How to uninstall (remove) MacCost

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What is MacCost?

MacCost – a malicious program that comes on the computer as a browser extension and hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. MacCost is advertising product and applies to potentially unwanted programs. This program comes on a PC without the user’s consent and activates immediately after opening the browser. MacCost displays a myriad of banners and coupons, links to ad sites, pop-ups and other things. MacCost shows products popular online stores and promises to help the user to save. In fact, these proposals are not genuine. MacCost trying to get you to spend money for nothing. Also, MacCost can make changes to your browser settings, change the homepage, change the search and so on. If you find MacCost on your computer, we recommend that you remove this program right now. Don’t waste your time.

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How MacCost gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that may contain consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select Advanced type of installation. If MacCost has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove MacCost from your computer?

To uninstall MacCost remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have MacCost in their database. You can try to use them for removing MacCost.

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as MacCost.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove MacCost

Or uninstall MacCost manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find MacCost.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find MacCost and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find MacCost, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove MacCost from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find MacCost.
  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 MacCost.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable MacCost.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


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Then remove following files:


MacCost.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%MacCost

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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