What is StandartSync adware

StandartSync is an adware infection, marketed as a browser extension that will enhance your browsing experience. In reality, though, it will bombard your Mac with various types of ads. The StandartSync adware is not a dangerous infection when compared to malware like trojans and ransomware. However, even if it won’t damage your Mac directly, it will expose you to a lot of dubious content, such as scams and even malware. It also goes without saying that dealing with adware-generated ads would be quite aggravating. Remove StandartSync adware if you find it among your installed programs.

 

StandartSync adware

 

Because it has some browser hijacker characteristics, StandartSync adware will change your browser’s settings. It will alter your default search engine and set a dubious website as your homepage/new tabs. These modifications make it simpler to redirect you to sponsored websites. All popular browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari, may be impacted by the changes. These settings modifications cannot be undone until you uninstall  StandartSync adware. However, at least this makes the infection quite obvious, allowing you to get rid of it as quickly as possible.

The ads are the most annoying aspect of adware. You will be bombarded with advertisements, pop-ups, and even redirected by this adware. You could be exposed to a lot of harmful content through such advertising, such as giveaway scams, bogus virus alerts, and tech-support scams. Additionally, you can be redirected to websites that hide malware. If you discover that your device has adware, avoid engaging with any adverts until the adware has been removed.

The sooner you remove StandartSync adware from your Mac, even though it isn’t particularly dangerous, the better. It will track your browsing and gather specific data about your browsing behavior until you remove it. The adware will specifically track your searches, websites you visit, your IP address, and other information. Because you probably did not install StandartSync adware knowingly, this type of data collection is intrusive enough to warrant removal. Especially because StandartSync adware has no useful features.

How did adware install on your Mac

Because of the free software bundling method, infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs are silently installed on users’ computers. Programs don’t need users’ explicit permission to install when using this method. Smaller infections like adware are added to freeware as extra offers in what’s known as the software bundling method. Without the users’ knowledge, these offers are permitted to install automatically alongside the program. The technique is highly controversial because it essentially permits programs to bypass users and install without permission. It’s not unusual for anti-virus programs to categorize programs that use software bundling to install as potential threats.

The added offers are optional, so you can prevent their installations. Unwanted installations can be easily avoidable as long as you pay attention when installing freeware. Selecting the correct settings is the most important part. The installation window may advise using Default settings, but if you choose them, the added offers will remain concealed and be allowed to install automatically. Instead, select Advanced (Custom) settings. Advanced will show all additional offers and give you the option to deselect everything. Uncheck all the boxes; even if an offer initially appears useful, it is not a good idea to let it install. Software bundling is a bad installation method, and if you let random offers install, your Mac will become clogged with rubbish programs that will be challenging to remove once fully installed.

It is possible that StandartSync adware was promoted as a useful tool that would enhance browsing. It’s recommended to at least do minimal research before installing programs in order to avoid infections like adware. Most of the time, a quick search on Google or another search engine is sufficient.

Adware is sometimes hidden in fake virus/update alerts by developers of adware and related threats. When visiting high-risk websites (such as those with pornographic or pirated content) without an adblocker, you will often encounter these bogus alerts. Even though those warnings might initially seem alarming, ignore them if they pop up on your browser. Do not download any of the offered programs because you could end up with serious malware.

How to uninstall StandartSync from your Mac

You have two options when it comes to StandartSync adware removal from your Mac: manually or with anti-malware software. It would be far simpler to delete StandartSync adware using an anti-virus program because it would take care of everything, especially for those who have little experience with uninstalling programs. Using anti-virus software would generally be considerably quicker and simpler. Nonetheless, instructions for how to manually remove StandartSync adware from your Mac are provided below. Once the adware is removed, the advertisements will stop and you will be able to alter your browser’s settings as usual. Make sure to pay attention the next time you install a free program to prevent situations like this.

StandartSync adware detections

Remove StandartSync from your Applications folder.

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

Remove StandartSync 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 StandartSync from Safari

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