What is LogLibrary adware

LogLibrary is a generic adware infection that targets Macs, practically identical to TheorySeek, MinimalRound, AnalyticBloom, and EasyHandler. Because it does not cause direct damage to the computer, adware isn’t considered to be dangerous. However, it will continuously annoy you with ads, redirect you to dubious websites, change your browser’s settings, and monitor your web activity. Overall, LogLibrary is not particularly harmful, but it is undoubtedly very annoying. The sooner you remove LogLibrary adware from your Mac, the better.

 

LogLibrary adware

 

LogLibrary has browser hijacker characteristics, so it will make unwanted changes to your browser’s settings. It can hijack all popular browsers, including Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It will change your default search engine and set a new homepage/tabs. The changes are done to make redirecting you to sponsored websites easier. But the main thing adware does is spam you with ads as much as possible. At least that makes the adware very obvious. Not all users will attribute the behavior to an adware infection but at least the ads make it obvious something is wrong.

The adware will bombard you with ads in all forms, including banners, regular ads, pop-ups, and even redirects. Although the adware isn’t directly harmful, its generated ads could cause issues. LogLibrary adware could expose you to tech-support scams, fake virus alerts, and bogus giveaways. You could be exposed to dangerous content, including scams and malware. We recommend you avoid interacting with ads as long as adware is installed on your computer.

Lastly, we should mention that adware will monitor your browsing and gather certain data. LogLibrary will specifically keep track of the websites you visit, the searches you conduct, your IP address, the content you engage with, etc. Despite the fact that the collected information is neither highly sensitive nor personally identifiable, there is no need to put up with data collection from an application that constantly bombards you with advertisements. It’s best to uninstall LogLibrary from your Mac as soon as possible.

How does adware install

The freeware bundling method is typically used to install adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs. These unwanted programs can install using this method without needing explicit permission from users. The way it works is the aforementioned infections can be added as extra offers to free software. Users are typically not even made aware of the offers which are authorized to install automatically. This makes software bundling a rather controversial installation method. And it’s not uncommon for anti-virus programs to detect programs that use it as potential threats.

The extra offers are optional, technically. So long as you pay attention when installing programs, it is possible to avoid unwanted installations. Because the offers are hidden, so many people find it difficult to prevent them from installing. When given the option, select Advanced (Custom) settings to correctly install free software without the extra offers. The installation box will probably suggest using Default, but if you do so, all additional offers will be allowed to install without your knowledge. However, in Advanced settings, you can deselect the offers that you do not want in addition to making them visible. You only need to uncheck the boxes next to those offers. Since no legitimate program will ever install in this manner, we always advise deselecting all offers. If you permit these installations, your computer will become clogged with junk programs that may be hard to remove in the future. Unchecking a few boxes is considerably easier than having to remove LogLibrary adware and other similar infections.

It’s also possible that you installed LogLibrary yourself. Adware infections are often advertised as legitimate tools that will supposedly improve the browsing experience. It’s usually third-party download sites that promote these questionable programs. Researching programs before installing them in the future is essential because of these questionable installations. You would have found numerous results advising against installing LogLibrary if you had used a search engine to research it.

Adware is also often hidden in fake update/virus alerts (e.g. Adobe Flash Player). These kinds of alerts are often encountered on high-risk sites (e.g. ones that have pornographic or pirated content). Users who are familiar with the appearance of authentic updates and virus notifications will immediately recognize that these alerts are completely fake.

LogLibrary adware removal

You can delete LogLibrary adware manually or with the use of antivirus software. The removal process can take longer if you decide to do it manually because you’d have to handle everything by hand. It’s not hard, but there are a lot of steps. However, instructions will be provided below to help you. Nevertheless, we advise using anti-virus software. Not only would it be simpler, but the program would also ensure that all adware components were removed, making it impossible for them to reappear. The ads will stop appearing once the adware is removed from your machine.

LogLibrary adware detections

Remove LogLibrary from your Applications folder.

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

Remove LogLibrary related files and folders

  1. Open Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
    Finder (Go to folder) What is LogLibrary adware
  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 LogLibrary from Safari

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