Operation Archive Mac Adware
Operation Archive also known as OperationArchive is an undesired program that gets installed on Mac operating systems without users’ knowledge. The program has been reported to force affected users to view annoying ads in order to generate revenue for its owners. Happily, none of its activities indicate that it is malicious software. However, it still endangers the security of affected Mac devices with its dubious ads. As long as Operation Archive adware is running on a Mac device it may be misused for nasty online activities like data harvesting, aggressive advertising, and even malware delivery.
In the event that you see Operation Archive adware on your Mac, we recommend that you continue reading our guide and find how to remove all files associated with its presence.
Operation Archive Adware Summary
|Type||Potentialy unwanted program (PUP)|
|Short Description||Forces users to enable it as a browser extension in Safari.|
|Symptoms||Loads every time the affected sytem is started. Causes browser and system slowdowns.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Operation Archive Adware.|
Operation Archive Adware Impact
According to recent reports Operation Archive Adware has been detected to be active on users Macs and to be widespread via the most often used means of replication. The spread of potentially unwanted programs of adware-type like Operation Archive is often realized via software bundles and freeware packages.
So you may have installed this undesired program during the installation process of a recently downloaded one. The installers of many free and supposedly useful apps are usually configured to present optional offers that represent potentially unwanted programs like OperationArchive adware. The compromised installers may be set to feature troublesome apps like browser hijackers, rogue anti-virus software, fake system optimizers, and nasty browser extensions.
So while installing new apps, make sure to read carefully all the details mentioned in the setup. By doing this you have the chance to prevent undesired apps from accessing your Mac without your knowledge.
In case you notice illogical behavior on your macOS or experience system/browser slow-downs, the issues may be caused by the operations implemented by Operation Archive Mac adware. So it is recommendable to consider scanning your Mac with legitimate security software and see if you can find the cause of all these issues.
How to Get Rid of Operation Archive Mac Adware
In order to remove Operation Archive along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your device we recommend you combine the steps. Have in mind that installed files associated with this adware may be detected with names different than Operation Archive and OperationArchive.
In case you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.
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 Operation Archive Adware 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 Operation Archive Adware 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 Operation Archive Adware – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Operation Archive Adware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Operation Archive Adware, 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.