Remove from Macbook

Well, I got many pop ups from websites related to this Has anyone done with it before? It is on Safari of my MacBook! I am the new user using Mac OS X device, so I don’t know how to get rid of it. I did have antivirus program, but just now I found it actually cannot help me. Many people on Facebook said it needs to be removed manually, but I am not Mac savvy, so how to start with it? I hope you guys could assist me in removing it.

Brief Introduction of Hijacker is not a reliable website but instead a malicious browser hijacker. Now more and more Mac computer users get this infection on their Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox and so on. In fact, this redirect infection can sneak into both windows computer and Mac computer and is compatible well with any browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. This popup infection usually will bring many changes into MacBook. It will totally modify the default settings of web browser like Safari, and then the homepage will be changed from your favorite homepage like Google to its own website. What’s more, hijacker will display endless popups and ads no matter what you browse on the Internet, and redirects you to strange and unwanted webpage where it may ask you to update or download unwanted programs or invites you to click on something attractive etc.. And this redirect pop up usually displays those ads related to online products that you usually like to view. You’re suggested not to click or open anything from this fake search website, as it will put unwanted malicious programs, adware, malware or virus onto your MacBook.

On MacBook, redirect infection can do bad things to background system. This browser hijacker will bring other infections to mess up MacBook system by displaying virus-infected pop ups. Cyber criminals can insert virus-infected things into those pop ups. While you’re clicking on popups, the malware or virus will get installed into your MacBook without your approval. So with coming of this browser hijacker, there will be more other malware or virus infection getting into the Mac OS X. This browser pop up even can spy on your online history and trace your online activities. If you input some important information into webpage, it will soon take it down and transfer to remote hackers. So your personal data like users name and password, credit card or banking account details, company business confidential and so on will be in a high risk to be used illegally by cyber criminals for illegal marketing profits. In a word, to avoid damages and troubles, you should remove it as soon as possible.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to get rid of this browser virus from Apple computer or Windows computer, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Potential Dangers Caused By A Browser Hijacker:

It has the ability to mess up your browser setting totally once your Mac computer is infected.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your Mac computer to perform bad activities on your system without your permission.
It is capable of degrading your system performance severely.
It may distribute lots of unwanted and unsafe pop-ups, ads, and coupons to chock up your CPU.

How To Remove from Macbook by Manual?

Since this browser hijacker can block your antivirus programs to stop them from running even lock your PC entirely, under such circumstance, manual removal is required to handle with the virus. This manual removal guide is for advanced computer users to follow. If you are not 100% confident of what you will have to do, it’s suggested to get help from experts.

Note: Please do a system backup before you start to delete manually.

Section 1: Due to Hijacker blocked your browser completely, so it is impossible for you to exit out this page. If your Safari browser is hijacked by any adware,  you can click the Search button in the top right corner like the picture shows. And the type in: Safari and hit Enter key to reopen a browser without virus page first.

Removal guide on Safari

Section 2: Step 1: Click on Safari in the menu bar of your Safari browser and go to “Preferences…”.


Step 2: Go to the Extensions tab and click on “Uninstall” in the extension listing.


Step 3: Click on “Uninstall” to confirm the process.

Step 4: Next, select “Preferences“, go to the “General” tab and change the “Default Search Engine” to Google. Then, in the “General” tab, find the “Home Page” and change it to “”.

Section 3: If your Chrome browser was hijacked by this adware infection, you can follow removal steps below to get it off your MacBook pro.

Step 1: Click on the three horizontal lines icon in the upper right-hand corner of your Chrome Browser and go to “Settings”.

Step 2: In the setting page, click on “Extensions”.

Step 3: From the list of Extensions, find the name of the extension and click on the trashcan icon to the right of “Enabled”.

Close your hijacked browser after you finish each section and reopen it. Then you can run your security programs to check your MacBook pro and make sure it is free of this browser infection.

Note: If the virus’s page still appears, please try to reset your browser. Once you gain access on your browser, please contact YooCare experts online for a complete removal.

In conclusion: infection changes homepage and search engine, modifies Internet settings even DNS to block you accessing the Internet and browsing your favorite webpage, redirects you malicious websites and displays endless popups to interrupt your online activities. This browser hijacker brings other infections like adware, malware, worm and virus to further worsen MacBook Pro.  MacBook may get stuck when you’re browsing webpage or opening many tabs at the same time. This popup thing can also pilfer user’s important data like banking account, credit card and password. It’s not only a threat to Mac computer security but also to personal data safety. Therefore, you’re strongly suggested to remove it soon.

Suggestion: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer/Mac immediately. If you are not sure how to get rid of this virus, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.

Published by on September 28, 2015 5:34 am, last updated on November 24, 2015 9:43 am

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