Expanded Service is the name of an app that many would classify as unsafe. The main reason for that is because Expanded Service app could begin to display a lot of different ads on your computer. Some of those advertisemetns may lead to unsafe sites, making Expanded Service indirectly dangerous for your Mac. Read this article to learn how you can remove Expanded Service completely from your Mac.
|Type||PUA for Mac OS|
|Short Description||A MacOS app that may display different types of ads with the main idea to redirect to third-party sites.|
|Symptoms||A lot of different advertisements that may start to show up on your Mac.|
|Distribution Method||Via downloads from third-party sites or via bundling.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Expanded Service.|
Expanded Service – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The primary method of starting to get pop-ups from expanded service is likely if you have downloaded it, while thinking it is a legitimate software that tried to help. Another form of spreading this virus app on your computer is by downloading another free software and find it somewhere in its installation steps. There, the Expanded Service app could be advertised as a “free offer” or something like this and once you accept it the Expanded Service app is installed on your Mac.
Once installed, the Expanded Service app may begin to display the following types of advertised content on your Mac:
- Browser pop-ups.
- Redirects and transfers to other sites.
- Highlighted text ads.
- Push notifications ads.
Once the Expanded Service app shows these ads to you, your Mac could end up being exposed to various different types of sites. Such sites could end up being risky in different ways, such as:
- Infect your computer with Trojans, Ransomware and other Mac malware.
- Redirect you to scam pages that will lock your browser and threaten you that you must call tech support since your Mac is infected by a virus.
- Make you download rogue software that only claims it can optimize your Mac or fix malware, but in reality aims to get you to spend money on its license.
Remove Expanded Service from Your Mac
In order to remove Expanded Service from your Mac, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They contain the necessary steps that are needed for a full and effective removal of this malware. For full removal and if you want to be sure that there are no leftover files created by Expanded Services, experts strongly advise to download and run a scan of your computer by using an advanced malware removal software. Such cleaner can ensure that Expanded Service 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 Expanded Service 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 Expanded Service 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 Expanded Service – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Expanded Service files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Expanded Service, 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.