Search.installmac.com Removal Guide

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Search.installmac.com is a browser hijacker which might appear exclusively on MAC computer. Once this threat gets onto the computer, it replaces your homepage and default search engine. It affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari browsers; thus, if you use any of them, there is a huge possibility that you will notice its presence on your computer. You should not keep it there because it might expose you to dangerous threats. As search.installmac.com acts without your permission, it is classified as a browser hijacker. You should definitely not trust it even though it might look as a decent search tool.

If you enter a keyword into the search box of search.installmac.com, you will soon notice that several advertisements are shown on the top of search results every time you seek to search for the information. The content of these ads depends on the search queries that you enter; however we still do not recommend clicking on all these advertisements because you might be lead to malicious software. Search.installmac.com does not monitor the content of these third party links, which means that you might visit various unreliable web pages. In our opinion, you should avoid clicking on the advertisements in order to avoid malicious payload.

The other reason why we do not recommend keeping search.installmac.com on your system is the fact that it might collect information related to your browsing habits in order to provide you with the most relevant content. Thus, your search queries and your overall browsing history are known not only for you. However, the situation is not as desperate as you might think; there is a way to avoid similar program in the future. First of all, you should always download software from reliable websites; secondly, you have to choose custom installation every time you install a new piece of software, especially if it is freeware or shareware. If you do so, you will not need to bother about unfamiliar programs anymore.

Do you want to remove search.installmac.com from your system? You are welcome to use the instructions that we have provided for you (see below). They will lead you through the entire removal process. However, you should definitely acquire a reliable antimalware tool in order to keep your computer protected on a daily basis. The only thing that you will have to do is to keep the tool enabled all the time.

Search.installmac.com removal

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and then go to Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click on the General tab.
  4. In the field near the Home Page add a new homepage URL.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Locate the search provider icon at the upper part of your browser.
  7. Select a new search provider from the drop-down menu.
  8. Select on the search provider icon again, select the unwanted search engine, click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser and then select the Chrome menu in the upper-right corner.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. In the section On startup, tick Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages.
  5. Add a new page and remove the one associated with search.installmac.com. Click OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines… under the Search.
  7. Select a new search engine and click Make default.
  8. Click on the unwanted search provider and click X.

Safari

  1. Launch your browser and access the Safari menu.
  2. Select Preferences…
  3. Open the General tab and then locate the Homepage field.
  4. Add a new homepage URL.
  5. Locate the field Default search engine.
  6. Select a new search provider from the drop-down menu.
  7. Close the dialog box.
Download Remover for Search.installmac.com *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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