What is MixBuilder

MixBuilder is potentially unwanted application (PUA), that comes in form of extension for Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers on Mac systems. App is classified as adware, because it displays pop-up ads and unwanted advertisements, that does not belong to the sites you are browsing. Such MixBuilder advertisements may look differently: boxes with coupons, underlined words (in-text ads), pop-up ads or banners. Also, MixBuilder can modify search engine and homepage settings, which can result in search redirects to doubtful websites. As add-on, MixBuilder gets permissions to access your browser history and, what is more dangerous, sensitive information from webpages including passwords, phone numbers and credit cards. This data can be used with bad intentions, and to avoid much more serious problems we advise you to remove MixBuilder as soon as possible. Following tutorial will assist you in this.

mixbuilder 1.0 extension

How MixBuilder infected your Mac

Adware applications like MixBuilder can infiltrate Mac via deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads. It can be installed occasionally, after clicking on some random malicious link on phishing pages. As one of the signs of infection with MixBuilder you may see window with following text:

Software Update. Update Required. A new version of Flash Player is now available. By clicking "OK" you agree to install MixBuilder and to its privacy policy and license agreement. you may remove MixBuilder at any time from the applications folder.

To protect your Mac and prevent infection with such threats, we recommend you to use effective anti-malware protection. ComboCleaner can detect and remove numerous adware, hijacker, spyware and other wide-spread infections. BitDefender is one of the best solutions for Mac security. You can find download link for BitDefender Antivirus in the bottom of this tutorial.

Download MixBuilder Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove MixBuilder completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of MixBuilder and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser. Trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMacX

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

Remove MixBuilder manually for free

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

Remove MixBuilder from Applications

Remove MixBuilder from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall MixBuilder

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

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

Remove MixBuilder add-on from your browsers

Removing MixBuilder 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 MixBuilder 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 MixBuilder 1.0 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 MixBuilder 1.0 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 MixBuilder 1.0 extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish MixBuilder 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 MixBuilder


~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.HermesLookupDaemon.plist
~/Library/Application Support/com.HermesLookupDaemon/HermesLookup
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.HermesLookup.plist
~/Library/Application Support/com.HermesLookup/HermesLookup

How to protect Mac OSX from adware like MixBuilder

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