Complete guide to delete Track-app.fun
Track-app.fun is a rogue website that uses a scary tactic to trick people into downloading/ installing a potentially unwanted application. The pages like this opened up on browser is an indication of some PUA already installed on the system. PUAs are designed to promote fake search engine by altering browsers’ settings or to display intrusive advertisements. Additionally, they have dangerous data tracking potential.
More about Track-app.fun
There are two variants of Track-app.fun website are possible. The first one displays a fake notification, claiming that the visitors’ device has been infected with three viruses and encouraging users to remove those viruses using some application (probably potentially unwanted application) that they have to download via the Download and Install button provided on the page.
The second variants offers users to continue with watching a video in safe mode using a VPN named VPN Pro Anonymity & Security. The VPN could be a legit one, but since it is promoted through this way, it could contain some additional component with ill intention to cause system infection and put users into privacy issues by collecting their personal data and using them in illicit activities.
PUAs have various harmful functions
As said, both Track-app.fun variants someway trigger people to download/ install some potentially unwanted app. So, people should not interact with such pages and just close the tab while entering on it. However, this is not enough as appearance of such shady pages on browsers is an indication of some PUAs already installed on system.
Thus, you require checking the system for the unwanted apps and perform their removal to ensure complete system cleanse. PUAs are not considered as malicious, but can act as gateway for Trojan and Ransomware type viruses. Also, they pose dangerous data tracking capabilities as well. Thus, take care of the infection immediately.
How did PUAs infiltrate systems?
A large number of potentially unwanted apps are distributed using downloaders/ installers for other programs. Users can find those PUAs in Custom/Advanced and similar setups. They agree to download or install PUAs when they the default settings unchanged. Smaller parts of PUAs are distributed through intrusive advertisements that can run certain malicious scripts.
How to avoid PUAs installation?
Third party downloaders/ installers, p2p networks, questionable pages and etc should never be trusted. Files and programs should always be downloaded from legit pages and via direct links. Downloaders/ installers with ticked checkboxes or settings like Custom/Advanced should be checked for additional apps.
Advertisements displayed on any dubious pages should not be clicked – they often open various shady pages or download/ install unwanted apps. if the system is already infected with some potentially unwanted apps, we recommend you use some reputable antivirus tool and remove the infection without delay.
Track-app.fun removal guide
Below, you will find complete step-by-step guide to perform Track-app.fun removal. Follow the step carefully so as any mistakes may lead some of the traces of the infection behind, allowing the PUA to reactivate itself with the next system reboot. The best if you use some reputable antivirus tool that can find and delete all suspicious apps hidden inside and provide you effective removal.
Remove Files and Folders Related to Track-app.fun
Open the “Menu” bar and click the “Finder” icon. Select “Go” and click on “Go to Folder…”
Step 1: Search the suspicious and doubtful malware generated files in /Library/LaunchAgents folder
Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to Folder” option
In the “Launch Agent” folder, search for all the files that you have recently downloaded and move them to “Trash”. Few of the examples of files created by browser-hijacker or adware are as follow, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.Itvbit.plist”, installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, and “kuklorest.update.plist” and so on.
Step 2: Detect and remove the files generated by the adware in “/Library/Application” Support folder
In the “Go to Folder..bar”, type “/Library/Application Support”
Search for any suspicious newly added folders in “Application Support” folder. If you detect any one of these like “NicePlayer” or “MPlayerX” then send them to “Trash” folder.
Step 3: Look for the files generated by malware in /Library/LaunchAgent Folder:
Go to Folder bar and type /Library/LaunchAgents
You are in the “LaunchAgents” folder. Here, you have to search for all the newly added files and move them to “Trash” if you find them suspicious. Some of the examples of suspicious files generated by malware are “myppes.download.plist”, “installmac.AppRemoved.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist” and so on.
Step4: Go to /Library/LaunchDaemons Folder and search for the files created by malware
Type /Library/LaunchDaemons in the “Go To Folder” option
In the newly opened “LaunchDaemons” folder, search for any recently added suspicious files and move them to “Trash”. Examples of some of the suspicious files are “com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preference.plist”, “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist” and so on.
Step 5: Use Combo Cleaner Anti-Malware and Scan your Mac PC
The malware infections could be removed from the Mac PC if you execute all the steps mentioned above in the correct way. However, it is always advised to be sure that your PC is not infected. It is suggested to scan the work-station with “Combo Cleaner Anti-virus”.
Once the file gets downloaded, double click on combocleaner.dmg installer in the newly opened window. Next is to open the “Launchpad” and press on “Combo Cleaner” icon. It is advised to wait until “Combo Cleaner” updates the latest definition for malware detection. Click on “Start Combo Scan” button.
A depth scan of your Mac PC will be executed in order to detect malware. If the Anti-virus scan report says “no threat found” then you can continue with guide further. On the other hand, it is recommended to delete the detected malware infection before continuing.
Now the files and folders created by the adware is removed, you have to remove the rogue extensions from the browsers.
Remove Track-app.fun from Internet Browsers
Delete Doubtful and Malicious Extension from Safari
Go to “Menu Bar” and open “Safari” browser. Select “Safari” and then “Preferences”
In the opened “preferences” window, select “Extensions” that you have recently installed. All such extensions should be detected and click the “Uninstall” button next to it. If you are doubtful then you can remove all the extensions from “Safari” browser as none of them are important for smooth functionality of the browser.
In case if you continue facing unwanted webpage redirections or aggressive advertisements bombarding, you can reset the “Safari” browser.
Open the Safari menu and choose “preferences…” from the drop-down menu.
Go to the “Extension” tab and set the extension slider to “Off” position. This disables all the installed extensions in the Safari browser
Next step is to check the homepage. Go to “Preferences…” option and choose “General” tab. Change the homepage to your preferred URL.
Also check the default search-engine provider settings. Go to “Preferences…” window and select the “Search” tab and select the search-engine provider that you want such as “Google”.
Next is to clear the Safari browser Cache- Go to “Preferences…” window and select “Advanced” tab and click on “Show develop menu in the menu bar.“
Go to “Develop” menu and select “Empty Caches”.
Remove website data and browsing history. Go to “Safari” menu and select “Clear History and Website Data”. Choose “all history” and then click on “Clear History”.
Remove Unwanted and Malicious Plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox
Delete Track-app.fun add-ons from Mozilla Firefox
Open the Firefox Mozilla browser. Click on the “Open Menu” present in the top right corner of the screen. From the newly opened menu, choose “Add-ons”.
Go to “Extension” option and detect all the latest installed add-ons. Select each of the suspicious add-ons and click on “Remove” button next to them.
In case if you want to “reset” the Mozilla Firefox browser then follow the steps that has been mentioned below.
Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings
Open the Firefox Mozilla browser and click on “Firefox” button situated at the top left corner of the screen.
In the new menu, go to “Help” sub-menu and choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click on “Reset Firefox” button.
Confirm that you want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to default by pressing on “Reset Firefox” option
The browser will get restarted and the settings changes to factory default
Delete Unwanted and Malicious Extensions from Google Chrome
Open the chrome browser and click on “Chrome menu”. From the drop down option, choose “More Tools” and then “Extensions”.
In the “Extensions” option, search for all the recently installed add-ons and extensions. Select them and choose “Trash” button. Any third-party extension is not important for the smooth functionality of the browser.
Reset Google Chrome Settings
Open the browser and click on three line bar at the top right side corner of the window.
Go to the bottom of the newly opened window and select “Show advanced settings”.
In the newly opened window, scroll down to the bottom and choose “Reset browser settings”
Click on the “Reset” button on the opened “Reset browser settings” window
Restart the browser and the changes you get will be applied
The above mentioned manual process should be executed as it is mentioned. It is a cumbersome process and requires a lot of technical expertise. And hence it is advised for technical experts only. To be sure that your PC is free from malware, it is better that you scan the work-station with a powerful anti-malware tool. The automatic malware removal application is preferred because it doesn’t requires any additional technical skills and expertise.
Download the application and execute it on the PC to begin the depth scanning. Once the scanning gets completed, it shows the list of all the files related to Track-app.fun. You can select such harmful files and folders and remove them immediately.