Mac Safe Search is a browser extension that promotes the Macsafesearch.net search provider. It will be set as your new default search provider after you install this piece of software. As research has clearly shown, it primarily targets MAC OS X users, and it should change Google Chrome settings only. Of course, we cannot guarantee that other popular browsers (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari) will not be affected either. Researchers at 411-spyware.com have managed to find out that it should be possible to get the Mac Safe Search extension directly from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kabjgfhbfoafaackbiopkmlifjppdkjb?), but, of course, if there are extensions available for other browsers too, they will have other official sources. On top of that, specialists suspect that it might be possible to install this piece of software from some kind of file-sharing or a similar third-party website. No matter how it is installed on your PC, you will find Macsafesearch.net set on your web browser in all the cases. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that this search tool is legitimate. Reliable search providers are never distributed by suspicious extensions and set on users’ browsers without their knowledge. Luckily, you could remove it quite easily. Continue reading to find more about its removal.
As you should already know, Macsafesearch.net is closely associated with the Mac Safe Search browser extension. Without a doubt, some users install it willingly from the Chrome Web Store or another website, whereas others simply notice one day that their browsers’ settings have been altered and cannot even explain why this has happened. This shows that the Mac Safe Search extension can be installed on users’ PCs without their knowledge as well. Untrustworthy browser extensions promoting search tools are usually spread in software bundles. That is, they are spread hidden behind third-party applications. As a consequence, users install them on their PCs during the installation of freeware downloaded from some kind of website. It is not always enough to be cautious to prevent bad software from entering the system, so there must be security software installed on all computers, our specialists say.
You should find Macsafesearch.net set only on your Google Chrome browser, but if you notice that settings of all your other browsers have been altered as well, go to undo these changes. Feel free to use the removal guide provided below. Alternatively, you should be able to remove Macsafesearch.net from all your browsers by scanning your system with an antimalware scanner. The tool you use must be compatible with Mac OS X.