What is Linkey Search (Mac)?

Linkey Search is a malicious search system, which can offer own services for browsing on popular Internet browsers and also implements these services without users permission. That’s why Linkey Search can be classified as a browser hijacker. In fact, hijackers can send injections with sponsored content and advertisement to every victim through an infected Mac or MacBook: Ads by Linkey. Also, Linkey Search can redirect every new tab to sites with adult and commercial content, and log a user personal data, including IP, name, country, etc. So, we think you have real reasons for removing Linkey Search from Safari.

Linkey Search Safari

How Linkey Search gets on your Mac?

Usually, Linkey Search can be implemented on Mac in several ways. For example, the user can install it directly from the official site. Also, it comes bundled with free software. Unfortunately, the main reason for the penetration of this program is the user’s inattention. The user should carefully check the progress of installing certain programs, also try to pay attention to all content that is built into the installers or web clients of third-party sites. Use only proven sites and official App Store. In general, the reasons for the penetration may be varied, but there is only one way out – you need to get rid of Linkey Search right now using our instructions and recommendations.

How to remove Linkey Search from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Linkey Search remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have Linkey Search in their database. You can try to use them for removing Linkey Search.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Linkey Search from Mac and Safari.


Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds Linkey Search and can clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MacClean for Mac


Or uninstall Linkey Search manually.

Step 1: Remove Linkey Search from Mac

Linkey Search may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Linkey Search Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Linkey Search from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Linkey Search from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Linkey Search.
  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 Linkey Search.
  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 Linkey Search.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Linkey Search:

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Information provided by: Tim Kas

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