How to remove Search.anysearch.com (mac)

What is Search.anysearch.com?

Search.anysearch.com is a browser hijacker that can seriously slow down a performance of your machine. This browser hijacker infiltrates all known popular browsers at present moment. It alters a browser’s settings and changes the homepage and main search engine. In result, the victim uses only this one search domain and can’t change it. The aim of this malware program is to redirect a user to certain predetermined partners pages to promote them or some other questionable products. Some of they can be useless or dangerous for your computer. That’s why we encourage the victims of the hijacker to take immediate measures and to remove Search.anysearch.com.

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

This type of virus can be infiltrated through an installation unknow addons of freeware software or additional browser extensions. To prevent the Search.anysearch.com, infection of your Mac, you need turn off all additional, “bonus” or recommended bundles in custom settings of every installation that you perform. Very often freeware installation programs may contain malware 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. Note, that without your permission, Search.anysearch.com can’t be installed on your PC.


Symptoms of Search.anysearch.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 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 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.anysearch.com?

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

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Steps of Search.anysearch.com manual removal

Uninstall Search.anysearch.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.anysearch.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Search.anysearch.com from Mac

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

Remove Search.anysearch.com from browsers

Since most of 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.anysearch.com from Safari

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

How to remove Search.anysearch.com from Google Chrome

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

How to remove Search.anysearch.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.anysearch.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu
  3. Choose Safari reset
  4. Click Reset.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Choose settings and go to advanced settings section
  3. Click the Chrome menu in the top right corner
  4. DeleteClick Reset browser settings

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Go to Help
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox button.

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.anysearch.com.
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We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Search.anysearch.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.anysearch.com.

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