Mac Mechanic is potentially unwanted program for Mac OS, that looks like legitimate application for system optimization and virus removal. It originates from India. After the test on new MacBook Mac Mechanic finds several "high-risk" problems and demands from 19.95 to 49.95 Euros for solving. However, some of the results are false, which puts the program to the category of rogue software. When users try to uninstall Mac Mechanic by moving it to trash it says "application cannot be deleted".
Mac Tonic, similar to Win Tonic, is rogue optimization and security application for Mac OS. Although, it has look and feel of a legitimate program, Mac Tonic was designed to earn money on unnecessary Mac tweaks, pseudo-optimization and other features, that can be achieved by means of operating system options itself or by using free programs. It is installed on computers without users consent and adds itself to Mac startup. After installation Mac Tonic scans your system for viruses and errors, and always finds something even on brand new machines. Then it offers to purchase it to fix the issues. If users ignore it, program starts displaying alerts on the desktop.
Trovi.com by Conduit Ltd is very wide-spread browser search hijacker that infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. It originates from Israel. Trovi.com infiltrates into browsers and replaces default search, homepage to http://www.trovi.com, http:/labs.trovi.com, http://search.trovi.com.
Weknow.ac is search engine redirect and browser hijacker, that attacks Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Website is set up as homepage, new tab and default search engine. However, user search queries are redirected to webcrawler.com, which is known browser hijacker. Weknow.ac is often accompanied by browser extensions, that controls settings and can have random name. Having potentially unwanted add-on, can be dangerous for privacy as hijacker collects browser data and use it for commercial purposes.
Search.lavradoor.com is precarious search engine, that is installed in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Mac computers. Hijackers installs extension called "Lavradoor" in your browsers and this add-on controls and modifies your search and homepage settings. Settings cannot be changed unless extension is removed. Search.lavradoor.com redirects user queries to search.yahoo.com. Programs like this make your browsing history, search queries an open book to advertisers.
Home.searchpulse.net or Search.searchpulse.net is bogus third-party search engine, that installs in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Web application Search Pulse and company with the same name originated from Israel. Hijacker replaces homepage, default search engine and new tab settings in your browsers. Searches from Home.searchpulse.net can be redirected to Yahoo, Bing or Google. Malefactors gain advertising revenue from traffic driven to any of this search engine. However, along with redirection, Home.searchpulse.net can collect browser data and search history from users and share it with advertisers.