What is PrimeVersion

PrimeVersion is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that targets macOS systems. It is a type of adware that injects advertisements into websites you visit and redirects your browser search queries. PrimeVersion hijacks your browser homepage and search engine, displaying unwanted advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. It typically uses a browser extension or program to achieve this. Adware creates various files and folders on your Mac when it infects the system. Some files and folders it may create include browser extensions, configuration files, and other components that allow it to inject advertisements and hijack your browser settings. These files can be located in different directories, such as the Applications folder, Library folder, and browser extension folders. To completely remove PrimeVersion from your Mac, it is essential to delete all associated files and folders, as well as any browser extensions related to the adware.

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How PrimeVersion infects Mac

PrimeVersion is usually installed by users, either knowingly or unknowingly. It is often offered through advertisements or bundled with other software, which can leave users puzzled about where the software came from. Adware like PrimeVersion can infect Macs through apps downloaded from the official Apple App Store or, more commonly, from other sources on the web. Some developers may be able to infect otherwise legitimate apps or programs with their adware.

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

Download PrimeVersion Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove PrimeVersion manually for free

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

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

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

Remove PrimeVersion from Applications

Remove PrimeVersion from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall PrimeVersion

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

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

Remove PrimeVersion add-on from your browsers

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

Reset browser settings

To finish PrimeVersion 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 PrimeVersion


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

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

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 PrimeVersion in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like PrimeVersion

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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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