What is ResourceActivity

ResourceActivity is a type of adware that specifically targets Mac systems. It is known for displaying intrusive advertisements to users when active, and it can also gather diverse data, posing a potential privacy threat. This adware is part of the Adload malware family, which is known for its extensive range of similar variants. The primary impact of ResourceActivity on a Mac system is the display of unwanted ads, which can lead to redirects to dubious websites. These ads can be very intrusive, often appearing as pop-ups, banners, offers, and many more. In addition to the annoyance of disruptive advertisements, ResourceActivity poses a privacy threat by potentially collecting sensitive user data. It can also lead users to dangerous websites or trick them into downloading more harmful software. To remove ResourceActivity from a Mac system, users can use legitimate antivirus software such as Spyhunter or CleanMyMac. Manual removal involves looking for and deleting suspicious files in various system folders, such as the “LaunchAgents” and “Application Support” folders.

ResourceActivity adware

How ResourceActivity infects Mac computers

ResourceActivity typically infiltrates Mac systems through deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), torrent file downloads, and fake Flash Player installers. It can also spread through freeware or shareware programs downloaded from unreliable sources, visiting torrent or pornographic websites, and sharing files on an unsafe network. Once installed, ResourceActivity promptly installs a browser extension, granting it control over your browser’s operations. It also makes several unauthorized changes to your browser settings, such as altering your default homepage and modifying your search results to provide sponsored or skewed results. Preventing ResourceActivity infection primarily involves careful online behavior. Users should avoid downloading freeware applications or updates from unauthorized websites, clicking on misleading and fake advertisements, and opening spam emails from unknown senders

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

Download ResourceActivity Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove ResourceActivity manually for free

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

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

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

Remove ResourceActivity from Applications

Remove ResourceActivity from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall ResourceActivity

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

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

Remove ResourceActivity add-on from your browsers

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

Reset browser settings

To finish ResourceActivity 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 ResourceActivity


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

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

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 ResourceActivity in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like ResourceActivity

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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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