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    Remove Search.shockmute.com redirect from Mac OSX

    I hope this information is useful, I recommend to read the entire article.
    Need help? Ask your question in the comments at the end of the article. I am here to help!

    Search.shockmute.com is a dubious search engine. It is build to drive traffic to their search engine for revenue through clicks and paid advertisements. It is recommended to always read the Terms and Agreements and EULA’s before installing software on your computer. Hijack is bundled with lots of free software downloaded from various (often dubious) sources.

    Do never click to fast through the installation process “Next” or “OK” button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer “Download Client” offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

    Remove Search.shockmute.com from Mac OSX

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    Scan with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware for Mac OSX

    MalwareBytes Anti-Malware for Mac OSX

    Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware for free from official location

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    Take notice: if the download-link above – keeps you redirecting to all kind of pop-ups. Please enter the following url in your browser:

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    Adware is known to hijack links and redirect them to unwanted url’s. We’ve seen this happing a lot in our tests.

    • Open the MalwareBytes DMG file and drag MalwareBytes Anti-Malware file to your applications folder.

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    • Goto your applications folder and open MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
    • When Mac OSX alerts you, this software is downloaded from the internet, agree and click Open.
    • Perform a automated adware scan with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware by clicking “Scan“.
      Remember: this is a adware scan, not a malware scan.

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    • If adware is found, follow the instructions.

    osx safariReset homepage – Safari

    You can set any webpage as your homepage, and have it shown when you open a new window or a new tab.

    • Change homepage settings:
      Choose Safari > Preferences, then click General.
      • Set your homepage: Enter a webpage address in the Homepage field, or click Set to Current Page to use the webpage you are currently viewing.

      • Open new windows with your homepage: Click the “New windows open with” pop-up menu, then choose Homepage.

      • Open new tabs with your homepage: Click the “New tabs open with” pop-up menu, then choose Homepage.

    • Quickly open your homepage:
      Choose History > Home.

    reset google chrome mac osxReset homepage – Google Chrome OSX

    You can reset your browser settings in Chrome any time. You might need to do this if apps or extensions you installed changed your settings without your knowledge. Your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.

    1. Open Chrome.
    2. In the top right, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
    3. Click Settings.
    4. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
    5. Under the section “Reset settings,” click Reset settings.
    6. In the box that appears, click Reset.

    reset firefox mac osxReset homepage – Mozilla Firefox OSX

    1. Open the Firefox browser.
    2. On the address field, type in about:support and hit Enter.
    3. Click Reset Firefox button.
    4. A window will appear showing the details of this action.
    5. Click Reset Firefox button.
    6. Click Done.

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