What is InputActivity

InputActivity is labeled as a potentially unwanted app that often installs on macOS without users’ consent. This piece of software was discovered to display dubious ads (banners, surveys, pop-ups, coupons, etc.) and assign a fake search engine that replaces the default homepage. Such functionalities are often inherent to adware and browser hijackers. The dubious ads displayed by InputActivity can therefore lead to potentially dangerous pages that try to bait users into downloading malicious/unwanted software, display adult content, or make users become victims of scam/phishing techniques. As mentioned, search engines assigned by browser hijackers are considered fake, and this is because they are often unable to generate their own results. Instead, browser hijackers typically use legitimate engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, or others to feature the search results. Another potential threat that may be posed by unwanted software like browser hijackers is data surveillance. Upon installation, the app or extension may modify browser settings in a way to allow the collection of sensitive browsing data, such as IP-addresses, geolocations, history, cookies, and other types of information that cybercriminals might sell to third-parties afterwards. Although InputActivity is not classified as malware, its capabilities are still enough to create privacy/identity threats for users being affected by it. Thus, we strongly advise you remove it using our instructions below.

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How InputActivity infected your computer

Users whose systems have been infected by InputActivity reported it happened after they downloaded a fake Adobe Flash Player installer or update. This is a very common technique to promote not only unwanted, but malicious software as well. Users can stumble upon ads or landing pages claiming your system lacks some “important” software, which has to be installed. This way, cybercriminals fool inexperienced users into downloading some unwanted or malicious app that is disguised as something legitimate (Adobe Flash Player, in this case). Apart from this, infiltrations of unwanted programs can also be through third-party software installers. As a rule, it is cracked or pirated program installers that get downloaded from Peer-to-Peer (torrent) pages. Creators of unofficial installers often seek monetary gains by collaborating with other dubious vendors and helping them share their software. Such dubious software may be included inside the installer and presented as an additional offer. However, because many users neglect reading the “Terms & Conditions” and also do not check all settings of the installation (“Custom”, “Advanced”, etc.), they end up infected with unwanted software eventually. Sometimes the installer may offer to choose between “Recommended” or “Manual” types of installations, which could be your case as well. In other cases, it may also be that information about third-party offers is not disclosed at all, meaning it is impossible to prevent its installation.

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

Download InputActivity Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove InputActivity manually for free

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

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

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

Remove InputActivity from Applications

Remove InputActivity from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall InputActivity

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

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

Remove InputActivity add-on from your browsers

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

Reset browser settings

To finish InputActivity 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 InputActivity


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

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

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 InputActivity in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like InputActivity

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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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