How to remove (uninstall) SourceAdd.App

Instructions how to remove SourceAdd.App from the computer and browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

SourceAdd.App

We have many descriptive words for SourceAdd.App, and among them, you’ll find something like garbage, unwanted tool, scam, waste of time, and many others. These names are correct, yet they can't carry SourceAdd.App’s features. Actually, SourceAdd.App was developed to distribute promotional content and purports to nothing else. Hackers show you the links until you start mouseclicking them, and that’s their malignant design. They need your clicks to make some money, and you don't get anything for that. A lot of victims believe that undesired software is a lesser evil, but it’s not right! It’s not right to see a bunch of banners on each website, and we're certain that it's wrong to spend your time trying to hide all those links, instead of just enjoying the Net. If you're with us on that – keep reading, and we will explain to you how you can uninstall SourceAdd.App for good.

 

How SourceAdd.App Infects The Computer

SourceAdd.App is at the same time totally time-consuming, useless, hazardous and annoying. What's the purpose for installing such a program? The only option is – because he believes that he downloads something useful. Even with no beneficial features whatsoever, SourceAdd.App manages to deal with its tasks because there is a vast staff of conmen, proficient in social engineering, and they know the ways to make a victim do his part. The single technique for SourceAdd.App to penetrate a customer’s system lies in persuading him to believe that he is going to install a useful piece of software. We're going to explain how they do it:

    Swindlers make users think that they're downloading adware on their own accord. They achieve it by putting a suspicious program in a bundle with 3-4 other utilities, one of whose is comparatively useful. It can be a cracked copy of an official tool. You can simply avoid it by making sure that you won't download only the popular programs.
  • If adware is in the system – nothing can prevent it from messing with victim's computer. Its first step is to display banners everywhere, and most of them get clicked because a victim struggles to get rid of them.
  • When the package already on the computer, it might go two ways. The user either spots nothing and ignores all menus to install an unwanted utility or discovers a nasty fact that he can only install the entire package of useless utilities. In most cases, a customer ends up with SourceAdd.App installed. To avoid that - read through everything that’s written in the dialogue windows appearing while you're installing any gratis tool.

This way of infection is also known as bundled installation, and it is the most common among scammers everywhere. They make you allow SourceAdd.App in on your own accord so that there was no one to blame. This manner relieves scammers from any liabilities towards a user, as he installed an unwanted program on his own accord, and admitted its terms and conditions.

How to defend your system from SourceAdd.App

Anyone can easily defend the laptop from SourceAdd.App, but it takes some effort. We know a few tips suitable for every user, which can help in making your system safe and functional. The only difficulty is that you'll have to forget about some of your browsing customs, the likes of installing cracked utilities, not having an active antivirus, installing weird utilities, clicking everything you like, etc. The basic hint is to overlook the process of installation of each utility. Let’s see how it goes:

  • During the installation of any program, there’s a moment when you are being offered to select some extra elements, according to your aims. We're talking about a paid, beneficial program. If you’re installing an unpaid utility, you’ll get a proposition to download several programs which aren't connected to the one that you need, and sometimes they aren't good at all.
  • This pitfall is frankly easy to elude – use a not recommended way, and choose just the helpful tools. If you're unable to uncheck the boxes with pointless utilities – you should redefine your plans about installing anything at all.
  • When the window appears, read a register of offered tools, and pick only the utilities you really want. SourceAdd.App uses the expression “easy installation” to make you install more advertising tools. Actually, the suggested installation method means that you'll download the whole lot of suspicious tools.

How to remove SourceAdd.App

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser

Safari

  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:

 

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Step 3. Scan the system

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete infected elements, if they stayed.

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