How to remove Srchpx.xyz from Mac

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What is Srchpx.xyz?

Srchpx.xyz is a fraudulent search engine used for lucrative purposes. Even though this might seem a regular search engine no different from other of the same, experts note that this is a browser hijacker that could compromise your privacy and system security. In most cases, the hijacker spreads with the help of bundling, together with free software. As soon as it comes through, settings of your browser, such as a new tab URL, homepage or primary search provider are changed. Browser hijacker starts tracking your browsing activity by collecting your search queries, frequently viewed pages, browsing history, and similar data to pass them on to third parties. That significantly slows down your browser, forcing sites to load much more slowly. Thanks to the data obtained, the virus is trying to lure users to sponsor sites by displaying ads according to their interests. In other words, it fulfills them with sponsored ads to bring more traffic to the partner websites. It means that all your search results will be biased. Therefore, we recommend you to remove Srchpx.xyz from your Mac. The best way to do this is to use Norton Antivirus that can eliminate malware without your participation. Experienced users can use our manual guide given below in this article.

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

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

Srchpx.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 Srchpx.xyz or Srchpx.xyz.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Safari:

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