How to get rid of Alphashoppers redirect (macOS guide)

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What is Alphashoppers?

Alphashoppers is a fake search engine that might be present on macOS devices. If you are experiencing such a problem in Safari, Google Chrome, or another browser then you got browser hijacker. It usually comes bundled with other free programs and can get installed on the targeted system as a browser extension or as a standalone application. Following infiltration, it changes browser’s settings so that every time the user searches in browser he or she will get redirected to https://www.alphashoppers.co/search/search.html?partid. Alphashoppers seeks to redirect the user to partner domains by showing the list of search results filled with ad links and sponsored content. By so doing, developers can generate revenue from each user’s click on an affiliate link. Alphashoppers removal might depend on many different factors, but the easiest way to get rid of the browser hijacker is to use a proper anti-malware program like Norton Antivirus. A manual removal guide is only recommended for experienced users.

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Also, you can try to remove Alphashoppers manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Alphashoppers from Mac

Alphashoppers may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Alphashoppers or Alphashoppers.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Alphashoppers or Alphashoppers Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Alphashoppers from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove Alphashoppers from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Alphashoppers or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Alphashoppers or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Alphashoppers or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

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