How to Remove ManagerAnalog from Mac

On this page, you will learn the risks of having ManagerAnalog adware. Also included are Quick Fix to remove the threat, Removal Steps, as well as Homepage and Search Cleanup.

If Google Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox browsers are manifesting the browser extension called ManagerAnalog, it denotes that Mac computer is in danger. Bear in mind that ManagerAnalog can make changes in the browser program to gain access on internet data. It is also able to drop codes or browser helper objects to perform various malicious functions in the infected internet software. While ManagerAnalog occurs in the browser, Mac system and user’s online security and privacy are at risk.

ManagerAnalog infection method

The attackers are commonly applying deceitful techniques to penetrate Mac computer. In most cases, ManagerAnalog is bundled with a number of freeware or shareware that web users can freely download from a questionable sources like distrusted file-sharing sites and software download portals. There are also cases that ManagerAnalog app is marketed as a legitimate browser enhancement tool and because of the misleading ad contents, it can easily persuade Mac users to download and install the program.

Because ManagerAnalog app arrives as a hidden bundled software to the primary installer file, Mac users are not aware of its installation. While focusing on the installation of the main application, ManagerAnalog manages to run a setup in the background unknown to Mac user. The fact is, there may be other potentially unwanted application (PUA) in the package including relevant threats as ConsoleProgram, ActivityConfig, and SampleConsole.

The attack should have been prevented

First and foremost, computer users should be very cautious when downloading files especially executable ones or file installers. These types of data are often the carriers of ManagerAnalog particularly those that are hosted on insecure servers. Cyber crooks find it easier to deploy their malicious codes by embedding it to freeware like games, utilities, media player, internet boosters, and so on. Another installer to watch that may be carrying ManagerAnalog is a fake software update that is being advertised on various websites. This trick can simply lure users to install the app claiming that it will resolve identified issues on the browser. Below is the image of fake software update that is being utilized to spread ManagerAnalog app.

Screenshot of ManagerAnalog carrier

In addition to downloading and installing freeware, computer users should take the extra step when running the setup process. Instead of the traditional direct installation, Custom or Advanced method must be applied. In this way, users may be able to learn the full content of the package and exclude those that are unnecessary or possible malware like ManagerAnalog.

Procedures to Remove ManagerAnalog from Mac

This area contains comprehensive procedures to help you remove adware and potentially unwanted program from the computer.

Guide on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by Mac users.

Quick Fix - Scan the Mac Computer with Combo Cleaner

Combo Cleaner is a trusted Mac utility application with complete antivirus and optimization features. It is useful in dealing with adware, malware, and PUP's. Moreover, it can get rid of adware like ManagerAnalog. You may need to purchase full version if you require to maximize its premium features.

1. Download the tool from the following page:

2. Double-click the downloaded file and proceed with the installation.

3. In the opened window, drag and drop the Combo Cleaner icon onto your Applications folder icon.

Install Combo Cleaner

4. Open your Launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon.

5. Wait until antivirus downloads its latest virus definition updates and click on "Start Combo Scan" to start removing ManagerAnalog.

Combo Cleaner Scanner

6. Free features of Combo Cleaner include Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus and privacy scanner, users have to upgrade to a premium version.

Proceed with the rest of the removal steps if you are comfortable in manually removing malicious objects associated with the threat.

Step 1 : Delete ManagerAnalog from Mac Applications

1. Go to Finder.

2. On the menu, click Go and then, select Applications from the list to open Applications Folder.

3. Find ManagerAnalog or any unwanted program.

Delete Unwanted App

4. Drag ManagerAnalog to Trash Bin to delete the application from Mac.

5. Right-click on Trash icon and click on Empty Trash.

Step 2 : Remove Browser Extensions that belongs to ManagerAnalog

1. Locate the add-on or extension that is relevant to the adware. To do this, please follow the following depending on affected browser.

Safari - Choose Preferences from the Safari menu, then click the Extensions icon. This will open a window showing all installed extensions.

Chrome - Select Preferences from the Chrome menu, and then click the Extensions link found on the left pane.

Firefox - Choose Add-ons from the Menu. Look at both the Extensions and Plug-ins lists when it opens a new window.

2. Once you have located ManagerAnalog, click on Remove or Uninstall, to get rid of it.

3. Close the browser and proceed to the next steps.

Step 3 : Delete Malicious Files that have installed ManagerAnalog

1. Select and copy the string below to your Clipboard by pressing Command + C on your keyboard.

~/Library/LaunchAgents

2. Go to your Finder. From the menu bar please select Go > Go to Folder...

3. Press Command + V on your keyboard to paste the copied string. Press Return to go to the said folder.

Command + V

4. You will now see a folder named LaunchAgents. Take note of the following files inside the folder:

  • com.ManagerAnalog
  • unknown.download.plist
  • unknown.ltvbit.plist
  • unknown.update.plist

The term unknown is just a representation of the actual malware name. Attackers may masks the actual name with following:

- Manager Analog Daemon

If you cannot find the specified file, please look for any unfamiliar or suspicious entries. It may be the one causing ManagerAnalog to be present on your Mac. Arranging all items to see the most latest ones may also help you identify recently installed unfamiliar files. Please press Option + Command + 4 on your keyboard to arrange the application list in chronological order.

Option+Command+4

Important: Take note of all the suspicious files as you may also delete the same item on another folder as we go on.

5. Drag all suspicious files that you may find to Trash.

6. Please restart the computer.

7. Open another folder using the same method as above. Copy and Paste the following string to easily locate the folder.

~/Library/Application Support

8. Look for any suspicious items that are similar to the ones in Step 4. Drag them to the Trash.

9. Repeat the process on the following non-hidden folders (without ~):

/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons
/Library/Application Support

10. Lastly, go to your Finder and open the Applications Folder. Look for subfolders with the following names and drag them to Trash.

- Manager Analog Daemon

Optional : For locked files that cannot be removed, do the following:

1. Go to Launchpad, Utilities folder, open Activity Monitor.

2. Select the process you want to quit.

Force Quit Apps

3. Click on Force Quit button.

4. You may now delete or remove locked files that belongs to ManagerAnalog adware.

Step 4 : Double-check with MBAM Tool for Mac

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac from this link:

2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac. It will check for updates and download if most recent version is available. This is necessary in finding recent malware threats including ManagerAnalog.

3. If it prompts to close all running web browser, please do so. Thus, we advise you to PRINT this guide for your reference before going offline.

4. Once it opens the user interface, please click on Scan button to start scanning your Mac computer.

MBAM for Mac

5. After the scan, Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac will display a list of identified threats, ManagerAnalog is surely part of it. Be sure to select all items in the list. Then, click Remove button to clean the computer.

Step 5 : Remove ManagerAnalog from Homepage and Search

Safari

- Open your Safari browser.
- Go to Safari Menu located on upper left hand corner, and then select Preferences.
- Under General tab, navigate to Default Search Engine section and select Google or any valid search engine.
- Next, be sure that "New Windows Open With" field is set to Homepage.
- Lastly, remove ManagerAnalog from the Homepage field. Replace it with your preferred URL to be set as your default homepage.

Google Chrome

- Open Chrome browser.
- Type the following on the address bar and press Enter on keyboard : chrome://settings/
- Look for 'On Startup' area.
- Select 'Open a specific page or set of pages'.
- Click on More Actions and select Edit.
- Enter the desired web address as your home page, replacing ManagerAnalog. Click Save.
- To set default search engine, go to Search Engine area.
- Click on 'Manage search engines...' button.
- Go to questionable Search Engine. Click on More Actions and Click 'Remove from list'.
- Go back to Search Engine area and choose valid entry from Search engine used in the address bar.

Mozilla Firefox

- Run Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Type the following on the address bar and hit Enter on keyboard : about:preferences
- On Startup area, select 'Show your home page' under 'When Firefox starts' field.
- Under Home Page field, type the desired URL to replace ManagerAnalog settings.
- To configure default search engine, select Search on left sidebar to display settings.
- Under Default Search Engine list, please select one.
- On the same page, you have an option to Remove unwanted search engine.

Optional : If unable to change browser settings, execute these steps:

Some user complains that there is no way to change browser settings because it is grayed out by ManagerAnalog. In such situation, it is important to check if there is unwanted profile. Please do the following:

1. Quit any running applications and launch System Preferences from your Dock.

2. Under System Preferences, click Profiles.

3. Select ManagerAnalog or any relevant profile from the left pane. See image below.

Remove Profile

4. At the bottom of this window, click minus [-] button to delete the account. Please refer to image above.

5. Close the Profiles window and open the affected browser to change all settings associated with ManagerAnalog.

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