What is EasyHandler adware

EasyHandler adware is a generic adware infection that, if installed, will bombard your Mac with advertisements. EasyHandler will appear in your Applications folder, making it easier to spot when the adware has been installed. It will also be impossible to ignore the increase in unwanted ads and random redirects to dubious websites. This is all indicative of an adware infection. Because this adware also works as a browser hijacker, it will alter your browser’s settings and force you to use an untrustworthy search engine. Your browsing data will also be collected by the adware. There’s no reason to put up with EasyHandler’s presence on your Mac, so get rid of it as soon as possible.

 

EasyHandler adware

 

UniversalKey, DirectNetwork, ProcesserGrid, CommonCreative, and many other adware infections are similar to EasyHandler. They’re all members of the same adware family. The adware will bombard you with advertisements by displaying more regular adverts and pop-ups, as well as redirecting you to sponsored websites. Although the adware should not harm your computer directly, the ads it generates might. You could easily be exposed to potentially harmful content, such as malware and phishing scams.

You’ll also see that EasyHandler adware has made unauthorized changes to your browser’s settings. It has the ability to modify your homepage/new tabs, as well as set a questionable default search engine. All of this is done in order to redirect you to sponsored websites and expose you to ad content. All commonly-used browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari, may be affected by the changes. You won’t be able to undo the changes while adware remains installed.

Adware such as EasyHandler is known to track browsing in order to collect data. EasyHandler adware will track what you search for, what sites you visit, and your IP address, among other things. For advertising reasons, the acquired data is shared with or sold to third parties as well.

How does adware install

Software bundling is a method often used for installing less-serious infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It’s a controversial installation method because it allows unwanted programs to be installed without requiring additional permission. Because of the same reason, it’s also popular with developers of unwanted programs. Anti-virus software frequently flags applications that use software bundling as potential threats.

Minor infections like adware can be added to free software as extra offers via software bundling. Unless users deselect them, the offers are allowed to install alongside automatically. Although the offers are technically optional, users have a hard time even noticing them because they are frequently hidden during installation. It’s critical that you learn how to properly install free software so that you don’t end up with a computer full of garbage programs that are tough to remove. You must use Advanced (Custom) settings during the installation procedure to correctly install freeware. The installation window may suggest that you use Default settings, but if you do so, all added offers will be hidden and allowed to install alongside. If you use Advanced options, however, all additional offers will be shown, and you will be able to deselect them all. Simply uncheck the boxes next to the offers you don’t want. Although the additional offers may appear to be useful in some cases, installing them is not a good idea. All additional offers are pointless and will simply cause future problems. Avoid installing all extra offers unless you want to clutter your Mac with garbage.

EasyHandler adware can also be promoted as a useful extension that promises to improve the browsing experience. You may have seen EasyHandler advertised as useful and were tricked into downloading it. If this is the case, you should do more extensive research before installing programs in the future. A simple search with Google or another search engine would have yielded sufficient results suggesting its removal.

Adware is frequently concealed in fake virus alerts and update messages. When visiting high-risk websites with pirated and/or pornographic content, these bogus alerts are pretty common. Virus/update alerts that are displayed in your browser should never be trusted since they are always scams. To block them, use an adblocker application.

How to remove EasyHandler adware

Because adware isn’t a particularly complex infection, you can manually remove EasyHandler. However, because there are so many steps, it can be a time-consuming process. Nonetheless, you should be able to uninstall EasyHandler adware without difficulty. Use the instructions provided below if you’re unsure what to do. We’ll walk you through the steps to make sure your Mac is free of all adware components. We recommend using anti-virus software to make the process easier and faster. There are various anti-virus programs that will automatically uninstall EasyHandler adware without you needing to do anything.

Remove EasyHandler from your Applications folder.

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

Remove EasyHandler related files and folders

  1. Open Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
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  2. Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
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  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 EasyHandler from Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari → Preferences.
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  2. In Preferences, click on the Extensions tab.
  3. In Extensions, find EasyHandler and click Uninstall.
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Remove EasyHandler 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 EasyHandler, click on the three dots, and click Remove.
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Remove EasyHandler 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 EasyHandler and click Remove.
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