How to remove Search.chill-tab.com (Mac)

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What is Search.chill-tab.com

Search.chill-tab.com or Chill-tab.com is search engine, that installs along with Chill-Tab adware extension. It overrides settings in Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox on MacOS and can be classified as hijacker. Search queries typed in search box are redirected to search.yahoo.com. This malware originates in Israel, but spreads all over the world, and homepage is translated to several languages. Search.chill-tab.com can collect private information, like search history, browser history, cookies and use this information to display ads, pop-ups and banners on shopping websites. Follow this guide to remove Search.chill-tab.com from browsers and restore you search and homepage settings.

search.chill-tab.com pop-up

How Search.chill-tab.com infected your Mac

Chill-Tab can be installed in a bundle with free programs for Mac. After this it will display message in browser and offer to install browser extension “Chill-Tab”. Once user grants this add-on access to browser settings, it will replace default settings of search engine and homepage with Search.chill-tab.com. Use CleanMyMac to remove Search.chill-tab.com and clean up extensions and residual files of this hijacker.

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Download Combo Cleaner

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

Remove Search.chill-tab.com manually for free

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

Remove Search.chill-tab.com from Applications

Remove Search.chill-tab.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Search.chill-tab.com

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

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Chill-Tab from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Search.chill-tab.com.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove Search.chill-tab.com add-on from your browsers

Removing Search.chill-tab.com from Applications often does not bring 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 Search.chill-tab.com 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 Chill-Tab 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 Chill-Tab 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 Chill-Tab extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Search.chill-tab.com removal reset your browser settings to make sure, there is 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 Search.chill-tab.com


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.habdalah.lp.plist
~/Library/habdalah.lp/habdalah.lp.app/Contents/MacOS/habdalah.lp
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.manucodiata.plist
~/Library/manucodiata/manucodiata
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.skewings-pappiform.plist
~/Library/lakist_graziery/DurlcLuf/vvLLCgwG/skewings-pappiform
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.tabefy.cc.plist
~/Library/tabefy.cc/tabefy.cc.app/Contents/MacOS/tabefy.cc
~/Library/LaunchAgents/macsearch.plist
~/Library/Application Support/Agent/macsearch

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