Remove InstallMac

To remove InstallMac from your device, you generally need to use an antivirus to scan for and remove this malware. If it’s disguised as a browser add-on, you can uninstall it by going to the extensions section in your browser.


While the solution to this problem may be relatively simple, nobody likes to find themselves in such a situation. Malware infection threatens the security and privacy of data stored on your computer, and it can even put online and bank accounts at risk. That’s why it’s very important to remove malware from a browser as well.

Before we start:


In the face of any type of malware and malicious attack, it’s crucial to have reliable antivirus protection. MacKeeper’s Antivirus provides an reliable anti-fraud solution to safeguard the security and privacy of your Apple computer. This tool identifies and eliminates all cyber threats in real time, making your digital life much safer.


Here’s how to use MacKeeper’s Antivirus:

  1. Download and launch MacKeeper on your Mac or MacBook.
  2. Select Antivirus from the left sidebar, just under Security.
  3. Click the Start Scan button.
  4. Wait as MacKeeper is scanning your Apple device.
  5. Check the results and select the files and folders you want to remove from your Mac, then click Move to Quarantine.
  6. Click Restart to relaunch the app.
  7. Click the Quarantine button, then click Delete and confirm.

Now, let’s take a closer look at what InstallMac is and how to remove it from your Mac.

What is is a browser hijacker that is typically installed on your Mac through contaminated freeware downloads. Once it’s installed, the program modifies your web browser’s homepage and automatically sets itself as the default search engine, similarly as to how Bing redirect virus on Mac works.


You should be cautious when installing any freeware. Sometimes, you may unknowingly install spyware on Mac. Other times, you might end up with a browser hijacker like These unwanted programs are often bundled as “optional installs” within the software installation process.


What’s more, the risk extends beyond altering your browser settings, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer. These types of malware can also add browser extensions, known as “helper objects”, making it difficult to undo the changes. In more severe cases, may gather data from your online activities that they use to generate revenue for its developers.

How to get rid of from your Mac

As with any type of malware, it’s important to safeguard your Mac from browser hijackers like To do this:

  1. Use antivirus and scan your Mac for InstallMac
  2. Find and delete InstallMac files from your Mac

Now, let’s look at each method closely one by one.

1. Use antivirus and scan your Mac for InstallMac

To protect your Mac from getting infected with, the first step is to install and use antivirus software. One option is to use MacKeeper’s Antivirus, which can scan your computer for malicious content. If any malware is found, the program allows you to quarantine the items for further review and removal. Here’s how it works:

  1. Open the MacKeeper app.
  2. Choose the Antivirus tab from the left-side menu.
  3. Select Start Scan, then wait until the scan is done.
  4. Check the list, and select all threats.
  5. Click Move to Quarantine.
  6. Select the Restart button, and wait until the app restarts.
  7. Click Quarantine.
  8. Select all infections, then click Delete to confirm.
To use MacKeeper's Antivirus, open the app, and click Start Scan.
Step 1. Selecting the Antivirus section, then hitting Start Scan
To check if your Mac is infected, wait until the scan is complete.
Step 2. Waiting until the malware is found
To remove malware from macOS, select the items found and move them to quarantine.
Step 3. Selecting all threats found and hit Move to Quarantine
To clear your Mac from malware, relaunch the MacKeeper app.
Step 4. Relaunching the MacKeeper app
To delete malware on Mac, select items on quarantine and click Delete.
Step 5. Selecting and deleting the infected items

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Some antivirus programs also provide real-time protection. For example, MacKeeper’s Antivirus tool has this feature, which helps safeguard your Mac from potential future infections, including those from InstallMac. See it yourself.

2. Find and delete InstallMac files from your Mac

If you suspect that InstallMac files are hidden on your Mac, it’s crucial that you find and remove them from your computer permanently. You can use cybersecurity software to do this automatically (like we did above), or you can do it manually:

  1. Visually inspect the folders on your Mac.
  2. For a more effective way, go to the Applications folder.
  3. Remove any suspicious apps.
  4. Additionally, navigate to Finder > Go > Go to Folder... > ~/Library/LaunchAgents/.
  5. Delete any recent files that you think may be related to the browser hijacker.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 but access the ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/ folders instead.
To delete InstallMac files, go to the Applications folder and remove any suspicious apps.
Step 1. Inspecting the Applications folder and removing suspicious apps
To delete InstallMac files, go to Finder > Go > Go to Folder...
Step 2. Selecting Go to Folder under the menu task’s Go tab
To get rid of InstallMac files, search the LaunchAgents folder.
Step 3. Going to the LaunchAgents folder
To delete all InstallMac files from your Mac, select any suspicious files and move them to the Trash.
Step 4. Selecting suspicious files and moving them to the Trash
To remove all InstallMac files from your Apple computer, go to the Application Support folder and move malicious files to the Trash.
Step 5. Going to the Application Support folder to delete malicious files
To get rid of InstallMac files from macOS, go to the LaunchDaemons folder and move infected files to the Trash.
Step 6. Going to the LaunchDaemons folder to delete infected files

How to uninstall InstallMac from your browser

The browser hijacker primarily targets the web browsers installed on your Mac. To prevent it from making additional changes to your browser and setting itself as your default search engine, you should learn:

  1. How to delete InstallMac from Safari
  2. How to get rid of InstallMac from Google Chrome
  3. How to disable InstallMac from Mozilla Firefox
  4. How to remove InstallMac from Opera

1. How to delete InstallMac from Safari

If you’ve accidentally installed InstallMac on your Mac, Safari may now have a browser extension you want to remove. Follow these steps to remove InstallMac from Safari:

  1. Open the Safari app on your Mac.
  2. Choose the Safari option from the menu bar, then select Settings.
  3. Go to the Extensions tab.
  4. Find and select the InstallMac extension, then click Uninstall.
To delete InstallMac from Safari on Mac, open the Settings app from the menu bar.
Step 1. Opening Safari’s Settings from the menu bar
To remove an unwanted extension from Safari on Mac, select the unwanted extension from the Extensions tab and click the Uninstall button.
Step 2. Uninstalling the unwanted Safari extension from the Extensions tab

2. How to get rid of InstallMac from Google Chrome

Google Chrome, being the most popular web browser in the world, is particularly vulnerable to having a suspicious extension installed if InstallMac has manage to sneak onto your Mac. Here are the steps to remove InstallMac from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Apple device.
  2. Click the three vertical dots icon you see at the top right corner.
  3. Select the Extensions option from the first dropdown menu, then select Manage Extensions from the second dropdown menu.
  4. In the new page, find the suspicious extension and click Remove.
  5. Finally, choose Remove again to confirm.
To get rid of Install from Google Chrome on Mac, select the three-dot icon and choose Manage Extensions.
Step 1. Opening Google Chrome’s extensions settings
To remove a suspicious extension from Google Chrome on Mac, click the Remove button next to it.
Step 2. Removing a suspicious extension from Chrome

3. How to disable InstallMac from Mozilla Firefox

Even if you don’t use it frequently, you likely have Mozilla Firefox installed on your Mac. So, be vigilant for any alterations that malware like Search Baron or InstallMac can make to this browser. For this, disable on your Mac or MacBook:

  1. Open the Firefox app on your Mac or MacBook.
  2. Click on the hamburger button you’ll see at the top right corner.
  3. Select the Add-ons and themes option, then choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Look for any suspicious extension, then click on the three-dot icon.
  5. Select the Remove option from the dropdown menu.
  6. Click Remove to confirm.
To disable InstallMac extension from Firefox on Mac, click the three-bar icon on the browser, then choose Add-ons and themes.
Step 1. Opening Firefox’s Add-ons and themes menu
To remove any suspicious extension from Firefox on Mac, click the Remove button next to it.
Step 2. Removing a suspicious extension from Firefox

4. How to remove InstallMac from Opera

If you observe any unusual changes in the Opera browser on your Mac, check the list of extensions, as a potentially harmful add-on might’ve been installed without your knowledge. In this case, let’s go through the steps to uninstall InstallMac from Opera:

  1. Launch the Opera app on your Mac computer.
  2. Find the three-dot icon at the bottom left corner, then click on it.
  3. After the Sidebar Setup opens, scroll down and click the Extensions option under Opera Tools.
  4. Find any InstallMac extensions in the new window, then click Remove.
  5. To confirm, click the Remove button you’ll see in the confirmation dialog in the top right corner.
To remove an InstallMac extension from Opera on Mac, click the three-dot icon, then choose Extensions under Opera Tools.
Step 1. Opening Opera’s Extensions settings
To delete a suspicious extension from Opera on Mac, click the Remove button next to it.
Step 2. Removing any unknown extension from Opera

The ultimate InstallMac removal

If you’re dealing with a browser hijacker like Search Marquis or, it can be a major inconvenience. To address the risks associated with such a cyberattack, it’s crucial to install an antivirus program that can identify and eliminate any signs of malware. Additionally, take the time to inspect your web browsers for any changes and remove any unfamiliar or suspicious extensions.


For all these needs, there’s nothing better than MacKeeper’s Antivirus. It offers a comprehensive solution for all your cybersecurity concerns, particularly in dealing with malware threats. Also, our antivirus provides great value for money, offering real-time protection, the ability to scan for and remove malicious content, and overall, promoting a safer digital experience.

FAQ about InstallMac browser redirect virus

1. What are the symptoms of a Mac infection?

To detect if your Mac has been infected with, look for symptoms such as slower system performance, suspicious Task Manager processes, custom browser homepage, unknown browser extensions, random pop-up ads, and unexpected apps on your Mac.

2. How does InstallMac work?

Browser hijackers like often sneak onto Macs by being bundled with freeware such as PDF editors or streaming apps. In these cases, the malware disguises itself in the installation packages and often goes unnoticed.


When installing these programs, users unknowingly grant permission for it to make changes to their browsers. If the user ends up using the hijacker’s search engine, their information is collected, which the hackers can then use to make money.

3. How dangerous is the InstallMac browser redirect virus to my MacBook?

The main danger of having installed on your Mac is that if you use the namesake search engine to browse the Internet, your online activity may be tracked. Infected devices may also receive numerous pop-up ads, which may redirect you to suspicious third-party pages. These are serious enough reasons to want to uninstall it from your Apple computer.

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