How to remove InnovativeShare from Mac

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What is InnovativeShare?

InnovativeShare is an annoying adware that comes bundled with free software without user consent. Recently, such PUPs like InnovativeShare are becoming more and more. A distinctive feature of this family is its constant icon – a magnifying glass on a green background. This type of malware affects only macOS devices, causing it to display advertisements and also redirect to partner sites. Also, this program can change your default search engine to provide inaccurate search results in order to make you visit certain websites. We recommend you to remove InnovativeShare, as you may be redirected to unsafe websites, that can affect your system and browser in a malicious way. To do this, follow our step-by-step guide.

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Also, you can try to remove InnovativeShare manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove InnovativeShare from Mac

InnovativeShare 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 InnovativeShare or InnovativeShare.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Safari:

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