How to remove Pegasus virus

What is PEGASUS?

Mac users can experience annoying pop-up message indicated as PEGASUS (SPYWARE) ACTIVATED and stating that your computer is infected. If you are seeing this pop-up, then you have a malware installed. But don’t panic, it’s not a dangerous virus, this type of malware can only hijack browser settings to cause the pop-up to display. Its sole purpose is to trick you into believing that you have a virus and thereby encourage people to call their fake support. The scammers, in turn, will try to sell your unneeded services and paid software. Therefore, we advise you to remove PEGASUS pop-up asap. There are 2 solutions to this problem – either automatic or manual ways. Just know that manual removal might require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

PEGASUS page


How to remove PEGASUS?

To make sure that the PUP won’t appear again, you need to delete PEGASUS completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as PEGASUS files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Combo Cleaner Antivirus (Mac) is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean and protect it from various kinds of unwanted programs. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to PEGASUS PUP. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate PEGASUS PUP, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Uninstall PEGASUS from the system

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

Remove PEGASUS from Applications

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to PEGASUS right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove PEGASUS from Profiles

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

PEGASUS

Remove PEGASUS 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 PEGASUS from browsers

Since most of the PUP 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 PEGASUS from Safari

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

How to remove PEGASUS from Google Chrome

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

How to remove PEGASUS 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 PEGASUS 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 PEGASUS.
Download Norton
We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after PEGASUS removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover PEGASUS.

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