How to remove Search-operator.com (Mac)

What is Search-operator.com?

Search-operator.com is a fake search engine which shows irrelevant search results and collects users’ data. It may end up on your device without any notice after installing Advanced Mac Cleaner (PUP) or similar software. Once installed, it corrupts browser configuration and sets Search-operator.com as a default search engine. The results provided by Search-operator.com are not be trusted as they show only those for which they will make a profit. Having Search-operator.com installed on your device also may put your privacy at risk. The browser hijacker continuously tracks all data related to your browsing activity (browsing history, most visited websites, accounts, input passwords and so on). That’s why we recommend you to remove Search-operator.com as quickly as possible.

Delete http://Search-operator.com/ virus from Mac


How to remove Search-operator.com?

  1. Remove Search-operator.com automatically
  2. Uninstall Search-operator.com from the Appications
  3. Remove rogue software from Profiles
  4. Delete malcious elements using Terminal
  5. Remove Search-operator.com From Browsers

Automatic removal of Search-operator.com

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Search-operator.com completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as Search-operator.com files and registry entries.

Norton is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Search-operator.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Search-operator.com but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Steps of Search-operator.com manual removal

Remove Search-operator.com from Applications

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

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Try to find applications related to Search-operator.com (for example: some applications that you never installed yourself). Select them, right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove Search-operator.com from Profiles

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

Search-operator.com

Remove Search-operator.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-operator.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-operator.com from Safari

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

How to remove Search-operator.com from Google Chrome

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

How to remove Search-operator.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-operator.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-operator.com.
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We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Search-operator.com removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among the system that can recover Search-operator.com.

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