How to remove DicroveryEngine 1.0

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What is DicroveryEngine 1.0?

If you suddenly noticed a magnifying glass icon called DicroveryEngine 1.0 in Applications, you have malware installed on your device. This app hijacks settings of Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla so that a user is forced to carry out all searches via a new custom search engine. Moreover, it reassigns all settings back if you want to change them manually. Removing manually DicroveryEngine 1.0 app by dragging it to the trash is not a solution, because the malware has the ability to reinstall itself. This app is designed for one thing only – boost advertising revenue by promoting 3-rd party products. It will fill your system with a huge amount of diverse advertising (pop-ups, video/audio ads, coupons, best deals, etc.) as well as constant redirects to affiliate websites. Such behavior not only slows down the browser you use but also puts your system at risk as there is no guarantee that all links provided by this PUP are safe. The only way to get rid of this is to completely remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 from your device.

Delete DicroveryEngine 1.0 virus from Mac


How to remove DicroveryEngine 1.0?

  1. Remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 automatically
  2. Uninstall DicroveryEngine 1.0 from the Appications
  3. Remove rogue software from Profiles
  4. Delete malcious elements using Terminal
  5. Remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 From Browsers

Automatic removal of DicroveryEngine 1.0


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Steps of DicroveryEngine 1.0 manual removal

Remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 from Applications

As it was stated before, more likely that malware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of DicroveryEngine 1.0 you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Try to find applications related to DicroveryEngine 1.0 (for example: some applications that you never installed yourself). Select them, right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

DicroveryEngine 1.0

Remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete DicroveryEngine 1.0 or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete DicroveryEngine 1.0 or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove DicroveryEngine 1.0 from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete DicroveryEngine 1.0 or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting DicroveryEngine 1.0.
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We also recommend to download and use Combo Cleaner Antivirus to scan the system after DicroveryEngine 1.0 removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among the system that can recover DicroveryEngine 1.0.

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