BridgePro Mac


BridgePro is a Mac-compatible program that gets integrated with popular web browsers and is used to alter their settings. If you have BridgePro inside your Safari, Firefox, Chrome or other common Mac browsers, you are likely to notice search engine changes and homepage modifications.

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The BridgePro mac virus

Due to its ability to force Mac web browsers to operate in a certain way, BridgePro is categorized by a number of security specialists as a browser-hijacking program. If not removed, this program can make the affected browsers randomly redirect you to various websites that seem to have nothing to do with your actual search queries. Besides, it can automatically open new tabs or fill the screen with unwanted and aggressive pop-up ads, banner messages and intrusive prompts that invite you to click on certain web links. Without doubt, these activities can greatly interrupt your regular web surfing but the good news is that, on this page, we have a removal guide that will show you how to uninstall the unwanted changes and permanently remove the annoying ads.

BridgePro for Mac

BridgePro for Mac is a browser hijacker widely known for its ability to change the user’s browser homepage to another homepage. And if that is not enough, BridgePro for Mac can usually replace the default search engine with a new one too. After facing those modifications, most users typically try to reverse the settings of their browser, but without success. This is because the only way to successfully remove the components that BridgePro has imposed on your browser is by uninstalling the browser hijacker from your machine.

What is BridgePro?

BridgePro is a potentially unwanted Mac application used to display different promotional messages on users’ screens during their web browsing. The most obvious symptoms of BridgePro in the system are the many pop-up advertisements and the spontaneous page-redirect prompts that may appear on your monitor.

The aggressively popping advertisements and banners are the most obvious signs of an infection with a browser hijacker like BridgePro. However, what creates even more disturbance are the auto-redirects that this software may initiate. For instance, unexpected pop-up redirect messages and links may appear right under your mouse cursor, just when you are about to click on something else. Or, a new URL is automatically loaded the very moment you open a new tab or a new window and you find yourself on a website that you never had the intentions to visit. Fortunately, this can all stop once you’ve uninstalled the unwelcome program from your Mac device.

The BridgePro app

The BridgePro app is a web-advertising tool that may redirect your searches to pre-determined URLs and fill your Mac browser with aggressive advertisements. Compared to a Ransomware virus or a Trojan horse, the BridgePro app is not malicious but it may still create an intolerable browsing disturbance.

Besides, programs like BridgePro may accidentally expose your Mac machine to external threats such as viruses and even the above-mentioned Ransomware and Trojan infections. This may happen, for example, if you randomly get redirected to a site that has been infected by malware. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you refrain from clicking on questionable web content and do your best to avoid sketchy advertisements in your browser.


TypeAdware/Browser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms A browser hijacker may modify the settings of your main browser and redirect you to unfamiliar web locations.
Distribution MethodPopular methods for the distribution of browser hijackers include spam messages, torrents, free program bundles, automatic installation managers and ads.
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Remove BridgePro from Mac


The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.



Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to activity-monitor

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:


Now click on Sample at the bottom:


Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

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    The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

    On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

    First, Force Quit Safari again.

    Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.


    Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

    Preferences in Safari

    and then again on the Extensions tab,

    extensions in safari

    Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.

    The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

    Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
    Privacy in Safari

    Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. 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.

    Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

    General Tab in Safari

    Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
    Default Home Page

    Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

    firefox-512 How to Remove BridgePro From Firefox in OSX:

    Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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    The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.

    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundHow to Remove BridgePro From Chrome in OSX:

     Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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     Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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