NiceTab StartPage Redirect Virus (Mac) – How to Remove

Nice Tab StartPage is the name of a browser hijacker application, that enters your computer and begins to heavily modify its settings. Read this article to learn how to remove Nice Tab StartPage and its redirect ads from your computer.

Nice Tab StartPage Mac

Nice Tab StartPage is the name of a browser hijacking application, that aims to pretend it is some sort of a useful software, but in reality is an indirectly dangerous software to your computer. One reason for that is it changes your default home page and new tab page automatically and it may start to modify your browser settings. The main idea is for Nice Tab StartPage to display its own types of advertisements, like pop-ups and other types of redirects.

Since these advertisements may lead your computer to multiple unwanted sites, some of which could be dangerous for your computer, the Nice Tab StartPage has been categorized by security experts as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and its removal is strongly reccomended.

Threat Summary

NameNice Tab StartPage
TypePUP for Mac OS
Short DescriptionAims to cause multiple types of advertisements on your Mac.
SymptomsMay change your browser settings, home page and new tab page to Nice Tab StartPage. May display a lot of advertisements from different types.
Distribution MethodCan spread by being added as a “free extra” to the installer of other app.
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Nice Tab StartPage Mac – Description

In order to enter your Mac at all, Nice Tab StartPage may use different types of misleading tactics. One can be the tool itself being avertised as a useful addon to your browser that can help modernize your New Tab. Another can be if the Nice Tab StartPage is advertised as such, somewhere in the custom or advanced installation steps of your computer. Nice Tab StartPage may be presented in the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation steps of another app and this makes it very easy to miss.

Once Nice Tab StartPage is installed on your computer, you wil start seeing your home page changed to Nice Tab StartPage.

It is a search page, in which every time you search something, other forms of results will be displayed, that include third-party ads as search queries. Not only this, but you may also receive other forms of ads, such as:

  • Sudden browser redirects.
  • Banners.
  • Highlighted Text Ads.
  • Push notifications ads.

Since these ads may lead you to scam sites or even worse – virus-infested sites, it is strongly reccomended to take immediate action towards removing Nice Tab Start Page from your Mac.

Remove Nice Tab StartPage from Your Mac

Nice Tab StartPage can be removed if you follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created with the main goal to help you remove Nice Tab StartPage step by step from your computer. If you want to make sure that Nice Tab StartPage is completely gone along with any viruses it may have brought to your Mac, be advised that you should scan your computer by downloading and installing an advanced anti-malware software. Such program will thoroughly remove Nice Tab StartPage from your Mac and make sure its clean and ad-free in the future.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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Preparation Phase:

Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:

  • Backup your files in case the worst happens.
  • Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
  • Arm yourself with patience.

Step 1: Uninstall Nice Tab StartPage and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:

2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:

3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Nice Tab StartPage:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.

4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.

5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Nice Tab StartPage. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.

6. Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Nice Tab StartPage. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.

7. Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Nice Tab StartPage via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1. Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2. Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3. Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Nice Tab StartPage. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Step 2: Remove Nice Tab StartPage – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox

Remove an extension from Safari and reset it.Remove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

1. Start Safari

2. After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.

3. From the menu, click on "Preferences"

stf-safari preferences

4. After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab


5. Click once on the extension you want to remove.

6. Click 'Uninstall'

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Nice Tab StartPage will be removed.

How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.

1. Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu

2. Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"

3. From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the add-on and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.

4. After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.

1. Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window

2. Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.

3. Select the Extension and click "Remove"

4. After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.

Step 3: Scan for and remove Nice Tab StartPage files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Nice Tab StartPage, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Nice Tab StartPage:


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