How to remove Search.cubokit.com (Mac)

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What is Search.cubokit.com

Search.cubokit.com is browser hijacker for Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers running on Mac. It actually looks very clean, with search box saying “Search the web” and search button. Search queries are redirected to search.yahoo.com affiliated with Safe Finder (famous hijacker). The problem is, that Search.cubokit.com overrides user-defined search and homepage settings without user permission and does not allow users to restore old settings. There is nowhere user can get acquainted with privacy policy and terms of use of this search engine. So information from browsers and search expressions user types on this website can be used for generating targeted advertising. Our advice is to remove Search.cubokit.com and restore browser settings. Here are step-by-step instructions.

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How Search.cubokit.com infected your Mac

Search.cubokit.com can act along with browser extension or application installed on Mac. However, sometimes virus installer just modifies browser settings allowing user to change it back. Main source of hijacker or adware infections are free apps installers. Usually, those are variety of apps of popular types, like third-party flash players, archivers, converters and other application that perform highly demanded simple tasks. Use BitDefender for Mac to protect computer against new threats like hijackers, adware, toolbars and other potentially unwanted programs.

Download Search.cubokit.com Removal Tool for Mac

Download CleanMyMac

To remove Search.cubokit.com completely we recommend you to use CleanMyMac3. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Search.cubokit.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove Search.cubokit.com manually for free

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

Remove Search.cubokit.com from Applications

Remove Search.cubokit.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Search.cubokit.com

If you can’t uninstall Search.cubokit.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.cubokit.com. Follow instructions below:

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

Remove Search.cubokit.com add-on from your browsers

Removing Search.cubokit.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.cubokit.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 Search.cubokit.com 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.cubokit.com 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.cubokit.com extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Search.cubokit.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.

How to protect Mac OSX from adware like Search.cubokit.com

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 to Mac users. We recommend you to use most advanced antivirus for Mac available – BitDefender Antivirus.

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