“Cisco Anyconnect will damage your computer” is just another adware-related Mac pop-up. The threats behind these annoying pop-ups are adware, potentially unwanted programs (or PUPs), and browser hijackers. It causes computer behavioral patterns that the end-user may find troubling including, unwanted pop-up advertisements, redirects to unknown domains, andunsolicited browser settings modifications.
The creators of the PUP that causes the “Cisco Anyconnect will damage your computer” pop-up are in business to generate revenue via unsolicited advertisements. For this reason, the PUP that is at the root of the annoying “Cisco Anyconnect will damage your computer” pop-up is not considered as dangerous as other threats we usually discuss.
But just because the app falls short of the threat level traditionally ascribed to other malicious programs, it doesn’t mean that users have to sit idly by and deal with the associated performance and behavioral issues that come with it. Users are encouraged to remove the app associated with the “Cisco Anyconnect will damage your computer” pop-up. However, they should be careful not to accidentally remove any crucial MacOS or legitimate Cisco components that are critical to system performance.
The safest way to completely rid yourself of all elements related to the “Cisco Anyconnect will damage your computer” pop-up is to scan for and remove all files associated with adware, PUPs or browser hijackers by leveraging a reputable malware remediation program.