How to remove Guj5.xyz redirect virus from macOS

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What is Guj5.xyz?

Guj5.xyz is a page that can take place of your default search engine, and that’s not good. Unfortunately, this activity indicates that your browser has been hijacked and now you won’t be able to manage it in full. In particular, you won’t be able to change your homepage while malware is installed on your Mac. This rogue app has been created in order to generate profit from sponsored content displayed to users. That is why you can expect to receive misleading search results and a huge amount of pop-up advertisements. The biggest danger is you might end up on malware-laden websites by accidentally clicking on the ad link provided by the hijacker. You can complete the Guj5.xyz removal process by using Norton Antivirus automated removal tool or using our manual instruction.

How Guj5.xyz gets on your Mac?

Usually, Guj5.xyz 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 Guj5.xyz, get installed on their Macs. Other ways for Guj5.xyz 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 Guj5.xyz took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove Guj5.xyz from your Mac.

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Also, you can try to remove Guj5.xyz manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Guj5.xyz from Mac

Guj5.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 Guj5.xyz or Guj5.xyz.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Guj5.xyz or Guj5.xyz Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Guj5.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 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 Guj5.xyz from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Guj5.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. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Guj5.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 Guj5.xyz 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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