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MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware Removal Instructions

MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware is dangerous virus infection that can lead to many serious consequences. Typically they are acquired through interaction with hacker-controlled sites or downloading of infected files. Read our article to learn more about it and find out how to remove Mac OS X infections.

Threat Summary

NameMyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware
TypeAdware with redirect scripts
Short DescriptionA dangerous infection that will lead to pop-ups generation and can execute different malicious actions.
SymptomsVictims will notice severe system performance issues and will see many ads and other scrips.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads, malicious scripts and other methods.
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MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware – How Did I Get It

The MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware is a popular threat that can infect hundreds of computers when active campaigns are spreading it. There are many different ways that potential victims can acquire the threat.

A common mechanism used by the criminals is the coordination of email SPAM campaigns. They include various social engineering elements that attempt to manipulate the victims into thinking that they have received a legitimate notification. Many of the fake emails clam to be password reset links, update notifications, software downloads and etc. The actual MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware can be delivered directly inside the emails or be bundled in an attached file.

Another hacker tactic is the creation of fake download portals. This is a similar strategy that instead of individual messages is focused on the generation of multiple fake download portals. They web elements hijacked by the hackers behind them can come from both the official vendor download sites and the popular third-party portals. A multitude of scripts can assist the hackers in increasing the number of affected users — pop-ups, banners, redirects and in-content links.

There are two infected payload carriers that can be used to effectively spread the threat:

  • Documents — Several document types can infect the system with the MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware: text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. When they are opened by the users a message will appear asking them to enable the built-in macros. If this is done the infection will follow.
  • Installer Bundles — The virus code can be embedded in application installers. The hackers target the most popular software downloaded by end users: system utilities, creativity suites and productivity applications.

A major delivery tactic is the inclusion of the MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware as the main payload in browser hijackers — they represent hacker-created plugins made for the most popular web browsers. They are uploaded to the relevant repositories using fake user reviews and developer credentials. A typical description will include promises of new feature additions and other browser enhancements. As soon as they are installed the built-in scripts will manipulate the application settings (default home page, search engine and new tabs page) to redirect to a certain hacker-controlled site. Following this the MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware infection will follow.

MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware – More Information

MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware is a typical infection that upon infection will display ads and promotional content to the users. The symptoms of infection will typically be exhibited upon launching the installed web browsers or navigating to certain sites. The text strings that specifically identify this particular adware include the following:

  • Brought to you by MyShopcoupon
  • Powered by MyShopcoupon
  • You’ve received a premium offer from MyShopcoupon
  • Ads by MyShopcoupon
  • MyShopcoupon

There are several reasons why such infections should be removed as soon as they are installed. The first one is that, depending on the delivery method, they can cause system changes. It will launch every time your browser is started and modify the behavior of user-installed apps.

As the majority of infections are caused through the web browsers the malware will automatically have access to any stored therein information. Upon its installation the script can execute a cryptocurrency miner. It will take advantage of the available system resources to carry out complex calculations. The results will be uploaded to a specific server and in return the criminals will receive funds in the form of digital currency (such as BitTorrent and Monero) in return. This is especially dangerous as it uses both the central processor, memory and graphics card.

When the MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware is configured to deliver other threats in certain cases this can result in Trojan modules. They allow the criminals to overtake control of the machines at any given time, spy on the users and steal their files.

Another dangerous consequence of having an active MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware infection is that the pop-ups and banners may redirect the users to scam phishing sites. This is often used to retrieve the account credentials for banks, e-commerce sites and other Internet services. The hacker operators will construct pages that use the legitimate elements and design. The users will see a familiar sounding domain name and login prompt, in some cases even security certificates and a secure connection. When they enter their account credentials they will be automatically transmitted to the criminal operators.

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Get rid of MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

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Remove MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware 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.


Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Erase MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware 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.



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Uninstall MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware 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.



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Delete MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware 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.


MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware FAQ

What is MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware?

MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware is classified as a potentially unwanted app for Mac. It appears like a normal app, but it may cause unpleasant pop-ups and redirects on your Mac.

Be aware, that MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware may be able to affect the browsers Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Opera. It may they perform unwanted activities on your Mac.

Such can turn out to be showing advertisements of all types, slowing down your Mac's performance and even infecting your Mac with other viruses by showing you dangerous ads.

Is MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware a Virus?

No, but it is just as risky. The MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware object is not entirely a virus but it is still as dangerous as a virus for your Mac and your information. The main reason for that is because MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware can use cookies and other tracking technologies that may obtain personal information from your Mac while you are browsing.

It may also cause dangers and may lead to risky websites, such as:

  • Phishing sites.
  • Web pages that are scam.
  • Sites that may contain viruses.

These are the main reasons why threatening is considered by experts to be indirectly dangerous to your Mac.

Can my Mac get virus?

The answer to this question is "yes". Unfortunately it opened happens that Mac devices become infected with different types of malware, adware and other threats. This causes a lot of problems for both companies and users.

How did I get MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware?

MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware could be spread to Mac computers via several methods. One of those methods is via the installers of third party apps. This technique is called software bundling.

Also, MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware adware could be included in the installer steps of an app you may have downloaded for your Mac from a third party website. Search app could be a media player or some other free software you may have tried to recently install.

You may have missed MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware, because it could be hiding in one of the install steps or could be offered as a "free extra" or an "optional offer".

How to remove MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware from my Mac?

By removing its core files. To get rid of MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware from your Mac, security experts strongly advise to scan it with a professional anti-malware app for Mac.

An anti-malware security app has the capability of scanning all of the areas in your Mac were MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware could be residing.

It will also make sure that MyShopcoupon Mac OS X Adware is permanently gone from your Mac and that your Mac is safe in the future.

How to protect my Mac from viruses?

To protect your Mac from all sorts of virus threats, you can can minimize the risk of getting a virus in the first place. This is why we strongly recommend that you take the following steps for protection on your Mac below:

1. Register for a VPN service of your choice.
2. Clear the cookies that are on your web browsers and uninstall any browser extensions from them that you believe are suspicious.
3. Download and install reputable malware removal and protection software.
4. Always check if the website you're visiting has HTTPS instead of just HTTP in its address. This indicates that a site is secure.
5. Do not type any personal info on websites which are with low reputation or you can't trust.
6. Always check if the site you're visiting is the real web page at not a fake one by looking at the address bar. Many fishing websites that contain viruses change one or two letters in the main domain name of the site they're trying to mimic.
7. Always link your cell phone phone to your Bank Accounts, PayPal, Facebook, Gmail, Instagram and other accounts. This will allow you to see notification if somebody else logged in from your account and makes account hijacking nearly impossible.
8. Always find a way to backup all your important files regularly. You can save them on a USB stick or use Cloud backup services, like Google Drive. iDrive, Onedrive and others.

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