ChannelRecord is advertised as a useful Mac extension but is classified as adware. It belongs to the Adload adware family, a family of more or less identical adware infections that target Mac devices. It’s not a particularly dangerous infection because it mostly focuses on subjecting users to ads and other sponsored content.



ChannelRecord adware belongs to the Adload adware family and is mostly identical to other versions. It’s classified as an adware infection because it mainly tries to expose users to advertisements, including pop-ups and redirects. While ChannelRecord is installed, you may get randomly redirected to questionable sites, get pop-ups, see ads on sites that are usually ad-free, etc.

ChannelRecord adware will not directly harm your computer but that does not mean it’s harmless. The ads that ChannelRecord will show can promote all kinds of questionable things, including tech support scams and potentially malicious software. Interacting with ads while adware is installed is not a good idea for this reason.

Tech support scams are commonly shown by infections like adware. If you encounter an ad while browsing that says your computer is infected with a virus and that you need to call the shown number to get tech support, you’re dealing with a tech support scam. If you were to call the number, you would be connected to professional scammers who would try to convince you to give them remote access to your device so they can supposedly remove the malicious infection for you. If you grant them this access, they will put on a show of removing the fake malware while potentially stealing your information. They may also set a password for the computer to lock you out. Once scammers are done with their pretend malware removal, they will demand that you pay hundreds of dollars for the services. Because you would have neither needed nor received any services, paying anything would be a waste of money.

You may also encounter ads offering you various programs. You need to be very careful with such ads because you could end up downloading something malicious. In general, you should never download anything from ads.

If you open your Applications folder and see that ChannelRecord is among the installed apps, you need to remove ChannelRecord adware. Not only will the adware spam ads, it will also collect certain information. It may track what sites you visit, what you search for, your IP address, etc. This information might also be shared with third parties. There’s no reason to put up with this kind of tracking, especially from an infection like adware.

How did adware install on my Mac?

Infections like adware are usually installed on users’ computers via the so-called software bundling method. They are attached to free programs as extra offers, and when users install the program, the offers get installed as well. The offers are technically optional but they need to be manually deselected if users do not want them to install. The issue with that is that the offers are hidden in settings users don’t normally use. This makes software bundling a rather deceptive installation method. Anti-malware programs also often detect programs that use this method as potential threats.

If you want to avoid installing unwanted offers alongside the programs, you need to pay attention to the installation process. That mostly means choosing Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. The installation window will recommend using Default settings but if you follow this recommendation, all added offers will install alongside without you knowing. However, if you choose Advanced settings, you will be able to see what has been added and have the option to deselect the offers you do not want. We always recommend deselecting all offers because otherwise, you will fill your computer with junk programs that are difficult to get rid of.

How to delete ChannelRecord adware (Mac)

It’s not a particularly serious infection so you can remove ChannelRecord adware (Mac) both manually and using anti-virus software. The latter may be easier because the program would do everything for you. It is detected by many anti-virus programs, including Kaspersky, AVG/Avast, BitDefender, and ESET. But if you want to uninstall ChannelRecord adware (Mac) manually, you can do it like any other program.

Once the adware is gone, you should no longer be interrupted by ads.

Quick Menu

Step 1. Uninstall ChannelRecord adware and related programs.

Remove ChannelRecord 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.

Delete ChannelRecord adware from Windows 8

Uninstall ChannelRecord adware from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall ChannelRecord adware from Windows 7

Delete ChannelRecord adware from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove ChannelRecord adware from Windows XP

Remove ChannelRecord adware from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for ChannelRecord 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.

ChannelRecord adware removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete ChannelRecord adware from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. ChannelRecord adware IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) ChannelRecord adware IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. ChannelRecord adware IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. ChannelRecord adware IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. ChannelRecord adware IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. ChannelRecord adware IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. ChannelRecord adware IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. ChannelRecord adware IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase ChannelRecord adware from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. ChannelRecord adware Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. ChannelRecord adware Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. ChannelRecord adware Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. ChannelRecord adware Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. ChannelRecord adware Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. ChannelRecord adware Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. ChannelRecord adware Chrome extensions remove
  4. 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. ChannelRecord adware Chrome extensions disable
    ChannelRecord adware Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. ChannelRecord adware Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. ChannelRecord adware Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. ChannelRecord adware Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove ChannelRecord adware from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). ChannelRecord adware Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. ChannelRecord adware Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. ChannelRecord adware Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. ChannelRecord adware Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. ChannelRecord adware Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. ChannelRecord adware Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. ChannelRecord adware Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. ChannelRecord adware Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall ChannelRecord adware from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. ChannelRecord adware Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. ChannelRecord adware Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable ChannelRecord 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.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. ChannelRecord adware Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. ChannelRecord adware Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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