How to Remove From Mac

What Is

Cyber Search virus removal from mac os x

Cyber Search browser hijacker may get installed on your Macbook and make your default search engine. If you try to change the search engine to something else, your browser will tell you that an extension is controlling this setting. is a fake search engine that will redirect your searches to Bing, Webcrawler or another website.

A browser hijacker is a piece of software that can alter start page, the default search engine and similar browser settings and stop users from changing them. Cyber Search hijacker may get installed on your Macbook together with some free app or with a fake Flash Player update. This step-by-step guide aims to help you uninstall Cyber Search and remove from your browsers.

How to Remove

  1. Remove Automatically
  2. Delete Rogue Applications
  3. Remove Rogue Profiles from Macbook
  4. Remove From Browsers
  5. How to Protect Your PC From Cyber Search and Other Browser Hijackers

Remove Automatically

You may try to remove the browser hijacker automatically or use the manual instructions provided below.
However it is still recommended that you scan your system with a good antivirus or anti-malware tool, to find and remove other possible malware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) that may have been installed along with Cyber Search.

SpyHunter is a powerful anti-malware solution that protects you against malware, spyware, ransomware and other types of Internet threats. SpyHunter is available for Windows and macOS devices.

Download Norton For Mac

Some alternatives:
CleanMyMac X
WiperSoft (Windows)

Delete Rogue Applications:

Go to Applications folder and delete new and suspicious apps.

  1. On the top menu select Go => Applications.
  2. Drag an unwanted application to the Trash bin.
  3. Right-click on the Trash and select Empty Trash.

Remove Rogue Profiles from Macbook:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Remove from browsers:

Remove new and unfamiliar extensions, then change browsers’ homepage, new tab page, start page and default search engine.

Remove from Safari:

  1. On the top menu select Safari => Preferences.
  2. Select Extensions tab.
  3. Select an extension you want to delete and click Uninstall button next to it.
  4. Go to General tab.
  5. Select what you want Safari to open on start-up, new windows, new tabs and homepage.
  6. Go to Search tab.
  7. Select the search engine you want.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on three dots menu button three dots menu.
  2. Select More tools => Extensions.
  3. Find an extension you want to delete and click REMOVE under it.
  4. Click Remove in the dialog box.
  5. Right-click the address bar and select Edit search engines….
  6. Click on three dots button three dots menu next to the search provider you want and select Make default.
  7. Click on three dots button three dots menu next to hijacker search engine and select Remove from list.
  8. Click on back arrow at the top of the page (near Manage search engines).
  9. Under On startup section select Open the New Tab page.
  10. Scroll to the top. Under Appearance section enable Show Home button setting.
  11. Clear the textfield of the existing address. Put the one you want or select New Tab page.
  12. Close Settings tab. Removal from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.
  4. Click on the search icon in the search bar and click Change Search Settings.
  5. Select search engine you want from the drop-down menu.
  6. Highlight the hijacker search engine in the table below and click Remove.
  7. Go to General tab.
  8. Under Startup section click Restore to Default button.

How to Protect Your Mac From Cyber Search and Other Browser Hijackers:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security software up to date. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Download and use uBlock Origin, Adblock, Adblock Plus or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

4 thoughts on “How to Remove From Mac

  1. Reply
    Dean Devener - November 26, 2020

    “Click on three dots button three dots menu next to hijacker search engine and select Remove from list.”

  2. Reply
    Christine Felton - December 2, 2020

    Yes, I have followed instructions and also scanned with CleanMyMac, Malwarebytes, and Kaspersky, and none register it as malware.

    1. Reply
      Diana N - December 3, 2020

      Please, try the following instructions:

      1. Click on Finder, select Go and Go to Folder.
      2. Type or copy and paste /Library/LaunchDaemons and click Go.
      3. See if you can find files with cybersearch in their names. If you do , drag them to Trash.
      4. Do the same with /Library/LaunchAgents.
      5. Empty Trash.
  3. Reply
    Katharina Melnikowitsch - December 5, 2020

    Hello I have Cybersearch set a my search engine but when I try to remove it in my chrome settings I cant click on it

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