What is ActiveEnviroment

ActiveEnviroment is an adware program that enables the placement of third-party graphical content, such as pop-ups, overlays, banners, and surveys, on visited webpages. It may also possess data-tracking abilities, gathering private information without the user’s consent. This adware is part of the AdLoad family, a group of adware programs known for their intrusive nature and potential to exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems. Once installed, ActiveEnviroment rapidly reconfigures the settings of popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari to intensify the volume of displayed ads. Removing ActiveEnviroment from your Mac can be done manually or with the help of automated malware removal software. Manual removal involves locating and deleting all files associated with the adware, which can be tedious and requires some technical knowledge. Automated removal involves using a professional automatic malware removal tool, such as Spyhunter for Mac, which can scan your computer and remove any adware-type programs.

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How ActiveEnviroment infects Mac computers

ActiveEnviroment typically infiltrates Mac systems without the user’s consent. It often comes bundled with free third-party applications, and many of these freeware programs do not disclose that other software will be installed along with them. This is one of the ways ActiveEnviroment may get installed on your Mac without your knowledge. Other common methods of infiltration include fake updates for legitimate software or your operating system, and misleading ads or suspicious websites. Once installed, ActiveEnviroment rapidly reconfigures the settings of popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari to intensify the volume of displayed ads.

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

Download ActiveEnviroment Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove ActiveEnviroment manually for free

Note: ActiveEnviroment 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 “ActiveEnviroment” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: ActiveEnviroment 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 ActiveEnviroment in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove ActiveEnviroment from Applications

Remove ActiveEnviroment from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall ActiveEnviroment

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

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

Remove ActiveEnviroment add-on from your browsers

Removing ActiveEnviroment 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 ActiveEnviroment 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 ActiveEnviroment 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 ActiveEnviroment 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 ActiveEnviroment extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish ActiveEnviroment 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 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 ActiveEnviroment


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

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

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 ActiveEnviroment in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like ActiveEnviroment

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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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