What means ‘Apple wants to make change’ message (Mac)?

If your Mac or MacBook shows you an annoying message ‘Apple wants to make change’ with login and password boxes very often and you want to get rid of it, we recommend to read our article below. Such message usually means that some app on your Mac/MacBook try to get permission to your system settings. It may be both a legal app or illegal. You should analyze: which app or extension is a real reason of this message. Most of the developers usually try to hide that fact that their software tries to get any additional permissions for commercial purposes. Constantly showing of ‘Apple wants to make change’ also can be a part is an adware software, which creates a shortcut on the Dock on user’s Mac/MacBook. such programs also can redirect your Chrome, Safari or Firefox to malicious or commercial sites. Sometimes such software can lock Mac settings. Also, it is very likely, that such programs track the user’s internet activity and personal data. So if you found that frequency of showing ‘Apple wants to make change’ messages increase, we recommend you pay attention to this problem and remove all viruses and unwanted programs related to this messages from your Mac immediately.

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How ‘Apple wants to make change’ gets on your Mac?

Many freeware installers try to install additional PUPs (potentially unwanted programs)or viruses, in addition to the program they were supposed to install. In that case, users should decline installation of extra programs if they are careful to read through everything on the installation screens and uncheck any checkboxes with captions like “install also…”. You may use our instructions to remove Apple wants to make change’ message MacOS.

How to remove ‘Apple wants to make change’ message from your Mac/MacBook?

To uninstall ‘Apple wants to make change’ message, try to find and remove Applications, that can create it.

In our view, there are 2 products capable to remove ‘Apple wants to make change’ message. Please, use them to get rid of all files, folders and related to ‘Apple wants to make change’ message.

Recommended Solution:

CleanMyMac Antivirus – should remove some potentially unwanted programs, that can show ‘Apple wants to make change’ from Mac and Safari.


Download CleanMyMac

Alternative Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus – might be able to find some unwanted extensions, apps or plugins that also can to show ‘Apple wants to make change’.


Download Norton


Or uninstall ‘Apple wants to make change’ manually.

Step 1: Remove Booking.com virus from Mac

‘Apple wants to make change’ may have the specific source related to an adware app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for unknown apps.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove viruses from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove viruses from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find all suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Booking.com virus:

Remove following registry entries:

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