Remove Focus Provide from Mac
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Focus Provide Virus Mac Removal Guide

Focus Provide is an application that can sneak into your Mac without your knowledge. This behavior is typical for adware applications like the so-called Focus Provide virus.

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Focus Provide “Virus” on Mac

When your default browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.) is inundated with intrusive pop-ups, banners, new browser windows and other types of annoying ads associated Focus Provide then your Mac is affected by a potentially unwanted program. Maybe the is installed in the browser as a browser extension or directly on the system in a hidden folder. A potentially unwanted application (PUA) like Focus Provide “virus” has two primary goals. The first one is to collect certain technical details from the affected system and user-related data from the affected browser. The second goal of such type of an app is to generate sponsored content in order to monetize its presence on an affected machine.

Beware that the manual removal of Focus Provide virus app could be a difficult process. Since the program is likely to alter certain system settings that enable it to reappear after every time you start the Mac operating system, you may need to use the help of an advanced anti-malware tool to permanently remove this nasty app and keep your Mac protected against future malware attacks.
Check the instructions located at the bottom of this article.

Threat Summary

NameFocus Provide
TypePUP
Short DescriptionA questionable application that hijacks your default browser, be it Chrome or Safari. 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 can be altered 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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Focus Provide “Virus” App – More Information

The sudden and unexpected appearance of Focus Provide makes many users believe that it is a type of malware or virus, thus calling it “Focus Provide virus.” However, the unwanted appearance of Focus Provide in your favorite browser is most likely caused by an associated active potentially unwanted application.

Such unwanted apps manage to affect a Mac operating system via bundling and more specifically, bundled downloads. Bundling is a method widely used by app developers with the purpose of monetizing their apps quickly by displaying advertisements. For this to be possible, legitimate applications could have included this ad-supported app in their installation setups, and you could have downloaded them without knowing.

Once Focus Provide is started on the system, it becomes able to perform changes that affect some main browser preferences and system settings. These programs are mainly designed to collect certain details so that they can then present targeted sponsored content to affected users. Data collection takes place with tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, scripts, etc.

As a result, the app 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)

Once Focus Provide’s operators obtain the details they misuse the access to your system to deliver targeted sponsored content. What they hope is that you will be more prone to click on the ads you see as this will generate them revenue via the so-called pay-per-click advertising model.

The bottom line is that longer Focus Provide “virus” app runs on your Mac, the more exposed you become to a range of issues. That is why its complete removal is absolutely recommended.

Remove Focus Provide on Mac

In order to remove Focus Provide along with all entries it created on the Mac system, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents you manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen macOS security, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual Focus Provide removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.

In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for four years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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