What is UtilityParse

UtilityParse may show following system message on Mac: “UtilityParze” wants access to control “Google Chrome.app” (“Safari.app”). Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in “Google Chrome.app” (“Safari.app”), and to perform actions within this app.

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Developed by Pirrit family, UtilityParse (a.k.a. UtilityParze) is an unwanted program categorized as an adware that targets Macintosh systems. Very often, such apps get installed on users’ PCs inadvertently. After successful penetration, you can see that UtilityParse asks permission to control your browser. Unfortunately, by clicking on the “OK” button, you grant access to your documents and data which can be gathered for revenue purposes. Moreover, adware-type programs including UtilityParse feed users with shady and irritable ads that may contain redirects to malicious pages. Thus, you should remove UtilityParse from Mac unless you want your personal data to leak away.

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How UtilityParse infected your computer

The research found that UtilityParse has been spread via fake software updaters for Adobe Flash Player. After the installation, people get completely different software like adware or browser hijackers. Be careful whilst installing third-parties software from online resources since they can contain additional offers like UtilityParse under “Advanced” and “Custom” sections. Always check them and do not agree with default set-ups offered by developers. Despite Mac is considered to be the safest system, you should still keep an eye peeled for everything you download from the web. To remove UtilityParse from your computer, follow the instructions below.

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

Remove UtilityParse manually for free

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

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

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

Remove UtilityParse from Applications

Remove UtilityParse from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall UtilityParse

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

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

Remove UtilityParse add-on from your browsers

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

Reset browser settings

To finish UtilityParse 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 UtilityParse


~/Library/Application Support/UtilityParse
~/Library/UtilityParse
~/Library/Logs/UtilityParse.log
~/Library/UtilityParse
~/Applications/UtilityParse.app

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