How to Get Rid of Onclickbright Mac Virus

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What is Onclickbright App on Mac?

Onclickbright or is the domain of a browser redirect that hijacks popular browsers used by Mac users. The sudden appearance of ads by Onclickbright in the browser makes affected users believe that it is a virus or virus related. As soon as, the redirect loads in the browser it displays some kind of a misleading offer and generates a pop-up that requires a subscription to push notifications. By doing this, the redirect does not endanger your system security directly. However, it puts at risk your online security and privacy. We will reveal more information about the issues that Onclickbright may cause.

Now note that Onclickbright is part of shady advertising campaigns that are known to be realized with the help of potentially unwanted programs like adware and browser hijackers. So it is very likely that an unwanted app running on your Mac is injecting annoying redirects to “virus”. Since apps of this type are primarily used for the data harvest and aggressive advertising, we recommend that you scan your macOS for any present harmful files as soon as possible.

Threat Summary

TypePUP, Adware
Short DescriptionA questionable website that hijacks browsers installed on Mac to deliver ads. Probably supported by an adware or a browser hijacker.
SymptomsAffected browser is inundated with lots of annoying ads. The browser loads slower than ususal. An unwanted program may start every time you start the system.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Redirects by Shady Websites
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Onclickbright Redirect Virus – Spreading Techniques and Impact

Onclickbright is a strange website that can appear in your web browser without your permission. The redirect is known to affect Mac operating systems with the help of potentially unwanted programs. Such programs land on Macs without users’ knowledge. So in the event that your browser is affected by the Onclickbright virus, there is a possibility that you have installed an adware or a browser hijacker inadvertently. This issue may have happened during the installation of a desired app (probably free one) or during regular web browsing.

To prevent the unnoticed installation of undesired apps, you should download and install apps from trusted and legitimate sources only. Additionally, you should always perform an Advanced/Custom installation process because oftentimes the information about added “extra offers”, undesired apps, in other words, is listed under this configuration step.

The moment such a deceptive app gets installed on a Mac system, it can access the installed browser and alter some main preferences like those of the homepage, new tab page, and default search engine. To become able to generate annoying Onclickbright browser redirects as well as other types of online ads, the undesired program may install a browser extension.

There are many similar undesired apps that affect Macs in the very same way. Examples of such apps are ContentStyles, Receiver Helper and ContentBenefits.

The ads generated by the so-called Onclickbright virus on Mac may be related to suspicious or even hacked web pages. In the event that you load such a page in your browser, you may let it trigger an unnoticed download process of some kind of malicious software on your Mac.

Another issue that may occur after Onclickbright redirect virus starts loading in your preferred web browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.) is unsolicited data collection from both affected browser and system. Potentially undesired apps used for the realization of shady advertising campaigns are usually designed to activate different tracking technologies. Then they can obtain various details that define your online interests. Eventually, the following details may be collected and transferred to remote servers:

  • Visited URLs and websites
  • Browser’s home page
  • Search queries
  • Search queries on the visited web pages
  • Type of used browser
  • Operating system type
  • Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Geographic location
  • The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system

Data records are likely to be used for the configuration of aggressive advertising campaigns that flood the affected browser with lots of annoying advertisements (pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, redirects, images, etc.)

Security experts advise affected users to remove Onclickbright and associated files from their affected Macs as soon as they detect their unwanted impact.

How to Get Rid of Onclickbright Virus on Mac

In order to remove Onclickbright redirect virus along with all associated undesired programs, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents you manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen macOS security, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual Onclickbright 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 Onclickbright 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 Onclickbright:

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 Onclickbright. 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 Onclickbright. 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 Onclickbright 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 Onclickbright. 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 Onclickbright – 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 Onclickbright 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 Onclickbright files from your Mac

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

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Onclickbright:


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