How to remove Rfihub redirect from Mac
What is the Rfihub redirect?
To understand exactly what the Rfihub redirect is, you’ll have to understand what each of those terms means. First, Rfihub is an ad network that makes money based on the number of times one of their pop-ups is clicked. And a redirect or browser redirect changes the path of the website you’re trying to access. For instance, if you were trying to get to Google.com, a browser redirect would send you to Rfihub.com instead.
So putting those two things together, the Rfihub is a browser redirect that sends your browser to Rfihub ads. And it does that with the hope you’ll accidentally click on it and help them make more money in return.
Why am I seeing Rfihub pop-up ads on my Mac?
There are a couple of different reasons you might be seeing Rfihub pop-ups on your Mac. The most likely scenario is that it’s something sketchy on a website you’re visiting.
But if you see these pop-ups more regularly, that’s probably a sign that you have malware installed. Usually, malware can be installed in a number of different ways. Everything from sketchy torrent downloads to innocently downloads of software that has malware bundled with it. That’s why it’s a good idea only to install apps that you know from recognized developers.
How to fix the Rfihub redirect manually
Browser redirects like this one are more than likely installed as a browser plugin or extension. Below are the instructions for how to manage plugins based on which of these browsers you have installed on your Mac.
Safari makes it really easy to manage your plugins. Just follow these steps:
- Open Safari.
- Click Safari > Preferences.
- Now click to open the Extensions tab.
- In the side window, select any suspicious plugin and click Uninstall.
If the extension you’re trying to delete is connected to an app, Safari will make you delete it in the Applications folder first.
Once you have Firefox open, just follow these instructions to clear out any malware.
- Click the horizontal lines > Settings > Extensions & Themes.
- Go through the list for any suspicious extensions.
- When you find one, click the ellipses (...) > Remove.
Follow these steps to check your extensions in Google Chrome and then remove anything that looks suspicious to you.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click the puzzle icon > Manage Extensions.
- Choose any strange-looking extension and click Remove.
- Then, click Remove once more to confirm.
Now, when malware is installing itself on your Mac, it’s not like other apps. It doesn’t install into one nice container that you can throw away later. The malware installs itself everywhere it has access to. So, you might need to run through this process on every browser. Not just the browser you primarily use.
How to scan for malware automatically
Even if you manually remove the Rfihub malware, it’s still smart to scan your computer from time to time. Just to make sure there are no other malware issues.
And the good news is, there is a cool app to do just that. Download CleanMyMac X for free and follow these instructions to see for yourself just how easy it is to use.
- Open CleanMyMac X.
- Click Malware > Scan.
- Now, select any malware when the scan is complete and click Remove.
CleanMyMac X is made to help optimize your computer’s performance. And that includes protecting it against malware and adware that could slow everything down.
Rfihub and other browser redirects can turn surfing the web into a very frustrating experience. Malware infecting your computer starts out with obnoxious pop-up ads but can go as far as changing your default homepage and locking your browser preferences. Perhaps the biggest concern is that malware can leave a backdoor to your computer wide open. Exposing your Mac to future attacks from viruses and other suspicious software.
Hopefully, after reading this article, you feel more empowered to get rid of the malware. Don’t forget to give an app like CleanMyMac X a try.