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How to remove unwanted default search engine from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

How to remove unwanted default search engine from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

It’s hard to overestimate the usefulness of web surfing preferences that can be configured at will. They are the key that opens a door into a seamless user experience. With the whole indisputable benefits of this feature in place, malicious actors can exploit it in a snap. This is the case with numerous Mac adware strains that override one’s original browser setting to drive hits to fake search engines displaying intrusive ads. If this unauthorized change happens, the malicious effects should be reversed without further ado.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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How to remove Any Search Manager malware from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

How to remove Any Search Manager malware from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

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 without permission.

John Dee
John Dee
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How to remove Any Search virus (search.anysearch.net) from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

How to remove Any Search virus (search.anysearch.net) from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

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.

John Dee
John Dee
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How to remove Grammarly on Mac

How to remove Grammarly on Mac

The desire to have a decent writing style and avoid mistakes isn’t the prerogative of professional authors only. Everyone wants to steer clear of inaccuracies and spelling errors when creating text, whether it’s an essay or just another post on social media. Grammarly is a cross-platform service designed for upping this competence. It helps find weak links in text materials and advises on correcting them. However, some Mac users may want to remove this app down the line for one reason or another. Here is how to do it in a hassle-free way.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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How to turn off pop-up blocker on Mac

How to turn off pop-up blocker on Mac

Blocking popup dialogs is the norm in the present-day web browser environment. It has assumed a good deal of sense over the years in light of growingly aggressive e-marketing and adware attacks. Furthermore, this isn’t necessarily a matter of using a third-party popup blocker – modern browsers provide that functionality, too. But sometimes Mac users need to turn off this feature. Here are the likely motivations for doing so and simple methods to disable it.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove IdeaShared 1.0 virus app from Mac (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac)

Remove IdeaShared 1.0 virus app from Mac (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac)

A slew of petty adware apps with common roots have been invading numerous Mac computers lately. Although the systemic damage caused by their activity is insignificant, the aftermath of such an attack is a nuisance no one can endure. IdeaShared 1.0 is a typical sketchy application from this lineage. It displays superfluous ads on websites and meddles with user-defined browsing preferences to spin a merry-go-round of redirects leading to deceptive sites or junk search providers.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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