How to remove Cocoshamen from macOS

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What is Search.cocoshamen.com?

Search.cocoshamen.com is a webpage that may take place of browser’s default search engine without the user’s agreement and participation. Even though it looks like usual search engine, you should know it’s just a ruse. Search.cocoshamen.com provides irrelevant search results, displays 3rd-party ads, as well as causes redirects to partner websites. The main reason why you are seeing Cocoshamen in your browser is malware. Malware like this usually crawls into the system along with freeware programs. After penetration, it starts corrupting browser and system configuration so the user is forced to carry out all searches via Cocoshamen. Below, you will find step-by-step guide that will help you remove Search.cocoshamen.com redirect virus from your macOS device.

How Search.cocoshamen.com gets on your Mac?

Usually, Search.cocoshamen.com appears on users’ Macbooks after users get redirected to rogue sites claiming that an Adobe Flash Player update needs to be installed, and end up installing it. As a result, several pieces of adware, malware and potentially unwanted software, including Search.cocoshamen.com, get installed on their Macs. Other ways for Search.cocoshamen.com and other browser hijackers to end up on users’ machines are users installing free software and not opting out of extra programs that are also offered for installation, or users opening files downloaded from shady websites. If that had happened and Search.cocoshamen.com took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove Search.cocoshamen.com from your Mac.

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Also, you can try to remove Search.cocoshamen.com manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Search.cocoshamen.com from Mac

Search.cocoshamen.com 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 Search.cocoshamen.com or Search.cocoshamen.com.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Search.cocoshamen.com or Search.cocoshamen.com Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Search.cocoshamen.com 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 Search.cocoshamen.com from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Search.cocoshamen.com 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 Search.cocoshamen.com 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 Search.cocoshamen.com 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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