What is PlatformDeploy?

PlatformDeploy is a malicious browser application that forcibly and hiddenly tries to replace your default search engine such as Google by search.rktz9.com. Moreover, it locks all main browser settings from changing. Removing manually PlatformDeploy by dragging it to the trash is usually ineffectively because the malware has the ability to reinstall itself again and again. It will fill your browser with a huge amount of diverse advertising (pop-ups, video/audio ads, coupons, best deals, etc.). Such behavior slows down the browser you use but also puts your system at risk as there is no guarantee that all links provided by this virus are safe. The only way to get rid of this is to completely remove PlatformDeploy from your browser and system registry.

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Also, you can try to remove PlatformDeploy manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove PlatformDeploy from Mac

PlatformDeploy 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 PlatformDeploy or PlatformDeploy.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Safari:

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