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Remove Search Encrypt Mac virus in Safari, Chrome, Firefox

Remove Search Encrypt Mac virus in Safari, Chrome, Firefox

Mac users who think the basic online privacy provided by their browser of choice isn’t enough run the risk of falling for a redirect trap with a flavor of adware. There are plenty of fake anonymity services that don’t carry through with their promises. Meanwhile, there are entities like Search Encrypt that might accommodate some privacy features but use unethical marketing and cause irritating browser redirects.

John Dee
John Dee
Remove onclickbright.com virus redirect from Mac

Remove onclickbright.com virus redirect from Mac

When cybercrooks brought malware to the Mac, few people thought the plague would ever reach today’s heights. This landscape is now literally swarming with ad-injecting pests, scareware, and browser hijackers. The rapid advances of the latter category are particularly unnerving due to its ubiquity and persistence. The onclickbright.com redirect virus typifies it, making a mess of a victim’s online pastime and turning the remediation into quite a brain-teasing experience.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove SearchItNow.info Mac virus removal

Remove SearchItNow.info Mac virus removal

Search engine copycats aren’t a new adverse phenomenon on the Mac threat landscape. These are rogue online services that intercept users’ web traffic and surveil their activity on the Internet. Search It Now, for instance, is a malicious entity that redirects victims to searchitnow.info site and promotes other dubious resources, such as Alpha Shoppers. Here’s all you need to know about this annoying Mac virus.

John Dee
John Dee
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.

John Dee
John Dee
Search Snow virus: remove searchsnow.com Safari/Chrome/Firefox redirect from Mac

Search Snow virus: remove searchsnow.com Safari/Chrome/Firefox redirect from Mac

The schemes leveraged by Mac adware authors are dynamically morphing toward higher complexity so that their infections are moving targets. With the invariable objective being about a sketchy redistribution of the victims’ traffic, malefactors regularly switch to using new components of their browser hijack algorithm. The searchsnow.com website reflects this approach as it now fuels the long-standing Bing redirect hoax alongside older counterparts that have gained a bad reputation in the macOS environment.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove CoolNewTabTheme virus from macOS

Remove CoolNewTabTheme virus from macOS

Some users go with the flow in terms of the popular misconception about malware-resistant Macs. This is, obviously, risky business because a plethora of unwanted applications out there are waiting to be installed on Macs. Cool New Tab Theme is one of these residents of the gray area. It redirects one’s web browser to coolnewtabtheme.com which, in turn, forwards the traffic to Yahoo. Here’s a summary of this obnoxious threat and an effective technique to get rid of it.

David Balaban
David Balaban