HubProject (Mac) adware is a generic adware infection that targets Mac computers. It’s not a stealthy infection and makes itself pretty obvious once installed. You can easily find it in your Applications folder. The ads that will be spammed on your screen also make adware quite obvious. Fortunately, it’s not a serious infection and it will not directly harm your computer. However, it’s also not something that you should keep installed on your Mac.
Adware is one of the most annoying infections because its main purpose is to expose you to sponsored content. It will spam you with ads on all sites you go to, and you may also get frequently redirected to questionable content. While adware is not a particularly dangerous infection, it can cause issues by exposing you to potentially dangerous content, including scams and even malware.
Adware is known to display fake tech support and virus alerts in order to deceive users. These fake alerts falsely inform users that their computers are infected with something serious. And in order to fix it, users are prompted to call the displayed phone numbers. If users do call, they would be connected to scammers pretending to work for companies like Microsoft and Apple. They would try to convince users to allow remote access to their devices and then proceed to try to scam them out of hundreds of dollars. Similar scams may try to trick users into installing questionable or even malicious programs.
One thing that is true of all adware is their tendency to collect users’ information. While it does not collect any personal information, it will track what you search for, what sites you visit, what content you interact with, and your IP address. Considering that the program is completely useless to you and has no beneficial features, there’s really no need to put up with any kind of data collection.
If your Applications folder displays it, we’d recommend you remove HubProject (Mac) adware sooner rather than later. You can do it manually if you prefer but using anti-virus software would be easier.
How did HubProject (Mac) adware install on my computer?
Adware and browser hijackers are not dangerous infections and they use pretty unsophisticated infiltration methods. They mainly use software bundling to install, which essentially allows them to install without requiring explicit permission. The way it works is those infections are attached to free software as extra offers. Those offers are permitted to install alongside the program automatically, without you needing to authorize it. Furthermore, the offers, while optional, are initially hidden. Programs that install using this method essentially take advantage of the fact that users do not pay attention during installation processes. When they do not pay attention, they cannot prevent unwanted installations.
If you want to prevent unwanted installations, you need to pay attention when installing free programs, especially if you download them from potentially unsafe sources. During installation, you will be asked to choose between Default (Basic) and Advanced (Custom) settings. The installation window may recommend using Default settings but if you use them, any added offers will be authorized to install alongside. However, Advanced settings will not only make the added offers visible but you will also be given the option to deselect the offers.
We always recommend deselecting all offers because none of them will be of any use to you. No legitimate program will ever use software bundling to install because it’s a pretty deceptive method. And allowing these unwanted installations will only result in your computer being filled with junk that can be difficult to get rid of later on.
Another common adware distribution method is fake updates/patches. If you visit sites that are considered high-risk without an adblocker, you will often see these fake update notifications. Update notifications that appear in ad form on questionable websites will never be legitimate.
How to remove HubProject (Mac) adware
When it comes to adware, you can remove it both manually and using anti-virus software. If you find it in your Applications folder, you can remove HubProject (Mac) adware like any other application. If you’re having trouble with it, you can use anti-virus software. The program would take care of everything for you. As soon as you delete HubProject (Mac) adware, your browsing will return to normal.
HubProject (Mac) adware is detected as:
- MacOS:Adload-CC [Adw] by Avast/AVG
- Adware:MacOS/Adload.AK!MTB by Microsoft
- Adware.MAC.Generic.27752 by BitDefender
- A Variant Of OSX/Adware.Synataeb.F by ESET
- Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.OSX.Adload.h by Kaspersky
Step 1. Uninstall HubProject (Mac) adware and related programs.
Remove HubProject (Mac) adware from Windows 8
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.
Uninstall HubProject (Mac) adware from Windows 7
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.
Delete HubProject (Mac) adware from Windows XP
Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.
Remove HubProject (Mac) adware from Mac OS X
Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for HubProject (Mac) adware or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
Step 2. Delete HubProject (Mac) adware from your browsers
Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
- Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons.
- Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe)
- Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
- Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options.
- In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes.
Reset your browser
- Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time.
- Tap Close and leave your browser.
- If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase HubProject (Mac) adware from Google Chrome
- Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings.
- Choose Extensions.
- Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them.
- If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily.
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
- Press on menu icon and click Settings.
- Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages.
- In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
- Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name.
Reset your browser
- If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
- Open menu and navigate to Settings.
- Press Reset button at the end of the page.
- Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box.
- If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove HubProject (Mac) adware from Mozilla Firefox
- In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously).
- Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries.
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
- Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options.
- On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
- Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
- Open the menu and tap Help button.
- Select Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more.
- If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall HubProject (Mac) adware from Safari (Mac OS X)
- Access the menu.
- Pick Preferences.
- Go to the Extensions Tab.
- Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable HubProject (Mac) adware and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
- Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
- Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari.
- Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset.
- If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.
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