Do you find your Mac browser re-directing to Bing whenever you open Yahoo or Google search on Mac system? Well, the chances are that your system is being attacked by Bing Redirect Virus. Note that, Bing Redirect is not exactly a virus because it does not copy or replicate itself from one computer to another, shared storage or over the network. Rather, it is a kind of malware or simply an unwanted program on your Mac system. Experts call it a Browser Hijacker that alters your browser settings while changing the homepage as well as default search engine page. It can make such changes to Safari, Firefox, and Chrome as well.
After making such changes, it displays intrusive adverts while collecting some essential data from your browser; it can include your recently visited sites, web searches, and IP addresses as well. All this gives profit to hackers who have designed this malware.
How Bing Redirect enters your Mac System?
The chances are that you have recently downloaded a new app on your Mac System, and it was not supported by Mac App Store. During the installation process, you might have approved it manually by going to the system preferences. Reports reveal that Bing Redirects often bundles itself to some third-party applications and get automatically downloaded and installed with them. In order to avoid its attack, prefer to be careful while downloading new applications to your system. Also, experts advise not to download applications from websites that make use of proprietary download managers.
Well, if Bing Redirect is already in your Mac System and it is diverting your Safari to Bing every time; it is important to remove this virus as soon as possible.
How to Remove Bing Redirect from Safari?
If you want to remove Bing Redirect from Safari on your system, we advise you to follow these simple steps:
Step 1: First of all, launch Safari on your Mac System.
Step 2: Now go to the Safari menu on the Mac and move to the Preferences option.
Step 3: It is time to hit the Extension Tab.
Step 4: Check the list of Extension, here you will find one that is not installed by you, and it may look suspicious.
Step 5: Simply select that unknown Extension in the list and press Uninstall button.
Step 6: Now move to the General Tab on your Mac System.
Step 7: Simply alter the Homepage Address to the preferred homepage on Safari.
Step 8: Move to the Search tab on your Mac system and then select the search engine that you are interested in using.
Once you have completed all the above steps, Bing Redirect must have removed from your Mac System. In order to make sure that your system does not get affected by any other malware in the future, it is important to be careful while downloading apps online. Never ever click on any random pop-up window that appears on the system while doing a normal web search.