Storeuid Mac

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Storeuid falls into the category of browser hijackers specifically aimed at Mac users. As a typical browser hijacker, Storeuid will integrate with your main browser and significantly influence its behavior.

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Storeuid Pop up on Mac

With that said, we should also point out that this hijacker is compatible with most popular web browsing programs, e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc. And once Storeuid embeds itself in the web browser in question, it alters some of its settings in order to facilitate its advertising practices. For example, one of the most obvious changes is the installation of an ad-generating component in the browser in question, which results in an endless display of popups, banners and various other online ads on the screen of your computer. And it should be noted that your popup blocker won’t be able to stop these ads, as they are in fact generated by your system.

Furthermore, a program like Storeuid may also change the browser’s default search engine and replace the usual homepage in order to promote a certain website. And for that same purpose, the hijacker might also start imposing page redirects on you during your browsing sessions, which can be very annoying. So, if you would like to put an end to all of this and not have to put up with constant browsing interruptions, you will need to remove Storeuid or Terraform from your system. And as easy as this sounds, but with browser hijackers this proves to be a bit of a challenge for the majority of users.

This is due to the fact that most browser hijackers don’t offer an intuitive uninstallation option. And when users try to remove the invasive application themselves, they end up missing components that enable the hijacker to reinstall itself. Therefore, we recommend using either a professional removal tool such as the one we have available on our site. Or you can also make use of the free manual removal guide just below this article.

Storeuid for Mac

Storeuid for Mac is a browser hijacker that specializes in generating and showcasing vast quantities of online ads. Most programs like Storeuid for Mac earn revenue for their developers as per PPC remuneration models.

You may consistently receive a pop-up notification originating from a source known as Storeuid
Screenshot of Storeuid on Mac

This means that the more clicks the displayed ads get, the more profit is earned by the browser hijacker developers. And that is why the ads you see on your screen are often highly intrusive and you might even find it difficult to avoid interacting with them.

What is Storeuid?

Storeuid acts as a tool for online advertising, which is contrary to the common belief that it is some virus. Storeuid does not possess the malicious or harmful qualities of a virus or malware.

However, it should certainly be noted that browser hijackers increase the risk of your exposure to actual malicious code such as Trojans and ransomware.

The Storeuid app

The Storeuid app was likely bundled in with some other form of software that you may have recently acquired. This is a typical form of distribution for software such as the Storeuid app.


Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
SymptomsTypically a browser hijacker’s presence is made known by the changes made to the main browser’s interface, as well as the increased number of online ads visible during browsing sessions.
Distribution MethodSpam messages, other browser hijackers or other such ad-generating software, as well as program bundles that are usually downloaded from questionable sources. 
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Remove Storeuid from Mac

For a quick way to remove Storeuid 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 Storeuid.
  5. Remove Storeuid 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 Storeuid!


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 Storeuid 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 Storeuid 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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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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