QSearch Virus Removal Guide For Mac OS (April 2020 update)

QSearch Virus

QSearch Virus looks like normal domain when you judge it from its name and interface. However, it has been proved that it is used to hijack users’ web browser and redirect them to its partners’ advertising websites. Just like copycatting products, it will be not able to cheat wise users by just changing a letter. In stead, it will arouse suspicion among users. Our research team has confirmed QSearch Virus as a browser hijacker, and it is not even fear that you could recognize it because it is able to command the entire browsers, such as microsoft edge, google chrome, internet explorer, mozilla firefox and even safari, and even you know what it is, you could not change it.

QSearch Virus is not just a simple website and it is a sign to indicate that there is browser hijacker and your data will be in danger. It is able to monitor all the things happen on your pc, so it could easily steal your credential. With it, QSearch Virus could unlock your credit card or debit card without consent. And the bank cannot identify it real or not.

QSearch Virus can carry on harms more than that. It can also steal your identity as you will generally input your personal information through the browsers. Thus, many frauds can give rise from it. For example, it can pretend to be you and chat with your friends so that you could ask them to deposit money to it.

If you don’t want to be the tool to make money for it, you should disable and remove QSearch Virus right now. Here are some directions and please check them.

 How to Manually Remove QSearch Virus From Mac OSX? (Steps)

 

Step 1 Uninstall QSearch Virus related apps or potentially unwanted apps from Mac OSX
  • In Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar
  • In the applications folder, right-click on QSearch Virus related apps or other suspicious apps and click Move to Trash. 

uninstall QSearch Virus on mac

 

PLEASE NOTE

QSearch Virus may reinstall itself multiple times if its core files and related malware are not removed completely.

Therefore we recommend, after uninstalling the potentially unwanted apps, you’d better downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

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Step 2 – Remove malicious files generated by QSearch Virus or related malware from your Mac

1. Click the Finder icon from the menu bar  >>  choose “Go” then click on “Go to Folder“:

2. In the Go to Folder… bar, type the name of the following four folders to open them one by one:

~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/Application Support
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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3. In each folder, search for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Here are some examples of files generated by malware:

“installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, QSearch Virus”,  “com.genieo.completer.download.plist” “com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist” “com.genieo.engine.plist” “com.adobe.fpsaud.plist” , “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”,

PLEASE NOTE

Manually check and remove malicious files may take hours and you may delete healthy files by mistake.

To do it safely and efficiently, we recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any malicious files generated by QSearch Virus or malware.

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.


Step 3 – Find and remove malicious extensions and browser hijacker from Safari and Chrome.

Safari

On Safari

1. Start Safari: Select Safari menu and click Preferences:

delete QSearch Virus from safari

2. Select Extensions tab>> Look for the unsafe or suspicious extensions and click Uninstall:

delete QSearch Virus from safari

3. Select Search tab >> click the Search Engine menu and make your choice. Safari lets you use Google, Yahoo, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.

delete QSearch Virus on safari

4. Select the General tab >> In the Homepage bar, type the URL you want to set as the Safari homepage.

remove QSearch Virus on safari

Google Chrome

On Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions;

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2. Search for suspicious extensions and click trash icon to remove it:

remove QSearch Virus on mac chrome

3. Reset default search engine on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings
  • Scroll down until you locate the Search engine section
  • Click the drop-down menu accompanying the option labeled Search engine used in the address bar
  • Select Google, Bing or Yahoo! as your default search engine.

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4. Reset homepage on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings;
  • In the “On Startup” section, click the “Set pages” link near to the “Open a specific page or set of pages” option.
  • Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example SearchMine.net) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

delete QSearch Virus on mac chrome

PLEASE NOTE

If an unwanted extension or search engine can’t be removed manually from web browsers, it may be caused by malware.

We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac and see if it will detect malware.

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Step 4Re-check your Mac with Combo Clean Antivirus.

To be sure that your Mac is not infected at all, it’s recommended to run a full scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus.

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a professional Mac Antivirus and Mac OSX Optimization Tool for users. It is equipped with powerful detection engine against virus, malware, and adware. Thus it is able to protect your machine from the latest out-breaking threats and infections. Moreover, its Disk Cleaner can detect and clean up all junks and always keep your Mac’s performance at the peak. 

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Once Combo Cleaner is installed, run a scan to diagnose your Mac and solve all problems: