How to remove Docpdfsupreme.com from Mac

Easy Docpdfsupreme.com removal guide

Docpdfsupreme.com is a fake search engine which is promoted by a browser hijacker application name docpdfsupreme – supposedly helps in converting PDF files to other formats and searching the web. Typically, browser hijackers promote fake search engine by changing settings of installed browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Also, they are designed to collect data related to users’ browsing session.

As a rule, browser hijackers promote fake search engines by changing settings such as homepage, new tab page and default search engine options. In this case, all these options are set to Docpdfsupreme.com. However these changes are insignificant and can easy to undone, users are not able to return to the previous browsers settings options. Whenever any attempts to make changes on the infected browser settings are made, the browser hijackers reassign such changes with the help of various browser helper objects intrude along with them. In other word, the users left with no choice than to visit the said domain (or the domain that browse hijackers promote) all the time when they open their browsing tab and enter queries on the search result.

Note that, fake search engines provide search result generated by legitimate web searchers such as google.com (Google), bing.com (Bing) and search.yahoo.com (Yahoo). The Docpdfsupreme.com domain presents its search results by simply redirects the queries to search.yahoo.com. Furthermore, the Docpdfsupreme browser hijacker (and the fake search engine) tracks users’ browsing information such as IP addresses, search queries, viewed pages, URLs visited, ISP, Type of browser and OS used and so on. Such data could be shared to potent Cybercriminals who misuse them to generate illicit revenue. Thus, data tracking app can result into huge risk of privacy and can cause identity exposure. To prevent such issues, immediately remove Docpdfsupreme.com browser hijacker from the system.

PUPs come bundled with other software

 Potentially unwanted programs intrude in without users’ consent. There are various possible techniques that developers can opt for the distribution purpose. However, most often, they rely on software bundling for this purpose. In this deceptive method, PUPs are pre-packed with some other software and the bundles are offer for the download by hiding the additional components behind Custom/Advanced option of the download/install setups that users usually unchecked and unchanged during the download/install mode. When users rush these setups and skip most of the installation steps, they often lead the inadvertent installation of unwanted applications.

Therefore, you need to be cautious when downloading any software, especially during the installation moment.  Analyze each step using Custom/Advanced option and opt out all additionally attached apps and decline all offers. Also, beware what the source you are using for the download. Always prefer official websites and direct download links. Other sources including p2p networks, free file hosting sites and third party downloaders or installers are deemed as untrustworthy. We recommended against their use.

A quick glance of Docpdfsupreme.com

Type – Browser Hijacker

Symptoms -Default homepage, new tab page and search engine of the infected browser shown by a different domain name, users are repeatedly redirected to this domain (belongs to hackers) when open their browsing tab/Window and search queries on the search box

Distribution methods -software bundling, fake software updates/Flash Player installers, Deceptive pop-up ads

Damages – data tracking (possibly privacy issues), potentially unwanted apps intrusion, diminished browsing and possibly the system performances

Removal – To remove Docpdfsupreme.com, use some reputable antivirus tool or follow step-by-step instruction provided below the article

Remove Docpdfsupreme.com

Manual malware removal guide is provided below in step by step manner. Follow it so that you will not find any trouble during the removal process. You can use some reputable antivirus tool to automatically remove Docpdfsupreme.com from the system.

Automatic Removal of Docpdfsupreme.com (Instant Solution)

The deletion and uninstallation of components related to Docpdfsupreme.com is possible through both manual as well as automatic process. However, the manual removal steps require a lot of expertise and technical knowledge. It is advised to use an automatic Docpdfsupreme.com removal tool so that you can remove all the threats present in the work-station in hassle-free way. Additionally, it improves the PC security setting and protects the PC from malware attacks in future.

Remove all the suspicious files, folders and PUA related to Docpdfsupreme.com from Mac OSX

Step 1: In the /Library/LaunchAgents folder, check for all the suspicious files that are generated by the adware.

In the Go to Folder … bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In “LaunchAgents” folder, you can check for any suspicious files or folders and move them to “Trash”. Some of the common suspicious files types are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” , “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, and so on.

Step2: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /Application Support folder

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

Go to “Application Support” folder and check for any new files or folder that looks suspicious. Doubtful applications such as “NicePlayer” and “MPlayerX” etc. should be moved to Trash

Step3: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchAgents folder:

In Go to Folder bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In the “LaunchAgents”, select all the recently added files and folders that looks suspicious and move them to “Trash”. Example of some of the suspicious files are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” and so on.

Step4: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchDaemons folder:

In the Go to Folder… bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, looks for all the suspicious and doubtful files that have been recently added. Some of the example of such files are “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, “com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist” and move them to “Trash”.

Step5: Remove Docpdfsupreme.com from Internet Browsers

Delete Malicious Extensions from Safari

Uninstall all the extension related to Docpdfsupreme.com from “Safari”

Open the Safari Browser, In the menu bar, select “Safari” and click on “Preferences”

In the preference window, choose “Extension” and search for any newly added suspicious extension. When any suspicious extensions get detected, select the “Uninstall” button next to them. You must know that none of the extensions are necessary for daily browsing activities.

Remove all the plug-ins related to Docpdfsupreme.com from “Mozilla Firefox”

Delete all the add-ons related to Docpdfsupreme.com from Mozilla Firefox

Open the Mozilla Firefox. Click on the “Open Menu” present at the top right corner of the screen. In the newly opened menu, choose “Add-ons”.

In the “Extension tab”, select all the suspicious add-ons and click on the remove button next to them. Again, you can delete all the extension as none of them are necessary for the normal browser operation

Remove Malicious Extension from Google Chrome

Delete Google Chrome add-ons related to Docpdfsupreme.com

Open Google Chrome and click on “Chrome menu” that is located on the top-right corner of the screen. In the drop-down menu, choose “More Tools” and select “Extensions”.

In the extension window, select all the suspicious add-ons. After tracing all of them, click on the “Trash” option button next to them. Again, if require you can delete all the extensions as they are not necessary for normal browsing activities.

Step 6:  Scan the Mac PC with an automatic Docpdfsupreme.com Removal Tool

If you execute all the steps mentioned above in your Mac as it is stated, your work-station will get free from malware. However, to be sure that your PC is free malware, it is advised to scan it with a powerful anti-malware tool. Using automatic tool is also recommended because not every victims or users have expertise and technical knowledge to execute the manual process mentioned above in a proper way.

After you download the application, you have to execute in your work-station and begin the automatic scanning. On scanning, if it shows” Docpdfsupreme.com threats found”. You can select its files and folders and remove it.

Note: Cliick here to get the Detailed User Guide to Use the anti-malware tool