Apple.com-scan.live is a page that displays a “DOWNLOAD REQUIRED” type of page that claims that “Your Mac is heavily damaged!”. The scam page contains a “REMOVE VIRUSES NOW” button, whose primary purpose is to get you to download a dubious software, called Cleanup-My Mac. It claims to detect, view and clean unused and junk type of files, manage apps via a built-in app manager and also manage startup boot times. But the bad news here is that Cleanup-My Mac not only wants you to pay a lot of money, but it may also display fake detections of unused and junk files, with the main goal of getting you to buy it’s full version. And it may do more harm than good, too. This is why if you have visited Apple.com-scan.live, we strongly recommend that you read this article thoroughly.
|Type||Rogue Software/Scam for Mac OS|
|Symptoms||Aims to trick victims into downloading rogue software for Mac by claiming their computer has a virus.|
|Distribution Method||Via a browser redirect, that is likely caused by an unwanted program.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Apple.com-scan.live "Virus".|
Apple.com-scan.live – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Apple.com-scan.live is a page that comes to computers as a result of a browser redirection. Such redirects are often caused by an adware that may be residing on your Mac or as a result of you having to click on a link that caused the redirect, while casually browsing online.
The Apple.com-scan.live software appears like the following:
Once you click on the button to fix the damage done to your Mac, a suspicious program may immediately start its installation Wizard:
The program, which in this case is called Cleanup-My Mac aims to convince users that it is a legitimate software. However, instead of being helpful to detect unused and junk file, Cleanup-my-Mac may pretend that it has detected thousands of issues only to convince you to activate the full version of the software, to fix those “issues”. The bad news here is that those problems may not even exist and may be a hoax, created by this program to induce fear in you so that you can make an impulsive purchase.
Remove Apple.com-scan.live from Your Mac
To remove the Apple.com-scan.live software, we strongly suggest that you read the instructions underneath thoroughly. They have been created in order to help you delete this app either manually or automatically. If manual removal does not seem to give any effect, then you can remove this software automatically, which is what we recommend. According to security experts, the best way to automatically get rid of Apple.com-scan.live is to download and run a scan with an advanced anti-malware software, which will detect and remove all virus files from your Mac.
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 Apple.com-scan.live "Virus" 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 Apple.com-scan.live "Virus" 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: Remove Apple.com-scan.live "Virus" – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Apple.com-scan.live "Virus" files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Apple.com-scan.live "Virus", 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.