Remove MacMin Ads from Chrome/Firefox/IE

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MacMin is a potentially unwanted adware program. It’s ad-supported, which is why it throws pop-ups your way every single time you try to use your browser. The tool is required to generate pay-per-click revenue for the third parties behind it, and it fulfills that objective with the help of the pop-ups. If it fails, it ceases to exist. So, if it wishes to proceed with its operations, it has to trick you into clicking on as many of its ads as it can. To increase its chances of success, the application makes sure to learn what you like and dislike, and select ads, corresponding to your unique preferences. How? Well, it monitors your browsing activities. And, when it’s able to determine what appeals to you, the bombardment of appropriate ads begins. So, don’t think you see random ads. You only see ads, which the tool feels will spark your interest and result in a click, i.e. cash. Note that the program’s pop-ups are incredibly unreliable. If you’re foolish enough to click on even a single one, you’ll regret it. That’s because a click equals you unknowingly agreeing to install more malware on your computer. And, that’s just one of the “perks” of having MacMin infiltrate your system. Do what’s best for you and your PC, and delete the hazardous tool as soon as you lay eyes on the first pop-up it throws your way.

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How did I get infected with?

MacMin is a sneaky and deceptive application. It’s so resourceful in its trickery that even the fact that it’s bound to ask for your permission before its installation doesn’t slow it down. You don’t even see it coming. The tool not only successfully dupes you into approving it in, but also keeps its presence a secret from you. Until it decides otherwise, you’re clueless to its existence. If you’re wondering how it gets you to agree to its install while still keeping you oblivious to it, it’s pretty straightforward. More often than not, the program hides behind freeware or spam email attachments. It can also pose as a bogus update or hitch a ride with corrupted links or sites. Do you see the pattern? Each method of invasion relies on your distraction. Don’t give into gullibility and haste and pay more attention, and maybe you won’t get stuck with MacMin and be forced to deal with its daily messes. A little extra caution never hurt anybody.

Why are these ads dangerous?

MacMin is a threat you shouldn’t underestimate. The sooner you remove it from your system, the better. That’s because the more it’s allowed to stay, the more issues it creates. It tries to sell itself as a useful tool, but one look past the sugary layer of marketing reveals that to be utterly bogus and untrue. The program is deceitful, intrusive, and harmful. Shortly after it settles in, it starts wreaking havoc. The pop-up bombardment commences, your computer’s performance slows down to a crawl, and your computer begins to crash frequently. But these issues will seem like a walk in the park, compared to the fact that MacMin jeopardizes your personal and financial information. Oh, yes. As soon as the tool slithers into your system, it starts spying on you. It keeps track of your online activities and catalogs every move you make. When it deems it has gathered enough data from you, it proceeds to send it to the unknown third parties that published it. That means strangers with questionable intentions will have access to your private life. And, once they get their hands on it, they can use the information as they see fit, and there’s nothing you can do to stop them. Are you ready to take such a colossal gamble for a program that’s not worth it? Think long and hard before you decide.

How Can I Remove MacMin Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the MacMin infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall MacMin from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete MacMin from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove MacMin from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall MacMin from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the MacMin program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove MacMin from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove MacMin Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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