What do I need to know about TurboMac virus?
The developers of TurboMac claim that this application is necessary for those who like to shop online and save the money. How is that possible? As it is promised on the official website of this potentially unwanted program, it improves users’ browsing experience by displaying special offers and providing coupon codes that let people get special discounts. For some people, these features might look attractive. However, you should not take these promises for granted because TurboMac is also capable of initiating computer and privacy-related problems as well. Technically, this app is listed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It targets Mac OS X owners who use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari web browsers. Once TurboMac adware gets installed, it modifies the system and generates lots of pop-ups, coupon ads and banners that decrease the speed of web browser. Moreover, these ads can redirect you to shady websites that might contain malicious content and may try to infect your system with malware. Therefore, by clicking these advertisements you might put your computer at risk. To keep it safe, you should not download this application at first. However, if you already did it, you should remove TurboMac immediately. For that task, we recommend using Reimage.
Potentially unwanted programs are typically developed to generate revenue by showing sponsored advertisements or causing unwanted redirects to various websites. The developers of TurboMac virus have the same purpose. Moreover, after installation of this potentially unwanted program, they can also start monitoring user’s browsing activity and can collect information about his or hers computer’s geolocation, its IP address, visited websites, viewed pages, etc. Usually, this data is used for marketing activities, but there is no guarantee that it won’t be shared with third party companies that are seeking to use it for the illegal purpose. The only option to keep your personal information away from suspicious people is TurboMac removal.
How did it end up on my computer?
TurboMac hijack might occur when you download software from the Internet. Potentially unwanted programs can be bundled with other software because developers are aware that users do not pay proper attention to the installation process of the software. According to lots of researchers, users tend to choose “Default” installation option instead of “Custom” or “Advanced” options. Then, they just click the “Next” button when it is needed while trying to increase installation speed. This bad habit might cause serious damage and put your computer at risk!
Bellow you can find the step-by-step guide explaining how to remove this potentially unwanted program from your computer. TurboMac removal consists of two main steps. First of all, you have to find and delete all files that are related to this browser hijacker. You must not forget its browser helper objects, related files and registry entries that may cause the reappearance of TurboMac virus in the future. Then, scan your PC with reliable spyware program to make sure you have removed all unwanted components or reset your Internet browsers. While in your browser settings, you should find the “Extensions” tab and look for recently installed add-ons, Make sure you disable the ones that are suspicious to remove TurboMac from your computer manually. A step-by-step guide which could help you is given below.
You can remove TurboMac automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
To remove TurboMac virus, follow these steps:
Erase TurboMac from Mac OS X system
To get rid of TurboMac adware manually, you need to uninstall MPlayerX, NicePlayer, and other suspicious entries that could be related to this adware. Its files could be found in /Library/LaunchAgents folder.
- 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 TurboMac or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Uninstall TurboMac from Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
- Here, select TurboMac 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 TurboMac removal.
Eliminate TurboMac 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 TurboMac 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 TurboMac removal process.