MacOS cannot verify is a message that appears on Macs each time when you have installed or ran an app, whose original certificate or legitimacy cannot be verified. This pop-up is a sign that your Mac could have become a victim of some sort of adware or other form of unwanted software to be added to your Mac. Read this article to understand the consequences of having MacOS cannot verify message on your Mac.
|Name||MacOS Cannot Verify|
|Type||PUA or a Virus for Mac OS|
|Short Description||A pop-up indicating an app or a file with a very low reputation.|
|Symptoms||The pop-up message to begin appearing on your Mac periodically.|
|Distribution Method||Via different means, like e-mail spam if malware or software bundling if the file is an adware app.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss MacOS Cannot Verify.|
MacOS Cannot Verify Pop-up – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The MacOS Cannot Verify Pop-up could spread on your comptuer via one way only – if you have some sort of suspicious file. The main pop-up appears like the following:
If you have a suspicious file on your Mac, it could belong to the following types of risky software or threats:
If such threats enter your Mac, and they are the ones appearing on the MacOS Cannot Verify pop-up, you expose at risk the following:
- Your data.
- Your passwords.
- Your browsing interests and preferences.
- Your financial information.
- Other important data.
And also if the file that appears on MacOS Cannot Verify is actually a virus, you risk even permanent damage to your Mac machine. This is why such files have to immediately be removed.
Remove MacOS Cannot Verify from Your Mac
In order to remove MacOS Cannot Verify 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 MacOS Cannot Verify, it is strongly reccomended todownload and run a scan of your mac, using an advanced malware removal software. Such cleaner can help you delete any files that may be harmful for your Mac an make sure they won’t come back.
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 MacOS Cannot Verify 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 MacOS Cannot Verify 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 MacOS Cannot Verify – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove MacOS Cannot Verify files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as MacOS Cannot Verify, 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.