DominantPartition is an annoying app that initially seems like useful software until you see your Mac bombarded with ads. The software isn’t necessarily dangerous to your Mac, but the ads that come with it potentially pose a risk to it. Ads by DominantPartition may lead to suspicious websites containing adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs.
DominantPartition is thought to enter your Mac computers by bundling with other programs that are downloaded from dubious sources. Computer users should always pay attention when installing new software because the software installer may include optional software. You can choose to opt for the custom installation option and deselect any optional software that is not familiar or you’re not interested in installing.
Once installed on your Mac, DominantPartition may alter settings on your web browser. It has been known to affect Chrome, Safari, Firefox and other well-known browsers. As a result, you may begin to see: highlighted messages, ad-supported searches, browser redirects, banner ads and pop-up boxes.
DominantPartition may collect your browsing data. Some of the browsing data that may be obtained include: what you type in your browser, where you click online, your recent searches, and your interactions with bookmarked sites on your browser.
The macOs may flag DominantPartition as a potential threat and pop up the alert message that reads:
“DominantPartition will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash.
This file was downloaded on an unknown date.
Report malware to Apple to protect other users.”
There have been several Mac threats that have triggered the same macOS alert message. Examples of adware or potentially unwanted programs that macOs pops up an alert message are ActivityInput, OperativeMachine, ProtocolStatus, CleanParameter, TrustedAnalog, SkilledObject, ElementaryTyped, ManagerAnalog, and StandardBoost, among others. Some of the apps may appear on the pop-up message with their app names misspelled like “ActivityInput” shows as “ActivityInputd” (notice the letter “d” at the end).
Although the aforementioned consequences of downloading DominantPartition are worrisome, the main risk associated with this nuisance of an app is actually related to the ads that it shows. These advertisements may eventually lead you to potentially harmful websites or apps.
If you are still having trouble, consider contacting remote technical support options.