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Logarithmic Record Adware on Mac

Logarithmic Record is a questionable program that gets installed on macOS without users’ permission. It is designed to cause changes that significantly affect system performance. The program is not malicious software but it still makes the affected system vulnerable to malware attacks. The main goal of this potentially unwanted program is to support the realization of various shady advertising schemes.

Its developers aim to earn money by spreading it on Mac devices. That’s why their program floods affected browsers with lots of ads. Every click on an ad generated by Logarithmic Record generates revenue for its owners. Such a behavior is typical for adware programs. Beware that as long as Logarithmic Record is running on your Mac, it is able to spy on your online activities and harvest certain details about your interests, device, browser, and operating system.

In this article, you will find more important details about the unwanted Logarithmic Record Mac adware, the issues it causes, and a complete guide on how to remove it from the affected browsers and Mac operating system.

Logarithmic Record Adware Summary

NameLogarithmic Record
TypeAdware, Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionA questionable application that appears in the Applications list on your Mac. It performs browser modifications without your knowledge. The program may hijack Safari, Chrome and other browsers installed on your Mac.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab page and search engine in preferred web browser may be set to display a hoax 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, Corrupted Websites, Fake Flash Player Updates
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Logarithmic Record Mac Adware – Delivery, Impact and Risk

Adware like Logarithmic Record tend to mysteriously appear in the Applications section on Mac devices. Generally, the installation process of such programs – potentially unwanted programs, happens in the background of other running processes and and users don’t see any notifications.

This issue is caused by the shady methods used for the spread of adware like Logarithmic Record. Software packages, freeware, bogus websites and other undesired programs like Mac Cleanup Pro are among the methods that deliver undesired programs on computer operating systems.

Sometimes, apps like Logarithmic Record land on Macs by being disguised as a Flash Update. Here is how the notification about this fake update may look like:

fake flash player update full page notification

To prevent unnoticed installs of undesired programs like Logarithmic Record you should choose your download sources wisely. What’s more, we recommend that you install new apps with the help of the Advanced/Custom configuration steps. Sometimes the details mentioned there, reveal that you are going to install additional apps if you continue the install process. Once you are aware what the concrete installer contains, you make an informed decision whether to continue with the installation process or not.

When executed on the system, Logarithmic Record Mac adware creates specific files which it later runs to alter system and browser settings without your permission. The adware is also likely to activate some kind of tracking technologies so that it can spy on certain details while you are browsing the web.

Why does Logarithmic Record need to collect data? This action enables its owners to identify your online interests and present you with more relevant ads as a result. The moment you click an ad pushed by Logarithmic Record adware, the owners of the program get paid for your click.

All these ads delivered by Logarithmic Record may affect the speed of your browser. It may become sluggish or unresponsive. What’s more disturbing is that some of the annoying ads may be presenting “special” offers just in an attempt to make you visit poorly secured questionable websites. Such websites may be dangerous as they may host malicious software. That’s why you should better refrain from visiting questionable sponsored content and consider the immediate removal of Logarithmic Record Mac adware.

How to Remove Logarithmic Record Adware from macOS

In order to remove Logarithmic Record adware along with all its entries on the system, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents steps that contain manual and automatic approaches. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen macOS security, we recommend that you combine the steps. Some of the files associated with the adware cannot be removed manually except you are an experienced computer user. So the manual adware 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 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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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 Logarithmic Record Adware 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 Logarithmic Record Adware:

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 Logarithmic Record Adware. 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 Logarithmic Record Adware. 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 Logarithmic Record Adware 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 Logarithmic Record Adware. 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 Logarithmic Record Adware – 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 Logarithmic Record Adware 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 Logarithmic Record Adware files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Logarithmic Record Adware, 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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