Do you know what Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts are?
If you see Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts on your screen from time to time, it means that you have been redirected to some kind of dubious website showing them, you have opened it by mistake yourself, or you have installed some kind of untrustworthy program that has affected your default browser on your computer. Of course, it could have entered your system without your knowledge as well. If you cannot get rid of Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts by simply closing your browser, it is very likely that you will eliminate all those irritating alerts from your screen only by erasing untrustworthy software installed on your system. It might be an advertising-supported application, a potentially unwanted program, or some kind of malicious browser extension. We cannot promise that it will be very easy to delete it because it is unclear what kind of program is active on your machine and where it is located. No matter how hard the removal of undesirable software turns out to be, you must erase it because it is the only way to eliminate fake alerts you constantly see.
The presence of Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts on your screen does not mean that security-related problems have emerged even though these fake notifications will try to convince you that there are problems you need to fix as soon as possible, so you should not click the Download button you see on the fake alert by any means. If it is already too late for this, i.e., you have already clicked the Downloaded button and installed the promoted application, the chances are high that you have allowed malicious software to enter your computer. You must delete it as soon as possible because it might cause you a bunch of problems. In the worst-case scenario, it might steal important personal information from your computer. Also, it might silently download and install new malicious applications on your system without your knowledge.
You should not believe a word written on any of these alerts you see opened on your screen because the chances are high that the only malicious application you have active on your PC is the one automatically opening these fake warnings for you. Yes, you could have opened a dubious domain with these alerts too, but it is still more likely that you have active undesirable software on your computer. As you can find mentioned in the first paragraph, it might be an adware program, a potentially unwanted application, or another untrustworthy program. Undesirable applications are often spread bundled, which is why so many users do not notice how they enter their computers. Of course, you could have installed it yourself too. We do not blame those users who download and install malicious software on their PCs themselves because bad applications often pretend to be trustworthy software. We cannot promise that you could easily prevent undesirable software from slithering onto your computer yourself in the future, so we recommend that you install a security application on your system. If you keep it enabled all the time, malicious software could never enter your computer without your knowledge again.
If you cannot get rid of Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts by closing your web browser, the chances are high that some kind of untrustworthy application has affected your browser and, as a consequence, it keeps opening domains with fake alerts automatically. If you suspect that it is the case, reset your browsers to default settings the first thing. If you still see Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts on your screen after doing that, you should check all installed programs and delete those suspicious ones. You can find instructions that will help you to do that below this article.
How to remove Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts
Remove suspicious software
- Open Finder.
- Go to Applications.
- Find and select the program you want to uninstall.
- Drag it to the Trash located on your dock.
- Right-click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
Reset browsers to default
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Click the menu button (it is located in the top-right corner).
- Click the question mark.
- Select Troubleshooting Information from the menu.
- Click Refresh Firefox at the top of the page.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button.
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Open the browser’s menu by clicking on the menu button in the top-right corner.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Confirm the reset by clicking Reset in the confirmation window.
- Open Go.
- Hold the Option key and then select Library when it appears.
- Move the Safari folder to your Desktop.
- Open Library.
- Go to the Saved Application State folder.
- Delete com.apple.Safari.savedState.
- Move this folder to Trash.
- Go to the Caches folder.
- Locate all folders with come.apple.Safari and remove them.
- In the Cookies folder, find com.apple.Safari.SafeBrowsing.binarycookies and delete it.
- Open Preferences.
- Delete files with com.apple.Safari.
- Go to Library and then access Internet Plug-Ins folder.
- Move all items from it to Desktop.
- Go to Macintosh HD.
- Select Library and then open the Internet plug-ins folder.
- Move all items somewhere else except for these plug-ins:
- Default Browser.plugin
- Quartz Composer.webplugin
- QuickTime Plugin.plugin
In non-techie terms:
Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts shown on your screen is nothing more than a scam, so ignore the message you see and do not click the Download button on it. If you ignore this piece of advice, you might heavily contaminate your system because the chances are high that the application you will download after clicking on the Download button is malicious software. If you do not find closing your web browser an effective solution to the problem, it means you will need to delete malware from your PC to make Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts gone from your screen.