I have recently installed one software from internet and it installed MacKeeper malware in my system. So every time when I open any link in any of the browser one page pops up in different window with dataloading.com and disappears.

It was frustrating as it was loading for every action (even for page refresh) you do on browser

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I did the followings to remove the malware from the system

  1. rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mackeeper.MacKeeper.MacKeeperPrivilegedHelper.plist
  2. rm -rf ~/Library/UpdateMac

Also you can install Komros app from Appstore to see the list of infected files. Komros app showed the above files which were infected and to remove them you have to upgrade it.

I tried with malwarebytes software too, though it showed all the infected files and removed them, but still it was there in the system.

Use find command to know the path of the infected files and remove them and no need to upgrade any malware softwares.

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    macOS != Linux. You would use the BSD command find. See man find for more info. (And technically, it isn't Linux find. It's GNU find)
    – Allan
    Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 6:06

There are Malwarebytes or DetectX to remove the MacKeeper malware. RESTART after the removal.

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