How to remove

What is is a pseudo search engine distributed through several freeware installers, for example, through File Compressor Pro. It is identified as a browser hijacker by many computer-related blogs and anti-virus programs. The peculiarity of is that it attacks only Mac computers and their associated browsers – Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. is pretty similar according to its design to other bogus search engines belonging to the same family, such as,, and When you install File Compressor Pro software for Mac you will be warned by the installer that it additionally suggests you set as your default home page and search engine. Unfortunately, many people fail to notice this important fact and agree with all the installation options. As a result, the browsers get brutally hijacked and people are not able to obtain the relevant information on the web.

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File Compressor Pro installer identifies as a great search engine supposedly able to essentially improve your browsing experience. However, these are absolutely deceptive statements. You will not be able to obtain any relevant search results that would coincide with your search queries. Instead, the home page and the page for search results will be loaded with absolutely irrelevant advertisement banners, sponsored links and other forms of promoted content.

When you start looking for the information through, the search results most likely will be delivered through Bing or Yahoo search. However, this fact does not mean that these two genuine search providers are associated with The developers of the hijacker illegally use the information from these search engines and additionally mix it with some other promoted content. This way they obtain their revenue by placing advertisement banners and sponsored links on top of the search results. Unfortunately, because of that people are just wasting time finding the right data that would match their search queries.

Is it good to tolerate

Some people who notice attack their Macs or computers do not hurry up to remove it right away. Probably they are busy doing some other more important things than fixing their browsers. However, is detected as malicious by several reputable security programs. For example, Avast identifies it as MacOS:Genieo-ED , whereas BitDefender and Emsisoft report it as Gen:Variant.Application.MAC.Genieo.1. This detection definitely means that there is something extremely malicious in, so you’d rather treat your Mac properly and immediately get rid of the aforesaid hijacker. represents danger for the integrity of your personal data. The hijacker is involved in actively spying over your browsing activities. This means that it tracks all the information you submit online through its search box. It analyzes your search queries, your browsing habits, the websites you visit and your geographic locations. It collects this data for covetous purposes. The information may be either illegally used for personal malicious activities or even sold to third parties. It may eventually reach online criminals who will illegally manipulate this private and strictly confidential information. Of course, there are many other valid reasons why you should delete without a doubt.

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How to get rid of

The hijacker injects itself through interfering into the browser settings. During the installation of the freeware bundled with, the unauthorized browser amendments take place. Now you need to access your browser settings and fix these issues. Inspect the parameters responsible for your default home page and search engine. Once you identify, change these settings back to or other decent start page or search provider.

Regretfully, some malicious components of the hijacker may still remain within your Mac or computer even after you attempt to manually delete For example, there could be some profiles active in your system that still open page whenever you start either of your browsers. This is why we do recommend that you perform additional scanning of your computer with either Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool that will identify other problems and will professionally revert the browser settings back to the parameters that were defined personally by you.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the program.
  7. Select or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

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  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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