Remove apple.com-repair.live Redirect (Mac Guide)
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Remove Apple.com-repair.live Redirect (Mac Guide)

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This article aims to help you with the removal of apple.com-repair.live redirect from affected browser and system.

apple.com-repair.live is a deceptive website used by scammers for the spread of potentially unwanted programs. In order to make you more prone to download the presented apps, the website presents misleading details about the security state of your system. As of its unexpected appearance in the browser, it may occur either after a visit of another bogus web page or after an unnoticed installation of some kind of a PUP.

Threat Summary

Nameapple.com-repair.live
TypeBrowser redirect
Short DescriptionInvades browsing sessions to display deceptive offers. Could be misused by hackers for the delivery of malware.
SymptomsBrowser slowdowns occur due to increased number of online ads.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Apple.com-repair.live Redirect – Spread and Impact

Apple.com-repair.live is a deceptive website used by scammers for the spread of potentially unwanted programs like fake system optimizers, rogue anti-viruses and other. Among the suggestions may be unwanted apps like

Mac Auto Fixer and Mac Heal Pro.

Typically, the appearance of this website in the browser is a result of visiting another bogus web page. The presence of a potentially unwanted program on your Mac could be another reason why you keep experiencing redirects to apple.com-repair.live

Such type of program usually lands on users’ devices via software bundles, freeware packages, malicious ads, fake software updates and other. So you might have unintentionally installed a PUP by simply following the installation setup of any recently downloaded desired program. Since compromised freeware installers and bundled packages rarely disclose properly the presence of additional components you can easily get tricked into giving them the permission to run on your device. Sometimes this can be avoided after a thorough read of all details mentioned in the Advanced or Custom configuration option or the End-user license agreement (EULA) presented by the installer.

Once apple.com-repair.live loads in your browser, it will present you misleading information about the security state of your Mac. It may attempt to trick you into believing that your Mac has been infected by a couple of malicious apps. Therefore, the information it presents should not be trusted.

Another issue you may notice is an increased number of other online advertisements in the affected browser. On one hand, the presence of all these ads in the affected browser could make it sluggish or sometimes even unresponsive. On the other hand, some of them may be open infected web pages that deliver malware directly on your device.

And as long as, the undesired program associated with apple.com-repair.live is running on your Mac it may be collecting various details of yours with the help of tracking technologies like cookies, web beacons, javascrips, and other.

To sum up, the best you can do in case that you have detected apple.com-repair.live redirect to appear on your Mac is to focus on detecting if there are some potentially unwanted and harmful files running on your system and remove them as soon as possible. You could use the information below for the process.

How to Get Rid of apple.com-repair.live Redirect on Mac

In order to remove apple.com-repair.live 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 approach. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your device we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that installed files associated with this redirect may be detected with names different than apple.com-repair.live.

In case you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

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

Get rid of apple.com-repair.live from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall apple.com-repair.live and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 apple.com-repair.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 apple.com-repair.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 apple.com-repair.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 apple.com-repair.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 apple.com-repair.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: Scan for and remove apple.com-repair.live files from your Mac

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



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


Remove apple.com-repair.live 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 apple.com-repair.live 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.



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


Uninstall apple.com-repair.live 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.



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


Delete apple.com-repair.live 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 apple.com-repair.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.


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


Eliminate apple.com-repair.live 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.


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