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?

search.searchtheuniverses.com search engine hijacker
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.

search.searchtheuniverses.com homepage safari

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.

searchtheuniverses 1.0 extension safari

reset google chrome mac osxRemove search.searchtheuniverses.com – Google Chrome Mac

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.

reset firefox mac osxRemove search.searchtheuniverses.com – Mozilla Firefox Mac

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

Download Combo Cleaner.

  • Double-click the downloaded file.
  • In the opened window drag and drop the Combo Cleaner icon onto the Mac application's icon.

install combo cleaner

  • Open Launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon.
  • Wait until the antivirus engine downloads it's virus definition updates.

combo cleaner updating virus definitions

  • Click "Start Combo Scan”.

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Remove search.searchtheuniverses.com from the Mac with Malwarebytes

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.

Download Malwarebytes for 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.

Install Malwarebytes for Mac, follow installation instructions. After installation turn on protection.

malwarebytes mac - turn on protection

In order to protect your Mac against malware, Malwarebytes wants to install a system extension. Click the "Open Security Preferences" button to allow Malwarebytes.

malwarebytes mac - allow system extension

In the "Security & Privacy" settings on your Mac, click Allow to install Malwarebytes properly.

malwarebytes mac - allow security settings

Malwarebytes is successfully installed and activated for a 30-day trial license including real-time protection.
Click Done to continue.

malwarebytes mac - activation complete

In the Malwarebytes dashboard, click "Scan now" to launch a malware scan on your Mac. The time it takes to perform a malware scan with Malwarebytes is around 1-2 minutes for Mac.

malwarebytes mac - scan now

In the scan overview, you see a summary of the malware found by Malwarebytes on your Mac. Click "Confirm" to start the malware removal on your Mac.

malwarebytes mac - remove threats

Malwarebytes wants to reboot your Mac to complete the removal process, reboot your Mac. The malware is now removed from your Mac and the Mac is protected against future adware and malware infections.

Malwarebytes for Mac Features

Cleans infected Mac from Adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs and malware such as Ransomware (yes, it exists for Mac), Spyware, Viruses. Prevents Mac virus, spyware, and malware infections from drive-by infections or Pay Per Install download managers.

Proactively blocks adware and unwanted programs from infecting you Mac and Browser. No more toolbars, pop-up redirects and browser hijackers. Update to the latest Malwarebytes protection automatically. The latest updates are protecting your Mac computer daily from the newest infections. Free and fully to use 30 days trial in the premium license. Malware removal is always free with Malwarebytes for Mac.

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