Remove PlusAbout (Mac OS X)

PlusAbout is Mac adware. PlusAbout shows advertisements in the Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox browser.

PlusAbout is regularly offered on the internet bundled with other free software you can download from the internet. Users are most likely not aware when they install software downloaded from the internet the PlusAbout adware is also installed on their Mac.

The data collected by PlusAbout is used for advertising purposes. The data is sold to advertising networks. Because PlusAbout collects data from your browser, PlusAbout is also classified as (PUP) Potentially Unwanted Program.

PlusAbout adware will install itself in the Google Chrome and Safari browser only on Mac OS X. Neither Apple of any browser developer yet notices this adware as dangerous.

Remove PlusAbout

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

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

safariRemove PlusAbout – Safari

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

google chromeRemove PlusAbout – Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome
  • In the top right corner open the Google menu.
  • Click on More Tools, then Extensions.
  • Remove the PlusAbout extension. Basically, remove all extensions you do not know.
  • In the top right corner open the Google menu once again.
  • Click on Settings from the menu.
  • In the left menu click on Search Engines.
  • Change the Search engine to Google.
  • In the On Startup section click on Open the new tab page.

Remove PlusAbout – Malwarebytes (Mac OS X)

Download Malwarebytes (Mac)

Click the Scan button to start a search for the PlusAbout adware.

When Malwarebytes is done, restart your Mac computer.

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I hope this helped you get rid of PlusAbout on Mac. Need help? Use the comments below!