The Idea Details app on Mac has been created with the main idea to help Mac users by improving their Mac experience. In reality, however, Idea Details could perfrom various different activities on the Mac and the browsers in it, which may result in a pop-ups, redirects and other forms of advertisements to begin to appear. Read this article to learn how to remove Idea Details from your Mac.
|Type||Browser Hijacker for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Crusader Connect can hijack your browsers to show you different advertised content.|
|Symptoms||Redirects, pop-ups, banners, highlighted text and other ads that may slow down your Mac.|
|Distribution Method||Via software bundling or by being advertised on a suspicious site.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Idea Details.|
Idea Details Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Idea Details is the name of an app, whose primary purpose is to show different types of ads. To get into your Mac, it may use different methods. One of them is if Idea Details is included in the installer of another free application you may have downloaded for your Mac. Idea Details may be hidden in the installation steps of the setups of those free apps. These apps can be your favorite media player, video converter or another type of app. The outcome of this is that Idea Details app could end up being installed on your computer without you even knowing. And if you do happen to encounter it in the “Custom” or “Advanced” setup, you could see Idea Details to be offered as a “free extra” or an “optional offer” to your current install process.
Once installed on your Mac, the Idea Details app could start to modify the settings of the following web browsers:
- Google Chrome.
- Mozilla Firefox.
- Safari browser.
- Opera browser.
Once having already done this, the Idea Details Mac app could begin to perform numerous types of ads on your Mac. The ads that could be shown by it can be of the following types:
- Pop-ups that may randomly appear on your screen.
- Banners changed on the sites you visit even though you may have Adblocker on.
- Browser redirects that may cause transfers to other types of pages.
- Push notifications ads.
The advertisements shown by Idea Details may transfer you to various third-party sites, most of which are harmless, but since they cannot be verified, chances are some sites that are advertised could be dangerous to your Mac. Such sites could contain malware and also lead to scam pages that aim to scam you out of your information.
Remove Idea Details from Your Mac
Idea details can be fully deleted from your Mac if you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created to help you delete Idea Details completely from your Mac. For maximum effectiveness it is stronlgy advisable that you download and run a scan of your Mac using an advanced anti-malware software. Such cleaner can detect and remove all sorts of viruses from your Mac and make sure that it is fully clean and virus and ad free in the future.
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 Idea Details 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 Idea Details 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 Idea Details – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Idea Details files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Idea Details, 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.