How to remove Uspo.xyz from Mac

What is Uspo.xyz?

Malware may get installed on your Mac all of a sudden and replace your default search engine with Uspo.xyz page which looks like other popular ones like Google, Yahoo and so on. This is done to throw off the users and not cause any suspicion. In fact, its main aim is to promote questionable sites and spread other malware, for this, it adds the links to the shady sources to search results. The threat is twice dangerous first because it masquerades these links as the sites related to your query, and second because it also causes unpredictable redirections. To make your system safe from the further infection you need to remove Uspo.xyz from Mac.

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How to remove Uspo.xyz?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Uspo.xyz completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as Uspo.xyz 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 Uspo.xyz. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Uspo.xyz but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Steps of Uspo.xyz manual removal

Uninstall Uspo.xyz 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 Uspo.xyz you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

Remove Uspo.xyz from Applications

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

Remove Uspo.xyz from Profiles

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

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Remove Uspo.xyz 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 Uspo.xyz 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 Uspo.xyz from Safari

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

How to remove Uspo.xyz from Google Chrome

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

How to remove Uspo.xyz 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 Uspo.xyz 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 Uspo.xyz.
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We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Uspo.xyz 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 Uspo.xyz.

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