Well, I accidentally picked up this pesky Crackle.com browser hijacker on my MacBook pro when I was watching a pop-up video online. I kept getting numerous popups on the Internet browser and being redirected to this Crackle.com web page or associated ones. Apparently, I can’t perform any Internet search on the MacBook smoothly. However, my anti-virus program didn’t catch or delete the tricky browser redirect entirely. I am not good at Mac OS X, what should I do? How can I get rid of the Crackle hijacker from my MacBook successfully? Please help!
Brief Introduction about This Crackle.com Search Hijacker
Crackle.com is identified as a malicious browser hijacker that targets worldwide net users. The pesky browser infection is changed daily into different variants in order to affect both Windows PC and MacBook. That is, the hijacker becomes a big threat to Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista and XP, etc. and Mac OS X. The infection usually disguises itself as an add-on, plug-in or toolbar which adds to your Safari, Chrome and Firefox, etc. to execute lots of dangerous activities for cyber hackers to achieve illegal purposes. Actually, this Crackle.com is a bogus site that has a fake search engine and it pretends to help net users browse webs, news, images and videos, etc. Once you browse webs or search for your favorite on the hacked MacBook, you will be typically redirected to this harmful Crackle.com site or its associated one which all together belongs to nasty browser adware or third parties online. Every time you click on web link or video online, you will get lots of pop-up ads, coupons, fake offers and doubtful download sources and so forth. Whenever you carry out activities on the affected MacBook, you are apt to suffer from annoying troubles or loss.
Tricky as the Crackle.com infection is, it can come bundled with additional threats like parasites, malware and spyware by exploiting your system loopholes. With the help of the browser hijacker, potentially unwanted toolbars, add-ons and other freeware can be installed in the MacBook secretly. Such a hijacker affects your Internet browsers terribly, making it stuck at loading web pages. Besides, the infection can cause your MacBook to run pretty slowly while you search the web, watch videos and run programs and so on. To make it worse, the infection is able bypass the detection or deletion of security programs to affect the MacBook terribly. According to this situation, an effective manual removal of the Crackle.com redirect is a better choice to save your MacBook timely.
The Properties of This Crackle.com Search Redirect
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the Mac Book.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the MacBook.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your MacBook, then your machine must be suffered with a browser adware that causes you keep being redirecting to Crackle.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for Apple Mac OS X literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Crackle.com Search Redirect (For MacBook Literate)
How to kick this Crackle.com hijacker off the target MacBook? In fact, the hijacker has the risk to mess up your anti-virus programs terribly. Any disabled antivirus will lose its function to deal with this browser infection. Also, it makes no difference if users try another antivirus or reinstall the Internet browser. Instead, manual removal is considered to be a better choice. There is a removal guide of Browser adware provided here, making it easy for Mac users to handle with the browser adware manually. However, expertise is required during the manual removal process. You ought to be cautious when moving forward with every removal step by yourself.
Section 1: Follow manual removal guide below to get rid of this Crackle.com from your Safari browser on MacBook Pro.
Step 1: Click on Safari in the menu bar of your Safari browser and go to “Preferences…”.
Step 2: Go to the Extensions tab and click on “Uninstall” in the Crackle.com extension listing.
Step 3: Click on “Uninstall” to confirm the process.
Step 4: Next, select “Preferences“, go to the “General” tab and change the “Default Search Engine” to Google. Then, in the “General” tab, find the “Home Page” and change it to “google.com”.
Section 2: If your Chrome browser was hijacked by this adware infection, you can follow removal steps below to get it off your MacBook pro.
Step 1: Click on the three horizontal lines icon in the upper right-hand corner of your Chrome Browser and go to “Settings”.
Step 2: In the setting page, click on “Extensions”.
Step 3: From the list of Extensions, find the name of the extension and click on the trashcan icon to the right of “Enabled”.
Close your hijacked browser after you finish each section and reopen it. Then you can run your security programs to check your MacBook and make sure it is free of this Crackle.com infection.
Similar Video Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker
As we learnt that this Crackle.com does great harm to Windows PCs and MacBook. It hijacks your Safari, Chrome and other web browsers to perform evil actions in your MacBook. It can display lots of annoying pop-up ads or messages on your hacked web browser, asking you to visit harmful sites, purchase unwanted products or download doubtful programs. If you browse webs, news or images on the target MacBook, you will find that all your Internet search results are redirected to unwanted web pages forcibly. Moreover, the browser infection makes your MacBook slow in many possible ways. Absolutely, the infection not only messes up Windows PCs but also affects Mac OS X miserably. If you ever pick up this browser hijacker on your MacBook, you should take steps to remove it manually and immediately.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on September 10, 2015 11:08 am