Standard Boost Support Mac Virus – How to Remove It?

George Herman
George Herman
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What Is Standard Boost Support Mac Virus?

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Standard Boost is a Mac computer program with advertising and browser hijacking traits. It can be downloaded from various sites and programs. It is possible for the program to show ads on your screen, change your browser homepage and search engine, or gather data using pop-ups. Standard Boost may also redirect you to other websites while browsing the web, monitor what you type in your browser’s address bar, or contact a remote server. Standard Boost may slow down your Mac by constantly sending out large amounts of data over the Internet. Standard Boost is a complete hijacking and adware program that can visit websites without your permission and show intrusive ads on your Mac.

How Is Standard Boost Support Mac Virus Distributed?

Standard Boost is a redirect virus that may be distributed with the help of various freeware, shareware, bundles and torrents. It can even be downloaded from trusted sites and programs. If you’re not careful, it may perform a system-wide search for additional files, which will lead you to download various files and programs that help the hijacker run more efficiently. As if that’s not enough of a problem, the program can also redirect you to certain sites when you browse online. The infection can also send data to remote servers to help the attacker gather information about user’s Mac and their browsing behavior. Occasionally, Standard Boost may slow down your Mac by constantly sending out large amounts of data over the Internet.

How harmful is Standard Boost Support hijacker? 

Standard Boost has been reported to change your browser settings without your permission and to use pop-ups that appear in your browser’s tab and windows, including ads for third party products and services that may be fraudulent or unsafe to use, including click-through ads. Standard Boost is able to gather information about your browsing habits and transmit this data to third parties without your permission. It can also display ads, sponsored links, and coupons on Mac-based web pages, often without your consent. The infection even attempts to change and design the appearance of web pages, web browser tabs and windows.

How did I get infected?

Standard Boost could be added to your Mac without your knowledge. It is a common way to exploit security vulnerabilities on the web, where hackers embed malicious code in otherwise innocuous-looking websites. Users who click on such links are taken to another website that contains code that infests their Mac with malware, such as this hijacker. Standard Boost may be distributed bundled with other software. When you download and install free software from the Internet. Sometimes it can even be downloaded from online search engines or torrent websites to get it without paying.

How can I remove Standard Boost Support virus ?

Step 1: Uninstall Standard Boost Support and remove related files and objects

  • Open your Finder –> Click on GO –>Click on Utilities

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  • Find Activity Monitor and open it

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  • Review all the processes in Activity Monitor and write down the ones related to Standard Boost Support virus

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  • Select Quit

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  • To kill the malicious process, choose the Force Quit option.

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Step 2: Remove Standard Boost Support – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox

The first thing you need to do is to make sure Safari is not running. If you have troubles closing it, you may need to Force Quit Safari - (Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Application --> Utilities --> Activity monitor. Locate the Safari process and force quit it.

Safely launch Safari again by holding the Shift key and clicking on the Safari application icon - This will prevent Safari’s previously opened malicious web pages.

In case that you still are having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages, please do the following:

  • Force Quit Safari again.
  • Disconnect form Internet and try again.

Then Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button to prevent pop-ups. Then, click on Preferences.

  • Carefully take a look at your default home page and change it if the hijacker altered it.

  • Then go to the Extensions tab and make sure there are no unknow extensions installed.

  • Next step is to click on Privacy tab

  • Manage website data

  • Here you can remove any unwanted website data or just remove them all. Please, keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.
  • The next step is to Clear History (if you want), select the tab.

  • Click the menu next to clear and choose a time period — if you want to completely reset Safari, choose all history.
  • Press Clear History
  • To remove from Chrome, open the browser and click the icon with the three dots located in the top-right.
  • Select to More Tools --> Extensions and review what Chrome Extensions are present in the browser
  • Remove the ones that you do not recognize.

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  • If the parasite continues to disrupt your browsing with Chrome, this is what else you can do:
    1. Click again the menu of Google Chrome, and open Settings.
    2. Select the Search Engine from the left panel, review the available search engines and change the default to your preference.default search engine
    3. Then, click on Manage Search Engines, review the list of search engine availabilities and if any of the listed items looks suspicious, click the three-dots next to them, and delete.suspicious search engine
    4. Click on Privacy and Security in the left panel, select the Clear browsing data option, check every box except the Passwords one, and click Clear Data.clear browsing data
    5. Next step is to clear Notifications, select the Site settings option in the Privacy and Security section, then locate Notifications.clear notifications
    6. Review the listed websites in the Allow to send notifications section and if any of the entries shown there seem dubious or related to the browser hijacker, select the three dots next to the object and click on Remove.
  • Start Mozilla Firefox
  • On the top right click the three dashes

  • go to add-ons and themes
  • The add-ons manager will open
  • Carefully review review four Firefox Extensions
  • If any unwanted extension is present, click on the three horizontal dots and then Remove

  • After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red dot in the top left and start it again.
To make sure Standard Boost Support is removed from the browser  we recommend to scan with a reputable antimalware program like SpyHunter for Mac

Step 3: Scan for and remove Standard Boost Support files from your Mac

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Once you download and install SpyHunter for Mac run a scan.

Once the scan is complete, your mac will be virus free.

Standard Boost Support malware Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I get rid of Standard Boost Support?

Standard Boost Support is a Browser hijacker – malicious software that can be installed by third-party applications or websites. They usually change the settings of web browsers and search engines to display certain ads, pop-ups, banners, etc.

  • What are the symptoms of Standard Boost Support infection in your Mac?

Standard Boost Support becomes your web browser’s built-in search engine.

Your browser’ s search queries are redirected through Standard Boost

The “Standard Boost Support” browser extension or some shady software is installed on your Mac.

  • How do I remove Standard Boost Support from my browser?

In Internet Explorer, click the gear icon on the top left and select Manage add-ons. Under Add-on Types, select Search Providers. Select your search engine from the list of providers and click Remove to remove it. In Google Chrome, go to Settings (at the top right) and choose Search in the On Startup drop down menu.

  • How do I uninstall Standard Boost Support?
If you made a mistake when installing an app on your mac, the easiest way to uninstall it is by right clicking on its icon in your dock, then going to ‘move to trash’. Once it’s gone, restart your mac. If that didn’t work for you, try rebooting and looking for an icon opening up. Once you’ve found that, go to utilities/get info, then go to the ‘Applications’ tab and look for the app. Right-click it and select ‘Get Info’ and then look for the option to ‘Uninstall this Version’. If that doesn’t work, restart your mac again. If you don’t have any luck you can always use the SpyHunter free uninstall.

How to Make Your Mac Run Faster?

You might be wondering how to make your Mac run faster? It is a common misconception that the more processing power you have, the faster your computer will run. In reality, it’s actually about what’s going on in your processor and memory. For the average person using a computer for just general applications like word processing and web browsing, you don’t need much in the way of computing power.

– Use an SSD drive instead of a hard disk drive.

– Double your RAM if possible.

– Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP). (Attention! – do this only if you know the consequences.)


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