ProcessSave may be promoted as a useful browser extension which enhances the browsing experience but it is in fact an adware. If you have this browser extension “attached” to your browser, then you are most likely experiencing intrusive ads and pop-ups. And if you don’t remember installing ProcessSave, it may have sneaked into your browser in a bundled download. Continue reading to learn how to remove ProcessSave from your browser and system.
|Short Description||Unwanted program that promises to improve the browser experience.|
|Symptoms||This rogue program could load on each system start. Its purpose is to generate annoying pop-ups.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundling; Corrupted freeware installers|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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ProcessSave Pop-Ups – More Information
ProcessSave is classified as a potentially unwanted program. As such, the PUP’s configuration files are most likely spread via software bundling and corrupted third-party installers. These are the primary methods for distribution of adware and unwanted software.
As reported by users affected by ProcessSave, they got the “virus” by installing third-party apps downloaded from suspicious websites. The idea behind ad-supported apps such as ProcessSave is that they generate intrusive advertisements that can be difficult to close. The display of ads is done for monetization purposes.
Also note that this unwanted and potentially harmful program could affect popular web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Safari.
Data collection practices may also be associated with ProcessSave, such as the use of tracking technologies like cookies, web beacons and log files.
If you want to clean your Mac and prevent all issues caused by this PUP, you should remove all associated files. Check our guide below for an easy-to-follow, step-by-step removal guide.
Remove ProcessSave PUP from Your Mac
The instructions below this article are designed to help you to remove ProcessSave. Your are given both manual and automatic removal instructions that combined will help you with how to delete the PUP thoroughly. In case you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to drop a comment.
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 ProcessSave 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 ProcessSave 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 ProcessSave – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove ProcessSave files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ProcessSave, 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.