What is Booking.com virus?

Booking.com is a legal site, which offers useful services for renting hotels, cars etc. But some developers create special software, which can redirect users to Booking.com and others commercial sites without user permission. In our case, Booking.com virus is an adware software, which creates a shortcut on the Dock on user’s Mac/MacBook. When you click on this shortcut – it redirects your Internet Browser: Chrome, Safari or Firefox to https://booking.com. Sometimes such software can hold browser settings and users can’t change a homepage. Also it is very likely, that such programs track the user’s internet activity and personal data. So if you found fake Booking.com app among installed applications, we recommend you remove Booking.com virus from your Mac immediately.

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How Booking.com virus gets on your Mac?

Booking.com virus browser hijacker might get installed through fake Adobe Flash Update program: many freeware installers will try to install additional PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), including a Booking.com virus, in addition to the program they were supposed to install. In that case, users should decline installation of extra programs if they are careful to read through everything on the installation screens and uncheck any checkboxes with captions like “install also…”. You may use our instructions to remove Booking.com virus from your MacOS.

How to remove Booking.com virus from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Booking.com virus remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

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Or uninstall Booking.com virus manually.

Step 1: Remove Booking.com virus from Mac

Booking.com virus 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 Booking.com virus or Booking.com virus app.

Mac OSX:

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Booking.com virus from your browser.

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 Booking.com virus from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Booking.com virus 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 Booking.com virus 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 Booking.com virus 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.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Booking.com virus:

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