Simple Way to Remove Search.upgradediscovery.com on Mac (Jan 2021 update)

Search.upgradediscovery.com

Search.upgradediscovery.com can be considered as a browser hijacker which always appears to be a browser search engine. And when it shows up on your browser, you usually have no choice but try to get used of it because you cannot delete it efficiently. If you input the things you want to check in the box and click search, you will be directed to some fake results which will lead you to the suspicious websites. And you may get more malicious items on your PC.

Besides, Search.upgradediscovery.com could also control everything on your system, and of course it will turn off the browser self-owned protecting function. No matter what browsers you use, such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and even Safari, you could not stop it. And then, you should be under its control for long.

If you haven’t permitted this malicious items on your PC, how could it get inside? Actually, Search.upgradediscovery.com will not single and it is produced by adware. That is to say, if you see Search.upgradediscovery.com on your PC, there is definitely an aware here. And if you try hard to get rid of it from your PC and you finally success. You will be disappointed to find that there is another kinds of browser hijacker appearing. If you really want to eliminate Search.upgradediscovery.com, you should clean up your computer right now. And here are some removal guides. Please refer to them.

Troublesome activities caused by Search.upgradediscovery.com

 

  • It keeps showing phony notifications to mislead you to install malware or buy spam services.
  • It reroutes you to unsafe domain when you open a website or click a link.
  • It drops more infections silently to further mess up your machine.
  • It changes browser settings and crucial system settings without consent.
  • It damages registry files to make your system filled with security bugs.
  • It tracks your operations to steal information about you and provide to cyber criminal.
 How to Manually Remove Search.upgradediscovery.com From Mac OSX? (Steps)

 

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

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PLEASE NOTE

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

Step 2 – Remove malicious files generated by Search.upgradediscovery.com 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”, Search.upgradediscovery.com”,  “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 Search.upgradediscovery.com 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:

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

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

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

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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:

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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).

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

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