How to remove Search.cubokit.com (Mac)

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What is Search.cubokit.com?

Search.cubokit.com is unwanted search engine and browser hijacker. Search.cubokit.com mostly targets Mac computers and Safari browser, but may also infect Windows machines and Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. This website overrides default settings of homepage and search engine in Safari. It may also infect browsers shortcuts. Search queries of Search.cubokit.com are redirected to search.safefinder.com, which is well-known hijacker. Hijackers cannot harm your PC, but they collect browsing data, like history, search words, bookmarked pages and transfer this information to advertising companies. In this article, we prepared complete guide to remove Search.cubokit.com from Mac and Windows machines and reset Safari settings.

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How Search.cubokit.com gets on your PC?

Hijackers like Search.cubokit.com penetrate computers in a bundle with free programs. Free applications for Mac or Windows may seem legit, but can install additional components in browsers or system. It can be toolbars, shopping extensions, fake optimization programs etc. You can also use special programs like Bitdefender Antivirus, Norton or MacClean, that will help you protect your PC. If you have found Search.cubokit.com, use our instructions to remove it.

How to remove Search.cubokit.com from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Search.cubokit.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

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

 

Download MacClean for Mac

 

Or uninstall Search.cubokit.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.cubokit.com from Mac

Search.cubokit.com 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 {ApplicationName} or {ApplicationName} 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.

Step 2: Remove Search.cubokit.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search.cubokit.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search.cubokit.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Search.cubokit.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Search.cubokit.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Search.cubokit.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.cubokit.com from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find suspicious and unknown 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 Search.cubokit.com.
  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 Search.cubokit.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Search.cubokit.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: 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.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Search.cubokit.com:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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