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 MacOS Cannot Verify |
|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.
- Guide 1: Get rid of MacOS Cannot Verify from Mac OS X.
- Guide 2: Remove MacOS Cannot Verify from Google Chrome.
- Guide 3: Erase MacOS Cannot Verify from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 4: Uninstall MacOS Cannot Verify from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 5: Delete MacOS Cannot Verify from Safari.
- Guide 6: Eliminate MacOS Cannot Verify from Internet Explorer.
Get rid of MacOS Cannot Verify from Mac OS X.
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: 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. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove MacOS Cannot Verify 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 MacOS Cannot Verify 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 MacOS Cannot Verify 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.
Delete MacOS Cannot Verify 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 MacOS Cannot Verify will be removed.
Eliminate MacOS Cannot Verify 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.