Uninstall search.searchtheuniverses.com search engine – Mac Safari

search.searchtheuniverses.com is a browser hijacker that installs itself in Safari on a Mac, identical to search.searchtheuniverses.com. Searchtheuniverses.com is distributed via adware installations. search.searchtheuniverses.com is a browser hijacker that installs itself in Safari on a Mac. Searchtheuniverses.com is spread via adware installations. search.searchtheuniverses.com is a fake search engine, which looks very much identical to large legitimate search engines. In this way, the search.searchtheuniverses.com browser hijacker tries to appear legitimate.

The Searchtheuniverses.com browser hijacker installs a browser extension in Safari that replaces the standard search engine and homepage with search.searchtheuniverses.com. Search queries are redirected by Searchtheuniverses through Yahoo to generate imitations through intext ads.Searchtheuniverses.com is developed and maintained by Linkury services, a well-known rogue adware developer.


How to Remove search.searchtheuniverses.com?

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Step 1 – Remove search.searchtheuniverses.com from Mac OS Safari, Google Chrome or Firefoxcomputer_icon_32

Step 2 – Remove search.searchtheuniverses.com with Combo Cleaner

malwarebytesStep 3 – Remove search.searchtheuniverses.com for the Mac with Malwarebytes

osx safariRemove search.searchtheuniverses.com – Safari Mac

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

Change Safari search.searchtheuniverses.com homepage

Open Safari menu > Preferences, then click General.

Change your homepage and remove http://search.searchtheuniverses.com.
Enter a web page address in the Homepage field, or click Set to Current Page to use the web page you are currently viewing.

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Remove SearchTheUniverses 1.0 extension

Open Safari menu > Preferences > go to Extensions

Click the SearchTheUniverses 1.0 extension, and click Uninstall to remove the extension and search.searchtheuniverses.com search provider from Safari.

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You can reset your browser settings in Chrome any time. You might need to do this if search.searchtheuniverses.com has 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.

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You can reset your browser settings in Firefox any time. You might need to do this if search.searchtheuniverses.com has changed your settings without your knowledge. Your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.

  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.

Use Combo Cleaner to remove search.searchtheuniverses.com

Combo Cleaner

Combo Cleaner is the utility toolkit to optimize and protect your precious Mac against malware, viruses, adware and potentially unwanted programs. Combo Cleaner is a professional Mac antivirus with hourly malware, viruses, and adware definition updates.

Combo Cleaner provides the following features, a Disk Cleaner, remove big files and find duplicate files using its comprehensive scanner to save gigabytes of valuable disk space. Combo Cleaner also has a Privacy shield that eliminates various information stored when browsing the Internet. It's the all in one security solution for your Mac.

Download Combo Cleaner

  • Install Combo Cleaner.
  • Open your Applications folder.

  • Open Combo Cleaner by double-clicking its Application.
  • The first thing to do is to confirm your Home Directory and your Applications Directory.

  • Select your Home directory (most of the time this is default) and click Allow access

  • Select your Applications directory (most of the time this is default) and click Allow access

  • Now Combo Cleaner is ready to clean your Mac, select the Start Combo Scan button.
  • Hang on, your Mac is scanned, optimized and the latest virus definitions are downloaded to protect your Mac against the latest threats.

  • If threats are found and you want to optimize your Mac, you must upgrade Premium to do so. Combo Cleaner has a free feature Disk Cleaner. Using this feature will clear all Application cache, the Trashcan, and Application logs.

  • We highly recommend reviewing Combo Cleaner, try it and buy its Premium features.

Remove search.searchtheuniverses.com from the Mac with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes for Mac - How to Use

Malwarebytes for Mac

Malwarebytes for Mac is a free tool that scans for and removes threats that attack your system or your data, introduce unwanted behaviors, and degrade performance. Making your Mac, once again, your Mac.

Before installing Malwarebytes for Mac you need the following specifications, MacOS 10.10 or higher and a working internet connection for product and malware definition updates.
Hardware specifications; Core 2 Duo CPU or faster with 2 GB RAM, 40 MB free hard disk space and an 800x650 minimum screen resolution.

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Open the installation setup you just downloaded from the link above.
Double click "Malwarebytes-Mac-3.-.pkg".

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Click Continue on the message "This package will run a program to determine if the software can be installed".

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Click Continue on the Welcome screen of Malwarebytes for Mac.

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Agree to the software license agreement from Malwarebytes for Mac to continue.

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Click Install to start the Malwarebytes for Mac installation process.

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Provide root (administrator) user credentials to allow Malwarebytes install new software on the Mac.

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Open security preferences to load new system extensions. Malwarebytes needs these extensions to secure the Mac.

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Click Allow to continue Malwarebytes for Mac installation.

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Finish the Malwarebytes installation process to start Malwarebytes for Mac.

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Select Scan Now to start scanning your Mac for adware, potentially unwanted programs, and other dangerous malware.

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