Remove OutputData Virus (Mac Removal Guide)
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Remove OutputData Virus (Mac Removal Guide)

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OutputData is a potentially unwanted program that is considered to be a virus by affected Mac users. Its presence on the system may lead to some serious security and privacy-related issues. Once the program starts on the system, it may alter some of the main Safari and/or Chrome settings. Security experts advise affected users to remove OutputData from their affected Macs as soon as they detect its impact.

Threat Summary

NameOutputData
TypePUP
Short DescriptionA questionable application that hijacks Safari and Chrome browsers for Mac. Performs browser modifications without your knowledge.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab page and search engine in preferred web browser may be set to display hoax search engine. Browser slowdowns may occur due to increased number of online ads. The program may start every time you start the affected Mac.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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OutputData Unwanted Extension – Spreading Techniques and Impact

OutputData is a suspicious program that tends to affect popular web browsers for MacOS like like Safari and Chrome. Similar to other bogus apps reported by our team like WindowMode, ExtraWindow, CoordinatorPlus OutputData is presented as a useful application that is able to improve your browsing experience by offering seraching services. In reality, these apps have the primarily goal to hijack main browser settings which will enalbe them to spy on users’ online behavior.

This impact is related to some shady advertising practices applied by OutputData. Once it identifies which your online interests are it becomes able to deliver targeted sponsored content in the affected browsers. The advertisements that may be displayed by this app may be of the following types:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Browser Redirect ads.
  • Banners.
  • Browser Redirect ads.
  • Push notifications.
  • Banners.

    You may have missed the moment when OutputData landed on your Mac because potentially undesired programs like it are usually delivered via shady techniques like software bundling, corrupted freeware installers, various torrent files and other. All these techniques aim to trick users into installing unwanted programs without noticing the installation process.

    So you might have installed OutputData while you were installing another supposedly useful app. Unfortunately, it is easy to agree with the installation of some extra apps without noticing their presence because the information about added extras is rarely disclosed properly. That’s why we recommend the help of the Advanced/Custom setup option. Sometimes it contains information about some additional apps that will be installed by default if you don’t unmark them.

    For the sake of your Mac security, it’s best to consider the complete removal of OutputData “virus” from the affected browser and system.

    How to Remove OutputData from Affected Safari and macOS

    In order to remove OutputData adware along with all entries it created on the system, 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 OutputData 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 completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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