How to remove Home.searchpulse.net (Mac)

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What is Home.searchpulse.net

Home.searchpulse.net or Search.searchpulse.net is bogus third-party search engine, that installs in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Web application Search Pulse and company with the same name originated from Israel. Hijacker replaces homepage, default search engine and new tab settings in your browsers. Searches from Home.searchpulse.net can be redirected to Yahoo, Bing or Google. Malefactors gain advertising revenue from traffic driven to any of this search engine. However, along with redirection, Home.searchpulse.net can collect browser data and search history from users and share it with advertisers. This add-on is considered to be dangerous for your Mac security and privacy. Use the guide below to remove Home.searchpulse.net, Search Pulse extension and reset browser settings.

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How Home.searchpulse.net infected your Mac

Home.searchpulse.net is distributed via browser extension Search Pulse (1.0) on website searchpulse.net. But much more often this add-on is bundled with small freeware utilities, that users download to perform this or that task. It can be program of any type: media player or converter, PDF reader or converter, ISO burning software, torrent or web downloader. Search Pulse can be bundled with installer of any of such programs. As most users do not pay attention to installation offers and text, as well as license agreements, adware and hijackers easily infiltrate Mac computers and start their malicious activities. Standard antivirus protection is often useless in such case, because applications like Search Pulse, are not considered to be viruses. Use anti-malware programs instead, for example, BitDefender for Mac or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.

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Download Home.searchpulse.net Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

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

Remove Home.searchpulse.net manually for free

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

Remove Home.searchpulse.net from Applications

Remove Home.searchpulse.net from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Home.searchpulse.net

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

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

Remove Home.searchpulse.net add-on from your browsers

Removing Home.searchpulse.net from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Home.searchpulse.net 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 Search Pulse 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 Search Pulse 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 Search Pulse extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Home.searchpulse.net 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 Home.searchpulse.net


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.logicalsearch.plist
~/Library/LaunchAgents/pronto.notification.plist
~/Library/LaunchAgents/pronto.update.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/Searchpulse.safariextz

How to protect Mac OSX from adware like Home.searchpulse.net

bitdefender for mac Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time there was no need in antivirus products for Mac. But with 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 most advanced antivirus for Mac available – BitDefender Antivirus.

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