What is ChannelRecord

ChannelRecord is identified as adware, which is a type of software designed to display advertisements to users. While adware is not inherently malicious, it can be intrusive and negatively impact user experience. ChannelRecord, in particular, is known to display a variety of ads, including pop-ups, and may collect different forms of information from the affected device. Once installed, ChannelRecord can significantly affect the performance and security of a Mac computer. It can slow down the system by displaying endless ads and may change browser settings such as the homepage or default search engine. This not only impacts the user’s privacy but can also lead to a frustrating browsing experience due to frequent crashes or freezes. The adware’s activities can also pose a risk to the user’s privacy, as it may collect and transmit personal information to third parties. If a Mac is already infected with ChannelRecord, using a dedicated removal tool like Spyhunter for macOS can help eliminate the adware automatically.

ChannelRecord adware

How ChannelRecord infects Mac computers

ChannelRecord typically infiltrates Mac computers through bundled software installations. This means that it often comes attached to free or legitimate software that users download and install from the internet. During the installation process, users may overlook the bundled adware because it can be hidden within the “Custom” or “Advanced” settings. By not customizing these settings, users inadvertently give consent for the adware to be installed alongside the primary software. To prevent ChannelRecord and similar adware infections, users should exercise caution when downloading and installing software, ensuring they only use trusted sources. It is also recommended to use reliable antivirus and anti-malware software and keep it regularly updated.

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

Download ChannelRecord Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove ChannelRecord manually for free

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

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

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

Remove ChannelRecord from Applications

Remove ChannelRecord from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall ChannelRecord

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

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

Remove ChannelRecord add-on from your browsers

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

Reset browser settings

To finish ChannelRecord 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 ChannelRecord


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

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

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 ChannelRecord in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like ChannelRecord

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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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