What is OperativeQueue?

OperativeQueue is a potentially unwanted application that may be installed on your Mac without your knowledge. It usually infiltrates users’ devices alongside freeware programs. Developers use OperativeQueue for link promotion and advertising. It will inundate your system with a plethora of advertising (pop-ups, video/audio ads, coupons, best deals, and so on), as well as constant redirects to affiliate websites. As a result, there is a high likelihood of landing on a malicious website because there is no guarantee that all links provided by this PUP are safe. Furthermore, it may replace the browser’s primary search provider with a bogus one in order to provide users with distorted results. The only way to avoid this situation is to remove OperativeQueue adware from your device.

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Also, you can try to remove OperativeQueue manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove OperativeQueue from Mac

OperativeQueue may not have the 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 OperativeQueue or OperativeQueue.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall OperativeQueue or OperativeQueue Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application OperativeQueue from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Step 2: Remove malicious entries from Profiles (Mac)

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

mac profiles

Step 3: Remove OperativeQueue from browsers

Safari:

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

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the Chrome menu (3-dots icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find OperativeQueue or other 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 OperativeQueue or other 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.

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