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?
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.
|Name||Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up|
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program / Scam Message|
|Short Description||An invasive scam message that is probably pushed by an active potentially unwanted program.|
|Symptoms||A fake configuration Safari update setup loads on screen. Safari browser crashes almost every time you open it.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Packages, Software Bundles|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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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:
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.
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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up 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 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:
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 Congratulations Safari is Up to Date Pop-up – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: 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. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.