It is not a secret that now Mac OS X computers are also under attack of adware, browser hijackers and various potentially unwanted applications. There were times when Mac computers were considered as exceptionally safe and difficult for viruses to infect them. As per now, Mac OS X is no longer immune. Intrusion of potentially unwanted software into Mac computers is definitely the result of lack of proper anti-malware which would be able to protect them. Safari, which is the most popular browser for Mac, may suddenly start displaying intrusive advertisements, pop-ups and experience problems of continuous browser redirections. If this is what’s happening with your Safari right now then it’s time to get it fixed.
The procedure of fixing Safari contains the following important steps:
- Restoring the home page of Safari by removing browser hijackers from the home page settings.
- Disabling suspicious extensions added by adware or browser hijackers.
- Resetting Safari completely (optional).
Detailed instructions to fix Safari browser in Mac.
- Milestone 1. Click on “Safari” menu, then go to “Preferences“:
- Milestone 2. In the “General” tab set the home page back to google.com or other start page of your preference:
- Milestone 3. In the “Extensions” tab, locate suspicious extensions and click on “Uninstall“:
- Milestone 4. In Safari menu, select “Clear history” and click on “Clear History again“:
- Milestone 5. Get back to Safari menu, then click on “Preferences“:
- Milestone 6. Click on “Privacy” tab, then choose “Manage Website Data…“:
- Milestone 7. Click on “Remove All“, then on “Done“: