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Extra Window Mac Virus – How to Remove It (Illustrated Guide)

What is Extra Window Mac App? How to remove Extra Window Mac App? Is Extra Window Mac App legitimate or is it a virus?

A new form of unwanted software has been uncovered, attacking mainly Mac devices. The app is called Extra Window for Mac and its main purpose is to appear as a useful application that aims to help improve your Mac experience, allegedly by adding an extra screen of some sort. Either way, applications, like Extra Window for Mac are classified as generally unsafe, due to the ads that may be associated with them. These ads may lead you to different unwanted websites, some of which may be dangerous. Read this post to learn how to remove Extra Window virus from your Mac.

Threat Summary

NameExtra Window "Virus"
TypePUP for Mac OS
Short DescriptionUnwanted software that aims to take over browser permissions to display ads and track your informaiton.
SymptomsAims to display various different types of advertisements on victimized computers. May begin to create various different files and objects that are hidden.
Distribution MethodVia software bundling or online advertisements.
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Extra Window Mac “Virus” – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

Extra Window app is a very similar software to other unwanted and ad-supported applications we have discovered so far:

  • Coordinator Plus
  • WindowMix Mac App
  • These types of apps usually find their way on your Mac by being added from a third-party site, not the official Apple app store. They may be advertised as useful applications, but bear in mind that there is more to this than just them being legitimate. Another method of distribution that may be used by the Extra Window app is if it is added optionally to the another installation you may have recently performed. In the installer of another free app, the Extra Window app could be advertised somewhere in the installation steps as a “optional offer” or a “free extra”.

    When Extra Window app is installed on your Mac, this is how it would appear:

    The app may seem like its useful, but in reality, reports indicate that it may begin to tamper with your Mac’s permissions and could also start to change settings on your web browsers, if they are Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Opera.

    The end goal of Extra Window appears to allegedly be to show ads. All forms of them. The advertisements that may be displayed by this app may be of the following types:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Browser Redirect ads.
  • Banners.
  • Browser Redirect ads.
  • Push notifications.
  • Backups.

    In general, Extra Window is not directly dangerous to your Mac. But the ads it may show and the sites to which those ads could lead you can be risky. Some of the risks associated with such ads are that they may lead you to scam sites or even malware sites, that can infect your Mac. This is what makes Extra Window indirectly dangerous and its removal is recommended.

    Remove Extra Window from Your Mac

    In order to get rid of the Extra Window Virus from your Mac, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal instructions that we have set up down below. They have been made to help you delete this software step by step from your Mac. Be advised, that Extra Window app could have leftover files on your Mac, whose main purpose could be to continue to show all sorts of ad content. This is why, for the removal it is essential and recommended to scan your Mac using an advanced malware removal software and cleanup tool. The main reason for that is such cleanup program aims to scan for and remove all objects that are harmful for your Mac and secure it.

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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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "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 Extra Window "Virus" files from your Mac

    When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Extra Window "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.


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