A new adware for Macs has started to bother users by displaying Update pop-ups, agreeing with which may cause a lot of issues. The adware calls itself BeeAware and it is reported to create a lot of files in the Mac Library and in addition to this allegedly obtain data from the attacked Mac’s. The main idea of this adware however is that it may aim to show different types of advertisements on compromised Macs. In order to remove the BeeAware adware from your Mac, we would recommend that you read this article completely.
|Type||Adware for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Aims to display deceitful Software Update pop-ups and show different ads on the Macs it has affected.|
|Symptoms||Various types of pop-ups, banners and other forms of advertisements may begin to appear on the victim’s Macs.|
|Distribution Method||Via software bundling, malware or advertised on various types of sites.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss BeeWare Adware.|
BeeAware Adware – How Did I Get It
There are several methods which can be used to attack your computer with the BeeAware software. These methods are often done passively and are waiting for the user to fall victim to them.
One of the distribution ways is software bundling. This is basically the including of the BeeAware adware on your computer once you install another free app on your Mac. Right there, the BeeAware software may be advertised as a free extra or an optional offer to your current installation and this is how this app may have been added. It is very easy to miss bundled software, mainly because the Accept or Decline install steps are well hidden in the Custom or Advanced installation modes of the affected computer.
Another very widespread method which is used by this adware application to be spread is by the program being advertised on websites that have generally bad reputation. There, the software may often reside as being a free type of program, used to help the user out with their online browsing experience or contribute to their Mac usage in general. In reality however, this software may aim to decieve you into adding it and start to ask for permissions and updates to show ads.
BeeAware Adware – More Info
Once added on your Mac, the BeeAware may be displayed on your computer via a pop-up:
The pop-up has the following message:
Users who have detected the BeeAware adware and removed it, using anti-malware scanners have reportedtly detected the following files that were associated with this App:
→ Library/Application Support/runChmm
In addition to this, the adware may display various types of advertisements, that may be of the following kinds:
- Browser Redirects.
These ads may lead you to scamming or harmful websites for your Mac, which makes this app potentially unsafe and if you encounter its pop-ups, removal is strongly recommended.
Remove BeeAware App from Your Mac
If you want to remove the BeeAware App manually, we advise you to follow the manual removal steps from the article underneath. They have been created with the main goal to help you combine the information we have on BeeAware App above and then use it to remove this app. If however, you still see tons of ads and your Mac is performing slow, we would suggest what most cyber-security experts would and that is to automatically remove the BeeAware app from your Mac with the power of an advanced anti-malware tool. These types of programs aim to automatically scan for and remove apps, like BeeAware adware from your Mac and then will protect it against future invasive apps, like itself.
Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:
- Backup your files in case the worst happens.
- Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
- Arm yourself with patience.
Step 1: Uninstall BeeWare Adware and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BeeWare Adware via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Remove BeeWare Adware – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove BeeWare Adware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BeeWare Adware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.