How to uninstall (remove) Piolo.xyz

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What is Piolo.xyz?

Piolo.xyz is the browser hijacker that causes the search engine to get changed and numerous redirects to questionable sites. In most cases, users can’t figure out how this infection got onto their device and where those changes came from. The thing is browser hijacker penetrates unnoticed together with freeware users might download off of the Internet. Following this, it insists on using Piolo.xyz daily by forcibly altering the configuration of the browser. The real task of this browser hijacker is to generate revenue for its developers. Here is a scheme that turns every click on ads or visiting partner sites into a profit for developers (pay-per-click revenue). That’s why the search results provided by Piolo.xyz are not trustworthy at all and may lead you to ad sites. Moreover, as practice shows, sponsored websites can be far from safe. If you don’t want to put yourself at risk, we strongly recommend you to remove Piolo.xyz from your device. To do so, follow this step-by-step guide.

How Piolo.xyz gets on your Mac?

Usually, Piolo.xyz appears on users’ Macbooks after users get redirected to rogue sites claiming that an Adobe Flash Player update needs to be installed, and end up installing it. As a result, several pieces of adware, malware and potentially unwanted software, including Piolo.xyz, get installed on their Macs. Other ways for Piolo.xyz and other browser hijackers to end up on users’ machines are users installing free software and not opting out of extra programs that are also offered for installation, or users opening files downloaded from shady websites. If that had happened and Piolo.xyz took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove Piolo.xyz from your Mac.

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MacOS versions

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

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

Piolo.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 Piolo.xyz or Piolo.xyz.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Piolo.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. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Piolo.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 Piolo.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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