Chabadokor is a software application that has been specifically designed to fill your Mac browser tabs with irritating ads and to cause automatic page redirects to various web locations. Users who have Chabadokor in their system may also notice a change in some of the browser’s settings which have taken place without their approval.Apps such as Chabadokor seem to be more common on Windows computers, but the number of Mac computers that have been affected by this type of software has increased considerably in recent years. Some of the symptoms you may detect it you have this particular piece of software on your Mac browser may include changes in your browser’s search engine, toolbar buttons, or the address of your homepage or the new tab. This can be seen in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or in any other browser that is suitable for Mac. In the next lines, however, we will explain to you how to uninstall these changes and how to remove any new components related to Chabadokor, that have appeared without your approval.

The Chabadokor virus on Mac
The Chabadokor virus

Chabadokor for Mac

Chabadokor for Mac is a program that can initiate automatic page redirects and undesired browser changes in any Mac browser. Chabadokor for Mac is not planned to damage your system, but redirects to unsafe websites can lead to a possible encounter with security hazards.

In the event that you come across an application like that or Wappo and Psoriasis the recommended course of action is to quickly find a way to remove it. Although this is not a harmful virus to your system, keeping a piece like Chabadokor on your computer is still not recommended. As we have mentioned, such software may automatically redirect you to various websites, including web locations used for the distribution of Ransomware, Trojans or Spyware, or pages that contain phishing elements that collect certain delicate information about you.

What is Chabadokor?

Chabadokor is a piece of unwanted software, which strives to advertise various promotional messages within the tabs of your main Mac browser. Chabadokor is classified by experts as a browser hijacker and users who have it are recommended to uninstall it as a preventive measure against possible exposure to system security hazards.

One of the main issues with most browser hijackers is that it may be a little difficult to uninstall them. It is generally very hard to remove such a piece of software and most users need support to get rid of it effectively. The good news is that, in the guide below this article, you will find the needed assistance. We have published detailed manual instructions on how to remove the unwanted application. In addition to that, we have posted a professional removal tool that can help those of you who are not so confident in handling the browser hijacker on their own.

The Chabadokor app

The Chabadokor app is a kind of browser-targeting piece of software that can install a new homepage and search engine to your Mac browser. These new elements that the Chabadokor app has installed usually serve to support some ad-heavy sites and to redirect you to them.


TypeAdware/Browser Hijacker
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Chabadokor Removal

For a quick way to remove Chabadokor try to do this inside your Mac browser:

  1. Open your Mac browser.
  2. Go to Preferences.
  3. Now navigate to the extensions sub-menu.
  4. Look for any unfamiliar entries, including Chabadokor.
  5. Remove Chabadokor from your Mac as well as any other suspicious-looking items by clicking on the trash bin icon.

If this does not help then continue reading this article for more detailed instructions on how to get rid of Chabadokor!


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 Chabadokor 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 Chabadokor 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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