If you are wondering how ReachChoice app has appeared on your Mac and what kind of program it is, then you are not alone. There are many affected Mac users that are struggling to understand why and how this app has been started on their systems.
ReachChoice Adware on Mac
ReachChoice is one of those applications you don’t want on your Mac. However, you may notice it is running on the system. How does this happen?
ReachChoice is a potentially unwanted program that acts like adware. Once it finds a way to gain access to a macOS it alters main browser settings without asking for permission. Typically, affected users don’t know when and how this app has managed to affect their system. This could be explained by the fact that this PUP is being spread via shady techniques like software packages, questionable websites and corrupted software installers.
In this article, we will reveal all important details related to the undesired program ReachChoice and all issues related to its presence on your Mac. Since ReachChoice poses a certain danger to the security of your macOS, we recommend that you consider its immediate removal.
|Short Description||A questionable application that hijacks Mac systems and popular browsers like Safari and Chrome installed on them. Performs browser modifications without your knowledge.|
|Symptoms||Browser slowdowns may occur due to increased number of online ads. The program may start every time you start the affected Mac.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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More Details About ReachChoice PUP on Mac
ReachChoice is a program that is classified as an adware. Hence, it is not a computer virus as its main purpose is not to damage your system and files. However, it still poses certain danger to the security of the infected operating system.
This could be explained by the fact that ReachChoice is a program that is created with the primary goal to deliver ads to affected browsers and systems. To generate revenue to ReachChoice’s operators the program aims to identify your interests and then generate ads that match them. So once ReachChoice tricks you into running its activation files on your Mac, it creates additional files, activates tracking technologies and starts spying on your online activities.
The ads delivered by ReachChoice may be so intrusive that you may start noticing performance issues and even system freezes sometimes. Your favorite browser may become sluggish due to lots of annoying redirects to questionable websites that present “special” offers. Beware with all such ads and websites that host them because they can endanger the overall security of your Mac system. Sometimes deceptive websites are used for the spread of serious malware infections. Better refrain from visiting questionable sponsored content.
Even though this adware is not a malicious program, it can trick you into visiting hacked web pages. As a result, you may become a victim of a drive-by attack and then malware infection. That’s why we recommend the immediate removal of ReachChoice virus from your affected Mac and browser.
How to Remove ReachChoice “Virus” from Mac and Affected Browser
In order to remove ReachChoice “virus” along with all entries it creates 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. Some of the files associated with the adware cannot be removed manually except you are an experienced computer user. So the manual adware 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.
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 ReachChoice virus 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 ReachChoice 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:
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 ReachChoice virus – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove ReachChoice virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ReachChoice 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.