ActiveProgram is a potentially unwanted program that has adware and hijacking capabilities. It could be considered malicious as it does not only generate commercial content, and hijack the browser, it can also automatically install other PUPs and malware without the users’ knowledge.
Mac adware is much more aggressive than adware developed for Windows machines. It can evade Apple’s security system and infiltrate the device undetected. It also uses various evasion techniques to make it more difficult to eliminate. There is no doubt that such an infection can cause quite a bit of damage for everyday users.