Magic Ball is an ad-supported browser add-on designed by SuperWeb LLC that can be added to Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Magic Ball is one of the many adware-type programs produced by this company that may initiate intrusive advertisements, redirects to suspicious third-party sites, browser and/or system slowdowns, etc. The Magic Ball can travel bundled with freeware programs, like PDF creators and media players. The Magic Ball ads may direct you to suspicious web content or serve as a gateway for third-party software. Malware researchers recommend performing a full system scan and removing Magic Ball and related adware.
Magic Ball’s Behavior
Upon installation, Magic Ball initiates pop-up advertisements labeled Magic Ball Ads, Magic Ball Deals or Ads by Magic Ball. They may disrupt your browsing and pop even if you are not performing any online shopping activities at the moment. Malware analysts warn that the presented ads may link to websites with suspicious content and cause further issues.
Like many other adware programs, the Magic Ball add-on may track certain personally non-identifiable information, like the user’s browsing habits, the websites he has visited, duration of the browsing sessions, search queries, IP address, etc.
The collected data may be used for marketing purposes or transferred to third parties.
Adware may sometimes initiate unpermitted redirects to suspicious websites or lead to poor browser and system performance. Magic Ball may not be of a malicious nature, yet experts recommend its removal because of the risks it may pose to your computer indirectly.
Magic Ball Distribution Technique
The Magic Ball add-on can be downloaded online, or it can be delivered to your PC during the installation of freeware programs. This stealth infiltration method is known as “bundling” and is a popular practice among software developers. To disallow any additional programs to enter their systems, users are advised to opt for the advanced installation and un-tick the pre-checked boxes.
Magic Ball Removal Manual
The removal of Magic Ball from the affected machine is advisory. Follow the detailed step-by-step guide below. It will help you delete Magic Ball or related adware from your computer permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Magic Ball from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Magic Ball from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Magic Ball from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Magic Ball from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Magic Ball from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Magic Ball from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Magic Ball from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Magic Ball from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Magic Ball
Step 2: Uninstall Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Magic Ball from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Magic Ball, 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 Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball 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 Magic Ball will be removed.
Eliminate Magic Ball 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.