About ObsessionScript adware

If you find ObsessionScript in your Applications folder, your Mac is infected with adware. It’s a small but very annoying infection that will bombard you with ads but not actually cause direct damage to your Mac. Because you’ll get spammed on every website you visit, you’ll immediately notice the adware’s presence. It also has browser hijacker features, which means that your browser settings may also be changed and that you might be redirected to dubious, even potentially harmful websites. If you notice ObsessionScript adware on your Mac, get rid of it sooner rather than later.

 

ObsessionScript adware

 

You will surely recognize that something is wrong when you’re constantly spammed with ads, even if you do not directly associate the behavior with adware. Adware infections bombard users with advertising in an effort to generate as much revenue as possible. You’ll see regular ads, pop-ups, banners, and even redirects, which are by far the most annoying to deal with. The ObsessionScript adware will also modify your browser’s settings because it has browser hijacker characteristics. It is capable of changing your homepage/new tabs and search engine. All popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari, may be hijacked by this adware.

Although the ObsessionScript adware won’t actually damage your computer, the advertisements it shows can be somewhat harmful. You can be exposed to harmful software and other risky content as a result of them. Users that have adware are regularly shown giveaway scams, false virus warnings, tech-support scams, etc. You can also be redirected to websites that promote malicious software. We strongly recommend avoiding any interaction with ads while adware is installed on your Mac.

Additionally, adware uses quite invasive data collection techniques. Your IP address, the websites you visit, the searches you do, the content you interact with, and other information will all be tracked by the adware ObsessionScript. Furthermore, this information will be made available to other parties, who will use it for ads. There is no reason for you to put up with ObsessionScript’s data tracking or any of its other unpleasant features, even if the adware does not collect personal data.

We sincerely doubt that you like being spammed with ads so remove ObsessionScript adware. Using anti-virus software would be the easiest.

How do users install adware infections?

Adware is frequently installed via the free software bundling method. Developers of potentially unwanted programs regularly use this method because it makes it possible for infections like adware to be installed without explicit permission from users. The way it works is free software can come with additional offers attached to it, and those offers are allowed installed automatically alongside. In many cases, the offers are adware and browser hijackers. Users frequently have no idea that the programs they’re installing have anything attached to them. This makes software bundling a rather controversial installation method, and programs that use it are often flagged as potential threats by many anti-virus programs.

It’s important to note that the added offers are technically optional. This means that you can stop them from installing as long as you pay attention when installing freeware. The added offers are initially hidden, which is a problem because users can’t see or deselect them. When given the option during installation, choose Advanced (Custom) settings to make the offers visible. The installation window may “recommend” the Default (Basic) settings, but if you use those settings to install freeware, all added offers will be concealed and allowed to install alongside. In Advanced settings, however, the offers will be made visible. You will also have the option to uncheck any offers you do not want. Regardless of how useful an offer may seem at first, do not permit its installation. Otherwise, you will fill your Mac with junk programs that can be difficult to deal with once they’re fully installed.

Deceptive advertising and fake virus/update alerts can also contain adware or more serious infections. Some websites are dangerous to access without an adblocker because they spam these fake notifications. Never download anything from the flashy virus alerts that appear on pornographic or pirated websites because you could end up with serious malware on your computer.

Another possibility is that you encountered ObsessionScript adware being advertised as a useful extension. If you installed ObsessionScript yourself, we recommend doing more research before installing applications in the future. Frequently, a regular search with Google or another search engine is enough to determine whether a program is safe/useful.

ObsessionScript adware removal

Adware isn’t a major malware infection, thus you can delete ObsessionScript adware both using anti-virus software and manually. Using anti-virus software is much easier because adware infections can be rather persistent and challenging to fully remove manually. Nonetheless, you can find detailed instructions for how to manually uninstall ObsessionScript adware from your Mac. If you want a simpler method, use anti-virus software. It would handle everything without you having to do anything.

ObsessionScript detections

Remove ObsessionScript from your Applications folder.

  1. Open Finder → Applications.
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  2. Find ObsessionScript among your installed Applications, and drag it to the Trash.

Remove ObsessionScript related files and folders

  1. Open Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
    Finder (Go to folder) About ObsessionScript adware
  2. Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchAgents) About ObsessionScript adware
  3. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  4. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  5. Type ~/Library/Application Support in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
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  6. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added folders and drag them to the Trash.
  7. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  8. Type ~/Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
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  9. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  10. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  11. Type /Library/LaunchDaemons in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
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  12. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.

Remove ObsessionScript from Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari → Preferences.
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  2. In Preferences, click on the Extensions tab.
  3. In Extensions, find ObsessionScript and click Uninstall.
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Remove ObsessionScript from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox → Menu (the bars at the top right corner) → Add-ons and themes.
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  2. In the Extensions tab, find ObsessionScript, click on the three dots, and click Remove.
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Remove ObsessionScript from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome → Menu (the three dots at the top right corner) → More Tools → Extensions.
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  2. In Extensions, find ObsessionScript and click Remove.
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