How to Remove “This Update requires an action” pop-up from Mac OS? (Oct. 2019 updated)

“This Update requires an action” pop-up

“This Update requires an action” pop-up is a phishing popup powered by malicious adware infection that enters into the computer along with freeware. Commonly it comes bounded with free downloads of software, video, music and others. It can be very hard to get rid of “This Update requires an action” pop-up and it performs malicious tasks in a form of pop-up adware. Once infected, the computer would be flooded with annoying pop-up advertisements and spams. It Slows down the whole operating quality and the computer becomes vulnerable.

“This Update requires an action” pop-up is distributed as an unwanted app that has been installed out of approval. It causes changes and web traffics. This application take over most of the famous browsers, including Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. If you find it on your browser, you are advised to remove it as quickly as possible.

How to Remove “This Update requires an action” pop-up or related threats from Mac OS?

Step 1 – Disable or Remove suspicious extension related with “This Update requires an action” pop-up or similar threats.



– Choose Safari > Preferences

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– On the ‘Extensions’ tab, find out the extension related with adware or hijacker and click Uninstall or Disable


Mozilla Firefox:

– Click the settings button (three horizontal bars) in the top-right corner and then select ‘Add-ons’.


– Click “Extensions” tab under Add-on Manager page to view the extensions.
– Find the suspicious add-on you want to disable and click its “Disable” button.
– If you want to delete an extension entirely, click “Remove.”



– Click the setting button “” at the top right of the browser window, choose “More Tools” and choose “Extensions“.

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– Click the “trash can icon” button to remove extension related with “This Update requires an action” pop-up or similar threats

Step 2 – Uninstall suspicious App related with “This Update requires an action” pop-up or similar threats

– Open Finder at the Dock


– Select Applications and find out suspicious apps related with “This Update requires an action” pop-up , then right click on the app and click Move to Trash:


– Right click on Trash icon to select Empty Trash


Important Note – If the guide above does not help you remove “This Update requires an action” pop-up, or an unwanted extension, search engine and unwanted application, it might be caused by potential threats. We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner Antivirus to re-check your Mac and see if it will detect malicious programs or adware.

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a powerful and popular anti-virus and optimization app designed for Mac OS. It is developed to help Mac users clean, speed up and optimizing Mac machines. With the greats features such as App Uninstaller, Privacy Scanner, Antivirus and Disk Cleaner, you can keep your Mac away from virus and malware attack and avoid online spam and phishing websites and protect your privacy and files well. We recommend running a in-depth scan on your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

1. Click Download button here to download and install Combo Cleaner quickly:

(The below link will open the app’s official website to download Combo Cleaner. Please come back to this page after you download it)

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( To understand Combo Cleaner’s policies and practices, please review its EULA, and Privacy Policy. Learn more about Combo Cleaner and its key features. Combo Cleaner’s scanner is free. Once it detects a virus or malware, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the threat.)

(Tips – If there is another anti-malware software running on your Mac, It may block this Combo Cleaner download. In that situation, Please Turn Off that anti-malware software first and come back here to click the Combo Cleaner Download Button again. )

2. Once Combo Cleaner is installed, run a scan and see if it will detect files of “This Update requires an action” pop-up or potential threats for you.

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3. You can try the app Uninstaller if it some uninstall unwanted and suspicious apps cannot be uninstalled manually:

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4. And you can use Antivirus feature to scan your Mac and re-check if there is still any potential threats:

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