Netflix Virus on Mac – How to Remove It (Illustrated Steps)

What is Netflix virus for Mac? How to remove Netflix virus from Mac? How to fix your network connection after infection with Netflix Mac virus?

Reports have arisen regarding a virus that targets primarily Netflix users. The virus aims to perform several unwanted activities on victim computers one of which includes disabling the internet connection on the victim computer for all other sites but Netflix, which is allegedly done to phish for information, like you Netflix password and username. Read this artcle to understand how to remove the Netflix virus from your Mac effectively.

Threat Summary

NameNetflix Virus
TypeMalware for Mac OS
Short DescriptionAims to take control over the internet connection of affected users.
SymptomsThe main symptoms are problems with the internet connection.
Distribution Method Netflix virus may enter your Mac via a fake app or other methods.
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Netflix Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The Netflix Virus is malware like no other. It may come to your computer via e-mail spam that has malicious attachments added to it. The Netflix Virus may also have other types and forms of replication and these may include fake apps that come pre installed alongside with other apps. This technique is called bundling and it often uses other apps you download from third-party websites where the virus app is added to the installers of the other apps. There, the virus app is advertised as a “free extra” or an optional offer added to the installation.

Once it has been installed on your Mac, the Netflix virus may begin to take information from it, such as:

  • Your IP address and other network data.
  • Your location.
  • Your browser information.
  • Permissions as administrator.

From there, the Netflix virus is reported by concerned apple users to tamper with the internet connection and disable all sites besides Netflix, which is quite strange and it possibly indicates tampering with the Mac’s network. Below, you can read the full report of the victim:

User level: Level 1
(4 points)
Troubleshooting possible virus?
So i use my Mac to watch Netflix recently and since i turned it on the only thing that opens in safari is the Netflix site. Everything else comes up as “server not connected”. I have restarted my Internet and also the computer several times, nothing seems to work I can’t even check to see if there is an update which is why it could be glitching. It doesn’t even allow me to open a App Store and I have difficulty opening up windows documents that are in the cloud . Not sure what in the world is going on?!

Not only this, but what is worse is that the Netflix virus may also be able to perform the following virus activities on your Mac:

  • Change your DNS address.
  • Update itself silently.
  • Delete files.
  • Display ads.
  • Copy files.
  • Take control over your microphone and camera.
  • Log the keystrokes you type.
  • Install other viruses.
  • Copy your saved passwords.

Remove Netflix Virus from Your Computer

If you want to remove Netflix virus completely from your computer, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal guide underneath. It has been created to help you detect and clean the Netflix Virus from your Mac step by step. However, if the virus is still not gone, we strongly recommend that you install a professional cleaner app. It has been designed to fix your Mac from the ground up by detecting and removing all virus files, belonging to the Netflix virus.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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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 Netflix Virus and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
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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 Netflix Virus:

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 Netflix Virus. 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 Netflix Virus. 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 Netflix Virus 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 Netflix Virus. 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

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Step 2: Remove Netflix Virus – 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


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 Netflix Virus 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 Netflix Virus files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Netflix Virus, 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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