Remove LeadingProtocol (Mac OS X) virus

If you are getting notifications from LeadingProtocol, then your Mac is infected with adware. LeadingProtocol is adware for Mac.

LeadingProtocol changes setting in your Mac. First, LeadingProtocol installs a browser extension in your browser. Then, after LeadingProtocol hijacks your browser, it modifies settings in the browser. For example, it changes the default home page, modifies search results, and displays unwanted pop-ups in your browser.

Because LeadingProtocol is adware, there will be many unwanted pop-ups displayed in the browser. In addition, the LeadingProtocol adware will redirect the browser to rogue websites and websites that try to trick you into installing even more malware on your Mac. You must never click on ads that you do not know how they were created or that you do not recognize.

Also, do not install updates, extensions, or other software suggested by pop-ups. Installing software offered by unknown pop-ups may cause your Mac to be infected with malware.

You must remove LeadingProtocol from your Mac as soon as possible. The information in this article contains steps to remove LeadingProtocol adware. If you are not technical or do not succeed, you can use the removal tools I suggest.

Remove LeadingProtocol

Before we start you need to remove an administrator profile from your Mac settings. The administrator profile prevents Mac users from uninstalling LeadingProtocol from your Mac computer.

  1. In the top left corner click on the Apple icon.
  2. Open Settings from the menu.
  3. Click on Profiles
  4. Remove the profiles: AdminPref, Chrome profile, or Safari profile by clicking the – (minus) in the bottom left corner.

safariRemove LeadingProtocol extension from Safari

  1. Open Safari
  2. In the top left menu open the Safari menu.
  3. Click on Settings or Preferences
  4. Go to the Extensions tab
  5. Remove the LeadingProtocol extension. Basically, remove all extensions you do not know.
  6. Go to the General tab, change the homepage from LeadingProtocol to one of your choices.

google chromeRemove LeadingProtocol extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. In the top right corner open the Google menu.
  3. Click on More Tools, then Extensions.
  4. Remove the LeadingProtocol extension. Basically, remove all extensions you do not know.
  5. In the top right corner open the Google menu once again.
  6. Click on Settings from the menu.
  7. In the left menu click on Search Engines.
  8. Change the Search engine to Google.
  9. In the On Startup section click on Open the new tab page.

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Install Combo Cleaner. Click the Start Combo scan to perform a disk clean action, remove any big files, duplicates and find viruses and harmful files on your Mac.

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If you want to remove Mac threats, head over to the Antivirus module. Click the Start Scan button to start removing viruses, adware, or any other malicious files from your Mac.

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Wait for the scan to finish. When the scan is done follow instructions to remove the threats from your Mac.

Enjoy a clean Mac computer!

Your Mac should be free of Mac adware, and Mac malware.