ExtraList Removal - Mac Instructions
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ExtraList Removal – Mac Instructions

Are you struggling to remove a potentially unwanted application (PUA) known as ExtraList?

The ExtraList PUA may be advertised as a program that can improve your browsing by providing improved search results and quick searches.

However, instead of improving your browsing experience, ExtraList may generate intrusive advertisements and inject them into your search results. It may also add a browser extension to your preferred browser, and may collect information about your surfing habits.

Because of this unwanted behavior, you should consider removing ExtraList from your Mac. We’ve provided PUA removal instructions at the end of this article.

Threat Summary

NameExtraList
TypePUP
Short DescriptionA questionable application that hijacks your browser. It can perform browser modifications without your knowledge to add a browser extension and generate intrusive advertisements.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab page and search engine in preferred web browser could be set to display a bogus search engine. Browser slowdowns may occur due to increased number of online ads. The program may start every time you start the affected Mac.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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ExtraList PUA – Detailed Description

ExtraList is classified as a potentially unwanted application with adware capabilities. As such, the PUA’s configuration files could be spread via software bundling and corrupted third-party installers. These are the primary methods for distribution of adware and unwanted software. Third party marketers and app developers rely on bundled software installers for quick monetization. Adware, which stands for ad-supported software, generates pop-up ads which then generate revenue for the involved parties on a pay-per-click basis.

Most users affected by ExtraList could have caught the “virus” by installing third-party apps downloaded from suspicious websites. The idea behind ad-supported apps such as this one is that they generate intrusive advertisements that can be difficult to close. The apps could promise you a range of useful benefits, but in fact their only purpose is monetization, for which they were developed in the first place.

In most cases, PUAs such as ExtraList are designed to affect popular web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Safari.

Data collection practices may also be associated with ExtraList, such as the use of tracking technologies like cookies, web beacons and log files. That being said, ExtraList could collect:

  • Visited URLs and websites
  • Browser’s home page
  • Search queries
  • Search queries on the visited web pages
  • Type of used browser
  • Operating system type
  • Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Geographic location
  • The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)

So, the longer this PUA runs on your Mac, the more exposed you become to a range of issues. That is why its complete removal is absolutely recommended. Navigate to the removal guide in the next step for an easy-to-follow, step-by-step removal process of ExtraList.

Remove ExtraList PUA – Follow These Instructions

In order to remove ExtraList along with all entries it created on your Mac system, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The instructions below give you manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of files installed by potentially unwanted applications (PUAa), we recommend that you use both approaches we have provided. Also note that the manual removal of ExtraList might turn out to be time-consuming and complicated, so be patient. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the instructions.

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