How to remove UniversalAssist (Mac)

UniversalAssist is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is designed to infect Mac operating systems. It typically infiltrates a user’s computer through software bundling, where it is included as an additional component in the installation package of another program. Once installed, UniversalAssist may display intrusive ads, redirect web browsers to malicious websites, and track the user’s online activities for targeted advertising purposes.

To infect Mac systems, UniversalAssist often employs deceptive tactics such as fake software updates, misleading pop-up ads, and phishing emails. Users may unknowingly download and install the program when they click on malicious links or download software from untrustworthy sources. Once inside the system, UniversalAssist can significantly degrade the performance of the Mac, cause stability issues, and compromise the user’s privacy by collecting sensitive information without consent. It is important for Mac users to be cautious when downloading software and to regularly scan their system for any signs of UniversalAssist or other potentially harmful programs.

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