What is GlobalDeploy

GlobalDeploy is classified as an unwanted program that sneaks into Mac without the consent of users. The way it operates is similar to the behavior of browser hijackers and adware. Users infected with such pieces of software tend to experience unwanted browser changes, such as the replacement of the default homepage and increased generation of ads. Many browser hijackers are unable to create their own results – instead, they redirect users through a chain of other dubious domains and eventually end up displaying results from legitimate engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing. This is usually done to generate illegal traffic and gain some revenue. The effects of GlobalDeploy have been observed either due to a suspicious browser extension or desktop application that could be running in the background mode. Having such software installed and working may also lead to various security risks, ranging from malware infection through promoted ads/pages or even surveillance of sensitive data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations). If you are struggling to get rid of the assigned changes on your own, you can follow our guide to do so fast and correctly. We will also give you some useful information on how to protect yourself against such threats in the future.

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How GlobalDeploy infected your computer

You should always be careful visiting suspicious pages and downloading free software from the web. Potentially unwanted software is mainly distributed via free program installers (quite often cracked or pirated), which may contain additional offers disguised as something “useful”. During installation, such offers get oftentimes skipped, allowing the installation of unwanted software like GlobalDeploy to happen without your consent. Many cybercriminals use the Pay-Per-Install (PPI) scheme, which brings money to the promoters once each successful installation occurs. This is why it is so important to look out for extra program offers and deselect their installation if that appears possible. It is also worth avoiding various ads and notifications that want you to download something. Beware of dubious and unverified pages, and also double-check the domains of websites you visit. Some cybercriminals disguise a fake website under similarly-named domains to make users believe it is the one they were intended to visit.

  1. Download GlobalDeploy Removal Tool
  2. Remove GlobalDeploy from Login Items
  3. Remove/Uninstall GlobalDeploy from Applications
  4. Remove GlobalDeploy from browsers
  5. Reset browser settings
  6. Remove GlobalDeploy files and folders
  7. Block GlobalDeploy ads and pop-ups
  8. How to protect from threats, like GlobalDeploy

Download GlobalDeploy Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove GlobalDeploy completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of GlobalDeploy and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove GlobalDeploy completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of GlobalDeploy and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove GlobalDeploy manually for free

Note: GlobalDeploy sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “GlobalDeploy” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: GlobalDeploy won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose GlobalDeploy in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full GlobalDeploy removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of GlobalDeploy installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove GlobalDeploy from Applications

Remove GlobalDeploy from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. GlobalDeploy might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall GlobalDeploy or GlobalDeploy Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag GlobalDeploy from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall GlobalDeploy

If you can’t uninstall GlobalDeploy using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of GlobalDeploy. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag GlobalDeploy from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with GlobalDeploy.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove GlobalDeploy add-on from your browsers

Removing GlobalDeploy from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the GlobalDeploy extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find GlobalDeploy extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find GlobalDeploy extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose GlobalDeploy extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish GlobalDeploy removal reset your browser settings to make sure, there are no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm.

Remove following files and folders of GlobalDeploy


~/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/Services/com.GlobalDeploy.service.app
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.GlobalDeploy.service.plist
/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/System/com.GlobalDeploy.system
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.GlobalDeploy.system.plist

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote GlobalDeploy

AdGuard is the best ad-blocker, internet filtering, and internet security application for macOS. It can cut out unwanted banners from site pages, block pop-ups, stop redirects, and prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous resources. Use it to stop ads promoting GlobalDeploy in browsers.

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Download AdGuard for Mac

How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like GlobalDeploy

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Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time, there was no need for antivirus products for Mac. But with the growing popularity of Mac computers and notebooks and evolving technology, viruses, trojans, adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other malware paved the way for Mac users. We recommend you to use one of the best anti-malware for Mac available – Malwarebytes for Mac.

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