Deluxe Focus Mac

Deluxe Focus

Deluxe Focus is a form of potentially unwanted software that is mounted on Mac web browsers similarly to a standard browser extension. Unlike them, however, Deluxe Focus tends to make some unauthorized changes in the browser’s settings and to generate aggressive advertisements.

Deluxe Focus Mac

The Deluxe Focus Mac App

Thankfully, the modifications implemented by Deluxe Focus on browsers such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and other common Mac web browsing apps may be uninstalled and removed successfully without any permanent damage. However, this can be a challenging job, that’s why, in the removal guide below, we will give you all the directions you will need to do that.

Deluxe Focus for Mac

Deluxe Focus is a browser hijacker that many web users consider to be potentially unwanted because it is capable of automatically altering their browser’s configurations without asking for permission. Deluxe Focus for Mac will usually remove the main search engine of the Mac browser and place a new one or change the homepage URL to a different one.

The idea of these changes is to transform the browsing app into an online advertising platform where sponsored commercial messages can be displayed. For example, the change in the homepage will ensure that any time you start your browser, you will instantly create traffic to the website you currently have as your homepage. The newly introduced search engine, on the other hand, will generate search results that favor websites that are paid to be promoted rather than the websites that are relevant to your search inquiry. And that is not all – the browser hijacker can place dozens of pop-up ads, colorful banners, redirect prompts, box messages, and notifications on every other page that you visit and can make it difficult to navigate unless you click on them.

What is Deluxe Focus?

Deluxe Focus is an advertising-oriented application that displays pay-per-click advertisements and redirect messages on the main browser’s screen. Deluxe Focus typically uses page redirects and aggressive generation of pop-up notifications to promote specific products and services and to bring traffic to their websites.

The DeluxeFocus App

In certain instances, the DeluxeFocus app can be a helpful addition to the Mac browser as it can display relevant ads of things that you are interested in. In the majority of the time, however, such software can be rather annoying than beneficial. For instance, if you don’t uninstall it, the DeluxeFocus app can fill every page that you visit with banners that link to random sites and with blinking advertisements that don’t let you navigate the web unless you click on them.

Not only such ads can be very irritating, but you could never really know what stands behind them. Occasionally, you may get redirected to questionable web locations or even worse – land on websites full of viruses and malware such as spyware, Ransomware, and Trojans.


Name Deluxe Focus
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms A Browser Hijacker can replace your favorite search engine and install a new one that redirects to specific search results.
Distribution Method Torrents, free download platforms, shareware sites, software bundles, spam.
Detection Tool

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Remove Deluxe Focus Virus

For a quick way to remove Deluxe Focus 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 Deluxe Focus.
  5. Remove Deluxe Focus 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 Deluxe Focus!

Deluxe Focus 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.

Deluxe Focus Mac


Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Deluxe Focus Mac

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:

Deluxe Focus Mac

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

Deluxe Focus Mac

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.

Deluxe Focus Mac

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,

Deluxe Focus Mac

and then again on the Extensions tab,

Deluxe Focus Mac

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.
Deluxe Focus Mac

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,
Deluxe Focus Mac

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

Deluxe Focus Mac

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
Deluxe Focus Mac

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

Deluxe Focus Mac How to Remove Deluxe Focus From Firefox in OSX:

Open Firefox, click on Deluxe Focus Mac (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.

Deluxe Focus Mac

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

Deluxe Focus MacHow to Remove Deluxe Focus From Chrome in OSX:

Start Chrome, click Deluxe Focus Mac —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select Deluxe Focus Mac.

Deluxe Focus Mac

Click Deluxe Focus Mac 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!


About the author


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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