Update August 2019. What is Loompasplace (loompasplace.com) and why does it pop-up on your iPhone / Mac device?
Loomasplace is an invasive pop-up stemming from a suspicious domain that has been reported to harass Apple users. Once it appears on the screen of your iPhone or Mac device, it attempts to convince you that you have been selected to win a prize (for example, a voucher). The loompasplace.com pop-up may also initiate more unwanted browser redirects. Long story short, the pop-up is an indication of a browser hijacker or potentially unwanted program.
|Type||Browser Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||An invasive scam message that is probably pushed by an active potentially unwanted program or browser hijacker.|
|Symptoms||An annoying pop-up shows up claiming you have won a prize.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Packages, Software Bundles|
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Loompasplace Pop-Up – What is It All About?
The Loompasplace pop-up may be considered a “virus” due to its sudden appearance. In fact, this pop-up is not a virus at all. Its annoying presence on Mac devices is usually a result of an unattended installation of a potentially unwanted program with browser-hijacking capabilities.
It’s very likely that you may have installed an extra (bundled) app along with a recently downloaded program. A way to prevent installing undesired apps is the Advanced/Custom installer option as sometimes it reveals the presence of PUPs and enables you to opt out their installation.
Another issue that may be a result of the Loompasplace pop-up pop-up is intensive browser crashes. To fix this issue you need to restart the device and relaunch the browser by holding the shift key down. Then you should remove all unknown profiles and bogus extensions. You should also reset your search engine and homepage, if needed.
If the completion of these steps doesn’t solve the problem and the pop-up keeps showing up either on your iPhone or your Mac, have a look at our corresponding removal guides and find out how to fully get rid of the Loompasplace pop-up.
Remove Loompasplace Pop-Up from iPhone and iPad
Option I: Via the device
1.Back up your data using iCloud or another backup method.
2. Go to the Settings menu and go to General.
3. On the bottom, tap on Reset.
4. Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
5. Confirm it by tapping on the red Erase button and then type your password.
Option II: Via iTunes
1. Connect your device and open iTunes.
2. Click on the device‘s name and model to open the dialog box.
3. From there, click on the button “Restore”
Remove Loompasplace Pop-Up from Mac
In order to remove the Loompasplace pop-up “virus” along with all associated files, you should complete several removal steps. The guide below presents all removal steps for Mac in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your Mac we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that files associated with this PUP may be detected as general threats like adware, browser hijacker, rogue program, deceptive app, etc.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Loompasplace pop-up from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Loompasplace pop-up from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Loompasplace pop-up from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Loompasplace pop-up from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Loompasplace pop-up from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Loompasplace pop-up from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Loompasplace pop-up from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Loompasplace pop-up from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Loompasplace pop-up
Step 2: Uninstall Loompasplace pop-up and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Loompasplace pop-up on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Loompasplace pop-up there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Loompasplace pop-up from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Loompasplace pop-up 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 Loompasplace pop-up 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: Scan for and remove Loompasplace pop-up files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Loompasplace pop-up, 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.
Remove Loompasplace pop-up 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.
Erase Loompasplace pop-up 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.
Uninstall Loompasplace pop-up 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.
Remove Loompasplace pop-up 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Loompasplace pop-up will be removed.
Eliminate Loompasplace pop-up 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.