What is Ecosia (Mac)?

Ecosia offered as a legal search engine with modern design and functionality. Moreover, developers claim that the profit they make from searches will be used to plant trees where users are needed most. Despite all these facts, Ecosia can be very annoyed, because it replaces a default search engine on Mac browsers and starts to show not relevant results in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Also, Ecosia developers can collect a user’s personal data, such as IP address, visited sites, etc. All these data may be shared with Ecosia affiliates and all these facts are confirmed in Privacy Policy. Our opinion, that it is better to remove Ecosia from your Mac and plant trees by yourself.
Ecosia (Mac)

How Ecosia gets on your Mac?

Ecosia has own Chrome Extension, Mobile App and the site: https://ecosia.org/. All these sources offer to install Ecosia Search Engine on your Mac/Macbook, but we recommend to ignore such offers or read Terms of Use or Privacy Policy for avoiding infiltration of your Mac by Potentially Unwanted Software, such Ecosia. Also, we argue to not allow notifications from unknown sites and check installation processes of every new program. If you already have Ecosia search engine on your browser, please read our article below, helping to remove Ecosia from your MacOS completely.

How to remove Ecosia from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Ecosia remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products capable to remove Ecosia. Please, use them to get rid of all files, folders and registry keys related to Ecosia.

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MacOS versions

Or uninstall Ecosia manually.

Step 1: Remove Ecosia from Mac

Ecosia 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 Ecosia or Ecosia app.

Mac OSX:

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


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

Remove following registry entries:

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One comment

  1. Bitte, wie kann ich EULA Suchmaschine vom Mac entfernen. ?

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