How to stop "Osascript want to control Safari" pop-ups

Osascript is a good process from macintosh operation system, but it doesn't want to control your browser. So, if you see pop-up with next text: "Osascript want to control Safari", it seems that virus wants to control your browser's settings.


If you need to eliminate this malware and other similar tools, you should understand their goal and the principles of their work. Their precise aim is to generate ads, and by displaying them to you and forcing you to follow them, virus develops some movement on the webpages it has to promote. The majority of links adware displays do not have a background behind them and were made to make a victim visit the webpage, but some of them have goods or services for sale. It’s a kind of an overstatement to say goods, actually, since they are more of “bads” if you see our point. The thing with Osascript’s ads is that they’re a fraud. If a website gets advertised through an advertising utility, this clearly states that it can't use any legal method. It gently leads us towards a conclusion that the product is somehow unsuitable to be promoted in a legal manner. Take a guess, how would swindlers make people purchase something like that? Right, via an aggressive advertising activity, i.e., making dozens of banners appear on peoples’ screens until they click through one of them.

Osascript, in its nature, is an undesired tool, designed to lure your coins out of you. Well, it’s not plainly about the real money you have in your wallet, it’s more like you inadvertently working for hackers, following the links they display to you, and visiting untrusted websites. We're going to go deeper into it in our item, and explain everything in depth. If you're not interested, and fully aware of how to ward Osascript off the laptop – simply ignore the following paragraphs and go to the closing part with uninstalling tips.

How virus infects the system

The penetration technique is what you must understand, to protect your machine device from adware. Almost always there's one Trojan on the device, and it helps the others to break through. Our task in this guide is to figure out how the malicious tools penetrate the brand new, secure laptop. Usually, it is possible with the customer’s help. Here we've gathered three of the most popular manners to scam you into installing Osascript:

  • Email scams. This method is utilized not as widely as the previous manner, but you shouldn't underestimate scammers. The point is that from time to time you receive strange messages from unknown mailboxes. Sometimes it’s just a mis-sent message, but if this email has the documents or active links – you shouldn't open it. Following a link or opening a file can result in the immediate installation of any type of virus onto your machine, and it might be something that's a lot more harmful than adware.
  • Affiliate infection. According to this technique, adware is combined with several other utilities. Every one of them is either suspicious or perilous except for one. Usually, the package is named after a useful program so that the man thought that he’s downloading it, but all he gets is the whole lot of adware. There’s the step, during installation, when it's possible to cancel the pre-selected installation technique and opt out of the installation of dangerous programs. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it. Just read the information in the menus while you install unpaid tools, and keep clear of anything suspicious.
  • Direct download. A number of people daily downloads malicious utilities assuming that they are good, and the best way to stop it is to understand how perilous tools look like. Usually, they try to look like trusted utilities and choose the ones whose aims can't be fully defined. To this group belong various search add-ons claiming to boost your browser or help you to find everything starting with info on a certain topic and ending with "all best sales". Sometimes, hackers go for system optimizers and applications for social networks. If you're downloading one of these – we advise you to find a lot of comments about it on independent websites prior to downloading it.

We hope that our advice helps you realize the manners of adware infection, and reduce the odds of infection.

How to remove malware from your PC

Now let's delete this suspicious tool forever. We’ve told you all the things you need to understand about it, and if you stick to our tips, Osascript will never penetrate your machine. We have a single tip left to give: download a proper AV utility. If you've had one active in time of infection – it’s really obvious that it's not working, since adware is in the system currently. There’s one more particularity regarding antiviruses you have to know: don’t ever turn them off. Occasionally we all get those weird notification on the desktop, suggesting to turn off an antivirus since it obstructs from downloading something. It’s only adware struggling to penetrate the device. You should keep the anti-viral utility always on guard and updated.

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program (including MAC Mechanic) to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser


  • 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

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