How to Remove GlobalDeploy Mac Virus

George Herman
George Herman
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What Is GlobalDeploy Mac Virus?

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GlobalDeploy is a web browser extension for Safari and Google Chrome. The software will put advertisements on your browser, and hijack the home page of your browser. If you have a search engine that has been changed to Bing or Yahoo, or if you are seeing ads when using Safari on your Mac, then there is likely a GlobalDeploy virus installed on your Mac. In some cases, the folder containing the GlobalDeploy file will be hidden on disk as well. Brief information on GlobalDeploy advertising software GlobalDeploy is a type of software called an adware. They will put up browser popups, ads, and change your browser settings without your permission. They are very widespread in the Mac community at this time. It’s important to remove the virus to help protect your computer from becoming damaged or infected with other problems.

How Is GlobalDeploy Mac Virus Distributed?

GlobalDeploy is distributed through software bundling. This means that it is included in other software downloads behind the scenes. If you download a piece of free software, the GlobalDeploy virus could be installed on your Mac without your knowledge. Even if you don’t get a virus, by installing that free software, you are giving permission for the GlobalDeploy hijacker to change your browser settings and display ads on your Mac. You can’t even tell that it is installed until you see it in action. GlobalDeploy Virus Similarities: GlobalDeploy is related to other browser hijackers such as Babylon, Swag Bucks, and Many of these browser hijackers have a similar look and feel, which tells you right away that there is a problem even before you click on it or install the program. GlobalDeploy also changes many of your browser settings in the same way as other malware will do.

How harmful is GlobalDeploy hijacker? 

Global Deploy is a sneaky program that can slow down your Mac. It changes your browser settings and worsens your browser experience. So, it is good idea to remove Global Deploy from your Mac. However, the GlobalDeploy extension can also be disabled to remove any advertisements and restore your Mac. If you want to get rid of ads from searching and stop being redirected from your Mac, then we recommend that you follow the guide below. It will help you to get rid of GlobalDeploy as well as any other adware that may be installed on your Mac.

How did I get infected?

If you’re not sure, then you may have downloaded something and allowed it to install without noticing. You may have gotten a virus from downloading an infected file. You could have clicked on an infected email attachment or visited a website from where the browser hijacker was distributed. There can be many paths to a virus.
The installer of the adware may have been corrupted, and it will install even if you attempt to cancel the installation. It could have been installed by downloading an archive file which contains a virus. There are also links to infected programs on torrents or other filesharing websites. In short, there are many ways a Mac can get infected with Global Deploy virus.

How can I Remove GlobalDeploy virus?

Step 1: Uninstall GlobalDeploy and remove related files and objects

  • Open your Finder –> Click on GO –>Click on Utilities

macos utilities

  • Find Activity Monitor and open it

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  • Review all the processes in Activity Monitor and write down the ones related to GlobalDeploy virus

GlobalDeploy stop

  • Select Quit

GlobalDeploy info

  • To kill the malicious process, choose the Force Quit option.

force quit GlobalDeploy

Step 2: Remove GlobalDeploy – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox

The first thing you need to do is to make sure Safari is not running. If you have troubles closing it, you may need to Force Quit Safari - (Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Application --> Utilities --> Activity monitor. Locate the Safari process and force quit it.

Safely launch Safari again by holding the Shift key and clicking on the Safari application icon - This will prevent Safari’s previously opened malicious web pages.

In case that you still are having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages, please do the following:

  • Force Quit Safari again.
  • Disconnect form Internet and try again.

Then Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button to prevent pop-ups. Then, click on Preferences.

  • Carefully take a look at your default home page and change it if the hijacker altered it.

  • Then go to the Extensions tab and make sure there are no unknow extensions installed.

  • Next step is to click on Privacy tab

  • Manage website data

  • Here you can remove any unwanted website data or just remove them all. Please, keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.
  • The next step is to Clear History (if you want), select the tab.

  • Click the menu next to clear and choose a time period — if you want to completely reset Safari, choose all history.
  • Press Clear History
  • To remove from Chrome, open the browser and click the icon with the three dots located in the top-right.
  • Select to More Tools --> Extensions and review what Chrome Extensions are present in the browser
  • Remove the ones that you do not recognize.

bad toolbar

  • If the parasite continues to disrupt your browsing with Chrome, this is what else you can do:
    1. Click again the menu of Google Chrome, and open Settings.
    2. Select the Search Engine from the left panel, review the available search engines and change the default to your preference.default search engine
    3. Then, click on Manage Search Engines, review the list of search engine availabilities and if any of the listed items looks suspicious, click the three-dots next to them, and delete.suspicious search engine
    4. Click on Privacy and Security in the left panel, select the Clear browsing data option, check every box except the Passwords one, and click Clear Data.clear browsing data
    5. Next step is to clear Notifications, select the Site settings option in the Privacy and Security section, then locate Notifications.clear notifications
    6. Review the listed websites in the Allow to send notifications section and if any of the entries shown there seem dubious or related to the browser hijacker, select the three dots next to the object and click on Remove.
  • Start Mozilla Firefox
  • On the top right click the three dashes

  • go to add-ons and themes
  • The add-ons manager will open
  • Carefully review review four Firefox Extensions
  • If any unwanted extension is present, click on the three horizontal dots and then Remove

  • After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red dot in the top left and start it again.
To make sure GlobalDeploy is removed from the browser  we recommend to scan with a reputable antimalware program like SpyHunter for Mac

Step 3: Scan for and remove GlobalDeploy files from your Mac

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Once you download and install SpyHunter for Mac run a scan.

Once the scan is complete, your mac will be virus free.

GlobalDeploy malware Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I get rid of GlobalDeploy?

GlobalDeploy is a Browser hijacker – malicious software that can be installed by third-party applications or websites. They usually change the settings of web browsers and search engines to display certain ads, pop-ups, banners, etc.

  • What are the symptoms of GlobalDeploy infection in your Mac?

GlobalDeploy becomes your web browser’s built-in search engine.

Your browser’ s search queries are redirected through

The “GlobalDeploy” browser extension or some shady software is installed on your Mac.

  • How do I remove GlobalDeploy from my browser?

In Internet Explorer, click the gear icon on the top left and select Manage add-ons. Under Add-on Types, select Search Providers. Select your search engine from the list of providers and click Remove to remove it. In Google Chrome, go to Settings (at the top right) and choose Search in the On Startup drop down menu.

  • How do I uninstall GlobalDeploy?
If you made a mistake when installing an app on your mac, the easiest way to uninstall it is by right clicking on its icon in your dock, then going to ‘move to trash’. Once it’s gone, restart your mac. If that didn’t work for you, try rebooting and looking for an icon opening up. Once you’ve found that, go to utilities/get info, then go to the ‘Applications’ tab and look for the app. Right-click it and select ‘Get Info’ and then look for the option to ‘Uninstall this Version’. If that doesn’t work, restart your mac again. If you don’t have any luck you can always use the SpyHunter free uninstall.

How to Make Your Mac Run Faster?

You might be wondering how to make your Mac run faster? It is a common misconception that the more processing power you have, the faster your computer will run. In reality, it’s actually about what’s going on in your processor and memory. For the average person using a computer for just general applications like word processing and web browsing, you don’t need much in the way of computing power.

– Use an SSD drive instead of a hard disk drive.

– Double your RAM if possible.

– Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP). (Attention! – do this only if you know the consequences.)


  1. More about pop-up advertisements on Wikipedia.
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  3. SpyHunter Anti-Malware overview and also the reasons why we recommend it for malware elimination.

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