This article will help you to remove Boostertools.org redirect efficiently. Follow the redirect removal instructions given at the end of the article.
Boostertools.org appears in your browser in the form of an unexpected redirect. After it loads, it tries to scare you into following bogus instructions pretending to be the remedy for malware supposedly detected on your computer. This is yet another charade that tries to get to your sensitive information, get your authorization for access to your device and try to make you to purchase a rogue software. Read on and see what your computer system might have that pushes this redirect in your browser and what to do to counter it.
|Type||Redirect, PUP, Browser Hijacker|
|Short Description||Each browser application on your Mac could get affected. You will be redirected and see lots of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which are altered are the homepage and new tab. A rogue application’s ads will appear in your browser.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Boostertools.org.|
Boostertools.org Redirect – Delivery Ways
Boostertools.org might be delivered through different ways. One of those ways is through third-party installations. Those installer setups come from bundled applications and freeware that could be set to install additional content by default on your computer system. Usually, that could happen without any notification. You might have tried installing a media player or free software and got your browser settings modified by the hijacker. To avoid unwanted programs from affecting your computer is doable if you find Custom or Advanced settings. There you should be able to deselect what you don’t want.
Boostertools.org could be distributed via other methods, like add-ons or browser extensions which install on your browser. Other distribution ways use advertisements, such as banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, and redirect links. Sponsored advertisements, including targeted content on suspicious websites could distribute the hijacker, too. These websites might also be partners or affiliates of the Boostertools.org website and services. These browsers could be affected: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.
Boostertools.org Redirect – In Detail
Boostertools.org appears in your browser in the form of an unexpected redirect. After it loads, it tries to scare you into following bogus instructions pretending to be the remedy for malware supposedly detected on your computer system. The website is making redirects and landing Mac users on different pages when they are trying to use their browser. Your search results might also be tampered with. Various advertisements will show up after using your browsers.
Here is the message that appears as a pop-up after being redirected, that you have an infected Mac machine:
Boostertools.org will show up in your browsers starting pages immediately after you have the related malicious redirect. That can happen via installing an unwanted software bundle. The bundle will most likely contain some “mac virus scanner” and Boostertools.org as a redirect.
The Boostertools.org browser hijacker will redirect you if you use its services and interact with Web links, advertisements and other content from its search pages.
This is what the advertisements will most likely try to install:
- Mac Auto Fixer
- Advanced Mac Cleaner
- Mac Mechanic
- Mac Cleanup Pro
Be aware that each search that you do on its pages will be sending information to servers connected to this Boostertools.org redirect. The pages displayed in an image further below can replace the homepage, new tab and default search of every browser that you have installed.
Below, in the screenshot, you can see the GUI of the program, with a screen where it shows that issues have been found on your Mac machine:
Afterward, Mac Cleanup Pro shows a reasonably convincing, but fake variant of the normal OS X dialog message box which says that no suitable app is installed.
The fake message box links to the official Mac Cleanup Pro website, owned by PCVARK, which tries to install Mac Adware Remover or similar applications to Mac Cleanup Pro. All these programs have a valid, Apple-provided developer certificate, thus macOS will install them without prompting a warning or a notification of any sort.
Refrain from clicking on suspicious advertisements and links that can pop up. You should also be wary of what information you give out to search engines and websites. In case you do not like the idea of any information to be acquired about you by this browser hijacker redirect or its services, you should consider removing it.
Remove Boostertools.org Redirect
To remove Boostertools.org redirect manually from your computer or any unwanted software from your Mac device we recommend that you use a specific anti-malware for Mac machines. The main goal of such a program is to scan your machine and terminate the files with malicious behavior and also clean up any malicious code in your repositories. In addition, with a specific anti-malware program, your machine will remain with a better protection and stay healthy performance-wise in the future.
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 Boostertools.org 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 Boostertools.org 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 Boostertools.org – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Boostertools.org files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Boostertools.org, 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.