How to remove lpxsx.xyz redirect virus from macOS

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What is lpxsx.xyz?

lpxsx.xyz is a potentially unwanted application that attacks Mac computers and hijacks browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. This intruder travels in software bundle packages where it is usually installed as an optional offer. Once lpxsx.xyz virus reaches target browsers, it sets the homepage, the new tab, the default search provider to http://lpxsx.xyz/, which cannot be changed unless the PUP is terminated. The main purpose of this PUP is to promote affiliate content, so to do that and to boost up the web traffic to 3rd-party websites, it pretends to be a search engine. Besides, it might cause other suspicious activities such as annoying ads, constant redirects to affiliate sources, and non-personal data tracking. Such activities may lead you to questionable websites that are strongly recommended not to be visited. Therefore, you should immediately think of lpxsx.xyz removal. If you are a less-skilled computer user, you should definitely choose to remove lpxsx.xyz with antimalware program instead of manual elimination.

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

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

lpxsx.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 lpxsx.xyz or lpxsx.xyz.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall lpxsx.xyz or lpxsx.xyz Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application lpxsx.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 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: Get rid of lpxsx.xyz using Terminal (only for Google Chrome)

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy and paste the following entries one by one each time by pressing “ENTER”:

    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
    defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
    defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName

  3. Relaunch Chrome

Step 4: Delete lpxsx.xyz from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find lpxsx.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. Click the Chrome menu (3-dots icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find lpxsx.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 lpxsx.xyz or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 5: 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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