How to Clean Sa­fari when its home­page gets hi­jacked

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Check for mal­ware

Run a mal­ware checker, such as Mal­ware­bytes or Sqwarq’s De­tectX, to en­sure your Mac isn’t in­fected by true mal­ware. If it is, you must re­move that in­fec­tion. Fol­low the checker’s in­struc­tions un­til your Mac is clean.

Clean plug­ins

Once con­fi­dent your Mac isn’t har­bor­ing mal­ware, check the two In­ter­net Plug-Ins fold­ers in the main li­brary (/Li­brary) and your Home folder (~/Li­brary). Move any­thing sus­pi­cious to a hold­ing folder — in Doc­u­ments, say.

Re­set home­page

In Sa­fari’s pref­er­ences, re­set the Home­page set­ting. In a new win­dow, go to your pre­ferred home­page; in the Gen­eral prefs tab, click Set to Cur­rent Page to set it as your home­page. Use a new win­dow to con­firm the set­ting sticks.

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