The “Custom Internet” app is not actually a virus, but that does not make it any less dangerous for your Mac. It’s primary objective is to create various different types of objects and start to show different ads. The ads that may be spread as a result of “Custom Internet” Mac app may lead to dangerous sites, making it this much dangerous to computers.
|Name||"Custom Internet" Virus|
|Type||PUP for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Aims to display various different types of advertisements on victimized computers. May begin to create various different files and objects that are hidden.|
|Symptoms||Different types of advertisements may start to appear on your browser.|
|Distribution Method||Via software bundling or online advertisements.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss "Custom Internet" Virus.|
“Custom Internet” Mac Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
“Custom Internet” Mac Virus is the type of app that can enter your Mac via different means. One of those means is believed to be by being bundled to the installer of another application. Such installers are often belonging to free apps of different types. In one of the installation steps, the “Custom Internet” Mac Virus could be added to your computer advertised as a free extra or an optional offer to your current installation process.
Once installed on your computer, the “Custom Internet” Mac may begin to modify your web browser in order to display different advertisements on it. The types of ads that may be displayed by “Custom Internet” Mac could be the following:
- Browser Redirect ads.
- Online ad-supported search resutls.
- Push Notifications ads.
- Highlighted text ads.
These ads can be completely harmful, but as many adware developers do, they may lead to dangerous sites. Some of the websites, to which ads, shown by “Custom Internet” Mac virus could lead can turn to be:
- Phishing sites.
- Tech support scam sites.
- Fake web pages.
- Fake retailer pages.
- Virus sites that may infect your computer with malware.
Remove “Custom Internet” from Your Mac
In order to make sure that “Custom Internet” is fully gone from your Mac, we advise that you follow the removal instructions underneath. Be advised that since, the “Custom Internet” app can be spread via different methods and could have leftover files on your Mac, the best and most recommended way to remove is to download and run a scan of it by using an advanced malware removal software. Such cleaner will make sure that “Custom Insternet” is fully removed from your Mac.
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 "Custom Internet" Virus 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 "Custom Internet" Virus 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 "Custom Internet" Virus – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove "Custom Internet" Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as "Custom Internet" Virus, 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.