How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform

FrequencyPlatform is a highly generic adware program that will spam your Mac with ads if installed. It’s easy to recognize when the adware is installed because FrequencyPlatform will appear in your Applications folder. It will also be difficult to not notice the increase in intrusive advertisements, as well as random redirects to questionable websites. All of that is a sign of an adware infection. Because this adware also has the characteristics of a browser hijacker, it will change your browser’s settings and force you to use a questionable search engine. The adware will also collect your browsing information. There’s really no reason to put up with the adware’s presence on your Mac, so the sooner you remove FrequencyPlatform, the better.

 

FrequencyPlatform adware

 

FrequencyPlatform is more or less the same as UniversalKey, DirectNetwork, ProcesserGrid, CommonCreative, and many other adware infections. They all come from the same adware family. The adware will spam you with advertisement content by showing you more regular ads, and pop-ups, and even redirect you to sponsored websites. The adware shouldn’t directly harm your computer but the same cannot be said about the ads it generates. You could easily be exposed to dangerous content, including malware and scams.

You will also notice that FrequencyPlatform has changed your browser’s settings without permission. It may change your homepage/new tabs, as well as set a questionable default search engine. All of that is done to redirect you to sponsored websites and expose you to advertisement content. The changes can affect all popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. The adware will also prevent you from trying to undo the changes.

Adware like FrequencyPlatform is also known to track your browsing to collect certain information. More specifically, FrequencyPlatform will track what you search for, what content you interact with, your IP address, etc. The collected information is shared with or sold to third parties for advertisement purposes. Considering that all you’re getting from this program is ads, there’s really no reason why you should put up with its intrusive behavior.

How did FrequencyPlatform install on your Mac?

Less-serious infections such as adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are usually installed using a method known as software bundling. It’s a rather controversial installation method because it essentially allows programs to install without requiring additional permission. It’s also popular among unwanted program developers because of the same reason. Programs that use software bundling are often detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs.

The way software bundling works is minor infections like adware can be attached to free software as extra offers. The offers are permitted to install alongside automatically unless users manually prevent them from doing so. The offers are technically optional but because they’re usually hidden during installations, users have a difficult time noticing them. It’s important that you learn to correctly install free software in order to avoid filling your computer with junk programs that can be difficult to get rid of. To correctly install freeware, you need to use Advanced (Custom) settings during the process. The installation window may recommend using Default settings but if you follow this advice, all added offers will be hidden and permitted to install alongside. But if you use Advanced settings, all added offers will be made visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. Simply uncheck the boxes of those offers. In some cases, the added offers may seem useful but installing them is not a good idea. All added offers are useless and will only cause problems in the future. Unless you want to fill your Mac with junk, avoid installing all extra offers.

Adware like FrequencyPlatform can also be advertised as useful offers that will promise to improve the browsing experience. You may have come across FrequencyPlatform being advertised as useful and were convinced to install it. If that is the case, you need to research programs more carefully before installing them. A simple search with Google or another search engine would have provided you with enough results recommending its removal.

It’s also not uncommon for adware to be hidden in fake virus alerts and update notifications. These fake alerts are often encountered when browsing high-risk websites that have pirated and/or pornographic content. You should never trust virus/update alerts that appear in your browser because they’ll always be scams. Install an adblocker program to block them.

How to remove FrequencyPlatform

Adware isn’t a complicated infection so you can delete FrequencyPlatform manually. However, it can be a somewhat tedious process because there are numerous steps. Nonetheless, you should be able to easily uninstall FrequencyPlatform yourself. If you don’t know what to do, use the directions provided right below. We will guide you through the process to ensure all adware components are removed from your Mac. For an easier and less time-consuming process, we recommend using anti-virus software. There are numerous anti-virus programs that will remove FrequencyPlatform for you, without you needing to do anything.

FrequencyPlatform detections

Remove FrequencyPlatform from your Applications folder.

  1. Open Finder → Applications.
    Finder (Applications) How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  2. Find FrequencyPlatform among your installed Applications, and drag it to the Trash.

Remove FrequencyPlatform related files and folders

  1. Open Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
    Finder (Go to folder) How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  2. Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchAgents) How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  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.
    Finder (Application Support) How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  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.
    Finder LaunchAgents How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  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.
    Finder (LaunchDaemons) How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  12. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.

Remove FrequencyPlatform from Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari → Preferences.
    Safari Preferences How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  2. In Preferences, click on the Extensions tab.
  3. In Extensions, find FrequencyPlatform and click Uninstall.
    Safari extension (remove) How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform

Remove FrequencyPlatform from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox → Menu (the bars at the top right corner) → Add-ons and themes.
    Firefox How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  2. In the Extensions tab, find FrequencyPlatform, click on the three dots, and click Remove.
    Firefox extensions tab How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform

Remove FrequencyPlatform from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome → Menu (the three dots at the top right corner) → More Tools → Extensions.
    Google-chrome-pref How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform
  2. In Extensions, find FrequencyPlatform and click Remove.
    Google-chrome-extensions How to uninstall FrequencyPlatform

 

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