How to remove ExpandedQuest from Mac

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What is ExpandedQuest?

ExpandedQuest is a bogus software that can infiltrate your macOS device together with freeware programs (bundling method). Once installed, it corrupts settings of installed browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Since it is designed for advertising purposes it will display a bunch of different banners, coupons, pop-ups, and other commercial content. The ads will be extremely annoying – they will pop up suddenly, block the page content, and cause redirects to sponsored websites on a click. Also, it collects your personal information and then sends it to third parties. Therefore, we recommend you remove ExpandedQuest right away so do not waste your time – use our instructions below.

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Also, you can try to remove ExpandedQuest manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove ExpandedQuest from Mac

ExpandedQuest 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 ExpandedQuest or ExpandedQuest.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find ExpandedQuest 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 ExpandedQuest 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 ExpandedQuest 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.

Author: Ilias

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