How to remove Lkysearchex from Mac

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What is Lkysearchex?

Lkysearchex21307-a.akamaihd.net redirect in your browser is the main sign of adware infiltration. As the name implies, adware is used for advertising purposes and link promotion. Once installed, it hijacks the browser’s settings to have the ability to redirect users to affiliate web sites as well as display pop-up ads in your browser. In addition to this, it can change the homepage, new tab page or default search engine of a browser and take measures to prevent users from changing those settings back. Therefore, if you find Lkysearchex installed on your Mac, you need to remove it immediately.

How Lkysearchex gets on your Mac?

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

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Also, you can try to remove Lkysearchex manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Lkysearchex from Mac

Lkysearchex 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 Lkysearchex or Lkysearchex.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Safari:

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