What is Alpha Record

Alpha Record can be categorized as both adware and browser hijacker. This is because it changes your default homepage to a random domain, which therefore alters the search settings. All of a sudden, some Mac users may locate such changes for unfounded reasons. They will see the entire browsing features added by suspicious adjustments. For example, users infected with browser hijackers or similar applications may be redirected through a chain of unreliable pages until they end up on legitimate platforms like Yahoo. Alpha Record does the same to originate fake traffic based on users’ activity. Another big thing that concerns Alpha Record victims is excessive ad generation. Because Alpha Record developers seek to earn as much money as possible, they also employ shady advertising networks that display dubious ads around the web. These and more changes imposed by Alpha Record tell no good to your system. This is why it is important to remove it from your computer as soon as possible. Use the instructions below to do it.

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How Alpha Record infected your computer

Potentially Unwanted Programs that promote suspicious changes in browser settings are usually distributed via free or pirated software, originating from third-party resources. This is a very popular practice of spreading unreliable software via file-sharing pages that host unofficial content. Such a method is also known as “bundling”. Users download a program they searched for and start executing the setup. During the installation, most do not pay attention to details like “Advanced” or “Custom” sections, which are very often ignored by inexperienced people. If there are such or similar sections located, this means some unwanted program is present and waiting to be installed. Thus, it is highly recommended to check the entire setup for additional offers to prevent unwanted infections. More information on how to protect your system from such threats in the future can be found down below.

Download Alpha Record Removal Tool for Mac

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

Remove Alpha Record manually for free

Note: Alpha Record sets up to start on Mac OS 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 “Alpha Record” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

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

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

Remove Alpha Record from Applications

Remove Alpha Record from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Alpha Record

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

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

Remove Alpha Record add-on from your browsers

Removing Alpha Record 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 Alpha Record 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 Alpha Record 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 Alpha Record 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 Alpha Record extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Alpha Record 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 Alpha Record


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

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