What is MacCaptain?
MacCaptain is advertised as a program that displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like Amazon. Though this may sound like a useful service, the MacCaptain program can be intrusive and will display ads whether you want them to or not.
When installed, the MacCaptain browser extension will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by “MacCaptain”. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the MacCaptain publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.
When infected with MacCaptain the common symptoms include:
– Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
– Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
– Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
– Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.
How to quickly remove MacCaptain?
Scan your computer with Macware Adware Cleaner for Mac. Adware Cleaner will free your computer from annoying adware (e.g MacCapitan), malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars.
How to remove MacCaptain?
If there’s an item named “vindinstaller” in the Applications folder, or any other item that you don’t recognise, delete it.
Uninstall MacCaptain Safari Extension;
You can uninstall the extension by selecting Safari > Preferences > Extensions > Select the MacCaptain Extension (it may be listed as another name) > Uninstall > Restart Safari. (See Remove Extensions from Safari for more detailed instructions)
Uninstall MacCaptain Firefox Extension;
You can uninstall the MacCaptain extension by selecting: Firefox > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > Find the MacCaptain Extension (it may be listed as another name) > Remove > Restart Firefox. (See Remove Extensions from Firefox for more detailed instructions)
Uninstall MacCaptain Google Chrome Extension;
You can easily uninstall the the MacCaptain extension by selecting Window > Extensions > Find the MacCaptain Extension (it may be listed as another name) > click the Trash Can icon.(See Remove Extensions from Chrome for more detailed instructions)