What is MacSecurityPlus

MacSecurityPlus is advertising virus, that hits Mac systems. It aims Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers and wants to control these apps to display ads, pop-ups and get access to private user’s data. MacSecurityPlus does not have any interface, but its activity can be spotted in Activity Monitor. It also generates fake system alerts and causes legal system messages to force users to grant access to browsers for MacSecurityPlus. As a result of virus activity, users may experience unstable browsers operation, modification of browser settings, such as default search engine and homepage, and annoying, unusual advertising. In addition to that, MacSecurityPlus access to browsing data (history, cookies, caches, bookmarks), opens gate to affected computer for advertisers of all kinds. Read how to remove MacSecurityPlus and cleanup your Mac to avoid further problems.

How MacSecurityPlus infected your Mac

Adware like MacSecurityPlus can infiltrate Mac via deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads. As one of the signs of infection with MacSecurityPlus you may see windows with following text:

"MacSecurityPlus" wants access to control "Google Chrome". Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in "Google Chrome", and to perform actions within that app.

and,

Your computer is low on memory. To free up some memory, please close a few applications.

First message is hidden under second, and unsuspecting victim can accidentally allow MacSecurityPlus to control Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. To protect your Mac and prevent infection with such threats, we recommend you to use effective anti-malware protection. ComboCleaner can detect and remove numerous adware, hijacker, spyware and other wide-spread infections. BitDefender is one of the best solutions for Mac security. You can find download link for BitDefender Antivirus in the bottom of this tutorial.

Download MacSecurityPlus Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove MacSecurityPlus completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of MacSecurityPlus and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser. Trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMacX

To remove MacSecurityPlus completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMacX. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of MacSecurityPlus and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove MacSecurityPlus manually for free

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

Remove MacSecurityPlus from Applications

Remove MacSecurityPlus from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall MacSecurityPlus

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

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

Remove MacSecurityPlus add-on from your browsers

Removing MacSecurityPlus from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove MacSecurityPlus 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 MacSecurityPlus 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 MacSecurityPlus 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 MacSecurityPlus extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish MacSecurityPlus 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 MacSecurityPlus


~Library/Application Support/.dir/
~Library/Application Support/.dir/MacSecurityPlus.app/Contents/MacOS/MacSecurityPlus
~Library/Application Support/.dir/AppleScript_ChromeLog.txt

How to protect Mac OSX from adware like MacSecurityPlus

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