What is PixelUnlimited adware

PixelUnlimited is adware, even if it’s sometimes advertised as a useful extension. The whole point of this infection is to spam you with ads and expose you to sponsored content. It’s essentially identical to EntrySample, WirelessZipServer, ActiveExplorer, and VoyageClick because they all come from the same adware family. The adware will install using a deceptive method, change your browser settings, bombard your screen with intrusive ads, and track your online activities. However, it is not regarded as a dangerous infection because it won’t cause any immediate damage to your Mac. Nonetheless, you should remove PixelUnlimited adware sooner rather than later because it could expose you to potentially dangerous content, including malware and scams. There’s also no real reason to keep such a program installed, considering that it has no beneficial features.

 

PixelUnlimited adware

 

There will be a significant increase in ads while browsing if you notice PixelUnlimited in your Applications folder. Along with the regular adverts, PixelUnlimited adware will constantly display pop-ups and banners. In addition, you will be redirected to a variety of dubious websites. As long as adware is installed, we strongly recommend not interacting with any advertisements because doing so can expose you to potentially malicious content. Fake virus alerts, fake giveaways, and tech-support scams are often shown by adware infections. These kinds of fake notifications claim that your computer has a virus and that you need to download the recommended program to remove it. Similar fake warnings may demand that you call the provided phone number to get supposed technical support in order to resolve some nonexistent issue. It should be noted that this adware will also alter your browser’s settings without your permission. You will have suspicious websites as your homepage, new tabs, and default search engine.

It’s also important to note that PixelUnlimited will monitor your browsing in order to gather specific data. The adware will monitor your searches, websites you visit, IP address, what content you interact with, etc. Additionally, it is likely that this data will be sold to third parties. Given that you receive nothing in return, there is no reason to put up with the data collection practices. We strongly advise you to delete PixelUnlimited adware from your Mac.

Adware often installs without users knowing

The software bundling technique was likely used to install PixelUnlimited onto your Mac. This method of installation essentially allows programs to be installed without users’ explicit permission. This is why those who develop unwanted software frequently choose this method to distribute their products. The way it works is smaller infections (adware and browser hijackers) can be added as extra offers to free software. The offers are allowed to install automatically alongside the software. The fact that users are not made aware of these offers is why this method of installation is rather controversial. It’s not uncommon for anti-virus software to detect programs that use software bundling as potential threats.

The offers are technically optional but because they’re preselected to install, they need to be manually deselected. You should be able to do this quite easily as long as you pay attention when installing programs. You need to select Advanced (Custom) settings rather than Default when installing free software. Although the installation window may indicate that you need to use Default settings, doing so will allow all offers to install. In Advanced settings, all offers will not only be made visible but you will also have the option to deselect all of them. Simply unchecking the boxes next to the offers will stop them from installing. Always uncheck all offers to prevent your Mac from being cluttered with garbage programs that could be troublesome to remove once fully installed.

Adware is frequently distributed through misleading advertisements and fake virus/update alerts. When visiting high-risk websites, particularly those that have pornographic or pirated content, it’s not uncommon to see these fake alerts. To block them from appearing, use a good adblocker program.

It’s possible that PixelUnlimited adware was marketed as a trustworthy extension as well. If you do remember installing it yourself, you should always research programs before installing them in the future. It is often enough to confirm whether an application is secure to download/install/use by using a search engine like Google.

How to remove PixelUnlimited adware

You can remove PixelUnlimited adware manually or use anti-virus software. Using anti-virus software would be easier (especially if you have little experience in removing programs) because it would take care of everything. But you can delete PixelUnlimited adware manually because it’s not a serious infection. We have provided detailed instructions below this report to help you uninstall PixelUnlimited adware manually. The process can be somewhat tedious because of the numerous steps, but it’s not difficult. Your browser will return to normal after the adware is removed, and annoying adverts won’t bother you again.

PixelUnlimited adware detections

Remove PixelUnlimited from your Applications folder.

  1. Open Finder → Applications.
    Finder (Applications) What is PixelUnlimited adware
  2. Find PixelUnlimited among your installed Applications, and drag it to the Trash.

Remove PixelUnlimited related files and folders

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

Remove PixelUnlimited from Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari → Preferences.
    Safari Preferences What is PixelUnlimited adware
  2. In Preferences, click on the Extensions tab.
  3. In Extensions, find PixelUnlimited and click Uninstall.
    Safari extension (remove) What is PixelUnlimited adware

Remove PixelUnlimited from Mozilla Firefox

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

Remove PixelUnlimited from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome → Menu (the three dots at the top right corner) → More Tools → Extensions.
    Google-chrome-pref What is PixelUnlimited adware
  2. In Extensions, find PixelUnlimited and click Remove.
    Google-chrome-extensions What is PixelUnlimited adware

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *