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What is Bingsp? How to remove it from Mac?

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Unwanted software and browser extensions can frequently find their way into your system, causing various issues that can be annoying and disruptive. Bingsp is one such culprit that has gained attention in the Mac community. Despite its seemingly harmless name, Bingsp can disrupt your browsing activities and pose potential risks to your privacy.

This article discusses Bingsp, the signs of a Bingsp infection, how it gets on your Mac, and how to remove it.

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What is Bingsp?

Bingsp is likely not a legitimate program but a browser hijacker that can take over your Mac’s web browsing experience. Browser hijackers typically alter your default search engine and homepage settings, often redirecting your searches to Bing (hence the name Bingsp) or other unfamiliar websites. This can be frustrating and intrusive, potentially exposing you to unwanted ads or malware.

Signs of Bingsp infection

Detecting if Bingsp has compromised your Mac needs careful attention. Here are a few typical indications that could suggest its existence:

  • Your Mac’s default search engine and homepage are set to Bing or another unfamiliar website.
  • You experience unwanted search redirects whenever you try to use your browser.
  • You see an increase in pop-up ads or intrusive banners.

How does Bingsp infiltrate Macs?

Bingsp can sneak onto your Mac in several ways, such as:

  • Bundled software: Bingsp can sneak into your system by hitching a ride with other seemingly harmless software installations. It slips past unnoticed unless you carefully review the installation prompts.
  • Malicious websites: If you visit compromised or shady websites, you might unknowingly download Bingsp or similar sneaky programs. They take advantage of weaknesses in your browser or operating system.
  • Fake updates: Watch out for fake messages claiming your software needs updating. They might trick you into downloading Bingsp, pretending it’s an important update. They prey on your trust in system messages.
  • Clicking on suspicious links: Clicking on suspicious links in emails, social media, or pop-up ads can accidentally install Bingsp, especially if your browser or system isn’t well protected. Always be cautious when clicking links online.

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How to remove it?

To remove the Bingsp from your Mac completely, follow the methods below:

Use Anti-malware software

Use trustworthy antivirus or anti-malware software to scan your Mac for any remaining traces of Bingsp or other potentially harmful programs. Follow the software’s instructions to quarantine or remove any detected threats.

Close the suspicious processes

If you suspect Bingsp is present on your Mac, start by quitting any suspicious applications running in the background. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Go to Finder, click on Applications and then click on Utilities.

Step 2: In Utilities, run the Activity Monitor.

Step 3: In the Activity Monitor, click on the Memory tab.

Step 4: Look for suspicious processes, select them, click on the Cross at the top and then click on the Force Quit.

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Remove the suspicious apps

Check your Applications folder for suspicious apps you don’t remember installing, particularly those related to Bing redirects. Here’s how to do it:

Step: Go to Finder, click on the Applications option in the sidebar, right-click on the suspicious app, and then click on the Move to Bin option in the dropdown menu.

Remove the suspicious browser extensions

Bingsp often installs browser extensions to carry out its intrusive activities. Follow the steps below to remove extensions:


Step 1: Open the Safari browser, click on Safari, and then, in the dropdown menu, click on the Settings option.

Step 2: Click the Extensions tab, select the Extension you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.


Step 1: Click on the Triple-dot menu. In the dropdown menu, hover over Extensions and then click Manage Extensions.

Step 2: Click the Remove button under the extension you want to remove in the Extensions.


Step 1: Click on the Menu (triple horizontal bars) icon, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Addons and themes option.

Step 2: Click on the triple horizontal dots icon beside the extension you want to remove, and then, in the dropdown menu, click Remove.

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Akash Singh

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