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Learn how to get rid of Bing Redirect Search Engine virus on your Mac to prevent hackers stealing your private data or information.

What is Bing Redirect?

Bing Redirect is not technically a virus. However, it has been misused by browser hijackers in trying to reroute your search to a specific site and fill its search results with sponsored content. It redirects the home page of the browsers installed on your Mac to search.bing.com.

It also displays annoying advertisements and collects information such as your IP address, web searches, and sites visited.

How do I fix it?

Check browser default Search Engine

Verify if the default search engine of your web browser is the one you always use.

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Check Login Items for any malicious entry

Check what applications may cause Bing Redirect to hijack the search engine your Mac.

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

    Choose Users & Groups

  2. Click Login Items.

    Make sure your username under Current User is highlighted.

    Check if the highlighted user is you.

  3. Select the recently added suspicious applications, and then click the (-) icon to disable the application.

    Remove malicious login items.

  4. Restart your Mac for changes to take effect.
Remove malicious extensions on your browsers

Get rid of extensions that may cause Bing Redirect to hijack the search engine your Mac.

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Remove malicious applications you do not use

Get rid of applications that may cause Bing Redirect to hijack the search engine on your Mac.

  1. Open Applications.
  2. Check for any recently-added suspicious applications, and then drag them to the Trash icon.

    Removing maliciious applications

Remove Bing Redirect with Antivirus One

It may take some time to go through every browser and settings mentioned in all the steps listed above.

Antivirus One can protect your Mac from all potential risks and attacks, so you can enjoy browsing online.

It also provides real-time scanning and eliminates browser hijackers before they even leave a trace.

Download from the App Store

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