What is Spyder-finder.com?

Spyder-finder.com is a controversial search engine(browser hijacker), that can be installed on users Mac without any permissions. For a short time you’ll initially use this search engine without any troubles, but after time, you will face some troubles with Internet surfing: some search results may seem not relevant or out of date. Moreover, some users admit that Spyder-finder.com increases the number of advertisement in Safari, Chrome or Firefox. Sometimes, such search providers logs users personal data. So, all benefits of Spyder-finder.com are pale and less significant in comparison to malicious features. We recommend to remove Spyder-finder.com from Mac
Spyder-finder.com (Mac)

How Spyder-finder.com gets on your Mac?

Spyder-finder.com browser hijacker might get installed with other PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), in addition to other freeware programs. After installation, hijackers try to replace a default search engine and also to lock the browser settings. That’s why it’s easier to prevent Spyder-finder.com infiltration than to remove it. We recommend to avoid installation a software from unknown sources and always read a terms of use.

How to remove Spyder-finder.com from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Spyder-finder.com remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, only 2 products are capable to remove Spyder-finder.com. Please, use them to get rif of all files, folders and regkeys of Spyder-finder.com.

Recommended Solution:

CleanMyMac Antivirus for Mac – might be able to find Spyder-finder.com and clean up leftover items after removal.


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Or uninstall Spyder-finder.com manually.

Recommended Solution

For manually removing of Spyder-finder.com you should remove malicious profile(s) from System Preferences.

  • Run LaunchPad and choose System Preferences
  • Open System Preferences and find Profiles.
  • In the list of profiles on the left side choose AdminPrefs and press remove ‘-‘ button.
  • Malicious profile can be named slightly differently, so you can remove all existed profiles.
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    Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Spyder-finder.com from Mac

    Spyder-finder.com 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 Spyder-finder.com or Spyder-finder.com.app.

    Mac OSX:

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

    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 Spyder-finder.com from browsers


    1. Open Safari
    2. Click Safari menu.
    3. Choose Extensions.
    4. Find Spyder-finder.com 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 Spyder-finder.com 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 Spyder-finder.com 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.

    Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Spyder-finder.com:

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