What is Search.practicalsprint.com

Search.practicalsprint.com (or Practical Sprint) is a browser-based infection that tries to hijack your data. These applications are categorized as browser hijackers because they manipulate your browser settings and assign new features (search engine, widgets, backgrounds, etc.). It mainly affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari, however, other popular browsers can be attacked also. All of these changes are ostensibly meant to help you in surfing the net by generating smarter results and providing fast access to multiple resources. Unfortunately, all if this is a fool since it simply redirects users to legitimate Yahoo.com. We recommend you delete Practical Sprint to prevent data leaks and other consequences. The uninstallation process is mentioned in the article below.

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How Search.practicalsprint.com infected your computer

Browser hijackers can be lurking inside of freeware repacks. This method is more known as bundling that allows developers to earn additional cash. Unfortunately, the promoted software can be designed with evil intentions – steal users’ data and sell it to shady figures. Be careful and avoid installing software from untrustworthy websites. Even if you do, make sure to uncheck additional offers in “Advanced” or “Custom” sections. Also, clicking on banners or even download buttons can drop you over to malicious pages that run executable scripts. Use our tips on how to stay protected against up-to-date threats down below.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove Search.practicalsprint.com completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Search.practicalsprint.com 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 CleanMyMac

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

Remove Search.practicalsprint.com manually for free

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

Important update: Search.practicalsprint.com hijacker installs malicious Device Profile called AdminPrefs on MacOS, that won’t allow users to make changes to browser search engine and homepage settings. Follow instructions below to remove this profile.

Remove Search.practicalsprint.com profile

  1. Go to System Preferences and click on Profiles.
  2. In the list of profiles on the left side choose AdminPrefs and click on “-” button to remove it.
  3. In your case it can be named differently, in this case remove all visible profiles. Check the picture below to see how it looks like.
  4. remove Search.practicalsprint.com profile from system preferences

Remove Search.practicalsprint.com from Applications

Remove Search.practicalsprint.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Search.practicalsprint.com

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

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

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

Removing Practical Sprint 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 Practical Sprint 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 Practical Sprint 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 Practical Sprint 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 Practical Sprint extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Search.practicalsprint.com 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 Search.practicalsprint.com


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.Practical Sprint.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/Practical Sprint.safariextz
~/Library/Application Support/Practical Sprint

How to protect Mac OSX from hijackers, like Search.practicalsprint.com

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