There are utilities available that are meant to protect you from web browsing. BrowserSafeguard is one of these security web browsing utilities and its function is mainly on preventing users from entering any sites that are not safe and downloading files that could probably cause damage on the computer. It should be noted that the utility application is meant for online protection and to inform people about any sites that may be considered harmful and they also block some banned domains.
So, if it’s a utility meant for protection against any harmful malware that may contamination your computer, why are people looking at the application like it’s the malware itself?
This is because the program has a free version that’s ad-supported and the sponsored information can be considered as intrusive to your computer and has the potential on putting your computer at risk. BrowserSafefuard with RocketTabi is the freeware kit that’s being noted here and the RocketTab is a browser extension found on Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
With that said, installing BrowserSafaguard as a security tool for your browsers will automatically give you RocketTab because it’s the associated program that goes with the security utility, but the issue is that it can potentially affect your browsing experience.
Ads will then begin to popup everywhere and will occupy space in your search engine results and even on random web pages that you visit. The ads vary from text links to coupons and deals and even to interstitial advertisements and sponsored sections that comprise search engine result pages. Below these advertisements, you’ll see that it’s labelled as Powered by Rocketab, Ads by RocketTab or RocketTab ads so you can easily spot the malware/adware during your browsing.
These advertisements will evidently affect the response of the web browsers as you open new tabs or enter questions on Google or any other service providers. The adware also takes it sweet time figuring out the advertisements that may be of relevance to the users which leads us to a worst-case scenario. Given how the adware knows what relevant advertisements they should present, this only means that they have access to any personal data that you provide online or they know the topics that you’re searching about.
Mac users aren’t technically at fault here because all they were doing was providing security to their browsers, it just so happens that the security utility that they’ve downloaded comes with an adware that they weren’t aware of. It’s now known that the BrowserSafeguard can now no longer be downloaded from its home site and that can only mean that if you managed to download the program, you’ve most likely taken the program from a cybercriminal and they’ve incorporated the adware along with the program. It’s a sketchy and subtle approach but works.
There are steps that can remove BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab on your computer. Here are the following steps:
- Uninstall the malware.
- Troubleshoot your browser.
Manual Removal of BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab on your Mac
The steps listed below are what you need to follow to manually remove the malware program from your computer to rid yourself of the annoying popups that randomly come whenever you’re browsing the internet.
- Go to Finder and then look for Applications.
- Look for the folder that’s for the BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab and move this file into Trash.
- Make sure that you’ve selected the Secure Empty Trash option.
- A window will pop up asking if you’re sure to proceed with the process. Click OK and the program will be permanently erased every item that’s in the Trash.
Prevent anymore Ads provided by RocketTab on your browsers.
Most often than not, adware will change your default settings into one that it prefers so it’s always better that you should reset the settings of your browsers back to the original settings that you had before you got infected.
1. Reset Safari
- Open your safari browser and go to the menu. Look for the Reset Safari option on the list.
- Check all the boxes and make sure that you’ve got all of them before you fully reset it.
2. Reset Google Chrome
- Open your Chrome browser and then choose the customize and control Google Chrome from the menu.
- Click on the Options so that a new window will pop up.
- In the Options menu, choose the Under the Hood tab and then choose the Reset to defaults button.
3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Open your Firefox browser and then choose Help-Troubleshooting Information.
- There will be a window or tab that will open, proceed to choose the Reset Firefox button.
Using an Automatic Tool to Remove BrowserSafeguard with Rocket Tab from your Browser.
There are actually utilities that have the ability to counteract the effects that the virus had on your computer. Freshmac not only provides security to your computer against any potential threats but can also clean any unwanted application that has wormed its way into your computer that you did not approve of. Any threats and viruses will be eliminated from your computer with a single click.
- Download and install the Freshmac application on your device. To install it, simply double-click on the Freshmac.pkg file to start the installation process and then choose the destination disk and click on Continue. There will be a popup dialogue asking for your password to allow the process to happen. Key in your password and choose Install Software.
- After the installation process completes, an automatic scanning of your system will then proceed to happen, and it consists of 5 steps. It will scan the cache, logs, unused languages, trash and will check your Mac for any privacy issue.
- The scan displays the system health status of your computer and any number of issues that the scan has detected. If there’s any issue that the scan has seen, you can click the Fix Safely button to remove any of the junk files and clean and fix your computer.
- To check if the issue about the malware has been fixed, check to see if the lock screen is still there. If it is, then proceed to the Uninstaller option and locate any suspicious entry, choose the entry and click on Fix Safely to force-uninstall the malware.
- You can then proceed to the Temp and Startup Apps and you can have any suspicious items deleted if you want to.