How to remove Home.specialtab.com (Mac)

What is Home.specialtab.com?

Home.specialtab.com (SpecialTab) is a misleading search site that may appear in your browser without your agreement. The main culprit responsible for this is a browser hijacker. Browser hijacker is a sort of malware that is mostly used for link promotion. For example, it provides users with altered search results to make them visit certain websites. In response, owners of promoted sites pay money for each user who visited their site. While it’s not a real virus, the hijacker may put your system at risk by redirecting you to harmful websites as there is no guarantee that all links provided by this PUP are safe. Therefore, you’re advised to remove Search.roterismus.com from your computer. To do this, follow this step-by-step-guide.

Delete https://home.specialtab.com/ virus from Mac


How to remove Home.specialtab.com?

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

Automatic removal of Home.specialtab.com

Norton is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to malware. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate malware but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Steps of Home.specialtab.com manual removal

Remove Home.specialtab.com from Applications

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Home.specialtab.com 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 Home.specialtab.com (for example: some applications that you never installed yourself). Select them, right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove Home.specialtab.com from Profiles

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

Home.specialtab.com

Remove Home.specialtab.com 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 Home.specialtab.com 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 Home.specialtab.com from Safari

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

How to remove Home.specialtab.com from Google Chrome

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

How to remove Home.specialtab.com 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 Home.specialtab.com 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 Home.specialtab.com.
Download Norton
We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Home.specialtab.com removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among the system that can recover Home.specialtab.com.

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