Threat Database Adware FocusProvide


The FocusProvide application targets systems running Apple’s OSX and can be classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). The good news is that the application cannot be considered an unsafe program, but this does not mean that it has no negative impact on its users.

The FocusProvide Application Messes with Users’ Settings and Redirects Them to Affiliated Pages

The authors of the FocusProvide application promote their creation as a tool that would enhance users’ ability to search the Web for relevant and helpful results. However, this is not the case, certainly. The main purpose of the FocusProvide application is to redirect traffic to affiliated websites, which is likely how its authors are generating revenue. The FocusProvide application also is likely to change the Web browser’s home page and new tab page to websites it has been paid to promote. This dodgy application also may change the users’ default search engine without notifying them, causing further frustration. The FocusProvide application would run every time the users reboot their systems, so switching off your system will not rid you of this dodgy application.

If you want to remove the FocusProvide application from your system, it is advisable to download and install a reputable anti-spyware solution that will scan your computer, locate the PUP, and remove it swiftly. Also, make sure you avoid installing applications from third-party stores, as next time you may stumble upon something much worse than a measly PUP.


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