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Remove Advancemactools.live Redirect “Virus” (Mac)

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Update August 2019. This article informs users about Advancemactools.live redirect and provides help for the removal process of all suspicious and potentially undesired files from the affected system.

Advancemactools.live is an irritating website that affects popular browsers used on Mac devices. Once it gains access to the targeted browser it generates some kind of deceptive offer in an attempt to trick you into following specific instructions. Be careful if you notice this questionable website in your browser as it poses a real danger to your macOS. If you want to remove it from your Mac and stop seeing it, we suggest that you read this Advancemactools.live removal article.

Threat Summary

NameAdvancemactools.live
TypeBrowser Redirect, PUP
Short DescriptionDeceptive website that hijacks your preferred web browser.
SymptomsYou may start seeing various different types of redirects to web pages that aim to trick you into following misleading instructions.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Advancemactools.live Redirect – Spread and Impact

The domain Advancemactools.live is used by fraudsters for the spread of rogue software. The website, as well as several of its subdomains, tend to hijack popular web browsers (Chrome Safari, Firefox, etc.) used on Mac devices.

In order to make you more prone to purchase rogue application, enter sensitive credentials or follow other deceptive instructions that may endanger the overall security of your data and Mac, the redirect loads various types of fake messages like the one shown below:

Your OS Sierra is infected with (3) viruses!
Your OS Sierra is infected with (3) viruses. Our security check found traces of 2 malware and 1 phishing/spyware. System damage: 28.1% – Immediate removal required!
The immediate removal of the viruses is required to prevent further system damage, loss of Apps, Photos or other files. Traces of 1 phishing/spyware were found on your OS Sierra with.
Personal and banking information are at risk.
To avoid more damage click on ‘Scan Now’ immediately. Our deep scan will provide help immediately!
0 minutes and 00 seconds remaining before damage is permanent.

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We know that this sounds devastating but don’t be scared. The information along with the ineffective timer is misleading. In fact, the purpose of

What is Your OS Sierra is infected with (3) viruses? How to remove the Your OS Sierra is infected with (3) viruses! scam message and prevent its return?
this scam message is to urge you to click on the ”Scan Now” and resolve all malware issues that endanger your Mac. However, by doing so you could only create some issues and this time they will be for real.

So no matter what the offer/scam message generated by Advancemactools.live redirect says be advised to avoid interacting with the presented content.

As of the reason why your preferred web browser keeps redirecting you to Advancemactools.live fake offers, it is most likely a

What is a PUP detection? How do PUPs work? What types of dangers can PUPshide for your Mac? How to remove PUP completely from your Mac?
potentially unwanted program that has managed to land on your Mac against your will. Such programs are usually spread via the installers of various free and supposedly useful applications. Unfortunately, you could easily miss their presence as most of the installers are designed in a way that conceals the presence of added extras. Happily, in some cases, you could prevent unwanted programs from accessing your Mac by reviewing the Advanced/Custom configuration setup step. The information presented on this step may help you catch the PUP on time and opt out its installation.

When such a program is present on your device, you may also be noticing lots of additional annoying online advertisements. Similar to the discussed browser redirect, they will probably be designed in a way that tempts you into visiting poorly secured or deceitful web pages.

How to Remove Advancemactools.live Redirect “Virus” on Mac

In order to remove Advancemactools.live redirect along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of all present undesired programs and improve macOS security, we recommend that you should combine the steps. Have in mind that the names of all present infection files associated with this browser redirect may differ the name of the redirect.

In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. We will be glad to get in touch with you.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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Preparation Phase:

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 Advancemactools.live 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 Advancemactools.live:

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 Advancemactools.live. 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 Advancemactools.live. 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 Advancemactools.live 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 Advancemactools.live. 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: Remove Advancemactools.live – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox

Remove an extension from Safari and reset it.Remove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

1. Start Safari

2. After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.

3. From the menu, click on "Preferences"

stf-safari preferences

4. After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab

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

6. Click 'Uninstall'

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Advancemactools.live 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.

1. Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu

2. Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"

3. From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the add-on and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.

4. After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.


1. Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window

2. Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.

3. Select the Extension and click "Remove"

4. After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.


Step 3: Scan for and remove Advancemactools.live files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Advancemactools.live, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Advancemactools.live:


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