What is WindowMix

As developers state, WindowMix is designed to enhance your browsing by adding “more intelligent searching algorithms”. However, this is a fool since WindowWix was recently categorized as an adware-type program. Basically, adware is meant to promote intrusive ads, banners, hyperlinks, or coupons that redirect users to malicious and untrustworthy websites that include unwanted programs, fake software updaters, and others. Clicking on any of the ads can also lead to the websites that, once entered, start running executable scripts that will infect PC without users’ consent. WindowMix does not conceal its presence and can be easily found by its icon (white magnifying glass with the green background) on the desktop. Besides that, adware is known to be collecting personal data like passwords, browsing history, IP-addresses, and geolocations. The recorded information appears to be precious for most cyber criminals since they can generate revenue out of it. This is why we insist on uninstalling WindowMix from your PC to prevent potential identity threat.

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How WindowMix infected your computer

Cybercriminals use multiple methods to infect innocent users, especially via intrusive ads or bundled software. Bundled programs are usually installed inadvertently since users fail to check “Advanced” or “Custom” options while installing an intended app. These options typically contain pre-set additional offers classified as an adware that is installed without the user’s permission. Virus developers manage to sweep their tracks by hiding unwanted applications alongside repacks or other installation steps. Unfortunately, most users do not consider installed apps dangerous, instead, they take it for granted and remain unaware that their data is being transferred to third-parties. Stop procrastinating and delete WindowMix from your computer right now by following the free tutorial in the article below.

Download WindowMix Removal Tool for Mac

Download ComboCleaner

To remove WindowMix completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of WindowMix and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMacX

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

Remove WindowMix manually for free

Note: WindowMix 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 “WindowMix” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: WindowMix 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 WindowMix in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove WindowMix from Applications

Remove WindowMix from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall WindowMix

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

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

Remove WindowMix add-on from your browsers

Removing WindowMix.app 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 WindowMix 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 WindowMix 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 WindowMix 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 WindowMix extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish WindowMix 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 WindowMix


~/Library/Application Support/WindowMix
~/Library/WindowMix
~/Library/Logs/WindowMix.log
~/Library/WindowMix
~/Applications/WindowMix.app

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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 WindowMix in browsers.

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