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Apple.com-scan.live Mac Virus – WHAT IS IT + Remove It

What is Apple.com-scan.live page? How does Apple.com-scan.live work? Is Apple.com-scan.live a virus or is it a scam? How to remove Apple.com-scan.live fully?

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.

Threat Summary

NameApple.com-scan.live "Virus"
TypeRogue Software/Scam for Mac OS
Short Description
SymptomsAims to trick victims into downloading rogue software for Mac by claiming their computer has a virus.
Distribution MethodVia a browser redirect, that is likely caused by an unwanted program.
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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.

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Ventsislav Krastev

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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 Apple.com-scan.live "Virus" 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 Apple.com-scan.live "Virus":

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-scan.live "Virus". 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-scan.live "Virus". 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-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:

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-scan.live "Virus". 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 Apple.com-scan.live "Virus" – 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

stf-safari-extensions

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

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-scan.live "Virus" 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 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Apple.com-scan.live "Virus":


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