How to remove Spyder-finder.com (Mac)

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What is Spyder-finder.com

Spyder-finder.com is unsafe search engine, that, with help of browser extension Spyder Finder, seizes control over browser settings in Safari and Google Chrome on MacOS. Hijacker originates from Israel. It replaces homepage and default search engine settings, redirects searches to https://www.webcrawler.com. This is well-known advertising third-party search engine associated with numerous hijackers. Homepage of Spyder-finder.com resembles famous search engines, has quick access shortcuts for famous shopping sites and link to a landing page of potentially unwanted MacKeeper application. Malware uses certain tricks to prevent computer user from reverting settings changes back. Read the guide to remove Spyder-finder.com and restore modified settings to default values.

Spyder-finder.com hijacker

How Spyder-finder.com infected your Mac

Spyder-finder.com can infiltrate your browser after installing third-party apps on Mac. Popular programs, like PDF readers, media files converters, archiving utilities are often bundled with questionable software like adware, hijacker and PUAs (potentially unwanted applications). Spyder-finder.com and associated extension Spyder Finder is possibly advertised as browser enhancement tool. Anyways, good way to avoid browser problems we recommend you to decline any offers inside installers and use security software for Mac, for example, Combo Cleaner or BitDefender Antivirus for Mac.

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Download Combo Cleaner

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

Remove Spyder-finder.com manually for free

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

Remove Spyder-finder.com from Applications

Remove Spyder-finder.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Spyder-finder.com

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

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

Remove Spyder-finder.com add-on from your browsers

Removing Spyder-finder.com 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 Spyder-finder.com extension from your browsers manually.

Important update: Spyder-finder.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 Spyder-finder.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 Spyder-finder.com profile from system preferences

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Spyder Finder 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 Spyder Finder 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 Spyder Finder extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Spyder-finder.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 Spyder-finder.com


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.logicalsearch.plist
~/Library/LaunchAgents/pronto.notification.plist
~/Library/LaunchAgents/pronto.update.plist
~/Library/Safari/Extensions/Spyder-Finder.safariextz

How to protect Mac OSX from adware like Spyder-finder.com

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