The error code HT201165 on Mac OS X signifies that your system security is at risk or hacked by hackers and the error code is a scam. Usually, this error occurred due to an ad-supported browser extension. However, free download regularly carries some attachments such as plug-ins; toolbars and many others which will help the developers to monetize some free products easily although the Apple error code HT201165 message appears in the Apple Support and Services Options in the back of the screen.
To fix this Apple error code HT201165 on Mac OS X one may need to follow the steps which are discussed below. These steps are less time consuming and take fewer efforts. But before you follow the steps, we suggest you to running a full system scan in order to detect the error or clean your computer system from viruses and malware infection. Follow the below-given steps to get rid of Mac OS X error.
Solutions to getting Rid of Apple Error Code HT201165 on Mac OS X
To resolve the error code HT201165, you have to follow some simple steps in the correct sequence as mentioned below. Otherwise, you may face many errors and issues which cannot be solved easily. Here how to do it:
For Mac Users
- Press the ‘Go to Applications’ tab.
- Now, search for all doubtful programs, right press on those programs and shift them into the ‘Trash’ folder.
- Once completed, you have to reset ‘Safari’ settings. For this, do the following:
- Click on the ‘Safari’ icon located in the menu list appears at the top of the screen.
- Next, navigate to the ‘Preferences’ tab and click on it to open it.
- Now, move to the ‘Extensions’ option and search for some cynical entries. If found, instantly uninstall them.
- After that, click on the ‘General tab’ and once ensure that what URL address appears into the Homepage URL box. In case, if you found any cynical or doubtful link, then remove it immediately and change it with website URL you wish to choose as your homepage.
- Keep it in your mind that you must have to type ‘http://’ before entering a preferred URL on the screen.
- Then, click on the ‘Reset Safari’ tab for resetting the Safari.
- Once the reset process is completed, a Reset Safari notification pops up on the screen; you need to checkmark all the boxes and again tap the ‘Reset’ tab.
For Windows Users
- Firstly, stop all apprehensive processes with the help of the Task Manager. Then, follow the below-given steps in the correct sequence.
- Type ‘C:/windows/explorer.exe’ into the URL address bar of the browser and press the ‘Enter’ key.
- Once the download process is completed, launch the file you recently downloaded to unlock the ‘Computer’ catalog.
- Now, go to the C: disk, choose ‘Windows’ option.
- Under the ‘Windows’ section, select and click on the ‘Explorer.exe’ option.
- After that, search for the ‘Command Prompt’ box. under the box, type ‘tasklist’ and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
- Then, in the processes list, search for doubtful activities. You need to copy those suspicious files names and have to enter the command inside the command line to exit them: ‘taskkill/im [Name of the suspicious process]’
- Once completed, these aforementioned steps will automatically turn off all the malicious pop-up, thus for it, you should have to delete all the cynical activities from the Control Panel, and after it, you have to remove all associated files from the registries. Lastly, click on the ‘Reset’ tab to reset all your web browser’s settings.
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