Putlocker Virus (Mac) – How to Remove It (Update August 2019)

Putlocker Virus (Mac) – How to Remove It (Update August 2019)

Update August 2019. What is Putlocker virus? How does Putlocker virus infect users? How to stop Putlocker virus from infecting your Mac?

Putlocker virus is the name of not one but several threats that may derive from visiting a fake version of the notorious site Putlocker. The website itself was used for streaming of various different types of TV shows and series as well as movies, but it got shut down couple of years back. Since then, many sites, just like Putlocker got created which cause redirects by clicking on the “Play” button of a video you have found online of a TV show you want to watch. Since these redirects often cause different intfections, it Is reccomended to read this article and learn how to remove Putlocker virus from your Mac.

Threat Summary

NamePutlocker Virus on Mac
TypeVirus Redirect for Mac OS
Short DescriptionFake versions of the website Putlocker lead to third-party sites that may cause malware infection.
SymptomsYou may see a redirect by clicking on a fake Play button for a movie you are trying to watch online.
Distribution MethodVia fake versions of the site Putlocker.
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Putlocker Virus on Mac – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

Just like the Putlocker Virus on Windows, Putlocker virus can also use the same methods of infecting victims – via fake versions of the site. We are talking about set of viruses from all types that can infect your Mac by simply clicking “Play” on a Putlocker video or receiving a redirect while watching the video itself:

Unlike the original Putlocker site, which was not cramped up with ads, the fake version can often cause different ads to appear on your computer, such as:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Redirects.
  • Banners.
  • Highlighted text ads.
  • Push notification ads.

The primary goal of the Putlocker virus site is to show you ads that can lead to sites that can be dangerous in various different ways. The sites to which you can be led to are very dangerous and in most cases the following types:

  • Redirect sites which lead to scam pages.
  • Malware-infested domains.
  • Redirects to a phishing page(fake Facebook login or others).
  • Sites that cause drive-by download of malware.
  • Sites that ask you to allow push notifications or that download an adware app or browser extension that is ad-supported.
  • Sites that advertise a fake antivirus or a rogue program.
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How to Remove Putlocker Virus from Your Mac

In order for you to get rid of the Putlocker virus from your Mac effectively, we do recommend that you follow the removal steps that are posted underneath. They have been created with the primary goal of getting you to delete this virus step by step. If you cannot locate the source of the virus, we strongly recommend that you download and run a scan of your Mac using a professional cleaner software, that has the capability of scanning your Mac and removing all virus files from it to secure it effectively.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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