Search.regevpop.com Redirect (Mac)

Also Known As: search.regevpop.com browser hijacker
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove search.regevpop.com browser hijacker from Mac?

What is search.regevpop.com?

The internet is full of fake search engines such as search.regevpop.com. Other examples include search-operator.com, search.tapufind.com, and search-me.club. Note that search.regevpop.com is promoted as a useful search engine that offers an enhanced browsing experience (faster searches, more accurate results, quicker access to popular websites, and so on), however, most of these sites (including search.regevpop.com) are promoted using downloaders/installers that modify browser settings. Furthermore, fake search engines such as search.regevpop.com usually record data relating to users' browsing habits.

search.regevpop.com browser hijacker on a Mac computer

The installers/downloaders that we mentioned in our introduction usually target browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Currently, they assign the search.regevpop.com URL as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL settings. Users of affected browsers are forced to visit this website when they open browsers, new tabs, or enter a search query into the URL bar. Any attempts to undo these changes deliver no positive results: rogue installers/downloaders usually install "helper objects" (browser extensions, plug-ins or add-ons) that prevent users from reverting any changes to the settings assigned by these downloaders/installers. The only way to avoid visiting search.regevpop.com is to uninstall the unwanted apps ("helper objects"). Furthermore, there is no point in using the search.regevpop.com fake search engine, since it does not generate unique search results. If a search query is entered, it simply redirects users to search.yahoo.com (a legitimate Yahoo search engine). Therefore, it displays results generated by Yahoo. Note also that "helper objects" and this fake search engine gather data relating to users' browsing activity. They collect information such as IP addresses, search queries, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, and similar data. Thus, having these apps installed or using fake search engines can lead to browsing safety issues, privacy problems, or even identity theft (the data is shared with third parties, potentially cyber criminals).

Threat Summary:
Namesearch.regevpop.com browser hijacker
Threat TypeMac malware, Mac virus
SymptomsYour Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads.
DamageInternet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites, loss of private information.
Removal

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Most fake search engines are promoted by developers as providing 'useful' tools or features relating to an enhanced browsing experience. In fact, most search engines provide none of the functionality promised and are devised only to generate revenue for the developers in various ways. Using them simply causes problems.

How did search.regevpop.com install on my computer?

As mentioned in our introduction, developers promote these search engines using downloaders/installers and a marketing method called "bundling". Bundling is a common way to trick people into downloading/installing potentially unwanted applications. This is achieved by hiding information about possible changes to browser settings and installation of PUAs within "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the download/installation processes. These changes often occur when users rush installations or downloads - skipping steps allows unwanted apps to be installed or browser settings to be modified.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To avoid unwanted installations/downloads, download software from official and trustworthy websites only. Avoid using third party downloaders, installers and other dubious sources. It is also important to analyze each installation or download step by checking "Advanced"/"Custom" and other similar settings: deselect any unwanted apps and only then finish the installation (or download). Remember, many intrusive ads may seem legitimate, however, developers invest time and money into their design. When clicked, they often redirect to untrustworthy websites (such as adult dating, pornography, gambling, etc.). If you encounter unwanted redirects, check for suspicious apps installed on your browser (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, etc.) and programs on your computer. Uninstall suspicious, unwanted or unknown entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Deceptive application installer promoting search.regevpop.com:

Delusive installer used to promote search.regevpop.com

Instant automatic removal of search.regevpop.com browser hijacker: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of search.regevpop.com browser hijacker. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Video showing how to remove browser redirects to search.regevpop.com using Combo Cleaner:

search.regevpop.com redirect removal:

Remove search.regevpop.com-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac browser hijacker removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select "Applications". In the applications folder, look for "MPlayerX", "NicePlayer", or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove search.regevpop.com browser hijacker related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar, choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from launch agents folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from launch agents folder step 2
In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/Application Support

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 2
In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example, “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

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Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

search.regevpop.com browser hijacker homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove search.regevpop.com browser hijacker related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser. From the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing homepage in safari browser

In the "Preferences" window, select the "General" tab. To set your homepage, type the preferred website URL (for example: www.google.com) in the Homepage field. You can also click the “Set to Current Page” button if you wish to set your homepage to the website you are currently visiting.

Change your default search engine:

changing the default Internet search engine in Safari browser

In the "Preferences" window, select the "Search" tab. Here you will find a drop-down menu labelled "Search engine:" Simply select your preferred search engine from the drop-down list.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove search.regevpop.com browser hijacker related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing mozilla firefox homepage

To change your homepage, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Preferences" from the drop-down menu. To set your homepage, type the preferred website URL (for example: www.google.com) in the Homepage Page.

Change default search engine:

mozilla firefox about config

In the URL address bar, type "about:config" and click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.

changing mozilla firefox default Internet search engine

In the "Search:" field, type the name of the browser hijacker. Right click on each of the found preferences and click "Reset" from the drop-down menu.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove search.regevpop.com browser hijacker related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

Change your homepage:

changing Google Chrome homepage

Click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Settings". In the "On Startup" section, click the "Set pages" link near to the "Open a specific page or set of pages" option. Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example trovi.com) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

Change default search engine:

changing the default Internet search engine in Google Chrome

Click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button and choose "Settings". In the "Search" section, click the "Manage search engines..." button. In the opened window, remove the unwanted Internet search engine by clicking the "X" button next to it. Select your preferred Internet search engine from the list and click the "Make default" button next to it.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.