How to uninstall TripleWhole adware

TripleWhole is a generic adware program that mainly spams users with ads. It’s usually installed on Mac computers via the software bundling method, or by users who do not research programs before installing them. Once on a Mac, the adware will spam you with ads, change your browser’s settings, and collect certain information about your browsing. TripleWhole will not directly harm your Mac but its generated ads could expose you to dangerous content, including scams and malware. TripleWhole is a completely useless program and causes nothing but issues, so the sooner you remove TripleWhole adware from your computer, the better.

 

TripleWhole adware

 

TripleWhole comes from the same family as HybridSpace, SharedEdge, ConsoleControl, SkyWard, CladRumble, and hundreds of other adware. Despite not being a particularly dangerous infection, adware can be very annoying. When TripleWhole is installed on your Mac, you will be bombarded with ads when browsing any websites. You’ll encounter pop-ups, banners, and regular ads, and you’ll be redirected to questionable websites. Although adware does not directly harm computers, we cannot say the same for its generated ads. The advertisements could lead you to websites that display tech-support scams, host bogus giveaways, show fake virus alerts, and conceal malware. Do not interact with any ads until you remove TripleWhole adware from your computer to avoid being exposed to potentially dangerous content.

You will also notice that TripleWhole changes your browser’s settings because it has browser hijacker characteristics. It will change your homepage and new tab page, as well as set a different default search engine. This will affect all popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. The changes are made so you could be redirected to certain sponsored websites. Do not waste your time trying to undo the changes because it will not be possible while adware is installed on the computer.

We should also note that adware gathers information about browsing activities. TripleWhole adware will monitor your browsing but won’t collect your personal information. Your IP address, searches, websites you visit, the content you engage with, and more will all be tracked by adware. This data would also be shared with third parties for marketing purposes. There is no reason to put up with this intrusive data collection since TripleWhole adware merely serves to bombard you with advertisements.

Adware distribution methods

In most cases, adware, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs are installed through the software bundling method. Using this method, unwanted apps can be installed without users’ knowledge. To put it simply, these infections are added to free software as extra offers. They can install alongside the programs automatically without users’ permission. Anti-virus programs often classify programs that use this method as potential risks because it is a somewhat controversial installation method.

The extra offers are optional and can be deselected. Nevertheless, a lot of people fail to stop these installations because the offers are hidden. But if you’re careful while installing free programs, you will be able to avoid unauthorized installations quite easily. When given the option, you must select Advanced (Custom) settings. The installation window will suggest using Default settings, however, doing so will allow the installation of all added offers. In addition to the offers becoming visible, you will also have the option to reject all offers if you choose Advanced options. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers. It is always advised to deselect any offers because none of them will ever be useful. If you permit these installations, your Mac will become cluttered with garbage programs that can be challenging to remove after installation.

The developers of adware and other similar programs usually disguise them as useful programs. It’s possible that the TripleWhole adware was marketed as a browser add-on that would improve your browsing experience. Usually, these deceptive tools are advertised on third-party download websites. We encourage you to always research programs before installing them. Before downloading an application, you should at the very least use a search engine like Google to determine whether it is secure.

Adware can also be promoted by false alerts and advertisements. You can encounter these bogus virus/update alerts when browsing high-risk websites. These bogus alerts make outright lies about you needing to remove a virus or install an update. If you download anything from those advertisements, your computer could become infected with malware. You can ignore all virus alerts that appear in browsers because they will always be scams.

How to remove TripleWhole adware from Mac

Although you may remove TripleWhole adware manually from your Mac, using antivirus software is still recommended. Manual TripleWhole adware removal can be tedious and take some time, though it’s not a particularly difficult process. If you wish to uninstall TripleWhole adware manually, use the directions provided below to help you. It would be much easier to use anti-virus programs because they would take care of everything.

TripleWhole adware detections

Remove TripleWhole from your Applications folder.

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

Remove TripleWhole related files and folders

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

Remove TripleWhole from Safari

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

Remove TripleWhole from Mozilla Firefox

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

Remove TripleWhole 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 TripleWhole adware
  2. In Extensions, find TripleWhole and click Remove.
    Google-chrome-extensions How to uninstall TripleWhole adware

 

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