Severity scale:  
  (22/100)

Remove Apple.com-monitor.live (2019 update) - Free Guide

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Apple.com-monitor.live is a fraudulent website that claims Mac computer compromise by e.tre456_worm_osx or another virus

Apple.com-monitor.live

Apple.com-monitor.live is a scam that was compiled by threat actors. It usually begins with adware infection – ad-supported software gets into machines with the help of software bundling or is installed intentionally when users do not spot the deception. Soon after the infiltration, the potentially unwanted program displays a significant amount of pop-ups, banners, deals, offers, in-text links, and other forms of ads.

The infected Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or another browser starts linking users to insecure domains, and Apple.com-monitor.live is one of those. As soon as the visitor enters the site, a pop-up shows up which suggests that Mac is infected with the e.tre456_worm_osx trojan and that immediate action is required to fix the issue.

Allegedly, the only way to address the problem is by performing a fake scan within the browser, which later asks users to download bogus software, such as Cleanup My Mac, Advanced Mac Cleaner, or similar scareware.[1] As evident, these tools are useless, and the claims are fake – no trojan is affecting the device.

Nevertheless, to remove Apple.com-monitor.live redirects from the web browsers, adware must be terminated either with the help of security software or our manual removal guide below.

Name Apple.com-monitor.live
Type Scam
Category Adware, potentially unwanted program
Scheme Claims system compromise by  e.tre456_worm_osx ir another fake virus infection to make users download useless software that they need to pay for
Related Your system is infected with 3 viruses, e.tre456_worm_osx
Infiltration methods Software bundling, ads, third-party websites
Symptoms Redirects to suspicious websites, including Apple.com-monitor.live, pop-up ads, changed web browser settings, etc.
Risk factors Money loss, malware infections, sensitive data leak to unknown parties
Termination To stop the unwanted activity, you need to delete adware with anti-virus software or by following our manual guide below
Recovery To ensure the best results after the infection, scan your device with Reimage

Adware, such as the one that redirects to Apple.com-monitor.live, is by far not the most devastating computer infection, although security experts already warned about its dangers, and some even suggest called it malware due to its deceptive techniques that are used by the latter.[2]

In the recent years, many scandals emerged, such as Lenovo Superfish adware campaign,[3] suggesting that adware can be just as dangerous as malware, compromising users' online safety by exposing them to potential cyber attacks. Regardless of the controversy, adware is here to stay (at least for now), and users should take care of their computers if they value their online security and computer safety, avoiding such scams as Apple.com-monitor.live.

Those who get redirected to Apple.com-monitor.live site would see a pop-up which claims:

IMMEDIATE ACTION IS REQUIRED

We have detected a trojan virus (e.tre456_worm_osx) on your Mac.

Press OK to begin the repair process

This is a very common scare tactic that is used to frighten inexperienced users by claiming virus infections. However, more computer-savvy individuals would know straight away that browser-based scanners cannot determine whether or not your system is infected. Therefore, it becomes apparent that Apple.com-monitor.live virus is fake, and there is no need to proceed with fake scans.

Nevertheless, those who get tricked will be prompted to download and install fake system optimization tools that work similarly to tech support scams, claiming multiple computer threats. Later, users are asked to pay for the full license of the application, resulting in money loss, as there is no proof that the app was installed on the system with the help of phishing.

Therefore, if you see persistent ads and redirects to scam sites, you need to proceed with Apple.com-monitor.live removal, which would involve terminating adware from macOS. You can employ security software that specializes in PUPs or terminate the infection by following our guide below. Experts also recommend scanning the device with Reimage for best results.

Apple.com-monitor.live adware
Apple.com-monitor.live is a dangerous website that focuses on scamming users into believing that their computers are infected with a trojan. To stop malicious redirects, you need to remove adware from your device.

Do not trust software bundles – expand the installation list of optional components by opting for Advanced settings 

While there is a chance that you installed adware intentionally (and do not know about it yet), the vast majority of PUP infections from software bundles. If the former is the case, it might sometimes be difficult to determine which application is ad-supported, especially if you use many of them.

In most cases, users rush the installation process, and do not pay close attention to instructions, skipping vital steps. And that is precisely what freeware and PUP developers are looking for, as they can hide optional components within the installers in a way most rushing users would never notice. For example, they use a misleading placement of buttons, grayed out options, pre-ticked boxes, and other tricks. 

To avoid the deception, never rush the installation process and always read through the instructions. Make sure you select Advanced/Custom mode and terminate all the optional installs before proceeding. Additionally, check if vital documents like Privacy Policy and Terms of Service are provided, lack of which might indicate that you are installing an unsafe program.

Stop Apple.com-monitor.live redirects by removing adware from your Mac

Despite the popular belief, Mac viruses are real, and adware is especially prominent on this platform. Therefore, if you are consistently redirected to dubious sites, your browsers are flooded by ads and your search results are filled with sponsored links, it is time to check for adware, which would also result in Apple.com-monitor.live removal.

To remove, Apple.com-monitor.live virus, you can scan your device with security software that is known for reasonable PUP detection rates, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. Nevertheless, you can also employ another anti-virus that detects and terminate unwanted apps automatically.

If you recently installed a questionable application or precisely know which apps you installed, you can also terminate adware manually. Please follow the guide below, but do not forget to check /Library/LaunchAgents, /Library/Application Support and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders for suspicious entries.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

Offer
do it now!
Download
Reimage (remover) Happiness
Guarantee
Download
Reimage (remover) Happiness
Guarantee
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Supported versions Compatible with OS X Supported versions
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is recommended to remove virus damage. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.

To remove Apple.com-monitor.live, follow these steps:

Uninstall Apple.com-monitor.live from Mac OS X system

To remove Apple.com-monitor.live virus redirects, perform the following steps on your Mac:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Apple.com-monitor.live or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of Apple.com-monitor.live from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Apple.com-monitor.live and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Apple.com-monitor.live removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Apple.com-monitor.live from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Apple.com-monitor.live should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Apple.com-monitor.live from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox in case adware made some changes to its settings:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Apple.com-monitor.live and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. 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-monitor.live removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Apple.com-monitor.live from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Apple.com-monitor.live and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Apple.com-monitor.live removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Apple.com-monitor.live from Safari

Once you delete the PUP, refresh Safari browser per these instructions:

  1. 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. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Apple.com-monitor.live or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. 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-monitor.live removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

About the author

Gabriel E. Hall
Gabriel E. Hall - Passionate web researcher

If this free removal guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Contact Gabriel E. Hall
About the company Esolutions

References


Your opinion regarding Apple.com-monitor.live