The Mac Kontrol Trojan is the type of malware, whose main idea is to slither on your computer while being undetected and perform quite the menaces. The malicious program may obtain permissions over your Mac and use them to spy on you, steal passwords and possibly even install more malware on your Mac. If you have seen Mac Kontrol in any way on your Mac, then we strongly suggest that you read this article.
|Type||Trojan Horse for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Aims to slither on your Mac undetected and perform series of malcious activities.|
|Symptoms||One of the symptoms could be a fake app posing as a legitimate one. The virus aims to be completely undetected, so other symptoms could include odd behavior of your Mac.|
|Distribution Method||Via malspam or via compromised websites.|
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Mac Kontrol Trojan – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Mac Kontrol is the type of virus, that is extremely difficult to detect. It may come to your computer in different forms. The main method via which you may have gotten it could be via e-mail spam messages that contain malious attachments embedded in them. These e-mails often have different types of convincing messages, such as “Your purchase invoice”, or “The receipt of your finished order” and so on. Once the attachment is downloaded and ran, you Mac may become compromised. Another form of distribution of Mac Kontrol is by posing as a legitimate app on a compromised WordPress or other type of site. Once you download and run it, infection is immediate.
Not only this, but programs, like Mac Kontrol are extremely evasive. It may fool traditional Mac protection software that it was already detected and removed or quarantined, however, the virus may still remain active. The activities it may perform on an infected machine may be many:
- Update itself to remain obfuscated.
- Download and execute other malware on your Mac without your knowledge.
- Obtain your passwords, saved on your web browser.
- Get your AppleID password and e-mail.
- Track you location via FindMyMac.
- Listen in on you via the microphone.
- Activate your camera.
- Copy files from your Mac.
- Read and write files on your Mac.
- Obtain your MAC address and network information.
- Extract your IP address.
- Spy on the keystrokes you type.
Just like it’s analogue Mac Control, Mac Kontrol has a lot of different detections, but you may see it on your computer under the following detection names.
How to Effectively Remove Mac Kontrol
If you want to remove Mac Kontrol from your computer, we suggest that you read step 1 and 2 below. If however you cannot seem to find the virus files or the app, which Mac Kontrol pretends to be is, then professional removal is your best bet. To remove Mac Kontrol professionally, you can download and run a scan of your Mac by using an advanced anti-malware software. Such specific tool is created to help you to automatically detect an get rid of Mac Kontrol from your computer. This procedure will secure your Mac so that you can change all your passwords after that.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Mac Kontrol from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Mac Kontrol on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Mac Kontrol in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Mac Kontrol from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Mac Kontrol from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Mac Kontrol from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Mac Kontrol from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Mac Kontrol Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Mac Kontrol from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Mac Kontrol
Step 2: Uninstall Mac Kontrol and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Mac Kontrol on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Mac Kontrol there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Mac Kontrol from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Mac Kontrol 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 Mac Kontrol 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: Scan for and remove Mac Kontrol files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Mac Kontrol, 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.
Remove Mac Kontrol from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Mac Kontrol from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Mac Kontrol from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Mac Kontrol from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Mac Kontrol will be removed.
Eliminate Mac Kontrol from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Mac Kontrol from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".