How to remove Go.searchgenieo.com from Mac

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What is Go.searchgenieo.com?

Go.searchgenieo.com is another browser hijacker which is promoted as an ordinary search tool. Even though it may seem to you like a legitimate search engine, soon you can start noticing redirects to commercial websites and intrusive pop-up ads. You will definitely dislike hijackers’ tendency to display banners and ads in places they shouldn’t be. Mind you, this hijacker can also inject ads into search results clicking on which you can end up on sponsored pages. Such redirects help owners of the domain generate pay-per-click revenue and expose users to various cyber threats. Another unpleasant feature of this hijacker is data tracking. Go.searchgenieo.com virus starts spying on your browser’s activity right after it is let into the system. In the future, it might result in serious privacy issues. You may follow this guide to get rid of browser hijacker and remove Go.searchgenieo.com from Mac devices.

How Go.searchgenieo.com gets on your Mac?

Usually, Go.searchgenieo.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 Document Converter, get installed on their Macs. Other ways for Go.searchgenieo.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 Go.searchgenieo.com took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove Go.searchgenieo.com from your Mac.

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Also, you can try to remove Go.searchgenieo.com manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Go.searchgenieo.com from Mac

Go.searchgenieo.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 Go.searchgenieo.com or Go.searchgenieo.com.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Safari:

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