What is Finder.cox.net (Mac)?

If you find that the settings in Safari and other browsers have been changed and http://finder.cox.net/main? is set as the default homepage, it means that your Mac is infected with Finder.cox.net. Finder.cox.net is a browser hijacker from among malware. It may seem that this search engine has useful buttons and links to popular news sites, mailboxes and much more, but the thief carries a significant threat to your personal data. It analyzes and collects your private information, such as passwords from accounts or credit card details, then forwards it to third parties for unknown purposes. We recommend that you get rid of this annoying hijacker right now.

Finder.cox.net (Mac)

How Finder.cox.net gets on your Mac?

Finder.cox.net is the potentially unwanted program. Finder.cox.net penetrates into the Mac without the user’s consent, as a rule, bundled with free downloads. It hides in web downloaders and installers of free software. Users rarely pay attention to the installation process, this is the main reason for the penetration of such malicious programs and extensions. You need to be more considerate and pay attention. Do not install unknown or suspicious programs and no need to trust programs from unknown publishers. Always follow the installation process and don’t rush to click “Next” button. If your Mac is already infected, you can use our instructions listed below to get rid of Finder.cox.net.

How to remove Finder.cox.net from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Finder.cox.net remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have Finder.cox.net in their database. You can try to use them for removing Finder.cox.net.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Finder.cox.net from Mac and Safari.


Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds Finder.cox.net and can clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MacClean for Mac


Or uninstall Finder.cox.net manually.

Step 1: Remove Finder.cox.net from Mac

Finder.cox.net 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 Finder.cox.net or Finder.cox.net 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.

After that remove Finder.cox.net from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Finder.cox.net from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Finder.cox.net.
  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 Finder.cox.net.
  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 Finder.cox.net.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Finder.cox.net:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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