|Distribution||Deceptive advertisements, untrustworthy websites etc|
|Affected Operating System||Mac|
|Symptoms||It collects various information about user's web browsing habits|
|Removal||Click on PowerLift Virus|
What Is PowerLift Virus
PowerLift Virus is the name of an application which is categorized as adware. When installed on Mac, it shows adware type applications, feed users with unwanted or often deceptive advertisements. This type of adware is generally designed to collect various information about user's web browsing habits. Some of the people install adware unintentionally and for this reason application of this type is called Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs). PowerLift Virus is specially designed to install another adware type application which is called MacPerformance. This application is especially designed to display too many pop-ups inorder to update their software. These pop-ups are especially designed to distribute other potentially unwanted applications on different Mac users.
When installed on Mac at once, PowerLift Virus will display too many deceptive advertisements on users Mac desktop. If clicked randomly by the users, it redirects users to suspicious and untrustworthy websites or run scripts that download or even install other unwanted applications on users Mac. PowerLift Virus typically feeds users with banners, coupons, surveys, pop-ups and other advertisements on users Mac. Furthermore, seldom such potentially unwanted applications are commonly designed to gather various information related to users web browsing activities like IP addresses, opened pages addresses, search queries entered, geolocations, downloads, bookmarks etc.
The PowerLift Virus developers send all collected information to other parties such as cyber criminals who further misuse it to generate revenue from users. The PowerLift Virus is usually designed to install another application of this type on users Mac which is called MacPerformance that asks permission from users to control over users web browser like Google Chrome etc. If users allowed this MacPerformance application randomly, then it will get the access to data and documents in a web browser to perform several actions within the applications on Mac.
How Did PowerLift Virus Install On Mac
People install or download adware or other potentially unwanted applications via deceptive advertisements and setups of other software. Some advertisements run their scripts that downloads and install various unwanted applications when clicked on computer system.
How To Avoid Installation Of PowerLift Virus
Always download programs by using direct download links and from official webpages only. Don't download anything via third party downloaders, peer-to-peer networks, torrent, untrustworthy websites etc. Always use Advanced or Custom installation method for every installation of a new software program on Mac. Always stay away from pornographic websites on web browser.