Get rid of Hijacker (Mac OS X)

Facing as the new default search engine simply implies that your web browser is being hijacked. This malware have to be removed immediately otherwise, this can further damage your Macintosh computer and may compromise even your privacy.

Threat Summary
Brief Description:Adware are unwanted programs that can pose serious threats on the computer.
Website Status:Check Security Status of


One of the most increasing and annoying adware is browser hijacker like It is an unknown search engine that able to change the homepage or search settings of Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. is contained in some adware that spreads over the Internet. Some of its functions can do browser modifications like creating shortcuts on your toolbar, add links, and redirect search results. However, its main concern is to set as the default home page on your browser.

In general, is an adware that displays advertisements when you use the search function. This adware is typically bundled to free programs such as free tools, games, updates, and download manager. Without your knowledge, any of these applications may secretly install
Once running on Mac OS X system, your browser may get flooded with pop-up ads.

Endorsements containing materials that you might find inappropriate and invaluable shows up each time you are surfing the net. Purpose of putting on your browser is to earn money through ads and other promotional schemes.

Adware risks always exist these days. It can cause harm to your computer and diminish system performance if not deleted at once. Some browser hijacker can be taken out easily. However, it is not always the case, other variants can be too complicated to eliminate. For a complete guide, please browse the section on this page where we have complete tutorials to remove effectively.

Procedures to Remove

Removal steps on this page will help you get rid of the threat effectively using tools and virus scanners. Please make sure that you will carry out the guide in exact order.

Remove from Safari browser

1. Open Safari browser.

2. Go to Safari menu.

3. Choose "Preferences".

Safari Menu

4. This will open the Safari settings dialog box.

5. Please select "Extensions" tab to see list of installed extensions.

6. Select from the list. If not found, it may be hiding under a different name. Look for unknown or suspicious item.

7. Turn off the extension by removing the Check Mark on the box beside "Enable extension". You can also Uninstall the extension if you need to permanently remove it from the computer.

8. Please close Safari browser at the moment and proceed to the next procedure.

Manually delete all files dropped by the adware

1. Navigate the Apple Menu bar and click on "Go". Then, select "Go to Folder".

Go to Folder

2. Copy and paste, or type the following line in the field and press Enter on your keyboard:


3. LaunchAgents folder should open at this point. Look for items with the following file name:

  • .com.
  • .com.SoftwareUpdater.agent.plist

4. Move each file to the Trash. This action may require administrator privilege. If you are not logged in as administrator, you need to provide required password.

5. Go to a different folder again using procedure from Step 1 and copy and paste or type the following line:


6. Do the same process as in Step 3 and move each file to the Trash.

7. Next, we need to look at Application Support folder. Using the same method as above. Go to this location:

~/Library/Application Support

8. Find the same files as in Step 3 and drag them to the Trash.

9. Go back to Apple Menu and then select Applications from the drop-down list.

Go to Apps

10. Delete the following folders just in case they do exist.


Note: Malware may use alternative names instead of to mislead security programs as well as users. If in case the above list is not present, please look for unfamiliar or suspicious items containing the same extension as update.plist, ltvbit.plist, and download.plist.

Scan with MBAM to easily get rid of

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac from the link below.

MBAM for Mac

2. Drag the downloaded file MBAM-Mac-[version].dmg to Applications folder.

3. Under Applications folder, right-click on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and select "Open" from the given choices.

4. After opening the tool, click on the "Scan" button to start checking the computer for presence of and other malware.


5. When scanning is done, the tool will display all identified threats. Be sure to select malicious items.

6. Click on "Remove Selected Items" to delete the threats.

Scan Result

We hope that the procedures and removal tool on this page was able to help you in removing Your computer should now be malware free.

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