your homepage address to https:/searchpowerapp.com/ that relocates search queries to the Yahoo search engine. This is one downside that reveals its foolish behavior and has to bail you out already. Moreover, it violates surfing experience by altering browser settings and showing random ads from different resources that can contain redirects to adult websites, free-hosting domains, and other unwanted types. Such manipulations may, therefore, lead to severe data loss like passwords and other sensitive information. In addition, if you open a description of the extension, you will find: This extension configures your Default Search to Power App (searchpowerapp.com)" message.
ProductEvent is an adware-type application targetting MacOS that is supposedly meant to enhance browsing activity with exclusive features. However, instead of bringing truly useful value, it promotes intrusive advertisements all over the web that appear in places they should not be. The types of ads may vary from regular banners to fake push-notification pop-ups that force users into clicking on the "Allow" button. These are the common symptoms you will find due to the presence of ProductEvent on your system. Some adware can also seek hijacking purposes which means stealing personal data like passwords, geolocations, IP-addresses or even credentials. All of this information can be easily gathered and sold to third-parties. Once installed, ProductEvent creates a short-cut icon (White magnifying glass on green background). Manual removal may result in an endless circle of useless attempts because these kinds of apps are stubborn and require a special approach.
Smart Search is a browser hijacker presented as a useful browser extension. According to its name, developers wanted to instill that it can generate wiser searching queries based on users' preferences. It has a relatively minimalistic interface likewise other legitimate search engines like Google, Yandex, and Yahoo. If your computer is infected, Smart Search will, therefore, alter browsing settings and change your homepage address to smartsearch.pw which will be displayed each time you open the browser. There were also found a couple of similar domains like smartsearch.top and thesmartsearch.net that look pretty same. The set-ups of the browser allow hackers to collect browsing information. IP-addresses, geolocations, passwords and other valuable data can be transmitted and used by third-parties for revenue purposes. Smart Search has been spotted on all popular browsers like Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox targeting its victims. Fake search engine extensions can also disturb your browsing experience by redirecting to other infectious pages and showing intrusive pop-ups that force you into inadvertently downloading adware.
Search.gratziany.com is a fake search engine, controlled by malicious Gratziany extension, that Mac users should be worried about. Likewise other shady extensions it is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA). Once installed on your computer, it alters the homepage domain to search.gratziany.com, therefore, changing the browser interface. Searching queries are displayed by the Yahoo engine which means that search.gratziany.com search engine is only a cover of fraudulent activity. Unfortunately, search.gratziany.com does not bring any benefit, on the contrary, it is capable of tracking your browser activity that means gathering a bunch of personal data like Passwords, Searching history and other types of information that can make up a big value for extortionists. In addition, search.gratziany.com is known to be disturbing browsing by spreading deceptive ads that are displayed across pages you visit.