What is StandardBoost

Developed for Mac, StandardBoost (or StandardBoostd) is an unwanted program having both adware and browser hijacker capabilities. These traits are clearly seen in the delivery of dubious ads and fake search engine that replaces your homepage. Such changes are hard to be categorized useful. For example, the new search engine applied by StandardBoost does not generate unique results, instead, it redirects search queries through other legitimate systems (Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc.). Browser hijackers and adware are also renowned for their data-tracking abilities. Simply said, if your system is controlled by one of these apps, chances are, data like passwords, IP-addresses, and geolocations can be collected and sold to third-party ventures. This is why there are serious reasons to remove StandarfBoost from your computer. Follow our guide below to learn how.

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How StandardBoost infected your computer

Most part of unwanted applications is usually spread via “bundling” methods. Put differently, these are the pre-packing techniques used in repacks and pirated software. When users download the desired program from dubious resources, they risk being infected with unwanted or malicious software. Oftentimes, this happens when people skip over “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that appear at some point in the installation. Thus, in order to avert such omissions in the future, you have to be more careful and attentive whilst using pirated or cracked software. Below, you can find some broader tips on how to protect yourself from such threats.

Download StandardBoost Removal Tool for Mac

Download Spyhunter for Mac

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

Remove StandardBoost manually for free

Note: StandardBoost sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “StandardBoost” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: StandardBoost won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose StandardBoost in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove StandardBoost from Applications

Remove StandardBoost from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall StandardBoost

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

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

Remove StandardBoost add-on from your browsers

Removing StandardBoost 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 StandardBoost 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 StandardBoost 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 StandardBoost 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 StandardBoost extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish StandardBoost 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 StandardBoost


~/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/Services/com.StandardBoost.service.app
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.StandardBoost.service.plist
/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/System/com.StandardBoost.system
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.StandardBoost.system.plist

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AdGuard is the best ad-blocker, internet filtering, and internet security application for macOS. It can cut out unwanted banners from site pages, block pop-ups, stop redirects, and prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous resources. Use it to stop ads promoting StandardBoost in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like StandardBoost

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