What is is a browser hijacker affecting Mac devices that redirects your homepage to or upon opening your web browser. It is a website that may cause unwanted pop-ups to appear on your Mac. This can happen if your computer has been infected with adware or malware.

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How to remove virus manually

Get rid of infection completely, including all its fragments and hidden items. Follow the steps below:

1. Remove unknown Login or Startup Items

Check if there are any added unknown or suspicious login items or application that will run during startup that might cause the redirection.

  1. Go to > System Preferences > Users & Groups.

    Choose Users & Groups to remove adware

  2. Select your profile on the left side, then click the Login Items tab.

    Check if the highlighted user is you.

  3. Check if there are any recently added suspicious apps you are not familiar. Click the button to disable these apps during startup.

    Remove malicious login items.

  4. Restart your Mac for the changes to take effect.

2. Remove malicious profile configurations

Check if there are profile configurations recently added on your Mac that may affect how your mac and its installed apps work. It is not common to have a profile unless you create a personalized configuration for your mac computer. Malicious profiles are usually bundled from third party apps.

  1. Go to > System Preferences > Profiles.
    You can skip this solution if there is NO Profiles in System Preferences. It means there is no installed or created Profile Configuration on your Mac.

    Open Profile Settings to remove malicious profiles

  2. Check and choose any profile that you did not set up. Select the profile, then click the button to remove it.

    Removing malicious Profiles

3. Remove suspicious extensions on web browsers

Remove installed browser extensions that might cause the redirection:

  1. Remove browser extensions you did not install.
    Remove extensions in Safari
    Remove extensions in Chrome
  2. After removing extensions, set your prefered browser homepage.

4. Fix website redirection settings on web browsers

Revert back any changes done whenever you search online.

Fix website redirection in Safari
Fix website redirection in Chrome

5. Remove potentially unwanted applications

There might be some unknown applications installed by these browser hijackers without your permission. Follow these instructions to remove them:

  1. Go to Finder > Go > Applications.
  2. Check for any recently added unfamiliar applications, then drag them to the Trash.
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