How to remove Bmps.xyz redirect from Mac

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What is Bmps.xyz?

Bmps.xyz is classified as a browser hijacker that applies its own search engine to web-browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Initially, it does not look suspicious at all. However, you should know that the hijacker shows irrelevant search results flooded with sponsored links at the top. Also, it continuously monitors users’ browsing activity and collects information about visited websites, downloads, bookmarks, search queries, etc. This information is used for targeted advertising in order to provide users with “lucrative” ads. You should avoid these offers, just one careless click is enough to find yourself on a malicious site. To conclude, we do strongly recommend to remove Bmps.xyz hijacker in order to avoid undesirable consequences. You can either uninstall it as per instructions below or use Combo Cleaner anti-malware.

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Also, you can try to remove Bmps.xyz manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Bmps.xyz from Mac

Bmps.xyz 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 Bmps.xyz or Bmps.xyz.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Bmps.xyz or Bmps.xyz Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Bmps.xyz 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 malicious entries from Profiles (Mac)

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

mac profiles

Step 3: Get rid of Bmps.xyz using Terminal (only for Google Chrome)

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy and paste the following entries one by one each time by pressing “ENTER”:

    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
    defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName

  3. Relaunch Chrome

Step 4: Delete Bmps.xyz from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Bmps.xyz 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. Click the Chrome menu (3-dots icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Bmps.xyz 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 Bmps.xyz or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 5: 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.

Author: Ilias

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