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How to remove SearchMine virus from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

How to remove SearchMine virus from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

Browser-centric malware is taking the Mac world by storm. Rather than combat top-notch infections that utilize complex persistence techniques, the victims seem to be faced with the prosaic need for trashing some mischievous plugin and rectifying their Internet settings. Although this looks like good news and no big deal, the irritation caused by browser hijackers like SearchMine is huge, plus the cleanup isn’t as easy as it may appear.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove Gsecurecontent pop-up virus in Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

Remove Gsecurecontent pop-up virus in Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

The misdeeds of adware authors have an increasingly tangible footprint in the Mac world. This exploitation, in its current state, mainly spans redirects leading to search providers the victims don’t opt for, but sometimes the mischievous applications take a different route. In a recent move, threat actors have been serving junk ads and pushing sketchy services via gsecurecontent.com domain to which web browsers are being forcibly forwarded.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Safebrowse.io virus removal on Mac

Safebrowse.io virus removal on Mac

No matter how prosaic it sounds, secure web surfing is a prerequisite for a hassle-free user experience overall. Why? Because the only way cyber threats are propagating is via the Internet. Thankfully, web browsers, Internet Service Providers, and security applications are doing a commendable job of blocking malware installation attempts and online frauds. However, as is the case with safebrowse.io alerts, sometimes this benign activity goes buggy and is at odds with normal Mac usage.

David Balaban
David Balaban
How to remove SearchBaron.com virus from Mac

How to remove SearchBaron.com virus from Mac

Any web browser is intended to be an ultimately user-friendly tool where the whole customization and features are at one’s fingertips. Ideally, things are just as smooth as that and don’t deviate from the norm unless a piece of malware interferes with a victim’s web experience. Such a disruption occurs when the Search Baron virus infects a Mac and iteratively redirects the browser to bing.com without asking for the admin’s consent.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove Search Marquis virus from Mac

Remove Search Marquis virus from Mac

The “nobleman” theme continues to be the trend in the cybercrime ecosystem that exploits Mac computers via a massive web traffic redistribution scheme. The Search Baron browser hijacker, which splashed onto the scene in July 2019, has been superseded by Search Marquis culprit. Both act in a similar fashion, forwarding the victims to Bing in the long run. Here’s a full security report on this new infection.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove imklaunchagent process virus from Mac

Remove imklaunchagent process virus from Mac

It may be problematic to tell a regular macOS process from a copycat deposited by malware. This caveat goes for imklaunchagent, an entity originally intended to facilitate multilingual input on Apple computers. In some scenarios, it may cause the CPU usage to skyrocket. The root cause for this drag can be either a system bug or malicious interference invoked by dubious code. This hands-on tutorial covers the differences and explains how to fix the problem.

David Balaban
David Balaban