Learn what type of trickery the XXX History Fixer virus uses to propagate and get an effective methodology for removing this rogue security product from Mac.

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XXX history fixer is a Potential Unwanted Application (PUA) developed by a rogue vendor “PCVARK” that claims to erase any traces of undesirable porn visits from a browser history in the past. PCVARK has also developed many other potential unwanted applications in the past including Advanced Mac Cleaner, Adware Cleaner, and Malware Crusher.

Once you launch XXX History Fixer, it displays a GUI that imitates a scan for porn histories. You would now be asked to purchase a license key that will allow you unlock full features. This is where the bait is. XXX History Fixer has a standalone background process called xxxhf which runs continuously on your device, it will configure the infected host to trigger upon every Mac OS startup and still pop up ad notifications for other adware published by PCVARK.

Just like other adware, XXX history fixer infects Macs with fake adobe flash player update alert and freeware. This spreading mechanism is generally known as bundling and hijack the normal installation process. This way, users may think they are installing an adobe flash player or some other free version of the famous application.  Users should reject all additional items during installation.

Remove XXX History Fixer virus manually

1. Close the XXX History Fixer application.

2. Click “Go” option on the Finder Menu and open “Applications” folder.

Open application folder

 

3. Look out for XXX History Fixer executable file on the application folder and right-click on it, then select “Move to Trash”

xxx history fixer application

 

4. Tap on the “Go” button on the menu bar again and select “Go to Folder” option

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5. Input ~/Library/Application support on popup dialog window and tap return, a folder named “LaunchDaemons” will open

local application support

 

6. Look out for xxxhf and XXX History Fixer sub-folders in the Application Support folder and right-click on it, then select the “Move to Trash” option.

xxxhf application support

 

7. Finally, empty the system trash bin and reboot the system

Removal XXX History Fixer automatically using Adware Removal Pro

If you have tried removing XXX History fixer manually without success, Adware Removal Pro is recommended. It is a powerful application specifically designed to address adware activities.

  • Download Adware Removal Pro from the below link

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  • Once you have downloaded Adware Removal Pro, open it and click the “clean” button and you would have your system restored to its original state.You can also use the Adware Removal Pro to check if there are any other adware/malware installed on your Mac device so your system is fully optimized and returned to its original state.

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