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Remove Any Search Manager (AnySearchManager) malware from Mac

Remove Any Search Manager (AnySearchManager) malware from Mac

Ideally, personalization of online experience should be a piece of cake these days. In fact, that’s one of the fundamentals of modern web browsing practices – users can easily define various Internet navigation shortcuts in the blink of an eye. Apps like AnySearchManager, however, demonstrate that tampering with this prerogative is just as simple. It hijacks browser defaults on a Mac computer and prevents the admin from undoing the changes.

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Remove Any Search virus (search.anysearch.net) from Mac

Remove Any Search virus (search.anysearch.net) from Mac

In the online ecosystem where search providers are more than welcome, there shouldn’t be room for major players’ monopoly. Whereas the less prevalent services also belong in this environment, there are numerous rogue ones like search.anysearch.net linked to Any Search Manager malware whose pursuit is restricted to intercepting users’ web traffic and monetizing it beyond authorization.

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Remove ChumSearch (chumsearch.com) from Safari, Chrome and Firefox on Mac OS X

Remove ChumSearch (chumsearch.com) from Safari, Chrome and Firefox on Mac OS X

From a technical viewpoint, it isn’t difficult to hijack a web browser regardless of the operating system it’s running on. It suffices attackers to force-install an application that intrusively puts certain browsing defaults into effect and doesn’t respond to the infected user’s manual troubleshooting attempts. This is exactly what happens as far as the ChumSearch contamination incidents are concerned.

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Apple Mail client exposed to a crypto security bug

Apple Mail client exposed to a crypto security bug

The sad truth is that the uncrackable security of macOS is a myth debunked quite a while ago. Ransomware, crypto miners, browser hijackers and adware compose an incomplete list of cyber threats successfully targeting this platform. To its credit, though, Apple keeps the scale of these attacks much lower than on competing operating systems, making malicious agents come up with non-standard workarounds like the recently discovered EFAIL compromise vector.

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Researchers Found the Biggest Botnet Dedicated to Hidden Monero Mining

Researchers Found the Biggest Botnet Dedicated to Hidden Monero Mining

As the phenomenon of furtive cryptocurrency mining splashed onto the scene and took the world by storm, computer botnets underwent an apropos evolution. Rather than bolster spam campaigns spreading ransomware, they are now leveraged to combine numerous zombified machines into a huge Monero mining pool.

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How to uninstall iLife Media Browser from Mac

How to uninstall iLife Media Browser from Mac

There is so much controversy in the software world that it may be hard to tell the benign from the malicious. When the ‘black and white’ paradigm doesn’t apply, Mac users face a dilemma about how they should treat an app with shades of gray. iLife Media Browser is a tool some people don’t want on their Mac, although it isn’t harmful. How so? Read this article to get the answer how to completely remove iLife Media Browser.

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