How to uninstall Students Learn Together from Mac computers

Also Known As: Students Learn Together browser hijacker
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to avoid redirects to studentslearnintogether.club on Mac computers

What is studentslearnintogether.club?

studentslearnintogether.club is the address of a fake search engine, which is promoted through a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker called Students Learn Together. Generally, hijackers promote these search engines by changing browser settings. Furthermore, apps of this type usually gather information relating to users' browsing activities. Typically, people download and install browser hijackers unintentionally, and they are, therefore, classified as PUAs.

studentslearnintogether.club browser hijacker on a Mac computer

Students Learn Together promotes studentslearnintogether.club by changing settings such as address of the default search engine, homepage, and new tab. Therefore, people with this app installed on their browsers are forced to visit studentslearnintogether.club when they open a new browser window, tab, or enter search queries into the URL bar. When a search query is entered, Students Learn Together causes redirects to searchbaron[.]com, studentslearnintogether.club (api2.studentslearnintogether[.]club), and then searchnewworld[.]com. The last address provides results generated by bing.com, a legitimate search engine designed by Bing. Thus, studentslearnintogether.club provides no unique results and is redundant. To undo settings appointed by Students Learn Together, it must be uninstalled, otherwise this browser hijacker will reassign settings after each attempt to undo or change them. Furthermore, most browser hijackers gather data such as users' IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, etc. Additionally, some of these apps might be designed to record sensitive details. Developers often share the data with third parties who misuse it to generate revenue. Some of these third parties might include cyber criminals. In summary, people who willingly or inadvertently use apps classified as browser hijackers might become victims of identity theft or experience problems relating to privacy, browsing safety, etc. Apps of this type should be uninstalled immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name Students Learn Together browser hijacker
Threat Type Browser hijacker, Mac malware, Mac virus.
Browser Extension Students Learn Together New Tab (Chrome)
Serving IP Address (studentslearnintogether.club) 35.166.234.171
Additional Information studentslearnintogether.club forces users to visit other shady pages such as searchbaron[.]com and searchnewworld[.]com.
Symptoms Your Mac becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
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Patriot PDF Converter, File Converter Master, and News Flash are just some examples of other apps that are categorized as browser hijackers (promote fake search engines). Generally, these apps and fake search engines are useless (even when developers advertise them as useful, legitimate, etc.). Furthermore, most people download and install PUAs unintentionally. When installed, they provide no useful features and most are designed only to help developers to generate revenue.

How did Students Learn Together install on my computer?

Research shows that Students Learn Together is distributed through a fake Flash Player installer. People install this browser hijacker when they expect to update or install Flash Player. This is not the only case whereby various PUAs are downloaded and/or installed through the set-ups of other software. Typically, developers include unwanted apps in download and/or installation set-ups and present them as additional offers. In fact, these offers are usually hidden in settings of set-ups such as "Custom", "Advancd", and so on. This method to distribute PUAs is called "bundling" and is used to trick people into downloading and/or installing unwanted apps together with some regular (usually free) software. This method works against people who leave the settings unchanged - in doing so, they agree to download and/or install additional, unwanted software by default. In some cases, unwanted downloads/installations happen when people click deceptive ads that execute certain scripts - these cause download/installation of an unwanted application.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Do not download software from untrustworthy, unofficial websites, through third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrents, eMule or other similar sources/channels. The same applies to installation through third party installers. Software or files should be downloaded from official websites and via direct download links. Check all settings (such as "Custom", "Advanced") available in download/installation setups and dismiss offers to download and/or install unwanted apps. Do not click intrusive ads, especially those displayed on dubious websites. These can redirect users to potentially malicious web pages or cause download/installation of PUAs. Check for any suspicious, unwanted, unknown apps (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on the browser, and programs on the computer. Removed unwanted items immediately. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Fake Adobe Flash Player installer promoting Students Learn Together and studentslearnintogether.club:

Delusive installer used to promote studentslearnintogether.club

Students Learn Together browser hijacker asking permission to be added to the browser:

Students Learn Together asks for a permission to be installed on Chrome

Students Learn Together (Students Learn Together New Tab) installed on Chrome:

Students Learn Together Chrome extension

studentslearnintogether.club causes redirects to searchbaron[.]com, studentslearnintogether.club, and searchnewworld[.]com (GIF):

studentslearnintogether.cub appearance in gif

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

studentslearnintogether.club redirect removal:

Remove studentslearnintogether.club-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 students learn together 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.

scan-with-combo-cleaner-1

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.

Students Learn Together browser hijacker homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove students learn together 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 students learn together 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 students learn together 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.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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