How to remove News Ticker Remover from a Mac?

News Ticker Remover is an irritating adware program that claims to improve the Facebook experience. 

Adware is a piece of software that injects unwanted adverts and pop-ups into web browsers and any application connected to the internet. Unlike software you want and download, either from a third-party website or the Mac App Store, adware is unwanted, so people often don’t realize they’ve downloaded something harmful.

Often, software such as News Ticker Remover comes bundled with so-called freeware packages. People often download these from bit torrent or other file-sharing websites and increasingly through messaging apps and similar channels.

Although they are often downloading something they want, adware, malware, spyware, and even Trojans that can take over computers can be included in these software bundles. Once you agree to the terms and conditions and enter your macOS password, the adware app or browser extension/plug-in has the same permissions as other legitimate software packages and plug-ins. Effectively, this is giving someone you don’t want to let into your house the keys.

What does News Ticker Remover do?

Although adware is not the most dangerous type of virus around, it can make the web browsing experience a nightmare. Whether you’ve been infected with the News Ticker Remover virus or something else, adware will present a lot of similar characteristics, such as:

  • Adverts injected into web pages wherever you are online.
  • Text — keywords — in web pages turned into web links, generating unexpected pop-ups, opening new pages, or adverts that are created within the page from those links.
  • Recommendations appearing for fake software appearing unexpectedly.
  • Banner adverts and other ads appearing when you are online, even redirecting you after you’ve filled in a web form or entered a password.

All of this is designed to generate the creators of this adware pay-per-click advertising revenue while causing as much annoyance as possible for anyone who’s got this or a similar program infecting one or more web browsers. Beyond these annoyances, adware represents a serious security risk. In the same way that we wouldn’t let a virus go unchecked within our body, we can’t let a virus linger long in a Mac.

A virus such as adware creates a backdoor for other more serious viruses and computer infections, even those that could allow someone to record passwords and other sensitive information. It even makes it possible for cyber criminals to steal the contents of your Mac or take it over. So the most sensible thing you can do is to delete News Ticker Remover as soon as possible.

How to remove News Ticker Remover?

There are two ways this can be achieved: manually or with a malware removal tool like CleanMyMac X

Here is how to remove adware manually.

Start with the web browser. Go to the one you use the most or the one showing the most prominent signs of the infection, but check the others to be on the safe side.  

#1: Delete the extension from Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Settings.
  2. Click on Extensions.
  3. Pick the extension that you don’t recognize.
  4. Click Uninstall.
  5. Confirm that you want to uninstall the extension.

#2: Delete News Ticker Remover from Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Go to the Menu in your browser.
  3. Click on More Tools > Extensions.
  4. Pick the extension that you don’t recognize.
  5. Click Remove.
  6. Confirm that you want to Remove the extension.

#3: Delete News Ticker Remover from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Go to the Menu in your browser.
  3. Click on the Add-ons and themes.
  4. Select the extension you want to remove.
  5. Click the ellipsis next to it and select Remove.
  6. Confirm that you want to delete it.

Next, make sure you’ve removed it from the files that the application is living in.

#4: Remove associated files

In order to remove it, you need to check in the following locations from Finder > Go > Go to Folder:

  • /Library/Application Support/
  • ~/Library/Application Support/
  • /Library/LaunchAgents/
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/
  • /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/
  • /System/Library/Frameworks/

Whenever removing viruses manually is a necessity, always take care to avoid putting anything in the trash that you need to run legitimate software programs. Be careful what you delete.

How to remove News Ticker Remover with CleanMyMac X

CleanMyMac X is an invaluable tool for improving the overall performance of your Mac. It clears out loads of junk and useless data that waste your disk space. Mac users find they get back about 62GB of space, and their devices run faster and smoother.

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CleanMyMac X also comes with the Malware Removal tool that detects thousands of threats, including adware, spyware, viruses, and worms.

To clear News Ticker Remover out of your system this way, you need to do the following:

  1. Download CleanMyMac X for free.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Click on Malware Removal.
  4. Click Scan.
  5. Click Remove.
Removing malware files

After that, your Mac will be operating at peak performance again. 

News Ticker Remover is an annoyance, but when it comes to malware and adware, an annoyance can soon cause more serious issues that are more difficult to fix. It is far better and safer to remove this from your Mac.