How to Get Rid of Marquis on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Get Rid of Marquis on Mac

Marquis is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can infect your Mac and cause various issues. It often enters your system through deceptive software downloads or malicious websites.

If you have noticed changes in your browser settings, frequent redirects, or unwanted pop-up ads, it’s likely that Marquis has infiltrated your Mac. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to completely remove Marquis from your Mac.

Step 1: Quit the Malicious Process

The first step is to identify and quit the malicious process associated with Marquis. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Activity Monitor: Go to Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor.
  2. Look for Suspicious Processes: In the Activity Monitor window, search for any suspicious processes related to Marquis or any unfamiliar ones that are consuming high CPU usage.
  3. Select the Process: Click on the suspicious process and then click on the “X” button at the top-left corner of the window to quit it.

Step 2: Remove Marquis Extensions from Web Browsers

The next step is to remove any Marquis extensions from your web browsers. Here’s how:

  • Safari:
    1. Open Safari Preferences: Click on Safari in the menu bar and select “Preferences”.
    2. Select Extensions: In the Preferences window, go to the “Extensions” tab.
    3. Remove the Extension: Find any Marquis-related extensions and click on the “Uninstall” button next to them.
  • Google Chrome:
    1. Open Chrome Extensions: Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of Chrome and select “More Tools > Extensions”.
    2. Remove the Extension: Locate any Marquis-related extensions and click on the trash bin icon to remove them.
  • Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Access Firefox Add-ons: Click on the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner of Firefox and select “Add-ons”.
    2. Select Extensions: In the Add-ons Manager tab, go to the “Extensions” section.
    3. Remove the Extension: Find any Marquis-related extensions and click on the “Remove” button next to them.

Step 3: Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

To ensure complete removal of Marquis, it’s important to clear your browser cache and cookies. Follow these instructions for each browser:

Safari

  1. Open Safari Preferences: Click on Safari in the menu bar and select “Preferences”.
  2. Select Privacy: In the Preferences window, go to the “Privacy” tab.
  3. Manage Website Data: Click on “Manage Website Data”.
  4. Select Remove All: In the next window, click on “Remove All” to clear the cache and cookies.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome Settings: Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of Chrome and select “Settings”.
  2. Select Privacy and Security: In the Settings tab, scroll down and click on “Privacy and Security” in the left sidebar.
  3. Clear Browsing Data: Under “Privacy and Security”, click on “Clear browsing data”.
  4. Select Time Range: Choose a time range (e.g., “Last hour”, “Last 24 hours”) and check the boxes for “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files”.
  5. Clear Data: Click on the “Clear Data” button to remove the cache and cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Access Firefox Preferences: Click on the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner of Firefox, select “Options”, and then choose “Privacy & Security” in the left sidebar.
  2. Select Clear Data: Under “Cookies and Site Data”, click on “Clear Data”.
  3. Select Cookies: Check the box for “Cookies and Site Data” (and any other desired options) and click on the “Clear” button to remove them.

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully remove Marquis from your Mac. However, it’s always a good idea to run a thorough scan with reliable antivirus software to ensure your system is clean from any remaining threats. Remember to stay cautious while browsing the internet and avoid downloading software from untrusted sources to prevent future infections.

Stay safe and enjoy a hassle-free Mac experience!

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