What is DigitalRecord?
Has your Mac or Apple device been trapped by adware called DigitalRecord? If so, then do not panic we are here for you and will you proper guidance on how to remove the Adware from the Mac device. DigitalRecord is the application that is ready for advertising intrusive ads on Mac devices and hampers the user badly. Thus, it provides nasty advertisements and promotes fake search engines by changing some sort of browser setting through potentially unwanted programs. While it gets installed in the system without the user’s permission. Although this type of application is linked with various browser hijackers through plug-ins that affect the website badly with dubious behavior and other PUP symptoms.
In some cases, the user installs and downloads the application mistakenly and for this type of reason, DigitalRecord has been categorized under the Potentially Unwanted Application. Some of the researchers show that this type of application is distributed through a fake Abode Flash Player. Generally, adware-type programs show the user numerous ads like surveys, coupons, offers, discounts, and so on that promote through a rogue website. So we instruct the users not to download or install any intrusive program.
Once, Digital record is installed in the system in the system and starts displaying ads. Although Mac users should always know whether this type of program will take place on a web browser like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, and many more. Thus, the main motive behind this nasty application is to manage the web traffic and try to convince the user to click the ads to earn revenue through pay per click method. Some of the users do not acknowledge about the nasty advertisement that comes from unwanted programs that may harm the system in the future. DigitalRecord has the ability to gathers information like Cookies, bookmarks, IP Addresses, Geolocation, and even some also try to collect personal information also. Hence, developers of the adware manage the collected data by sharing it with third parties through software bundles. So, the user should always be aware of the advertisement which is showing at the top of the screen should not be clicked. Uses of legit antivirus software should be implemented to scan the system.
How DigitalRecord Affects The System
Although the DigitalRecord enters into the system without taking the user’s consent. Somehow the victim installs a legit application but it gets installed nasty programs through the potentially unwanted applications. Some of the hackers distribute these unwanted programs through software bundling. Bundling is the marketing technique that is used by cyber developers to earn revenue through illegal methods. Here we instruct that always scan a system on a timely basis so that it can not harm the system. To keep your system update always use a legit antivirus software package that can protect the system.
Removal Steps For DigitalRecord
If you want to remove DigitalRecord from all the devices it will take some time and the steps related to this phenomenon are a manual step that is time-consuming and requires technical advice to complete the work. Although the user can also use it by itself and this comes under automatic step it does not require any technical expertise and this takes very little time to finish the work.
Firstly Open the “Menu” bar and then you need to click the “Finder” icon. Now Select “Go” and click on “Go to Folder”
Step 1: You need to Search the suspicious malware related files in /Library/LaunchAgents folder
Within the “Go to Folder” option type /Library/LaunchAgents
In the “Launch Agent” folder, you need to look for all the DigitalRecord files which were recently downloaded and then move them to “Trash”.
Step 2: Search and remove the files generated by the DigitalRecord in “/Library/Application” Support folder
Within “Go to Folder bar”, you need to type “/Library/Application Support”
Search all suspicious and newly created folders in “Application Support” folder. If you detect any one of these like DigitalRecord then move them to “Trash” folder.
Step 3: Look for any of the files that are malware generated in /Library/LaunchAgent Folder
Go to Folder bar and type /Library/LaunchAgents
Step4: Now Go to /Library/LaunchDaemons Folder and look for DigitalRecord Related Files
Step 5: Use Spyhunter Anti-Malware To Scan your Mac PC
The malware can be removed from the Mac PC provided you carry out all the steps mentioned above exactly in same way. However, it is always advised to ensure that your PC is not infected. It is suggested to scan the work-station with SpyHunter for Mac Scanner.
- SpyHunter for Mac Scanner is a robust scanner which is designed in such a way that it can be used by both Novice as well as advanced Mac users.
- Custom Scan – Users can easily select and run custom scan for individual files, privacy issues, memories apart from running complete scan as well.
- Startup Manager – It is configured and designed in such a manner that users can initiate the scan process to remove DigitalRecord and troubleshoot startup issues.
- SpyHunter Spyware HelpDesk – Users can click on the Submit a Support Ticket button and fill up their detailed information. A support agent will then contact within 48 hours of ticket submission.
App Uninstaller: Users can uninstall Mac apps and its related files to make some space free on hard drive.
How TO Remove DigitalRecord from Internet Browsers
Steps to Delete suspicious and Malicious Extension from Safari
In order to accomplish this task, Open Safari browser and then go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Now Click on the “Extension” and check all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall” on the selected extension.
Users need to Open the “Safari” and go to menu. Under the drop-down menu, select “Clear History and Website Data”.
within new opened window, you need to select “All History” option and then press on “Clear History” to Delete it.
How to Remove DigitalRecord from Internet Browsers
Steps to Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from Internet Explorer
You need to Click on the gear icon which is at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Now Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search and check for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and then click on “Remove” option.
How to Remove suspicious and unwanted Extension from Google Chrome
Under menu option of Google Chrome, press on three vertical dots and then select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. Users need to search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If DigitalRecord still persists or in case if users experience any issue in removing it, then opt to reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dot points which is at the top right corner and then choose “Settings”. you need to Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
You can notice the “Reset” option is there at the bottom. Now click on it.
Within then next opened window, one needs to confirm to reset the Google Chrome settings by clicking on the “Reset” button.
Remove DigitalRecord plugins (including all other suspicious plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
First of all Open the Firefox browser, under menu you need to select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Now Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you experience problems in DigitalRecord removal then reset the settings option in Mozilla Firefox. For this users need to Open the browser (FF) and now click on the “menu” and then click on “Help“.
Now Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
Now confirm and reset the Mozilla Firefox to its default settings by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.