What is Identification.app

Identification.app is an application that has been identified as adware, a type of malicious software that displays unwanted advertisements on your device, often in the form of pop-ups or banners. This application is part of the Pirrit adware family. Adware is designed to generate revenue for its developers by feeding users with unwanted and potentially dangerous ads. This third-party graphical content is displayed on visited websites and/or other interfaces. Identification.app adware is a threat to device/user safety. Even if it does not deliver adverts, it remains a threat because adware-displayed ads can be potentially dangerous. Adware’s main intended victims are individuals, as opposed to businesses. It follows the individual user across any path of opportunity—from Windows PCs and Macs, to mobile phones, and virtually all browsers. If your computer is already infected with Identification.app, it is recommended to run a scan with an antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate this adware. There are also manual processes you can use to root out adware, but it’s usually easier and safer to use an adware removal tool, which can recognize adware and remove it without risking the deletion of legitimate files.

Identification.app adware

How Identification.app infects Mac computers

Adware like Identification.app can infect Macs through apps you download, either from the official Apple App Store or — more commonly — elsewhere on the Web. In some cases, a seemingly ordinary app is submitted to an application store, then later updated with malicious code. This phenomenon, known as versioning, allows shady developers to bypass an application marketplace’s app review process for longer.

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

Download Identification.app Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove Identification.app manually for free

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

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

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

Remove Identification.app from Applications

Remove Identification.app from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Identification.app

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

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

Remove Identification.app add-on from your browsers

Removing Identification.app 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 Identification.app 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 Identification.app 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 Identification.app 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 Identification.app extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Identification.app 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 Identification.app


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

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote Identification.app

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 Identification.app in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like Identification.app

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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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