Adware and PUPs cause annoying issues while using the device or surfing through the internet. Some of them can hijack your browser to show you disturbing advertisements on your screen. fax.backend is a kind of application that has the same behavior. Also, it can affect your device performance, create unusual changes without user permission and change the device settings. So, what is this notorious program?
‘fax.backend Will Damage Your Computer’ – What Is It and How to Remove It?
What Is fax.backend?
An unwanted application like fax.backend is created to get your Mac for visiting risky and insecure websites. These websites may show up their advertisement on your Mac screen, which is too much disturbing to face.
What Can fax.backend Do With A Device?
This notorious application can slow down your Mac device and affect the device’s performance. It can trigger unusual advertisements and pop-ups on the device screen. Sometimes, cyberattackers launch the application on a targeted device to steal personal information through the browser. It is capable to run an installed application without user permission. So, this notorious application is very dangerous for the performance and health of your Mac device, as well as your personal information stored on the Mac device. The worst part of this program is it can change and control every file and setting of your browser as well as your device.
What Are the Symptoms of fax.backend?
Several symptoms indicate that indicates your Mac device is affected by the fax.backend unwanted application. Here are the symptoms that indicate your Mac device is under constant threat;
- Slow and poor performance
- Unwanted toolbars and Add-ons or extensions on the web browsers that are not added or installed by you.
- Automatically running installed applications of your Mac device.
- Suspicious and unusual process running on the activity monitor of Mac.
How Could I Secure Passwords and Other Data from fax.backend?
If your Mac device is affected by the fax.backend, you can secure your Passwords and other data by following these below-described instructions;
1. First and foremost, you need to find a safe device, where you can store all the files and information from the affected device.
2. Change all the passwords that you have used on the affected Mac device. Including the email and Wi-Fi passwords.
3. To protect important accounts, enable two-factor authentication (2FA).
4. If you have used your bank accounts or credit card details for online shopping on the affected Mac device, you need to change these details also.
5. Change your IP address from the ISP (internet service provider).
6. Install and enable the anti-malware application on your affected Mac device.
7. The most significant one, never download anything from unsecured or non-reputed websites.
How to Remove fax.backend?
Removing the fax.backend application isn’t that complicated. You just need to follow some simple steps and methods to remove it. You need to remove the application and its data files from your device first, then you need to remove the related add-ons and extensions from the installed browsers of your Mac device. So, let’s start the removal process of this notorious application;
Removing the fax.backend related applications and files from the device
To remove the fax.backend related application and files from your device, you need to follow the below-described steps;
Press the ⇧ + ⌘ + U key to open the Mac Utility, find and open Activity Monitor from the Utility list (double-click on the activity monitor will open it).
Look for the suspicious processes that belong to the fax.backend and quit the process completely (you need to choose the Force Quit option to quit a process completely).
After disabling the fax.backend related suspicious processes, open Applications by pressing ⇧ + ⌘ + A key on your keyboard. Afterward, look for the suspicious application that is related to the fax.backend. If you find any related application, right-click on the application and select Move to Trash from the context menu.
Thereafter, go to accounts, click and open the Login Items Preferences. From here, you can see all the startup items that automatically start when you log into your device. Look for the suspicious or fax.backend related applications, stop the suspicious applications from running automatically while startup.
Now remove all the leftover files that are directly related to the fax.backend threat. To do this, you need to follow these below-described sub-steps;
– Open Finder and type the name of the application you want to remove, remember to change the drop-down menus of System Files and Are included to view all associate files of the application.
– Afterward, select all the related files and move them to Trash.
Removing the fax.backend related Extensions and Add-ons from the browser
To remove the related extensions and Add-ons from the affected Mac device, these below-described steps could help you. Here we have described the removal process of extensions and add-ons for three web browsers, Safari, Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It doesn’t matter which one you use to surf the internet, you just need to remove the add-ons and extensions that are related to fax.backend.
Removal of fax.backend from Safari Web Browser
You need to follow the below-described steps to remove the fax.backend related extensions from the Safari web browser;
Start the Safari web browser hover the cursor to the top-left corner of the screen and click on Safari to open the drop-down menu of the Safari web browser.
Select the Preferences option from the drop-down menu and open the Preferences menu of the Safari web browser. Afterward, click and open the Extensions tab from the Preferences menu.
You can see a detailed list of the installed extensions. Locate the extension you need to uninstall and click on Uninstall to uninstall that extension. After removing the extensions, Restart the Safari internet browser
Removal of fax.backend from Chrome Web Browser
You need to follow the below-described steps to remove the fax.backend related extensions from the Chrome web browser;
Open the Chrome browser and click on the Extension button from the top right corner of the chrome homepage and then click on Manage Extensions.
You can see a list of installed extensions of your Chrome browser. Locate the extension you want to remove and click on Remove to remove the extension from the Chrome browser. Afterward, you need to Restart the Chrome browser.
Removal of fax.backend from Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
You need to follow the below-described steps to remove the fax.backend related extensions from the Mozilla Firefox web browser;
Open the Mozilla Firefox, click on the Menu Icon (the hamburger menu) and click on the Add-ons from the menu lists.
It will open the list of installed extensions on your Mozilla Firefox browser. Now select the extension you need to remove and click on Remove to remove the extension from the Mozilla Firefox browser.
Now, after removing the related add-ons or extensions from installed browsers, you have successfully completed the process of removing the notorious fax.backend application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is fax.backend a Virus?
fax.backend is a kind of PUP (potentially unwanted program) that is too much harmful to a Mac device. It prompts an error message that addresses fax.backend will damage your computer, which signals the presence of adware and browser hijackers on your Mac system.
What is a Browser Hijacker?
The browser hijacker is a kind of malicious software that is able to change the behavior of a browser by changing the settings and appearances without user permission. It allows the hijacker to create multiple pop-ups and advertisements on the device through the hijacked browser.
Can I Use a Third-party Antivirus Application to Remove fax.backend?
Well, you can use a third-party antivirus application to remove fax.backend related files, applications, and browser extensions or add-ons, but that is not a much effective way to remove fax.backend. In this case, the manual approach is much more effective to remove it.
So, here you are now, hope that you have removed the notorious fax.backend from your Mac device effectively by applying the above-described method. Always try to be aware while browsing through insecure and not reputed websites. That’s all for today, have a great day.