What is AccessibleTool

AccessibleTool is an adware-type application that belongs to the AdLoad malware family. Adware is designed to generate revenue for its developers by feeding users with undesirable and potentially malicious advertisements. This software enables the placement of third-party graphical content (e.g., pop-ups, banners, overlays, coupons, etc.) on visited websites and/or other interfaces. It’s important to note that even if AccessibleTool does not display ads, it remains a threat to device and user safety. Once installed on a Mac, AccessibleTool can cause various issues. It can display intrusive advertisements, such as pop-ups, banners, and coupons, on the user’s browser. These advertisements can be annoying and can disrupt the user’s browsing experience. In some cases, the advertisements can even execute scripts to perform stealthy downloads/installations. AccessibleTool can also track the user’s online activities. It can collect information such as visited URLs, viewed pages, searched queries, Internet cookies, and even usernames and passwords. This information can be used for various purposes, such as targeted advertising or identity theft.

AccessibleTool adware

How AccessibleTool infects Mac computers

AccessibleTool can infect a Mac system through various methods. One common method is through bundled software. When a user downloads and installs software from the internet, especially freeware, AccessibleTool might be included in the installation package. If the user does not pay attention during the installation process and does not opt-out of the bundled software, AccessibleTool can be installed on the system. Another method of infection is through deceptive advertisements or websites. If a user clicks on a malicious advertisement or visits a compromised website, AccessibleTool can be downloaded and installed on the system without the user’s knowledge.

  1. Download AccessibleTool Removal Tool
  2. Remove AccessibleTool from Login Items
  3. Remove/Uninstall AccessibleTool from Applications
  4. Remove AccessibleTool from browsers
  5. Reset browser settings
  6. Remove AccessibleTool files and folders
  7. Block AccessibleTool ads and pop-ups
  8. How to protect from threats, like AccessibleTool

Download AccessibleTool Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove AccessibleTool completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of AccessibleTool and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMac

To remove AccessibleTool completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of AccessibleTool and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove AccessibleTool manually for free

Note: AccessibleTool sets up to start on macOS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “AccessibleTool” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: AccessibleTool won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose AccessibleTool in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full AccessibleTool removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of AccessibleTool installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove AccessibleTool from Applications

Remove AccessibleTool from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. AccessibleTool might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall AccessibleTool or AccessibleTool Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag AccessibleTool from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall AccessibleTool

If you can’t uninstall AccessibleTool using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of AccessibleTool. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag AccessibleTool from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with AccessibleTool.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove AccessibleTool add-on from your browsers

Removing AccessibleTool from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension, and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the AccessibleTool extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find AccessibleTool extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find AccessibleTool extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose AccessibleTool extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish AccessibleTool removal, reset your browser settings to make sure, there are no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In the opened window, click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu, click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm.

Remove following files and folders of AccessibleTool


~/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/Services/com.AccessibleTool.service.app
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.AccessibleTool.service.plist
/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/System/com.AccessibleTool.system
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.AccessibleTool.system.plist

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote AccessibleTool

AdGuard is the best ad-blocker, internet filtering, and internet security application for macOS. It can cut out unwanted banners from site pages, block pop-ups, stop redirects, and prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous resources. Use it to stop ads promoting AccessibleTool in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like AccessibleTool

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Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time, there was no need for antivirus products for Mac. But with the growing popularity of Mac computers and notebooks and evolving technology, viruses, trojans, adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other malware paved the way for Mac users. We recommend you to use one of the best anti-malware for Mac available — Malwarebytes for Mac.

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