Apple.com-clear.live is the website showing fake virus alerts to encourage people to download promoted software
Apple.com-clear.live is the potentially unwanted application that redirects online traffic to questionable sites filled with commercial material. The website is, in most cases, visited unintentionally because the user gets redirected to this page out of nowhere. The initial alert that appears on the screen shows the “Your system is infected with 3 viruses!” message and encourages to scan the system to remove all those threats. However, once the Scan Now button gets pressed, alleged system scan starts and the list with pre-determined malware detections shows up as the result.
Then Apple.com-clear.live promotes the program and offers to remove viruses with the anti-malware program. However, those system optimizers that this adware promotes has no features capable of removing viruses or even potentially unwanted programs. When Advanced Mac Cleaner or any similar rogue tool gets downloaded, system immediately gets infected with another intrusive application that provides no value. All this unwanted behavior affects the general performance of the machine and the speed of the affected computer, browsers.
|Category||Potentially unwanted program|
|Main danger||Tracks and collects information about online browsing habits and preferences, exposes to malicious content|
|Symptoms||Makes device running slow, delivers intrusive content, redirects to shady websites|
|Distribution||Software bundling, deceptive advertisements|
|Elimination||Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and clean the system. Get rid of Apple.com-clear.live with reputable anti-malware|
The dubious application cannot be trusted because Apple.com-clear.live virus presents fake message stating that the alert is from Apple company. Information provided about virus detection is not real and your device, in most, cases has no severe malware installed, besides this adware itself.
Apple.com-clear.live displays false data to promote rogue software, system tools and generate revenue from people. It is a program targeting MacOS users. Although people may think Mac devices are immune to malware, Mac virus is one of the more common types of cyber threats.
Apple.com-clear.live is the rogue software provider like many other sites claiming to deliver messages from the real Apple company:
Apple.com-clear.live presents different messages and system alerts, but in most cases, the alert shows the following;
Your system is infected with 3 viruses! Friday, April 12, 2019 1:18 AM
Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses. Our security check found traces of 2 malware and 1 phishing/spyware. System damage: 28.1% – Immediate removal required!
The immediate removal of the viruses is required to prevent further system damage, loss of Apps, Photos or other files.
Traces of 1 phishing/spyware were found on your Mac with MacOS 10.14 Mojave.
Personal and banking information is at risk.
To avoid more damage click on 'Scan Now' immediately. Our deep scan will provide help immediately!
4 minute and 31 seconds remaining before damage is permanent.
Then additional pop-up windows may appear from Apple.com-clear.live. When you interact with the window, redirects and the browser, in general, you may encounter processes like a virus scan on the machine or suggestions to remove malware, get the program and so on.
Apple.com-clear.live is a scam that delivers a pre-determined list of malware detection names instead of scanning the machine entirely.
Apple.com-clear.live is the product used to scam people and trick them into purchasing possibly harmful tools or programs. The cyber intruder is not a tool that experts could recommend using for the system cleaning or even virus removal processes.
However, for the proper Apple.com-clear.live removal you need to get the reputable anti-malware program that can detect all intrusive programs and clean the machine entirely. This is the best solution for a potentially unwanted program, especially for this type of scam.
Get a tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or antivirus program and scan the system. When the adware gets indicated remove Apple.com-clear.live and other detected programs. However, to end this intrusive behavior, you additionally need to check your browsers and fix the damage there.
It is not that difficult with your step-by-step guides down below. Make sure to delete all extensions, add-ons or plugins associated with Apple.com-clear.live or block/ remove the page from the list of notifications.
Potentially unwanted programs installed unintentionally
When the intrusive advertisement gets clicked, the malicious script can get executed and cause various automatic downloads of applications, tools or direct malware payloads. In this case, when the intruder is adware-type programs or in other words a scam, the spreading technique mostly involves deceptive sites and insecure freeware installations.
Getting programs or software updates from questionable sources like p2p services or free download websites can get your device infected with various PUPs or even malware. During such installations freeware providers pack their products with PUPs and deliver them when the user selects Default installations.
Opting for Advanced or Custom processes gives the advantage of seeing the full list of programs involved in the downloading process. This way you can de-select unwanted programs or tools and get the program you need only. Advanced installations ensure that all contents are revealed for the user and nothing gets hidden behind the setup.
Also, keeping the system up-to-date using reputable sources and official providers lessens the risk of cyber infections. You should also keep the antivirus program on the machine and running from time to time, so all harmful program get eliminated before affecting the PC significantly.
Clear the machine with professional tools and remove Apple.com-clear.live
Users that encountered redirects, fake virus detection alerts, and similar intrusive behavior should note that there is no easy way to remove Apple.com-clear.live completely. Manual methods are not recommended because the website is not the main threat that needs to get deleted from the machine.
Automatic Apple.com-clear.live removal with professional and trustworthy anti-malware tools is the best solution because this is the only way to clean the machine terminating all associated files, programs, and browser extensions. However, you should additionally check your browsers to reset them to Default, if needed.
You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
To remove Apple.com-clear.live, follow these steps:
Delete Apple.com-clear.live from Mac OS X system
Clean your system and eliminate all similar threats alongside Apple.com-clear.live itself
- If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
- Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Apple.com-clear.live or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Apple.com-clear.live from Mozilla Firefox (FF)
Remove dangerous extensions
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
- Here, select Apple.com-clear.live and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Apple.com-clear.live removal.
Eliminate Apple.com-clear.live from Google Chrome
Remove Apple.com-clear.live and similar programs, extensions from the browser
Delete malicious plugins
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
- Here, select Apple.com-clear.live and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
- Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
- When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
- Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
- Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Apple.com-clear.live removal.
Get rid of Apple.com-clear.live from Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
- Here, select Extensions and look for Apple.com-clear.live or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
- Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Apple.com-clear.live removal process.