BeeWare Update "Virus" - Remove It (Mac)
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BeeAware Update “Virus” – Remove It (Mac)

This blog post has been created to help you identify and remove the BeeAware adware program from your computer and block ads, related to this unwanted program on it.

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.

Threat Summary

NameBeeWare Adware
TypeAdware for Mac OS
Short DescriptionAims to display deceitful Software Update pop-ups and show different ads on the Macs it has affected.
SymptomsVarious types of pop-ups, banners and other forms of advertisements may begin to appear on the victim’s Macs.
Distribution MethodVia software bundling, malware or advertised on various types of sites.
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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:

Software Update
Update Required
A new version of BeeAware is now available. By clicking “OK” you agree to install BeeAware and to its privacy policy and license agreement. you may remove BeeAware at any time from the applications folder.

This update pop-up should not be trusted once you encounter it, since it may contain misleading purposes, such as only posing as update, while in reality, it may be a form of permission request from the BeeAware adware app to allow it to modify different aspects of your Mac, like add toolbars to your web browsers or use cookies and other tracking technologies.

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
Library/LaunchAgents/com.updater.mcy.plist
Library/LaunchAgents/com.updater.watch.mcy.plist

In addition to this, the adware may display various types of advertisements, that may be of the following kinds:

  • Banners.
  • Pop-ups.
  • 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.

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Get rid of BeeWare Adware from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall BeeWare Adware and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to BeeWare Adware:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to BeeWare Adware. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to BeeWare Adware. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as BeeWare Adware. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: 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. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove BeeWare Adware from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase BeeWare Adware from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall BeeWare Adware from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Delete BeeWare Adware from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BeeWare Adware will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate BeeWare Adware from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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