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Adware Removal Guide : DownLite

Published February 25th, 2014 at 1:30 PM EST, modified April 23rd, 2014 at 6:30 AM EST

downlite_iconDownLite is a program that pretends to be a torrent downloading app. This same adware has also been commonly seen under different names being downloaded by people looking for free video downloads online. These downloads are typically illegal movies and the like, downloaded from illegal sites like Pirate Bay. It should go without saying that any site offering any commercial offering (movies, software, etc) for free is illegal, and that such sites should be avoided. Unfortunately, that does seem to need saying, repeatedly. If you have been taking part in such activities, take this as a learning experience and stop doing so immediately!

Removal

Move the following items to the trash. Note that removing many of these files will require administrator access, so you will need to be sure you are logged in to an admin account on your Mac. If you are not, you will be unable to remove some of them. Also, some of these files may not be present in all variants of this adware. If you don’t know how to locate a file based on the path given below, you should read Locating files from paths.

/Library/Application Support/VSearch
/Library/LaunchAgents/com.vsearch.agent.plist
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.vsearch.daemon.plist
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.vsearch.helper.plist
/Library/LaunchDaemons/Jack.plist
/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/Jack
/System/Library/Frameworks/VSearch.framework

After you have moved these items to the trash, restart the computer. After restarting, you can empty the trash.

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