Remove Congratulations Safari is Up to Date POP-UP "Virus"
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Remove Congratulations Safari is Up to Date POP-UP “Virus”

Why does the screen Congratulations! Safari is up to date keeps popping up on your Mac? It is a virus? How to get rid of Congratulations! Safari is up to date pop-up?

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Congratulations! Safari is up to date is an invasive pop-up that has been reported to harass Mac users. Once it appears on the screen it attempts to convince users that their Safari web browser has just been updated. In addition, it urges them to click on a Next button and finish the updating process. Its unwanted and unexpected appearance on your Mac could be a result of having an active undesired program. If you see this pop-up on your screen, keep up with our removal guide and find out how to fully get rid of it.

Threat Summary

NameCongratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up
TypePotentially Unwanted Program / Scam Message
Short DescriptionAn invasive scam message that is probably pushed by an active potentially unwanted program.
SymptomsA fake configuration Safari update setup loads on screen. Safari browser crashes almost every time you open it.
Distribution MethodFreeware Packages, Software Bundles
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Congratulations Safari is Up to Date POP-UP “Virus” – What is It All About?

Congratulations! Safari is up to date is a nasty pop-up that appears unexpectedly on your screen. Many users consider it a virus due to its sudden appearance. In fact, Congratulations! Safari is up to date pop-up is not a virus at all. Its annoying presence on Mac devices is usually a result of an unattended installation of a potentially undesired program. The installation of PUPs usually occurs during the installation of any desired free third-party applications. Unfortunately, this process often happens without your knowledge.

This could be explained by the fact that many freeware applications come with added but at the same time hidden extras in their installers. So you could have installed such extra apps along with a recently downloaded app. A way to prevent installing undesired apps while installing desired ones is the Advanced/Custom installer option as sometimes it reveals the presence of PUPs and enables you to opt out their installation.

When Congratulations! Safari is up to date pop-up loads on the screen of your affected Mac you could see the following window:

Congratulations Safari is up to date pop-up virus sensorstechforum

It says that your Safari web browser has just been updated and urges you to take another step to finish this process. However, this is a fake statement that attempts to trick you to allow the disruption of both your device and personal data security. Since a click on the presented Next button could start an unnoticed download of additional harmful applications we recommend you to refrain from doing it.

An additional issue that may occur soon after Congratulations! Safari is up to date pop-up loads on your screen is Safari browser crash. To fix this issue you need to restart the device and relaunch the browser by holding the shift key down. Then you should remove all unknown profiles and bogus extensions. You should also reset your search engine and homepage.

If the completion of these steps doesn’t solve the problem and the pop-up keeps loading on your screen, keep up with our removal guide and find out how to fully get rid of Congratulations! Safari is up to date scam message.

Remove Congratulations Safari is Up to Date POP-UP “Virus” from Your Mac

In order to remove Congratulations! Safari is up to date pop-up virus along with all associated files, you should complete several removal steps. The guide below you presents 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 Mac we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that files associated with this PUP may be detected as general threats like adware, browser hijacker, rogue program, deceptive app, etc.

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

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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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Get rid of Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up:

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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up. 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up. 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up. 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up, 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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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