What is Bundlore? How to remove Bundlore?
The Bundlelore PUP is a malware for Mac which is very popular among hacking groups as it is widely spread acrosss the Internet. Derivative versions can be created by various criminal collectives and can implement various modules in it. It is categorized as a PUP as there are many derivatives available. In reality there may be a legitimate and safe tool that shares the same name however most of the releases are malicious in nature.
We have received confirmation that the Bundlelore PUP is bundled with the following application installers:
As soon as the engine is run various malicious files will be dropped to both user and system directories. They will contain the included Trojan module which will connect to a certain hacker-controlled server. It allows the operators to both drop other threats and also take over control of the affected computers.
One of the end goals of this threat is to install a specific browser hijacker which is a dangerous browser-based plugin that once installed will modify the most important settings in order to automatically redirect them to a given page. As the infection is caused through the web browser the contained information will be automatically downloaded by the criminals.
The current versions are set to install the Chumsearch.com redirect. Future versions might alter it and choose another threat.
|Short Description||Bundlore is a PUP, developed by Nevaeh Peterson. This can be a stolen or fake identity that is used in order to persuade the victims that it is a legitimate and safe app.|
|Symptoms||Pop-up boxes, messages, and alerts may appear on your Mac machine.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Suspicious Sites|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Bundlelore PUP |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Bundlelore PUP.|
Bundlore – Why Do I Have It and What Can It Do?
The Bundlore unwanted application is being effectively distributed via freeware installers and bundled packages. You can get your Mac affected by it without even being aware, that the Bundlore has installed on your machine with a freeware installation or bundled package. You might avoid this, by unchecking options under the Advanced or Custom tab of an installation suite. Visiting suspicious sites, for instance the site of the Bundlore PUP, might get the program installed to your Mac.
Bundlore is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and it is developed by the company PCVARK. The company is known to have lots of applications which are considered PUPs and also pushes advertisements along with their software to promote other applications. Bundlore is known to show advertising pop-ups (such as the one displayed a little further below).
Bundlore could show 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 Bundlore website, owned by PCVARK, which tries to install Advanced Mac Cleaner or similar applications. 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.
This message tries to trick many Mac users, with scare tactics, into installing more junk on their machines.
If you want to remove the Bundlore unwanted software from your Mac machine we recommend that you use a specific anti-malware for Mac systems. With a specific anti-malware program, your computer will remain with a better protection and stay healthy performance-wise in the future.
- Guide 1: Get rid of Bundlelore PUP from Mac OS X.
- Guide 2: Remove Bundlelore PUP from Google Chrome.
- Guide 3: Erase Bundlelore PUP from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 4: Uninstall Bundlelore PUP from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 5: Delete Bundlelore PUP from Safari.
- Guide 6: Eliminate Bundlelore PUP from Internet Explorer.
Get rid of Bundlelore PUP from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Bundlelore PUP 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 Bundlelore PUP 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: Scan for and remove Bundlelore PUP files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Bundlelore PUP, 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.
Remove Bundlelore PUP 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.
Erase Bundlelore PUP 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.
Uninstall Bundlelore PUP 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.
Delete Bundlelore PUP 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Bundlelore PUP will be removed.
Eliminate Bundlelore PUP 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.