How to remove InitDex.com from Macbook

What is Initdex.com?

Initdex.com is a deceptive search site that may come up on your browser out of the blue. And it’s not easy to get rid of, it returns and replaces your primary search provider again and again even after resetting or reinstalling the browser. While it looks like an ordinary search engine, that’s not it at all. The thing is that Initdex.com is used only for advertising purposes which means it generates altered search results to trick users into visiting commercial sites. This activity is really dangerous because you might land on the sites that contain other infections. So to make your system safe from the further infection you need to remove Initdex.com from Mac.

Initdex.com page


How to remove Initdex.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Initdex.com completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as Initdex.com files and registry entries.

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

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Steps of Initdex.com manual removal

Uninstall Initdex.com from the system

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

Remove Initdex.com from Applications

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Initdex.com right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove Initdex.com from Profiles

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

Initdex.com

Remove Initdex.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 Initdex.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 Initdex.com from Safari

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

How to remove Initdex.com from Google Chrome

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

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

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