Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club is a suspicious domain and a website associated with fake alerts about viruses. Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club is targeting Mac users. If you’re experiencing redirects stemming from Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club, continue reading to find a possible solution for your issues.
Also note that the pop-ups generated by Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club may be promoting a well-known potentially unwanted program (PUP) – Smart Mac Booster. Installing this program may put your system at risk.
Smart Mac Booster is developed by a company called PCVARK. The company is tied to applications which are considered PUPs and is also known to put different advertisements in their products to promote other software they have developed. Furthermore, scareware messages might appear trying to trick you into installing other PUPs. If you already have Smart Mac Booster installed on your Mac, then know that pop-ups and alert notifications that have no obvious source might be stemming from this software or any other applications related to PCVARK.
|Type||Redirect, PUP, Browser Hijacker|
|Short Description||Each browser application on your Mac could get affected. You will be redirected and witness lots of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Pop-ups claiming that your Mac is infected with viruses, other pop-ups.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club Redirect – Distribution
Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club may have sneaked into your browsing session as a result of a freeware download. Freeware installers are often bundled with adware apps for monetization purposes. As a result of having such a program running on your system, you will witness plenty of intrusive pop-ups, redirects, etc.
Remember that browsing the web hides its potential risks, especially if you’re visiting suspicious websites and your computer lacks specific protection. Websites can be hijacked with advertisements and redirect links, and you can be redirected to pages such as Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club.
As already mentioned, freeware applications, regarded as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) could also distribute tech-support scams, and could cause the scareware message to appear in your browsers. Free download websites usually feature tons of third-party installations and bundled installers – a practice which is done with monetizaton in mind.
Other distribution ways for similar suspicious domains include clicking on advertisements, such as banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, and redirect links. Sponsored advertisements, including targeted content on suspicious websites could distribute the hijacker, too. These websites might also be partners or affiliates of the Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club website and services.
Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club appears in your browser in the form of an unexpected redirect. After it loads, it may attempt to scare you into following bogus instructions pretending to be the remedy for malware supposedly detected on your computer system. The website may trigger redirects, taking Mac users to different pages. Your search results might also be tampered with. Various advertisements may appear while you’re browsing. A technical support scam might be involved as well, trying to install some tool, that supposedly will remove malware from your Mac, such as Smart Mac Booster.
Technical support scams generally trigger pop-ups as alerts in their attempt to scare you into performing a specific action – call a supposedly toll-free number, download a program. To make it sound more trustworthy, the scammers may have put the Apple name as the supposed entity which has blocked the page or browser.
If you download a PUP such as Smart Mac Booster, it may show a reasonably convincing, but fake variant of the normal OS X dialog message box which says that no suitable app is installed.
The fake message box links to the official Mac Cleanup Pro website, owned by PCVARK, which tries to install Mac Adware Remover or similar applications to Mac Cleanup Pro. All these programs have a valid, Apple-provided developer certificate, thus macOS will install them without prompting a warning or a notification of any sort.
Refrain from clicking on suspicious advertisements and links that can pop up. You should also be wary of what information you give out to search engines and websites. In case you do not like the idea of any information to be acquired about you by this browser hijacker redirect or its services, you should consider removing it.
Remove Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club Redirect
To remove Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club redirect from your Mac or any other unwanted software, we recommend that you use a specific anti-malware. The main goal of such a program is to scan your machine and terminate the files with malicious behavior and also clean up any malicious code in your repositories. In addition, with a specific anti-malware program, your machine will remain with a better protection and stay healthy performance-wise in the future.
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 Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club 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 Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club 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 Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Lp.macsmart-cleanupc.club, 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.