How to remove Search.bittsearch.com

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What is Search.bittsearch.com?

Search.bittsearch.com is yet another browser hijacker that mainly affects Mac computers. Penetrating the computer, it gets your browser’s settings corrupted. Subsequently, your primary search engine becomes http://search.bittsearch.com/ which is designed to promote third-party apps. It shows irrelevant search results to force users to visit certain websites. Also, you may notice suddenly increased the amount of advertising in form of various banners, coupons, video/audio ads and so on. Mind you, removing Search.bittsearch.com related programs is quite complicated for users that did not remove such malware previously. This guide will help you to stop unwanted redirects to Search.bittsearch.com and remove all related to this search redirector programs.

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How Search.bittsearch.com got installed on your computer?

If you want to prevent the Search.bittsearch.com infection, you need to check the contents of every installation that you perform. We say so because very often freeware contains malware disguised as additional installation elements. You can learn the components of the setup by reading the EULA and other information that is given on installation wizard screens. If you see that there are some applications that added to the main program and that you don’t want to have on your system, it’s better to cancel the process.


Symptoms of Search.bittsearch.com infection

  • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is a change of the main page. Usually, it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
  • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when the user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
  • Another indicator of hijacker infection is an appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Search.bittsearch.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Search.bittsearch.com completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as Search.bittsearch.com files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download CleanMyMac

Performing an antimalware scan with CleanMyMac Removal Tool would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Search.bittsearch.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Search.bittsearch.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Search.bittsearch.com manual removal

Uninstall Search.bittsearch.com from the system

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Search.bittsearch.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

Remove Search.bittsearch.com from Applications

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Search.bittsearch.com right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove Search.bittsearch.com from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

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Remove Search.bittsearch.com using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove Search.bittsearch.com from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Search.bittsearch.com from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Search.bittsearch.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Search.bittsearch.com from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Search.bittsearch.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Search.bittsearch.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Search.bittsearch.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Search.bittsearch.com.
Download CleanMyMac
We also recommend to download and use CleanMyMac to scan the system after Search.bittsearch.com removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Search.bittsearch.com.

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