How to remove OutputData from Macbook

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What is OutputData?

OutputData is a potentially unwanted program that might get on a macOS device without user knowledge. There are many similar malware programs such as ProcessSave.app, ManagerPages, ExtraBrowser, ResourceSource, DefaultProducts, PremiumForward, IdeaDetails and so on. All of them operate the same scenario: once inside, they forcibly modify settings of Safari and display pop-up message: “Apple wants to make changes and requests your password”. After hitting cancel, a new pop-up stating “installation complete” appears and the only choice is to hit “OK”.

Delete OutputData virus from Mac

OutputData is used for advertising purposes and link promotion. It will fill your system with a huge amount of diverse advertising (pop-ups, video/audio ads, coupons, best deals, etc.) as well as constant redirects to affiliate websites. Therefore, there is a high risk to end up on a malicious website as there is no guarantee that all links provided by this PUP are safe. In addition to this, it may replace the primary search provider of the browser with a fake one in order to provide users with altered results. The only way to avoid this scenario is to remove OutputData from Macbook right now.

Delete OutputData virus from Mac


How to remove OutputData?

  1. Remove OutputData automatically
  2. Uninstall OutputData from the Appications
  3. Remove rogue software from Profiles
  4. Delete malcious elements using Terminal
  5. Remove OutputData From Browsers

Automatic removal of OutputData


Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to OutputData. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate OutputData but also the safest and most assuring one. The full version of Combo Cleaner costs $39,95 (you get 6 months of subscription). By clicking the button, you agree to EULA and Privacy Policy. Downloading will start automatically.

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Steps of OutputData manual removal

Remove OutputData from Applications

As it was stated before, more likely that malware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of OutputData you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Try to find applications related to OutputData (for example: some applications that you never installed yourself). Select them, right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove OutputData from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

OutputData

Remove OutputData using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove OutputData from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove OutputData from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete OutputData or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove OutputData from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete OutputData or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove OutputData from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete OutputData or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting OutputData.
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We also recommend to download and use Combo Cleaner Antivirus to scan the system after OutputData removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among the system that can recover OutputData.

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